Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 11/3 PM
Guided Dave and Judy for a late half day starting just around 1:30 pm. They had some earlier commitments so we did the best we could. On the drive up to the park I ran into some hail/sleet/snow. There was a 20% chance of precipitation and I hit it. Fortunately the wind and crazy weather subsided a bit before we got underway.
Fishing started out great. Both David and Judy hooked and landed fish on their first drops of the jig! It was in an area I hadn’t fished much at all this year. After that, some heavy cloud cover moved in and the bite slowed. But about an hour before we called it quits the fish started hitting well again. Judy nabbed a 28″ laker and a barrage of hits were missed. It was cold out there and we had a little precipitation. I have to hand it to Judy, she was dressed right and had no issues with the weather. I don’t tend to get many couples for fishing trips during the late fall and into the winter so it was refreshing to see.
Fish remain deep – 130′ to 150′. Water temps on top are 53 degrees. There is a lot of bait in deep water. With subfreezing temperatures forecast for late this week, I expect to see lakers shallow next week sometimes and active (I know a lot are cruising shallow now, but the big feeding binge should start soon!)