Cayuga out of Taughannock 8/6


After looking at the wind forecasts I postponed my AM trip with 3-ppl (it’s much too hard to control the boat with 3 and a lot of wind.) I called Will and told him we could start our 11 am trip early, but he decided to stick with our original plan. Add that in with the cranking winds at around 15 to 25 mph and I figured I had my work cut out for me.

I met Will and his dad Bill at the dock and they had the right attitude for a good trip. Bill had fished the boundary waters in Wisconsin and spent days trying to catch lakers without luck. So he told me one laker would be great. That, I was pretty sure we could do.

We worked different areas around Taughannock and we eventually wound up in an area that has produced some browns, salmon and rainbows for us in the past, including some lakers. Bill landed the first fish – a 17″ laker. Then Will got things going by landing a 24.5″ brown that weighed 7lbs! What a pig! Then he hooked another fish – a 26″ brown that weighed 9lbs! Bill then landed a bigger brown – a 27″ 11lber! Will then dropped what was likely a big brown. We had at least two other nice browns follow in the jigs. Then Will landed a 30″ laker that weighed 10lbs. The Cayuga fish are fat. A few more lakers were landed and we called it a day. Browns were in around 65′ of water give or take. Lakers were a little bit deeper.

I knew we’d be in for a challenging day. But with challenges come opportunities and the guys made the best of them. Expect some great brown trout fishing this fall around creek mouths and up the tributaries. There are some very nice fish in the lake this year! Fish came on Lunker City Shakers.