Cayuga out of Dean’s Cove 12/27


With mostly sunny skies and light south winds turning westerly, my buddy Mike and I decided to target lakers today out of Dean’s Cove. The lake level was still decent enough to launch without problems. Water temps are around 41. The great fishing we had a few weeks ago near Long Point in 90′ to 110′ had dissipated. We moved north and checked depths out to 180′. The best looking areas (on the sonar) were the 120′ to 140′ depths. Fishing was difficult – not a lot of aggressive fish, but we managed to land 3 nice lakers to 29″. A few hits were missed. 1+1/2oz. jigs with white flipping tubes worked best. A couple other boats were out duck hunting, but that was it for boat traffic. Gorgeous day, but cold out there! Either way, it was very nice getting out and the chowder pots will be full this week.