Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 8/1 – 8/3
Guided three one-half days in a row, all with double digit catches. Cayuga Lake is fishing very well and in a typical August pattern with fish well-distributed lake-wide. Days have become noticeably shorter. The water is in good shape – it’s pretty clear although there is some slight discoloration in places as well as some weedmats around. Waterfleas don’t appear to be much of an issue – especially for jigging. Boating and fishing pressure has been fairly light – especially during the week. Large swaths of warm water are around and we’ve been doing more deep fishing than usual for this time of year – 100′ to 115′ or more has been productive for us in a lot of areas, although we’ve caught fish much shallower at times.
8/1 AM: Guided Jim and his son-in-laws Kevin and Todd. We had a solid morning of fishing. Best colors have been Alewife and Arkansas Shiner (both Lunker City baits.) Plenty of baitfish are around.
Kevin and Todd doubled up
Todd holding his as I wait to net Kevin's!
Kevin with a solid!
I had a great time as usual with Jim and his crew!
8/2: Guided Tony and Pete today for our first of two consecutive half day trips. Tony has been coming out with me for a long time and we’ve spent a lot of time on the water together. The roughest water I’ve ever dealt with on the Finger Lakes was on Cayuga Lake years ago when doing a pike trip with Tony. Tony is also the brain behind my favorite pike technique (as well as pickerel and muskies in the area), the infamous “Rasta Spoon.” It’s a game-changer!
For whatever the reason, the front-seat of my boat was the “hot-seat” for both our trips. We had a great day of fishing with plenty of nice lake trout as well as Tony’s nice 24″ rainbow. Pete lost a beauty of a silver fish – which was likely a salmon. It jumped twice after getting unhooked!
Rainbow Trout - you can see the left ventral clip from the hatchery
8/3 AM: Today was Pete’s day upfront and he did very well. The catch was pretty evenly distributed between the guys today with no bonus fish landed although we had a few hit us. We had a couple wild-lake trout in the 25″ range which was good to see. Top fish of the day was Pete’s 32″ beauty! It had a dorsal clip, which hasn’t been used in a long time. It was probably a very old fish. Great day with beautiful weather – sunny and warm with a refreshing breeze!
Pete hooked up
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