Cayuga Lake out of Long Point State Park 3/22 PM
Met my buddy Mike at the launch at around 1:40 pm. The water levels on Cayuga remain very low and boarding a boat as well as “de-boarding” it could be tough for some people, since there is no ladder there. Why the canal authority has the lake almost 2 feet below their target for this time of year is a mystery to me. We don’t have any snow pack.
We brought jigging gear for lakers and were planning on deep jigging. We also brought some casting gear and perch tackle. We started out with the casting and the fishing was fantastic and stayed at that level for most of the afternoon. After landing around 22 or 23 lake trout to over 30″ and one salmon (plus one lost) we did some exploring and hooked a few more fish. Mike kept three lakers and they all had food in them – a couple had gobies and one had a few alewives, so fish are back on the feed and are getting plumper. Fish came from shallow water using bladebaits, swim jigs and tube jigs. We had a few doubles – fishing was as good as it gets.