Cayuga out of Dean’s Cove 7/2 – 7/4


It’s been a busy week over here at FLAZ. Guided Mark and Mike again on Sunday. They hooked up with one good lake trout, then we did a bit of bass fishing. It wasn’t super productive but it was a fun day with a bunch of rock bass and a decent smallmouth, plus some missed fish. The weather was spotty and plenty of pleasure boats were out. Bass were hitting tube jigs and super flukes. Lake trout were chasing a bit in the morning but it was tough drawing solid strikes.

Monday the 3rd. was Chris and his wife Barb. Chris is a long-time friend and has been out with me quite a few times over the past 2 years. We started around noon with a decent little burst of lake trout action. Fishing slowed from around 3 till 7pm, then picked up again as the sun got low. We wound up with around a half-dozen decent lake trout caught from 45′ to 70′. Barb did a nice job in converting her nice shirt into a slimy bloody lake trout rag! She has a great touch with the technique and I was impressed!

Tuesday July 4th was surprisingly “boat-free” on the lake. The predicted “heavy T-storms” never materialized and we got lucky, as Kelly and his son Mike didn’t have any raingear with them! The lake trout action started with a couple smallish 20″ to 22″ fish around 7 am. Fishing picked up and the guys did a great job landing at least 13 fish – most of which were in the 26″ to 28″ range! Fish were pretty shallow in the morning, nosing into some 52 degree water around 35′ deep. Good fishing and it stayed steady until we called it quits around 1:30pm.

Fish appear to be steadily moving out of the “Silos” area. The “downlake migration” appears to have begun! Bait is all over the place. Fishing should remain good for quite some time!