Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 6/12


Got out with my buddy Mike for some laker fly-fishing attempts. We started at 6 am and went looking for relatively shallow fish. I have a new RIO T-14 Integrated Head system – aka their Outbound Line. We tried fly-fishing lakers from 30′ to 50+ feet of water. I felt we were getting on bottom in upwards of 40′ of water – but fish weren’t super aggressive. I had one follow from a sublegal salmon and that was it. There have been some good conditions for deep water fly-fishing lately, but today wasn’t one of the better days for it. We did mark a lot of lakers from 35′ on out to over 100′. We dropped a few jigs on them with mixed results – overall the jigging wasn’t bad. We landed a few fish midday. Stay tuned – we will keep at this laker stuff with the flies. It can be done (and we have had some success with it as far as fish hitting and following.)

Stopped by my friend (and favorite rod maker) Mike Canavan’s place. Plenty of perch were in shallow! We’re looking forward to the Red Cross Derby on July 10th and 11th. It’s for a good cause and it’s spread out around the region, so things don’t get too crowded.