Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 6/29


Started an AM 1/2 day with Jack at 6. The bite was hot at the get-go with Jack landing a nice laker on his first drop with a jig. Fish were aggressive over the next hour or two with Jack having quite a few opportunities and hits. It can take some time to get comfortable and adjusted with the technique. He fishes Canandaigua a lot and is a diary cooperator over there – typically targeting and catching nice rainbows.

I guess you can take the rainbow fisherman away from the rainbow lake but you can’t take the rainbows out of the fisherman – or something like that! But Jack had a hit on his jig’s decent and set the hook into a drop-dead gorgeous rainbow. After 3 to 4 jumps and runs and close-calls with line wrapping around parts of the boat – I managed to net the 28″ beauty! What a fish! We took two quick photos and back into the water the bow went, little worse for the wear. A good head shaking laker followed and we wrapped up just after 10:15 am. Great morning!

I did a split PM trip with Ed, his son Stan and Stan’s sons – 9 year old Andrew and 4 year old John. Andrew managed to land a beautiful 31″ wild lake trout – with a little help from his dad! These fish PULL and PULL HARD! Stan also landed a nice laker before we headed in and picked up John. John is a bit too young for my type of fishing, but Ed wanted to give him a taste of it, so that’s what we did. John wound up giving things a good go, before taking a break and finding the assorted “dead” plastics on the floor of my boat infinitely more interesting and fun to play with! Stan landed another nice laker and we headed in. Fun day!