Cayuga Lake Shorefishing 1/3


Back to the shorefishing today. Had the forecast not been for rainy, windy conditions I would have taken my boat out. I was well equipped for shore casting today with my 6 wt. fly-rod with a type 3 sinking line, 5 mm neoprene chest waders (which are getting hard to find,) a stripping basket and waterproof wading jacket. I fished a few different areas and in the first area I had five different encounters with what was likely two different salmon. I landed one around 18″.

Area number two was the hotspot and within a half hour I’d landed three solid salmon from 19″ to 21″. The fishing was reminiscent of the early 2000s or late 1990s with nice clean fish. Great battles too with some superb jumps! Putting in my time paid off. Time now to work on other things and wait for the next thaw. Looks like it will be another topnotch year on Cayuga Lake.