Cayuga Lake out of Myers Town Park 8/4


Guided Mark I. for a full day on Cayuga Lake starting just after 7 am.  The lake is looking good – nice and clear.  I had 72 degrees on top.  Some areas were still murky/muddy and there’s some small debris scattered around, but not much.  Water fleas seem better as well.  Fishing was typical modern-era Cayuga Lake August fishing – basically very good to excellent throughout the day.

We had some hot and heavy lake trout action to start with Mark nabbing a 30″ and 29″ fish in short order along with a bunch more smaller fish including a couple real dinks around 16″.  Mark had a massive rainbow nearly hit his jig on the surface in one area.  A solid brown came from another area.  Lakers are all over the lake – it is fishing more like late August than the start of August.  Mark wound up landing around 14 lakers and one brown.  A couple lakers were kept for the grill.  Boat traffic was light.

Laker on!

Nice clean Cayuga Lake brown

Angling Zone Friend and past client Al reports hot lake trout jigging on Keuka Lake around the Bluff Area.  He says fish are looking healthy despite there not being much around to eat.  I’m sure Canandaigua Lake is also firing on all cylinders as well.  So there are plenty of options for people who want to target lake trout in the region.  Owasco Lake typically only gets better in August.