Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 3/8


Spent the day out with Mike in his Lund. Today was more or less the second day of his “shakedown trip” – basically getting the boat out after a couple months of storage. We were hoping for some steady wind leading to good salmon fly-fishing, but most of the day was dead calm. We did some laker jigging and I managed to land three decent fish. The jigging in the mid-lower lake areas was significantly slower than what we had over the past couple trips. My advice for anglers targeting lakers on Cayuga would be to fish the usual early spring/late winter areas north of Long Point/Deans. There were plenty of fish in the 120′ to 160′ “deeps” near AES, but the “cooperators” were in around 75′ to 100′.

We did some salmon casting primarily with gear and I managed one salmon around 14.5″ south of Taughannock. Mike had some grabs in a couple areas – also likely dinks. Water temps remain around 38/39, but hit 44 during the peak warmth of the afternoon in front of some of the creek mouths.