Cayuga out of Taughannock 8/23


Did a 1/2 day AM trip with Kenny and his son Zack. We started at 6:15 am and worked the east shore. I’d fished the west shore yesterday and decided to try the east to start. It was a good call. The guys (esp. Kenny) got the technique down in short order and it wasn’t long before we were into fish – mainly in 75′ of water. Kenny caught some beauties today – fish up to over 31″! All were released. We had a great time and he was really digging the fishing. Zack nailed a few nice fish as well. I did procure another big lamprey eel – so I will try to document with detail how to cook these things. I know that 95% of those of you reading this are probably gagging (!) but once you behead the eels, they look like something you’d eat! We did try the west shore today but conditions were pretty windy/rough over there. The bite seemed to slow by 10 am.