Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 3/30


Guided a full day of fly-fishing with Bob and his son Dave. Bob had contacted me once or twice over the past year or two and we were finally able to get a date in. I thought today looked great “on paper” and it wound up being a solid day. I was wondering what yesterday’s strong winds would do to the fishing. Nothing was affected as far as I could tell.

In short order Bob had a follow from a decent lake trout (on a floating line!) which was cool and certainly relaxed me on our prospects following the brutal winds yesterday. The fish nearly took his hand-tied fly three times but just never grabbed it. Follows from juvenile and a few better salmon kept us engaged. Dave got the first fish which wound up being a brown just over 15″. Everything was released today. The guys wound up with another legal brown and around 5 or 6 salmon that were all from 15″ to 17.5″ except one smaller one. The landlocks had a lot of zip to them today. Dave lost a solid salmon in the 22″+ range that jumped and fought great.

A few areas we tried produced good action and in a couple areas we didn’t contact anything. Great weather and the wind wasn’t bad for the most part. Yesterday Bob whipped up the flies they used. It included a very effective pattern that Dave took full advantage of. Water temps ranged from 39 to 43 degrees. 3 small lampreys came up on the fish today. Some small lampreys are around but most of the fish were very clean.