Cayuga out of Taughannock 3/23


My buddy Phil and myself started at 10:30 am after the fog rolled off. Shore fishermen at Taughannock Park reported good brown trout action this AM. We found them with our fly-rods shortly after we started. I got a nice 18″ brown and missed one (probably the same fish.) My buddy Phil missed 4 or 5 hits in a row, plus he had one boil for his fly. He never hooked up. The weather conditions changed and the browns disappeared.

Millican station was packed with anglers and a boat. Word is the fish are in. We didn’t even bother – given all the fishing pressure over there. We worked lakers for the remainder of the day and the fishing was quite slow. We motored all the way up the the northern flats of the lake – past Aurora, and I found some fish. Landed one 26″ laker and missed one. We hit various areas on the way up and marked very few fish. They seem lethargic and dormant. The laker fishing should improve by the week. H20 temps are 36 to 37. Nice day to be out! The laker I caught was very deep – around 140′ to 150′.