Cayuga Lake Shorefishing 3/4
Hit Milliken Station for an hour and a half today with fly-gear. (I'm just going to call it that instead of AES or Cayuga Operating Company from now on. It's too darn confusing with all the name changes – but for those who don't know, I'm talking about the power plant.) Nothing was doing. A few other anglers worked it as well. My buddy Mike drove up a ways to fish there and he stayed the whole day. Conditions changed a bit for the better and he persevered, landing a couple solid salmon and pike.
It was very cool being able to see the "influence" of the warm water throughout the area. I knew that fish could detect it from a long ways away, but in my boat I could never measure much of a water temperature difference for more than a little ways around the discharge and bay. But clearly the influence of the plant goes more than 2/3rds the way across the lake, up the lake 2+ miles and down the lake probably the same amount. That's changed my perspective on things a lot!