Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 7/6
Guided Scott (from the past week) and his dad Dick, who joined us last year for some jigging. We started a little late – around 6:45 am. The AM bite was quick (likely due to the full moon) and we didn’t experience much of it. A run over towards Dean’s Cove produced Scott’s biggest Finger Lakes laker to date – a 32″ beauty that fought hard. We released it unharmed. Another laker came on the east shore then we headed south. One area produced another laker or two and a couple solid browns – 21″ and 22″ and 4 and 5 1/2lbs respectively. Those fish were kept for dinner. Lampreys are fairly common, but many fish remain unscathed. 85′ was great today. Even though Scott didn’t appreciate my politically incorrect sense of humor gleaned from hours of listening to “Raw Dog Comedy” on Sirius XM, he did show great jigging ability today, so there is hope for him. He does the pattern on Skaneateles Lake for lakers and has had some luck with it, though lakers are much less common there than on Cayuga Lake. Fun day, though the humidity and heat got to be brutal by noon.
I felt sorry for the trollers today. The fleas were so thick they were even a bit of a pain for us on Cayuga Lake. Add in the floating weedmats and you might as well take up golf. But the jigging was good. Learn to jig and you have the best of both worlds!