Cayuga Lake out of Dean’s Cove 5/20


Guided Margie and her husband Brian for a 1/2 day. Fishing was all over the map today. Brian hooked up on his first drop near the Silos. We found fish just about everywhere we tried from Silos down to Long Point (yes, we were all over!) Many fish were high in the water column along with the bait – so surface trolling (and maybe fly-fishing) would likely produce lakers now. Plenty of bait is now moving inshore and there are a lot of loons around feeding on them. The trip was a gift from Margie to Brian and he took advantage of it, landing 3 nice lakers to 28 1/2″. Margie lost a really solid drag-ripping fish. The weather was weird and unsettled – as has been the case lately.

Panfish and pickerel are shallow – we saw some right in the harbor at Dean’s. It’s a great time for all kinds of fishing on the Finger Lakes! I think action will be hot ‘n heavy next week with the warm air temps.