Cayuga out of Taughannock 8/24


It felt good to get back on the water today after Cornell Registration the last couple days. Of course the weather had to be beautiful as we were trapped indoors! 😉 Guide trip today with John and Eleonore. This is the 3rd. trip they’ve booked with me this year and I have a feeling it won’t be the last! 😉 We worked the Taughannock to Rocky Dock area and they had a great day, landing 8 nice lakers up to 28″ and one incredible brown! The brown trout toyed with John’s jig as he lowered it down, so he cranked the jig back up and the brute hit. This fish ripped out some serious drag and then started thrashing by my trolling motor! I “IDed” the fish as it was surfacing. I thought it was a goner then it took off again. After a couple more runs I managed to net the fish. 29″ and FAT as could be. We released it after a couple quick photos. It was considerably bigger than Willy’s June brown that was around 26″ and boga gripped at 11.5lbs. So I’m guessing somewhere between 12 and 14lbs. Let’s say around 13 😉 Photos will be up as soon as John emails them to me.

After the trip I fished a bit and landed around a half dozen legal smallmouths to 17″. One laker rounded out my day. It feels like the fall fishing madness has begun! The park looked like “post Labor day” today – very few people there this morning.