Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 7/30


Did an early AM 1/2-day trip with George and his sons Dan and Dustin. We were hoping for a 5:45 am start but due to some “alarm clock malfunctions”(not on my part!) we wound up starting closer to 6:30 am. The Fish Gods were kind to my clients today; the early bite wasn’t great. Fishing picked up around 8 or 9 am and the guys did great – landing 10 nice lakers to 29 1/2”. We fished both shores with success today from around 60′ or so out to 90′ or more. Good bite! Shakers did the trick for us today. White, white w/chart. tails and smelt colors. Beautiful day to be out and I expect Cayuga Lake to provide some of the best fishing in the area for lakers, bonus browns, occasional rainbows and occasional salmon. This lake has so much bait in it, it’s ridiculous. Lampreys are under control too. It’s one of the best coldwater fisheries anywhere in the state – it’s that clear and simple!