Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 3/9


Guided Ed and Stan for a 1/2 day targeting lake trout. We got underway around 11 am and headed up N. of AES. Lakers were scattered with a few concentrations of fish from around 120′ on out to 160′. The fish weren’t super aggressive, but it wasn’t bad and the guys had around ten to a dozen hits with three fish landed from 19″ to 24″ plus one or two dropped. Fish were all in good condition with the largest having a healed lamprey wound and the others perfectly clean. White Swim Fishes did the trick today fished on 1 oz. jigheads.

I fly-casted for around an hour after the trip without any action, but I didn’t cover much water and the conditions weren’t great, so I don’t put too much stock in it. A shore angler reported that salmon fishing overall recently has been OK – not great, but better than it was during the early season. Water level was low but not bad for launching. Water temps range from around 38 to 40. The forecast rain on Monday/Tuesday should clear the launches of ice (if they aren’t already) at Long Point State Park and perhaps Dean’s Cove. I believe that the northern portions of the lake contain the majority of Cayuga’s lake trout this time of year.