Cayuga North end/Skaneateles Lake 8/3


The bass bite is still very good on Cayuga Lake. We cranked deep coontail beds and landed just under a dozen nice bass from about 1.5 to 3lbs. Most were 1.5 to 2lbs. Some bigger fish are around and I had one follow of a “pig” on a jig. Fish ranged from 8′ of water down to over 22′. The best action was around 14′ to 18′.

We “pulled up anchor” and shot over to Skaneateles Lake in the afternoon. I haven’t fished it in a while and wanted to check things out. We managed a couple lakers on jigging spoons and soft plastics. It’s a different ballgame than the alewife fueled Finger Lakes. The fish are smaller and respond to different presentations and colors. I found a lot of fish just as the sun started going down, but wasn’t able to hook up with any, though I had 4 to 5 fish chasing my jigs at a time on the flasher. We found a few smallmouths as well in 15′ to 20′.