Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s Cove 4/20


Fishing remains very good out of Dean’s. Guided Martin, his wife Nancy and their son John today. Martin and John fished with me last year and Martin still holds my boat record lake trout with a monster he landed that was at least 36″ and fat. We found good numbers of fish between 140′ and 175′ today. Plenty of bait was around too, mostly in the deeper water. Around 7 or 8 fish were landed and a couple nice ones dropped too. Fish were pretty active and aggressive and the weather was gorgeous. Water temps hit 50 today and on the way back in we spotted a nice school of perch in around 15′ of water give or take.

On a related note, my buddy Mike and his nephew had some good laker jigging action near AES in around 110′ to 130′. He also landed a gorgeous, clean 5 1/2lb brown trout fly-fishing – casting streamers on a sinking line. They had other follows on the trout/salmon too. The prospects for massive Cayuga Lake browns haven’t been better in recent (and not so recent) memory. Between Cayuga’s browns and Seneca’s salmon you’d be hard pressed to find better salmonid fishing on any inland lakes in the State. Just my opinion of course! They had water temps ranging from the low to mid 40s.