Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 6/18


Guided Tony and his youngest son Anthony, aka AJ today for a full day starting just after 7 am.  AJ is big for his size but is only 8 years old.  Tony has joined me on quite a few trips over the years.  He’s a very experienced angler and it showed today.  Fishing is basically where it should be on Cayuga Lake for this time of year.  Surface temps are starting to hit around 63 degrees, maybe 64.  There’s no solid thermocline yet but it should set up by the end of the week or soon thereafter.  Water clarity is very good and plenty of baitfish can be found virtually everywhere.  A few loons are still on the lake.  Bass fishermen are ubiquitous too.  It’s feeling like summer!

Fishing started off with a bang today and Tony nabbed the first half-dozen fish in fairly short order.  AJ dropped a bunch but in our second area he landed his first jigged up lake trout.  It was a 27.5″er.  Nice going and he did it all by himself.  We wound up with a solid double-digit day, with AJ landing four fish on his own.  One highlight was Tony’s 26″ silver rainbow that had a couple great jumps.  As we launched, I mentioned to Tony how we hadn’t nabbed any rainbows jigging yet this year.  I think he knew that he’d get one!  We kept the post-spawn but plump hatchery fish.  We also kept a few other lakers including one for my dinner.  The fish I cleaned were pretty full of bait with the exception of the rainbow.

Tony hooked up in our first area

AJ hooked up

Aj's first laker (I think his first overall, but definitely his first jigged fish.)

Another AJ fish

Tony's 26" rainbow!

One date remains open in June, although I may add another.  Dates are filling up for July fishing; the last week remains fairly wide open as do a few weekend dates and one or two mid-week dates early in the month.  August still have some decent availability.  Please scroll down on the “Reports” page and check the “Availability Moving Forwards” post, which I keep updated by the hour.