Red Cross Fishing Tournament Report 7/9 -7/10 Cayuga Lake


My buddy Terry and I pounded Cayuga Lake for lakers this past weekend. Saturday morning was tough fishing and we marked a lot of fish but couldn’t get them to go. Picked up a dink in 100′ and caught a couple 25″ fish in various areas. We spent most of our time around the Silos, north and south of Sheldrake and across Cayuga Lake working north of King Ferry. Winds made the lake rough and drifting difficult. Intermittant rain and t-storms didn’t help. Fish bit well when the sun was shining and when the sun came out and the wind died at around 4 pm the bite got hot. We caught lots of 22″ to 26″ fish but no slobs.

Sunday was perfect weather for drifting and Terry landed a 31″ beauty! It was our 4th or 5th. fish of the morning and we decided to weigh it in quickly. It was sitting pretty at 5th. place in the derby at 11 am. 9.76lbs. We got back on the water around 12:30 pm and fishing was tough at the Silos. Went south and found a bunch of solid 27″ +/- fish! They fought great and nearly every one we hooked felt like it could have been a board fish! We never did get another pig and our nice fish finished out at 10th. place, good for $75. Great weekend with some very good to excellent action including a double. I think we landed around 27 to 28 fish over the two days. During our first day we lost at least 15 fish or more. Why, we don’t know. Our hookup/land ratio was much better Sunday. We eased up on our drags which may have helped. The bite continues to be excellent on Seneca and Cayuga for lakers.