Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 5/11


Got out with my buddy Mike for a long day of fly-casting and casting spinning gear. We were greeted by north winds gusting into the low 20s (mph) range. Not friendly fishing conditions. We were able to connect with five nice lakers up to 27" long casting stickbaits. We worked some other areas out of the heavy winds and had some follows from salmon but no hookups. Fishing near the lake's south end resulted in Mike nabbing a 30" pike on a stickbait and me nailing a 16" to 17" brown, also on a stickbait. We had some good fish chase flies but no grabs. Mike also landed another solid laker on a jig. All in all a fun and productive day but the fly-fishing was slow and the salmon bite was also off. The warm water we encountered earlier this week was gone. Warmest water we found was 50 degrees on the south end. Most of the lake was around 42 to 44.