Cayuga out of Dean’s Cove 5/27


Lake trout jigging is getting better and better. We still aren’t seeing much bait but today we finally found a small pod of bait and hooked a good 5 to 6 lakers in 15 minutes or so, including one double. Fish are averaging 24″ to 27″, plus we got one over 31″ today probably weighing 11lbs. or better. I have a new batch of photos to scan and post this coming week and they’ll be going up. If you like a lot of action, things should pick up intensely after a week or so of hot weather.

Pike/pickerel action at the north end is sporadic. Large schools of alewives have invaded the northern part of Cayuga Lake. Water temps are warm. If you are into pike fishing my suggestion would be Seneca Lake or Cayuga’s southern portion. I think many of the north end of Cayuga Lake’s pike are holding in deeper water during the day and feeding shallower at night. Remember that big pike prefer cold water, and Cayuga’s north end is WARM. We had almost 60 degrees in some coves today. Most of the lake is around 53 on the surface, if not even colder. The Seneca derby is this weekend and that’s where I’ll be. I’ll be posting a full report early next week.