Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 5/4 + 5/5 AM
Lake trout fishing continues to be good out of Long Point on Cayuga Lake. We have been taking all our fish from around 135' or so out to 160'. Fish are deeper and shallower as well – as is nearly always the case this time of year. Numbers of fish I'm marking out deep are trending downwards which usually means that fish are moving shallower. Some good action has been had from 120' out as well. Weather is usually the #1 factor in fishing success and the overcast, foggy days hampered the bite a bit. Sunny weather really helps the deep jigging!
5/4: Guided Drew, Drew and John today for a 1/2 day, then the Drews went into Drew's boat and I just had John onboard for the second half of the day. The guys were out yesterday (Friday) on Drew's boat and caught over 20 lakers in around 3 hours. The fishing was superb. It slowed down a bit this weekend. We had 4 fish or so during the AM trip then John nabbed another two in the afternoon. One fish came up with a lamprey attached, but the parasitic eel like creatures still remain uncommon thus far this season. We did see the first few jet skiis of the year out. One of my favorite parts of winter and early spring fishing is the lack of pleasure boat traffic – it has been QUIET out there! It won't be for much longer, though things rarely ever get crazy on the eastern Finger Lakes.
5/5: Had a lot of fun today during the AM with Jeff (who was celebrating his 50th birthday) and his buddies, Carl and Bill. The guys had a very solid day with around a half dozen fish landed and some lost. Fish ran to 30". Lakers are still eating a lot of alewives and multiple year-classes are in their stomachs. It was a typical solid early May day on Cayuga Lake. Best color was chartreuse/limetreuse. Whites are also good as usual. All on 1+1/2 oz Arrowhead jigs.