Cayuga out of Taughannock 8/25


Got out with John Sander (of Sander’s Fishing Guides) for a relaxing day on Cayuga. John drives up from the Buffalo area, so we started at around 9:30am. Conditions were nice on Cayuga – hot and humid but without much wind. We worked the Taughannock area and had some good jigging action on Landlocked salmon. Small fish were hitting our jigs and we each had 15″ salmon up to the boat before they flipped off. Let’s hope these fish grow a little more and provide the top-notch salmon fishing we’ve come to expect on Cayuga Lake! I had a beautiful rainbow trout – fat and probably 2′ long chase my jig in. It didn’t hit it well enough for me to hook it. I also had a huge smallmouth follow up a jig in 100′ of water. Everything except lake trout appeared to be hitting! We did some bassin’ and John caught a nice largemouth and smallmouth on a tube jig and swim bait. I managed a smallmouth.

We went back to the lakers and we each hooked a nice fish and John landed his. By this time a storm was brewing so we got off the water and headed over to T-Burg for a bite to eat and a couple cold ones. Fish remain in 75′ to 110′ and deeper. It’s an exciting time to be fishing around the Taughannock portion of Cayuga Lake. My guess is that there was probably a good AM bite on lakers that we missed. Sunny days often result in good AM and PM bites.