Cayuga/Taughannock 7/1


Got out with Mike (from 6/28) and Paul for 1/2 day jigging on Cayuga Lake. We started bright and early at 5:30 am. Fish were chasing and looking, as has been the case over the past few days of unsettled weather. Eventually a few fish cooperated and Mike managed to land 3 nice lakers, including two fish in the 27″ to 28″ range. There’s no shortage of bait on Cayuga Lake. There’s no predictability of the bite either during the past few days – hot bites tend to occur just before T-storms! It hasn’t been necessary to get up too early, though it always helps. Despite the gloomy weather forecast, it was beautiful this AM with sun and clear skies! BTW – I don’t follow the old Earl Holdren adage too closely, where he suggests getting your boat out (onto the water) when storms approach- “if you don’t get struck by lightning you might get struck by the biggest trout you ever caught!” So we haven’t pushed the “storm issue.” 😉 But we’re doing alright. Fish range from 65′ or so out to at least 110′. H2O temps on top are in the low to mid 60s.