Cayuga out of Dean’s 6/4


Did 1/2 day with Chris and Nicole. Laker action started out good with a follow on one of the first couple drops. Chris wound up nailing a couple nice fish and losing one under the boat. Nicole also caught a nice fish. There was bait and fish around in around 45′ to 75′ of water. The fishing slowed as the morning progressed.

I met Jessica at the launch around noon and we headed south looking for lakers. We didn’t find anything to write home about. We took a break and did some perch fishing. Perch action was tremendous, although most fish were short of “keeper size”. Great opportunities for kids though! After perchin’ we tried some other laker areas and the fish really turned on. We landed 5 in around an hour – a couple were around 19″, a 25″ and a couple 27″+. Excellent fishing! I did some fly-casting and had a BIG brown – probably at least 8lbs chase in a streamer in 35′ of water. When I get time, I’m going to keep working on the “offshore laker pattern”. It’s something I’ve been trying off and on for years, but haven’t gotten dialed in yet. I just haven’t had the time to do it. But it’s coming! The next couple weeks should bring the right conditions for it. H2O was up around 56. BTW – plenty of bullheads are in the launch area or “harbor” at Dean’s Cove. It’s full of them.