Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s 6/19


AM Trip: I started with a 1/2 day trip at 6:30 am with Ross and his wife Kris (sp?) Lake trout action was pretty decent, with 3 fish landed and 3 or 4 lost. Landed fish included a 28″ and 28.5″ fish. Conditions were somewhat foggy/misty in the AM with plenty of baitfish around. Best fishing was from 65′ on out to around 85′ or 90′. It was a fun trip.

After the trip I took a run over to Aurora for a bite to eat, then up to the northern portions of the lake, checking conditions out (I’m guiding bass/pickerel/pike up there next week.) For those interested, it’s easy to pull up to the Aurora Dock, walk up the small hill in the park and go to the Aurora Market – which has some terrific sandwiches, snacks and coffee.

Afterwards I motored around and fished for a couple hours and found afew areas that looked promising for next week. I saw a couple nice bass and had some solid hits on a new swimbait. The usual pickerel were active. Lots of bass fishermen were out pre-fishing for the Chamber of Commerce tournament on 6/20. Weed growth is up high in many north end areas.

PM Trip: I picked up the Hermans at 4:15 and we headed out for some lake trout action. John landed the first laker within one hour, and then another shortly after. Bait moved back in and we wound up having a nice evening, with a total of 5 fish landed, including two 29″ to 29.5″ fish. Fishing was great – they were chasing aggressively, so we had good action throughout the evening despite just landing the 5 fish. We had a lot of hits. Are things finally set up for lakers? It looks like it. The thermocline is well established and I expect things to pick up throughout the region.