Cayuga Lake out of Myers 8/31 – 9/1


Fishing has slowed down a bit for us over the past couple of days.  As days get shorter and September rolls around bite windows tend to get a bit shorter.  Double-digit laker days are still fairly common in the fall on Cayuga and fishing is still generally good to very good but fronts seem to put dampers on the bite.  I’ll still be on Cayuga a lot in September and onwards (it’s my home lake) but we’ll also be hitting Owasco and Seneca a bit over the next few weeks.

8/31:  Did an AM trip with Tony and his daughter Laura.  Fishing started out with a bang with Tony nabbing a chunky brown around 23″ to 24″ (if I remember right) on his second or third drop of the jig.  Around four lakers followed (again, if my fried memory serves me correctly.)  It was a fun day and the weather was spectacular – as good as late summer gets!

My PM trip was with Rob and Callie.  Fishing was a bit slower and we really gave it a good go covering a lot of water.  Callie nabbed a beautiful laker around 27″+ that was her biggest fish to date.  A few fish were lost/dropped as well.  Rob caught a laker around 24″. He also lost a gorgeous fish that looked to me like a big salmon, since I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be silver, but both Callie and Rob saw brown and spots.  It was tough to decipher due to the angle, so it most likely was a big brown.  Either way it was a beauty and a nice way to end the trip.

9/1:  I guided another double today.  My AM trip was with Jeff, who at times has kept a boat on the lake. We had solid laker action in the morning with 4 fish landed in about 30 minutes. He also landed another solid laker.  Two of the fish were in the 28″ range. The air had that fishy sort of humidity to it that anybody who fishes a lot would recognize.  Fun day and he had what was likely a brown hit him too.

My PM trip was with Peter and his son John.  We had a good south wind blowing so it was time to get the drift sock out along with the heavier jigs.  We just bided our time with a couple different drifts that we did over and over resulting in a steady pick of nice fish. Seven solid lakers were landed on the afternoon.  We had our best luck from around 85′ to 95′ FOW.  Fish fought good and look great.