Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 11/24 AM


Got out for what wound up being an abbreviated half day with Josh and his dad Frank. Frank wanted to get off the water before he froze and before the rain came. Things worked out really well. We were underway just before 9 am. The guys got into some lake trout while casting tubes and stickbaits in fairly short order in our first area. Our second area did not produce any action. Our third area resulted in Frank nabbing a chrome landlocked salmon around 23″ long and fat. Josh caught and released two nice pike – one which was really nice, a 35″ thick bodied fish that thankfully didn’t bite off the stickbait intended for salmon/lakers. Frank also dropped another salmon that was around 20″. Great AM. It was cold but we were comfortable and we were off the water before the rain hit. It was windy too! Lake level is dropping. Calm areas did ice up a bit – like Cayuga inlet. Surface temps are at 46 degrees now.