Fished both lakes today for around 4 hours a piece. John Sander of “Sander’s Guide” fame joined me and as always he was a pleasure to fish with. Anyways, North winds have pushed whatever “warm” water we’ve had on Seneca south and dispersed it. We never marked much bait on either lake! Can’t believe it – late May and the bait is still deep for the most part. Seneca coughed up one nice laker for us around 27″. We missed some hits mostly around Sampson.
Fishing on Cayuga was tough to start but got hot in the evening. Lakers are everywhere from 40′ to over 150′. It’s a matter of finding active ones. Some marks just wouldn’t go. Our best fishing was in the evening in around 45′ to 65′ of water. Active lakers were pounding our tube jigs. Best fish was a fat 28″, probably nearing 9 to 10lbs. This fish was FAT! In around an hour we landed 4 fish and missed/lost a few others. I expect nearshore lake trout and even salmon fishing to extend well into June – that’s one advantage of this COLD spring we’re having. Pike should hold up for a while as well!