Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 5/27
Guided Rodney and Bob for 1/2 day starting a little later than usual – about 7:15 am. They last went fishing with me back in 2009 if my records are accurate. The late start didn't hurt us today and the guys managed a limit of nice lakers up to 28"+. We released a legal young wild fish. The fish I cleaned had some alewives. They bit pretty steadily all AM – it was a better bite than yesterday. We got them from very shallow out to over 90'. Tons of bait is starting to move in.
Good luck to all fishing the Memorial Weekend Derby on Seneca Lake! It's fun seeing a lot of friends up there. It should be a real spread out event with fish all over the place. I've got a brand new custom Canavan jigging rod with carbon fiber grip that rod-maker Mike Canavan dropped off at my place last night! Can't wait to give it a whirl. I'll be pairing that up with a brand new Pflueger Supreme baitcasting reel. Mike reports decent numbers of lakers and tons of bait showing up mid-lake (AES area and north a few miles.) It's "game-on" on Cayuga Lake now!
Stellar lake trout fishing with trophies in the mix, an up-and-coming mega group of clean, gorgeous landlocked Atlantic salmon, some browns that make the former Lake Ontario footballs think they aren't fat and some steady rainbow action – it all adds up to some of the best overall prospects for Cayuga Lake coldwater angling since the mid 1990s.