Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 8/20


Had a great day fishing with two dyed-in the wool fly-fishermen – Arti and Steve. We started around 6:15 am with a good laker bite. No slobs today, but some nice fish running 23″ to 27″. My boat’s vertical jigging brown trout record was broken again this year, this time with four fish. A 19″, 20″, 24″ and 27″ fish. All FAT! The guys are catch and release fishermen so that’s what we did today, apart from one deep hooked laker. Arti also managed a 17″ salmon that we were able to release unharmed. We were surprised to see some lakers coming from shallower water – up to around 62′. Maybe we had a dead spot on the graph – I’m not sure, but usually we find browns in shallower. Fun day and a couple fly-fishers got to see the excitement and appeal of the jigging technique. Darker colored plastics did the trick today – the usual Shakers and some Bass Pro Shops baits.