Cayuga Lake Taughannock Shorefishing 2/5


Chased away a little cabin fever with some fly-fishing today at Taughannock with my buddy Mike. As usual, we waded around the park. Mike started fishing around 9 am and missed a salmon. He had a hit then saw a swirl, so he wasn’t sure of the fish’s size. I joined him around 10:45. It took awhile before my casting got halfway decent – it isn’t easy wade fishing from shore with the shoreline obstructions (like bushes and trees.) We fished for a good hour and a half without any action. A second try around the park and I had a few opportunities at a nice fish – likely in the 20″ to 22″ range. The fish hit on a couple different casts and then swirled for my fly. I couldn’t hook it. I did manage to land one around 17″ or so near the creek mouth. I used an intermediate line and a flashy fly. We tried another area without luck. The boat launch was open (ice-free) and five boats were on the lake out of Taughannock. Lake level remains very low, so it’s good for easy wading.