Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 8/25
AM: Guided Dave and son David for 3/4s of a day. Action was very tough during the first two hours of the day, but I encouraged young David to hang in there. By around 9 am the bite got hot ‘n heavy for an hour, with the guys landing 6 or 7 nice lakers (to over 28″) and a chunky brown. Action slowed, but picked up for a short while with two more nice lakers coming to the net. David caught the two biggest fish of the day and was quite proud of himself. Semi-tough fishing but we were fortunate to be at the right place at the right time.
PM: I picked up the Hermans at 2:30 pm and we headed out for some laker/brown action. We marked a boatload of lakers but the bite was tough with fish chasing half heartedly and hitting lightly. Tough bite, but a ride N. of Taughannock proved fruitful with John landing a nice 22″ landlocked salmon! Two nice lakers followed and then we called it a day. Tough bite, but lots of fish around. Depths and lure selection remain the same as in recent reports. Lakers are fighting very well with surface temps at 73 degrees!