Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s Cove 5/19


It was nice over the past couple weeks – the high water on Cayuga Lake enabled me to focus on other fisheries, like Keuka, Otisco and Seneca Lake. We still haven’t made it up to Lake Ontario or some of the Western Finger Lakes – or Oneida, but we will.

I guided Hank and Hank Jr. from Tuesday’s trip today for 1/2 day. As is usually the case, the first trip in a while on a lake for a particular type of fish is oftentimes more exploratory – then over the next few weeks we fine tune a bit. But we checked a lot of areas from around Aurora northwards on both shores. There were decent numbers of fish from 120′ to 140′ with a few in the deeps. The guys each landed a fish and each lost one. A few were missed too. Hank Sr. got one fatty around 20″ in around 100′ on the east shore. Hank Jr. nailed a 6lber up around the Silos area in 80′ to 90′. Sr. had lost a very solid fish in deep water. The lakers are everywhere – I guarantee some are in 20′ of water and others suspended over 220′. So it’s a matter of searching and hopefully finding some bait. We’ll be out here a lot over the rest of the season, so things will become clearer soon! The weather was weird – tons of fog to start, then it got sunny and nice for about 20 minutes, then rain and storm clouds moved in, then it got sunny again. We left when it was sunny, and then it started clouding up and raining yet again! Weird.