Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 4/20


Did a full day trip with Warren and his dad, Chris. I had inadvertently double booked a Friday a couple weeks ago and Warren was kind enough to postpone his original date. Things worked out for the better weather-wise. The fishing for lakers was a steady pick. Not spectacular by any means, but no great lulls either. 12 or more nice lakers were landed to 28″ and quite a few other hits were had. The bite wasn’t great, but Warren did a great job noticing hits and hooking fish, especially on the drop.

Warren was a successful Charter Captain on Lake Ontario for some years before he moved out of the region, and I was grateful to get his take on the LO salmonid fishery and some of the patterns he discovered and worked out. A lot of LO guys are very secretive for reasons I can’t understand. He’s also quite an expert on the Salmon River. We had a good time reminiscing about our early days fishing the LO sport fishery. My how things have changed since the late 1970s and early 1980s! Warren has been using his jigging know-how on Lake George and will continue adding to his repertoire of jigging tricks.

Water temps are around 44 on top, though the surface did hit 47 late in the day. Some bait was showing up in the upper part of the water column. Water level is still low on Cayuga. We had a couple lampreys come up on one fish, but overall wounding wasn’t bad on the lakers. We found fish as shallow as 60′ and as deep as we looked – which was around 150′ or so. Plenty of fish ranged from 115′ to 125′.