Cayuga Lake out of Myers 4/14 PM
Met Carmella and Dean at the launch around noon and headed out. It was much windier than forecast and cold on the lake with north winds blowing over miles of 37/38 degree water. Carmella fished for maybe 20 minutes and then relaxed as Dean did all the casting. It didn't take long for him to have a hit but that was the only action we had for a few hours. We tried some different areas and worked a "two-pronged approach" fairly thoroughly – stickbait and jigs.
We made a good run into the wind which wound up being fairly brutal. No luck again. We hit our last area and Dean had a fish follow it and nail his stickbait right by the boat! Finally – some luck. It was a 21" salmon that was in great shape. We released it and fished a bit more then called it a day. So we came close to getting skunked but managed some "late inning" heroics. The ride back to Myers was very choppy. It was a trip to remember for a lot of different reasons. Cold but fun. This spring has featured some good fishing but it's been pretty challenging. We are now looking at upwards of 2" of rain over the next couple days. The warm rain on Monday should get the fishing going but the lake will likely be a muddy mess for a bit. We'll see what happens.