Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 8/21 – 8/23
Fishing continues to be good to very good on Cayuga Lake. I haven’t had to do much running as of late. We are generally fishing within a few miles of the park, which is good all the way around. Less time running equals more time fishing. Lake trout have been running large. We have encountered a few salmon and browns. Depths for us remain around 70′ to 90′. Plenty of bait is around all over the place. Fish stomachs that I’ve cleaned contain mostly alewives and a few gobies. Boat traffic was fairly light over the past few days. Water clarity has been excellent. No signs of any algae.
8/21 am: Guided Greg in the morning. We went searching for browns. Greg managed to nab a solid 26″ fish that fought great. He also caught a few nice lakers.
Greg with nice brown
8/21 pm: Guided Bennett and his dad Mark for my 11:30 am trip. Bennett joined me a year ago around Memorial Weekend with his now fiance’ Colleen for some solid laker action out of Long Point. We had terrific fishing today with a bunch of nice lakers landed including Bennett’s 32″ slob! Fishing was very good to excellent for us and the wind kept us cool.
A good fish from 8/21 PM
Bennett's 32" Wild Lake trout
8/22 am: Guided Jack, who keeps his boat over at the private marina at Myers. He first went out with me maybe back around 2013 and caught a gorgeous rainbow back then. He has a long history with Cayuga as well as Canandaigua Lake. The bite was tougher this morning despite having a lot of fish around. He wound up landing a couple nice lakers but had a lot of short strikes. Gorgeous day and fun to be out nonetheless.
8/23 am: Guided Kevin and Ian from last Saturday along with Kevin’s friend and “cousin in-law” Matt for a 1/2 day. We had a slow start to the morning that was very reminiscent of yesterday’s start with Jack. Kevin did manage to land one laker in short order but we had a ton of fish below us all morning and again, a lot of short hits and misses from the fish. Later in the AM the fishing really picked up and the guys landed another 9 fish. A salmon was lost near the net, but it would’ve been released anyways as well. Fun day and fish were fighting hard. Boat traffic was the lightest I’ve seen for a weekend so far this season. Colleges are getting underway and that probably has something to do with it.