Cayuga out of Taughannock 2/26


My boat is being worked on at Silver Lake Marine. Nearly all the wood on the boat is to be replaced! I’m looking forward to getting it back hopefully next week. My buddy Mike drove up today and we went out in his Lund for a day of fly-fishing. Water levels were very low – as low as I’ve ever seen them. H2O temps were around 36. We didn’t have the winds we needed today for good LLS (Landlocked salmon) flyfishing, but we tried anyways – w/o luck. The conditions today would have been perfect for lake trout jigging but we left the jigging gear at home. We wound up searching for northern pike. I’m sure our flies crossed the paths of many pike, but they just weren’t too active. I landed one nice, clean fish around 30″ by noon. We kept working pike areas w/o any notable action (a follow here or there was it.) Around 5 pm we each landed nice pike – Mike’s was probably around 31″ and I got another one around 27″. We found some fish shallow and some quite deep. That was it on the day. It appears that trollers around Taughannock caught a fish or two. There’s some great LLS fishing to be had on Cayuga this season, but the right weather conditions are still important. I’m planning on more fishing soon – both from shore and in the boat – weather depending. Pike season closes on March 15th.