Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 12/27


Fished from 11:20 am until around 4:30 with Mike. I wanted to scout out potential laker areas. Terrific fishing continues on Cayuga Lake. Within an hour or so we had landed 4 or 5 lakers to 30″, a 23″ salmon and 4 solid pickerel – including Mike’s 26″ 5lb 10oz fish. A pickerel close to 6lbs is a really impressive fish.

By the end of the day we were into double digits of lakers. I think we landed 14 or 15 on the day. A couple more pickerel were also landed. I’ve never seen so many lakers in close. We encountered a few two or three years ago. Last year the bite was pretty solid – memorable but not spectacular. This year we have 2X to 3X more fish in shallow.

Lots of lures work. It’s a matter of matching the right tool to the job. Today my best lure was an alewife colored tube. Mike did great on an Ayu colored swimbait. He also used his own hair jigs. I had fish hit homemade spinners (including my salmon) and goby colored tubes too. I caught one on a bladebait as well. We covered various areas over 10 miles or so of lake. Nearly every place we tried had lakers and/or pickerel. The lake level is still very good for this time of year. Surface temps ranged from 40 to 41.