Cayuga Lake out of Myers 11/2 AM
Guided a half day trip starting around 10:30 am today with Bill and Jenna. We had a lot of rain and wind over the past two days. The lake has come up around 18″. There was a lot of debris in the Myers Ramp but I was able to clear the nasty stuff. The rain was a relatively warm rain so water temperatures did not go down much. We are still looking at around 53 degrees throughout much of the lake.
I brought gear for jigging and casting lake trout. We had some very good jigging from around 120′ to 145′ feet of water today with 8 solid fish landed up to around 28″ if I remember correctly. I’d say the majority of fish we encountered were spawned out.
A lot of fish are roaming shallow. Good numbers of salmon and some browns as well as plenty of lakers are around creek mouths staging and spawning in some instances. The hot nearshore trout bite is still a ways away as far as I can tell. Lakers are available from shore and some are being caught, along with some salmon and browns but a lot of fish are in “spawn mode.” There doesn’t seem to be many gobies in shallow. There was a die-off earlier this spring. A lot of gobies are around (they were being caught heavily around Taughannock a few weeks ago) but are likely in deeper water.
Jenna landed some nice lakers today, but one had a weird mouth that was malformed or possibly damaged by an angler or something else at a young age. It was thin but still was able to feed and fight well.
Open dates remaining are as follows: November 10th and 16th – 30th. Most dates in December are open.