Cayuga Lake out of Myers 12/5


Got out with my buddy Mike for a little pike fishing today. With the shorter days, every time out fishing feels like “a little fishing.” I never see time move as fast as it does in November and December.

Good day for pike “on paper” but not a great day of catching – but certainly not terrible either. We started around 10 am and fished till dark (4:45 pm.) The fly-fishing bite was tough. Mike had a follow of a big pike – a likely 34″+ fish that didn’t hit. He also came up with a scale. I never had any definite hits fly-fishing. I worked a spoon for a bit and landed a couple fish around 30″ to 32″ and a pickerel. I lost a couple decent pike too – likely in the low 30s range. We missed the early AM window, but fished into the evening which is usually pretty sure-fire. Water temps are cooling – we had 43 to 45 degrees through much of the lake’s southern portions. I have a few ideas re: what we need to do and will address them in the following weeks.