Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 12/21
Guided John and his wife Claudia for a 1/2 day starting at 11:30 am. We timed the trip's start perfectly – the rain had cleared and the winds had just diminished. The sun was shining. Nobody was at the launch. On the way up on Rt. 89 I drove past a pretty nasty collision – a head on accident. Fortunately the road wasn't closed. The ambulance got there just as I was directed around the car in the middle of the road. So maybe luck was on our side today. I felt bad for the unfortunate people involved in the accident – not the way anybody would want to kick off the holiday season.
Fishing went very well. We had laker action just about everywhere we tried. John kept a couple. We had a beautiful 24" chrome brown too – a fish we kept that weighed in at 7lbs 14 oz. It was a team effort getting that fish. John wanted to do some casting for pike/pickerel. The pickerel were very cooperative and 5 very solid ones were landed. So no complaints on the day.
As I write this we just got hammered with heavy rain. I'd bet we received well over an inch of rain in the past two hours. We didn't get much yesterday and last night. Water temps are at 42 degrees. Expect the lake to rise a little bit but not for long. Cayuga continues to impress.