Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 4/22


I grabbed the fly-rods and headed out at 11:15 am in search of salmon and brown trout. I’m not finding a lot of legal salmon on Cayuga Lake thus far this year – I know they are out there, but they haven’t been finding my flies! The good news is that there are plenty of young 11″ to 12″ fish around. We should see some good to excellent salmon fishing on Cayuga Lake over the next year or two. Between Cayuga and Seneca Lakes, we’re in for a great ride re: the Landlocked Atlantic Salmon fishing over the forseeable future!

I had a lot of hits and follows today from salmon – the “problem” is that they were all undersized fish. These fish maim themselves when they hit. After catching a few, I moved in search of bigger fish, but couldn’t find any. Warm water is what to look for and the cold nights and cool daytime temps aren’t making the search any easier. Fishing should pick-up throughout the weekend as daytime temps warm up. Lake level was finally at full-pool today and water temps were around 43/44. There will be plenty of opportunities on the Finger Lakes for good salmonid fishing over the next month given the still cool water temps. I was the only boater that launched out of Taughannockwhile I was there.