Cayuga out of Taughannock 7/22
Guided a full day with Dave and his son John. We started early at 6am and it paid off. The guys got into fish immediately – nice lakers up to 29″. The smallest were around 20″. We had a couple unclipped fish as well, which is always nice to see. The bite slowed up around 9, and after that it was one here, one there. Both shores of the lake produced fish. Plenty of bait was around and the best laker action for us remains in 55′ to 80′ of water. Plastics did the trick for us. The guys lost a few fish and wound up with 11 on the day. Most fish were clean – very few signs of lamprey attacks and most fish hit right on the bottom. Expect solid lake trout action through August and into early September!
By noon Taughannock was as crowded as I’ve ever seen it with pleasure boaters – after the mediocre weather of the past week it’s understandable. Don’t expect to be able to pull out of the launch easily unless you get lucky!