Cayuga Lake out of Myers 11/23


Went out for some pike with my buddy Mike starting around 10:45. Conditions looked great with wind and overcast skies. Pike fishing has been OK on Cayuga this fall, not great but not bad. Most pike around are larger, older fish. We haven’t had a good recent year class. Either way, there’s usually a bit of searching involved on this lake when it comes to pike fishing and success.

Water temps ranged from 46 to 50 degrees on the lake’s south end. After a couple hours Mike hooked and quickly dropped a decent fish then managed to land a solid 33″ fish on a streamer. I had a few pike follows on flies and a decent pickerel follow a spoon. One perch grabbed a pike streamer of mine. I landed a 31″ northern on an X-Rap late in the day. Overall the conditions were decent but fishing fair; the wind would gust a bit and then die completely, which made things tough. My pike had a lamprey scar on it and Mike thought a big lamprey might have attached to my boat’s transom for a bit. Water levels are good at Myers and launching was a breeze.