Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s Cove 4/19


Guided Lou and Jaime for 1/2 day on lakers. The weather cooperated for the most part, with light winds and very little precipitation. It was pretty cool out, but Lou and Jaime were prepared for the weather. The bite was typical early to mid spring deep laker fishing – sporadic, yet fairly steady with some moments of goodfishing. They did great, landing 10 nice fish up to just under 30″. One wild fish was in the mix. One live lamprey came up on a laker. We did well in around 130′, though we caught fish out to over 150′. We haven’t spent any time looking shallow yet, though I’m sure there are fair numbers of lakers near the Silos area in less than 100′ of water. The big difference between today and our last trip out was in the stomachs of the lakers. We kept 5 and all of them were stuffed with bait! They are feeding heavily! Great time to target these top-line predators. The usual 1 + 1/2 oz jigs with flipping tubes did the trick.