Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 7/15 + 16


Lake trout action remains good to excellent on Cayuga Lake. Guided Mihai (aka Mike) on Saturday. Action was terrific in the morning – he landed 8 fish in about an hour and a half, including a 33″ bohemoth that we would have liked for the Red Cross Derby! I’m sure that fish was at least 11lbs. He wound up landing another 6 fish and losing a couple. We were threatened by T-storms all morning and I’m sure that got the fish hitting. Best depth was around 52′ of water give or take.

On Sunday Mihai returned with his friend and we got a late start. Fishing was tougher, but we still managed to land 6 or 7 nice fish. Fish were deeper – around 60′ to 72′ were tops. We’ve found lakers all over the place – they are lakewide right now, though the central portions of the lake are probably still the best. Mihai’s friend had never caught a fish before and within a couple hours he’d landed his first fish – a 27″ lake trout! He’s now “hooked” on fishing. I took some photos of his triumph and they are a riot. My schedule has slowed a bit this week and I should have time to get some new photos up.

Boat traffic was unreal today on Cayuga; I have rarely seen so many boats on the lake. The air temps were “Gar Hot” as well. Wow!