Cayuga out of Cayuga Lake State Park 5/29


Guided the Herman’s for a full day on Cayuga. Bass fishing the shallows was slow in the morning – due primarily to the shallows cooling down from the chilly night. A couple decent bass were hooked and one landed. Fishing did pick up as the day went on according to a friend of mine who owns a cottage on the lake. We did some laker jigging just south of Silos and we were pleasantly surprised to find good to excellent numbers of baitfish and lakers in the 40′ to 60′ range. Eleonore had the hot hand, missing/losing a few good fish before landing 3 nice ones up to 28″. John landed one decent laker. We saw fish follow jigs right to the boat, so fly-fishing is a possibility – though it would be challenging! The lakers are full of energy and fighting very well! Water temps ranged from the low 50s to the low 60s on the north end. Pickerel were active in the north end as well, and we spent the last hour of the trip fishing for these toothy critters. The laker action is just getting started, stay tuned!