Cayuga Lake Shorefishing 2/14 PM


With cold conditions this AM and winds varying in speed and direction, shorefishing wound up being the best option for me today. It would’ve been tempting to drive over to Seneca Lake, but I didn’t trust the wind forecasts, so Cayuga it was.

I opted to leave the fly-fishing gear at home with the temps right around freezing. I checked out three different areas and wound up fishing two of them. My first area proved best with two nice salmon landed both around 20″. One was a fresh (as opposed to drop-back) silver fish that hit a homemade spinner. I kept this one for dinner. 5 minutes later I nabbed a one-eyed (although healthy looking otherwise) dropback that hit a jig. That was it for action. I let go the second fish. Lake level is low.