Cayuga out of Taughannock 8/28


I took out Syracuse Post-Standard columnist Dave Figura and his photographer Jim C. today. The day started out with overcast skies and a good chop out of the south. The guys got the basics of the jigging technique down and managed to land a few small lakers N. of AES. We had hold of a couple bigger ones too. On the West shore we hooked a triple! Fun stuff – and a couple fish were landed. Jim got some great photos that will be up on the Syracuse Post-Standard’s outdoor section on their website. Expect a jigging article around a week from Friday. Dave interviewed me and I gave him the “lowdown” on the jigging technique. I had a lot of fun chatting and laughing about stuff with Dave and Jim – they are great guys and I hope to see them on the water in the future.

PM: Did a guide trip with Dennis, who joined me last year on Owasco Lake in late August. The fishing went from good to very good/excellent as the wind declined. He caught a bunch of beauties incl. a 32″ fish that probably weighed 11lbs or better. We kept the smaller/med. fish today. Fish were on bottom and chasing very aggressively at times. We got ’em around 80′ to 90′ today – a tad bit deeper than the past week. Plenty of bait is still around and fish are still gorging themselves. Dennis did a great job hooking and playing fish. He lost 2 pigs that were probably over 30″ given their fight – but he did things well, the fish just got off – it happens.