Seneca/Lodi 8/11 + Cayuga/Taughannock 8/12

Reports

Got out with my good buddy Eric for a little afternoon/evening fishing on Seneca yesterday. The lake was rough, no two ways about it – with a steady north wind around 12 to 15 mph. Waves were 2′ to 3′ and crossing the lake was fun 😉 We jigged lake trout for a bit south of Long Point and missed/lost a few. No great shakes. Boat control was tough. I had a dink up to the boat and that was about it. Eric dropped 2 decent fish. The small one looked like a young “Seneca wild” fish! This lake just churns them out…


We fished bass for most of the afternoon and Eric did well throwing a tube jig with a handful of mostly small fish landed, but one decent one around 15″. I threw a spinnerbait and caught a few dinks as well. Smallish 10″ to 14″ fish were stacked on windblown points. Eric got one small northern shallow around the weeds. That’s a good sign for the future. So overall it was rough as heck, but we managed a bit of action with small fish. The lake is absolutely loaded with milfoil!


Today was guiding on Cayuga Lake with Jake and Matt. Perfect day! The fishing started out very well with some aggressive chasing fish. Both guys lost a couple then started landing some fish. Soon we were in business with steady action throughout the day. Fish are definitely on the move south and are in the pre-spawn mode. Eggs are getting riper and the fish are moving aggressively for the jigs. Best action was around 75′ to 90′ of water. They landed 10 nice fish up to 30″ and lost around 5 or 6.


We took a break from the lakers and shot over to the east shore for a little bassin’. The guys landed and released a couple nice smallmouths.