Cayuga out of Dean’s 6/5
Guide trip “repeat” with Chris and Mike. Jigging for lakers on Cayuga was good to excellent in the morning and evening with just a mid-day lull in the action. Bait and lakers are swarming in 15′ to 40′ of water along the lake’s shelves. Our best action was around the cooler mid-portions of the lake – basically the Stoney Point to Cayuga AES/Kidders area. The Silos were slow when we checked them at midday, though they might be a good bet in the morning or evening. Once we found the fish around 9 am or so the fishing was fast and a limit was taken in pretty short order, then it was catch ‘n release time.
We took a break and searched a warm water cove for gar and saw around 4 plus a huge bowfin. Lots of bass are starting to spawn and bluegills are spawning. Saw some big carp and plenty of bullheads around as well. It never gets old just motoring around quietly with the electric motor observing fish! I love it. Onlya few weeks until bass season and I’m looking forward to it. The evening laker bite was pretty wild with TONS of follows and swipes but few actual grabs. A riot though with fish chasing every couple drops for Chris. Fun day! Expect terrific lake trout jigging for the next month or so. Once bass season opens and fish like gar stack in coves there will be tons of angling opportunities on Cayuga Lake…..