Cayuga Lake out of Myers 10/2


We had some fairly nasty weather here over the past couple days and I cancelled Friday and Saturday trips. I find October laker jigging on Cayuga to be very hit or miss. Find a nice sunny, relatively calm Indian summer type day and the bite can be very good. Cloudy, windy days can be tough. But there are always a few lakers biting somewhere on Cayuga! On Keuka Lake – lakers FEED in October!

10/2: Met Matt and his wife Shelly at the launch just after 7:30 am. Conditions were rainy with a light north wind. I had them spend around 2.5 hours casting swimbaits and stickbaits for pike. Action was slow with Shelly having one hit and Matt landing a smallmouth around 14″ long. The NY BASS Federation was holding a bass tourney on Cayuga Lake today and we saw a few boats land a few bass. I doubt any of the fishermen running all the way towards Ithaca did well, but you never know.

As the sun starting showing signs of poking through we set up for some jigging. Matt had a follow then hit from a small salmon in fairly short order. But it was a tough bite. Working around Taughannock didn’t produce for us. We did a lot of running today and the Sheldrake – Rocky Dock area produced a laker for Matt and Shelly. Shelly caught a small one around 16.5″ on a Shaker. A Hopkins spoon produced a 25″ wild laker for Matt. That was about it. We marked a lot of fish and bait but it was a slow go. Matt and Shelly really stuck it out and were rewarded at the end of the day with fish. Water temps are around 64 on top