Cayuga out of Dean’s Cove 5/14
Had a very enjoyable day with Rick out on the lake. Oddly, the weather forecast called for a chance of t-storms. It was a bluebird day with barely a hint of any clouds until late. We worked hardsearching and probing the depths for lakers. I brought my GPS unit that had some waypoints I’d saved from last year and that helped to do the trick. The fish are still deeper than I’ve seen them for this time of year. We hit fish at different depths, but did well around 140′ to 160′. We worked out to 200′ trying to break the Angling Zone record, but didn’t do it, though we did mark a fish or two out there.
The highlight of the day – apart from the beautiful surroundings, loons and enjoyable conversation, was the first 2 fish Rick got. He nailed a 29″ and 30″ laker. The 29″ fish was fat, pretty clean and unclipped. We had a 25″ laker with a regenerated dorsal clip – so if you’re in the diary program remember to check and make sure fins aren’t smaller than they should be – if they are, that’s a clip. Rick bagged a couple other fish for a total of 5 on the day. A couple were missed/lost too. H2O is around 51 on top (by the afternoon). My probe showed 41 degrees down 50′. So the bait and lakers should be getting the message that it’s time to move up! Expect good to very good action over the next month – getting better by the week! BTW – Most fish are very clean with few signs of lampreys.