Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 7/29 + 8/1


7/29: Guided Bob and his stepson Ron for 1/2 day. We started at 6 am and fishing wound up being pretty good for us throughout the AM. The bite slowed just before we called it a day around 10: 15 or so. Best fishing was on the east shore N. of the Power Plant. Nothing outrageous to report – a solid day with some nice lakers caught. Fish ranged from around 65′ to 80′ if I remember right.

8/1: Guided Dave and Joey today for a full day. Things started out iffy with a few isolated T-storms moving through the area. After a little delay at the dock, we got underway. The bite was slow to start with David landing a decent fish, but not much else to show. Quite a few hits/fish were missed, but that’s usually how it goes when learning the technique. Once the winds died down and the sun came out, the bite really picked up, especially on the west shore. The guys had some banner fishing with 10 lakers landed to 28″. We finished things up with Joey hooking and landing a FAT 25″ brown that we kept. It tipped the scale at nearly 9lbs!!! Who needs Lake Ontario??? These fish get upwards of 25″ and add almost 2lbs per inch!

I’m now living along the east shore of Cayuga Lake in the Lansing area. It’s quite a change from where I was before, but my new apartment is great – super convenient, spacious and clean. I had to give up my free-range spider farm and other great things (like the free mice) that came with living in a mildewy old house, but that’s the way it goes.

Look to see more trips (and reports) in the future out of Myers and Long Point, as well as Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco Lakes – all lakes that I’m psyched to start putting more time into. I will be pleasure fishing Oneida more often too. Lakes like Keuka will be a bit more of a drive, but I intend to keep fishing and guiding there. The fishing is just too darn good!