Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 5/19 AM


Well, it's back to the tough bite again. Guided Pat and Frank for 1/2 day in the morning starting around 8:15 am. We put in a long day. The bite was very tough with no noticeable concentrations of fish. Pat had two good grabs, but it wasn't to be. That's the way it goes. Water was muddy throughout the mid-portions of the lake from Long Point north to Levanna and Dean's Cove down to Sheldrake. Working the murky water was probably the way to go (and where we had our hits.) Fish are moving shallow along with bait. From here on in, I expect to see decent laker fishing in less than 100 FOW and in water as shallow as 25' or 30'. Windy days will bring fish even shallower (as will lowlight conditions.) We had a good time on the water.

Thus far this season I've had more tough trips already than probably some of my previous years COMBINED! It's been a real challenge. But the laker fishing on last Thursday was some of the best I've ever seen in terms of BIG FISH. So it's been a yin-yangy type of year. That's what keeps it from getting boring. It's always changing.