Reports 9/30 – 10/2


I guided Cayuga Lake out of Long Point on Friday and then Owasco Lake out of Emerson Park on Saturday and Sunday. The bite was pretty good Friday then fair to good on Saturday and good to excellent on Sunday.

9/30 Cayuga out of Long Point: Did a full day with Ken and his wife Diane starting around 7 am. They wanted to get the lake jigging technique dialed in so that's what we did. We fished from north of Aurora down to the AES area. The bite was pretty good despite overcast skies and then some windier conditions later on. We never got much of the predicted rain. Fish landed ran from 16" up to 26". Around 8 fish were landed if I remember correctly. I think around 85' to 110' produced best. Plenty of bait is around and the fish I cleaned were stuffed with alewives.

10/1 Owasco Lake: Guided Greg for a full day. The north end laker bite was non-existant for us. Greg tried some pike fishing and it was slow – one dink. He landed a nice 13" perch as well as a smaller one. Later in the day we had some very solid lake trout action with some nice fish running to 27". We are finding a few wild fish in Owasco Lake, though some fish clearly have uneven fins (regenerated after clips) too. Greg wound up catching a decent pike in excellent condition that was likely 24" to 25" on a Superfluke. He also missed a couple hits that were probably smallmouth bass.

10/2 Owasco Lake: Guided Dave and Bill for a half day of lake trout fishing. The jigging started out halfway decent and got downright excellent before we wrapped things up. The guys landed around 6 or 7 fish and dropped plenty more on both spoons and plastics. The best three were all 28" beauties. This lake has some terrific fish in it! Water temps on the surface are around 68 degrees. The better pike fishing will likely get going in around 2 weeks. But casting jerkbaits should produce some nice bass, pike and perch right now. Maybe even a walleye.