Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 9/2


Very good fishing today with Jason and David! We were originally scheduled for Sunday back a week and a half ago when the heavy rains came in and we postponed – and we’re all glad we did. We worked around the Taughannock to Kingtown Beach area on both sides of the lake. Fishing started out good with David getting a couple nice lakers. Lots of clean (no lamprey scar) fish are around. Both guys did very well with the top fish being David’s 31+1/2″ slob. We let go all the bigger fish (over 28″) today unharmed. I always take out a few seconds and “burp” them out, gently squeezing the belly of the fish upwards in order to relieve the swim bladder. The bite was steady with peaks around 9 am and again around 1:30 pm. 15 nice lakers were landed and others dropped. Fish hit all day long and were hitting when we left. Generally excellent fishing today, which should hold up tomorrow given the weather forecast – get ’em while it’s hot! 85′ to 105′ was best today with good action at all those depths. Next to nobody else was out fishing! Smelt and white shakers were best.