Cayuga Lake out of Myers 8/22 AM + 8/23
Fishing continues to be very good on Cayuga Lake from mid-lake south. Lake trout distribution doesn't get any broader in Cayuga than it is now. Fish can be taken throughout the length of the lake with the exception of the warm north end.
8/22 AM: Guided Norbert and his grandson Stephen for a half day starting at 7 am. The guys were running late, so we couldn't do our scheduled 6:30 am start. It didn't hurt us much. Fishing was quite good and the guys wound up with a limit of solid lakers. We also released some nice fish.
8/23: Guided Leo and Ada, who have been fishing with me for at least 4 or 5 years now. They always manage to do well on lakers and today was no exception. They missed a lot of fish and hits but still landed 10 solid lakers. They'd never encountered any bonus fish, but today was Ada's day with her managing to land a beautiful 26" rainbow. It took some great runs and made a couple nice jumps. We usually release rainbows, but given that it was their first non-laker salmonid in over 5 years we kept it. Rainbows are doing well in Cayuga Lake. I'm just hoping the high water in Cayuga Inlet this June didn't wipe out the young that were in there.
A lot of people from downstate NY and out of state are surprised at how little boat traffic is typically on these lakes. Well a lot of my weekend trips have been 1/2 days in the AM. Today there was plenty of boat traffic on the lake with jet skiis, sail boats, water skiers, numerous power boats and the usual paddlers. Midlake between Taughannock and Myers was filled with boat-wake chop.