Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 5/6 PM


It was time to get some new tires for my older boat trailer and my friend Jarrod was in town, so we decided to give Cayuga Lake a try for a few hours starting around 4:30 pm. Nobody else had launched out of Taughannock.

Warm water still is at a premium on Cayuga. We found warmer, albeit very muddy water on the south end of the lake that we worked with some gear. We tried a few areas and on the east shore Jarrod connected with a healthy looking 17″ salmon on a swimbait. We had a few follows and bumps from some smaller fish in that same area, but that was it. I have a feeling that this year on Cayuga Lake is going to be a bit like last year for salmon and browns though a notch or two better. I still need to give it a few more tries once things warm up. It will improve this year. Water temps are around 40 lakewide, 41 to 43 on the east shore and around 55 on the far south end.