Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 4/23 – midday


Met Mark, John and John’s girlfriend Julia at Long Point State Boat launch at 10:30 am for a 1/2 day laker trip. The guys had hammered the lakers out with me last summer. We were a bit concerned about the lake’s high water and mud, but within about 20 minutes of fishing Mark nabbed a very solid laker around 26″. Unfortunately it was a slow go after that. A few other hits and momentary hookups were had but the fishing was tough. We ran south to AES, where the water is often clearer after heavy rains. The water was clearer, but the numbers of fish we encountered we not great. (We did have hits there.) Clearly the fish are there but our timing wasn’t good. Given how tough our fishing was, I kept the gang out for a bit longer than usual. Fish appeared to turn on a little during the last hour of our trip but it wasn’t enough to land anymore fish.

Lake level is still very high. There’s a ton of small debris around but very little big stuff that I could see. It was a gorgeous day to be out and we certainly enjoyed the weather. Surface temps have risen into the mid to upper 40s in places.