Cayuga Lake out of Myers 4/2 PM + 4/3 PM


I have been taking full advantage of the top-notch salmon/brown trout fishing we’ve had throughout this season. This has been a great year for salmon action on Cayuga Lake. Large numbers of 17″ to 22″ fish are available. A few smaller and larger fish are also around. Lamprey activity has been high with most fish having at least one wound on them.

4/2: Guided Don and his nephew Greg for a 1/2 day. Greg is just about 12 years old and the guys joined me for a couple trips last year. Fishing started out a little slow but before long Don landed a nice salmon on his Temple Forks 7 wt. flyrod. Fishing wound up being solid with 5 nice fish landed on the afternoon. Greg took two fish on stickbaits; Don’s came on white bionic smelt flies, both fished on a floating and intermediate line. Other hits were had as well.

4/3: Got out on my own today for around 4 1/2 hours. Despite the calm conditions the fishing wound up being very good to downright excellent. I did some exploring and a fair amount of gear fishing as well as fly-fishing. I wound up landing 10 salmon and one brown – 8 of those fish came in areas I hadn’t fished yet this year, so that was great. Water temps are hovering around 40 degrees though some east shore areas were pushing 43.

I’ve purchased some new equipment and am very happy with it. As usual, SAGE is making some amazing rods. I’ve fished the SAGE X, Method and Motive. All have been superb casting rods and the 6 weights are terrific salmon rods.