Cayuga out of Dean’s 6/18


Just great fishing today – the best of the year thus far on lakers in Cayuga Lake! Did a 6 hour trip with Derrick and his two boys Matt and Jeff (ages 13 and 11). (For vertical lake trout jigging close to the ramp I occasionally break my 2 person policy.) The fishing started out pretty fast and furious with everyone hooking some fish. Young Jeff had the hot hand early and landed a couple nice fish. Derrick and myself worked with the kids until they got the technique down. Fishing slowed a little around 9 or 10 am, but never got dull. Hits came throughout the morning. The guys wound up with their limit of 9 nice fish – all between 25″ and 28″ and we headed in around 1:15pm. Fish were literally swallowing the jigs at times! Fish hit throughout the morning with the best fishing happening early – the earlier the better for this bite.

After the trip ended I checked in on a gar area. I found decent numbers of 30″ to 37″ longnose. They were in heavy weeds and hitting fairly well, but without my flyrod it was difficult keeping weighted rope flies high enough to get strikes. I also saw some nice largemouths and a smallmouth or two. Bass were still bedding. Plenty of nice sunfish, bullheads and bluegills are cruising around. One bowfin rounded out my “sight-seeing”.

Despite my busiest May and June thus far in my 3-year guiding career, I do have plenty of openings all summer long. I get emails wondering if I have open dates – yes I do! Plenty of them, so don’t hesitate if you’d like a trip. This weekend is still available as of 6/18.