Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 9/8 – 9/10


Cayuga Lake continues to produce some beautiful lake trout, but the fishing has been unpredictable. Friday was a guide trip with this year’s Red Cross Derby lake trout/lunker division winner Mike Canavan and his dad Larry. My favorite fishing rods in the world are the ones that Mike builds for me. Just awesome fishing tools. (Or is it “precision fishing instruments? 😉 Anyways, we all fished and had fun landing 9 nice fish. I probably should have just given Mike the wheel and had him do the guiding, because he has a way with big fish on Cayuga Lake. The fishing was quite good and Mike and his dad had a double going at one point in time.

On Saturday and Sunday I fished the 1st. Salvation Army Fishing Derby on Cayuga Lake with Mihai. We had a slow day on Saturday and didn’t catch fish until close to noon. We did manage(2) 31″ fish plus a smaller one. Our fish weighed in at 9.1 and 9.2lbs. We needed a 9.3lber to make the board Sat. night. Mike (from Friday’s trip) was the tournament leader with a 13lb laker!

Sunday was probably better fishing – we landed 6 nice fish up to around 30”. Nothing to weigh in, but we had fun. Fish are throughout Cayuga’s mid-southern sections – from at least as far south as Flatrock up to Kidders and probably beyond.