Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 4/3


The ice just melted off in the Long Point harbor last night. All ramps were open today. Got out with my pal Mike around 11 am for lakers and some perch. The good news is that there are loads of lakers on the deep flats between Long Point and Levanna. Plenty of fish and some bait out to over 170′. The fish are still fairly lethargic. Some of this may be the full moon, but I think most of it is the cold water temps after a super cold winter.

We tried a lot of different tactics. Late in the day some fish got active for our jigs. Mike nailed a solid 28″er. We each dropped a couple fish. We had zero action on perch, giving it about 2 hours. We worked as far north as we could, but there’s still ice on most of the northern portions of the lake – basically just above Farley’s Point and northward.

I was excited to see what was in the stomach of Mike’s laker. It was full of bait – mostly alewives, but one giant goby! It was over 6″ long! So these fish are gobbling some big bait. I expect to see lakers here get bigger and bigger. We’ll see what happens.