Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 3/12 + 3/13


3/12: Guided around 6 hours for lake trout yesterday with Harry and his sons Vince and Dominic. We had a delayed start to the trip with a mechanical issue that was remedied after an hour delay (it’s a long story but nothing serious, just an oversight that wasn’t directly my fault.) The delay didn’t hurt our fishing and we were off and fishing by around 10:30. The laker jigging started out ok with Harry catching a nice fish in fairly short order. Fish were pretty scattered with occasional clusters here and there. We had a double in one area and a fairly steady pick in another area near the end of the day. Fish ranged from around 90′ out to 150′.

It was windy to start at 8:30 am when we arrived at Long Point and more than one boater decided to forego launching on Cayuga. The lake was as flat as glass by 2 pm. Fun day with 7 nice fish landed and a few others dropped. Launching was easy at Long Point.

3/13: Got out with Mike today for a shot at some perch and pickerel. We couldn’t keep the pickerel away and we probably caught around a dozen solid fish to around 23″ to 24″. They are fat and active, though the season ends after Tuesday. We started at noon today, so perhaps we missed the good perch fishing (if there was any) but the perch bite was tough for us. Mike landed all the perch and we only had around 3 keepers. Fish came shallow for us – mostly around 7′ to 9′ FOW. We worked a few areas out to around 25′. Pickerel were just swarming in most places we fished and they managed to mess up most of my tackle as well as eat most of our minnows, plastic grubs and tube jigs. Fun day anyways.