Cayuga Lake out of Myers Park 8/24 + 25
Just wrapped up two full days on Cayuga Lake. Lake trout fishing remains excellent. The last four weeks or more have featured exceptional action that has generally been decent throughout the entire day with even a few fish being caught during the 2 to 3 hours "lulls." We're encountering a decent number of young (this year's stocking of) Landlocked salmon chasing the jigs in. A few nicer salmon are around, so I am optimistic about our late fall through spring salmon fishing on Cayuga Lake, though the younger fish won't be a factor until next spring at the very least.
Lakers are well distributed throughout the lake from Myers north to Kidders and beyond. Some larger (27" to 28"+) fish are starting to find our jigs. Most fish are very clean. The largest fish have at least one completely healed (old) lamprey scar on them. We've had one live lamprey come up attached to a fish over the past week! That's a great sign. DEC just treated Cayuga Inlet for lampreys, so we should be in good shape on Cayuga Lake for the forseeable future.
Fish are moving deeper with the thermocline. Today featured the largest number of lakers in the deepest water I've seen since the thermocline set up. Laker-friendly temperatures were at around 90' to 95' FOW today.
8/24: Guided Ron and Matt, who've been joining me on various fishing trip since around 2008. They nearly always time things right and today was no exception. They had stellar jigging throughout most of the day with 26 solid lakers landed! We had our best fishing from around 75' to 85' FOW. Fish primarily ran from around 22" to 25" long. Great time as always.
8/25: Guided Leo and Ada, who've also been joining me over at least the past 3 to 4 years as well. They landed 19 solid fish including three in the 27" to 28.5" range. Another great day. We kept a limit and there are no signs of any gobies in laker stomachs yet.