Cayuga out of Dean’s Cove 4/26
Guided Mike, Zoe and Trent from “Edible Finger Lakes” magazine. The publication is available throughout the region at wineries and other area locales. They spotlight regional cuisine – as well as local restauranteurs, wineries, farmers and other interesting things of note. We’d been talking for awhile about local fish and their absence from local restaurants and markets. Anyways the crew met me at 7:45 am and we headed out.
Fishing was excellent! As good as I’ve seen it for deep jigging. Zoe mainly took photos, but she fished and managed to land a couple nice lakers. All in all 14 fish were landed in around 2.5 hours. The fish were all solid – averaging around 27″. They are STUFFED with baitfish – primarily alewives, though we had one laker spit up a smelt and one laker had a big sunfish (around 7″) in its stomach. Water temperatures are around 41 on top. North end temps are in the high 50s (though they fluctuate widely up there.)