Cayuga out of Taughannock 4/5


Did a full day trip with the Hermans today. I figured a late start would help some of the inshore areas to warm up. We started at 11 am and fished till just before 6 pm. Conditions were tough – we had cold water inshore (36 to 37 degrees). We worked both shores diligently. Eleonore had a couple short hits from a salmon on the east shore. Around 10 minutes later John had a whopping hit on a Rapala Shad Rap and a very nice fish broke the surface. After a great fight, including a couple strong runs I put the net under the fat brown trout. It was over 23″ , thick bodied and probably 4.5 to 4.75lbs. We snapped a quick shot and released the fish. That was about it for today. Water temps were warmer near the Ithaca Pier and up the inlet, but the visibility was less than 1′. Pier fishers reported tough fishing today. We need the rain to stop and air temps to become more seasonal.