Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 7/24 + 25
Guided Anthony, Chris and Luigi for two full days of trout jigging. Both days featured a very good to excellent bite throughout the day. On Sunday the guys managed a FL Grand Slam with lakers, a salmon, rainbow and brown coming to the net. We kept the brown and some lakers. Today Chris managed a rainbow in the AM as well. My friend Mike Canavan (rod builder) also caught a nice rainbow yesterday, so it's great to see them around.
The baitfish numbers on Cayuga Lake are currently fantastic. Lake trout are in great shape. We had fish to 29" yesterday and 28" today. Around 20+ fish were landed each day on both sides of the lake in numerous different areas. The T-Storms made for a hot bite today but we also had to do a bit of running around and for a while we had to wait them out at Taughannock (which is a long run from Long Point.) It was nice to finally get some rain in the region. We had a soaking rain for at least an hour or two today. It's not enough, but it's certainly a start.
I have two days left to book in August and then I'm onto September. Sunday 8/28 and Monday 8/29 are it for this month. I've never booked up more solidly or faster, so thanks go out to everyone out there for keeping me busy. I will be fishing on my own at least once a week from here onwards until my usual slowdown in late October. After looking over the past few years and realizing I wasn't fishing much at all between Memorial Weekend and mid-July I knew it was time for a change. I didn't get into guiding to quit fishing, so I am looking forward to re-committing to some steady angling. Down the line I may go up to twice a week but for now once is a lot better than zero!