Cayuga Lake out of Long Point 9/26 AM
Had some good fishing this morning with John and his son Hunter, who have joined me a couple times before over the past 2 or 3 years. The lake trout bite was good this AM with one double and 5 fish landed in fairly short order. We had a mid-morning lull, but the fishing picked up around 11 am and the guys landed another 4. Fish ran from 17" to 24". Only one was in the 17" range – most were 22" to 24". Perfect eating size!
I expect fishing to be good for lakers throughout the region this weekend. The bluebird skies are giving way to some clouds. The weather just has a fishy feel to it and "the proof was in the pudding." Or as Al Lindner would say "Da proof is in da puddin." Water temp was 69 on top. We found a floating lake trout that was still alive as we headed in.. We saw an angler catch it and try to release it. If you can't release the fish, put them on ice for someone else! I always try to have a small cooler onboard in case we get a non-releasable fish and the clients weren't planning on keeping any. I had my clients keep two for me for my smoker today so I was able to keep the fish and add it to my others for my limit.