Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 10/13
Guided Todd and his father Stan for a 1/2 day. While waiting for lake trout conditions to improve we started with some casting for pike/pickerel. I was eager to see how this esocid fishing was shaping up on Cayuga Lake this year, since I haven't fished here for northerns in around 2 years. The guys got into some good pickerel right away but only one was landed – a nice 23"er. One nice one threw the hook on a jump. Three pike were landed as well – a 24", 29" and 30". Solid fish that all looked good. I expect some good pike fishing here over the next few years. We had high water during the spring of 2017 and that usually results in some successful pike spawning here.
Lake trout fishing wasn't easy from the get-go but they didn't disappoint on the day. The guys landed 3 nice lakers and lost/missed one or two. One fish was a mostly spawned-out male; another was a still yet-to-spawn female. Mother nature usually doesn't put all of her eggs in one basket and fish spawn at various times in varying places. Lake surface temperatures were around 63/64. Water level is still excellent.