Cayuga out of Taughannock 9/12


Today I was out with Glen and Karl for a trip on Cayuga. The lake trout bite was tough. The winds out of the south gusting to over 20 mph. didn’t help things. Fish are all over the place – 65′ to 110′ of water. Bait is all over. The guys picked up a couple bass on the east shore early on in the AM. First laker was boated around noon (literally) north of Taughannock. We did more bassin’ and a nice smallie was lost boatside – hooked on a Rapala X-Rap. Back to lakers and two more were landed – a dink and a nice 4lber. Both kept lakers were males. The larger one didn’t have any clips. The females certainly aren’t ready to spawn but they seem turned off in general. I don’t know why. I expect fishing to improve as we get some warm stable weather, but who knows? Last year the laker fishing was excellent throughout September. There’s no reason it shouldn’t stay good but time will tell! We worked plastics and spoons.