Skaneateles Lake 7/28 + Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 7/29


Had a few fun full days guiding Todd and Sean over the past week. Here’s how things went:

Skaneateles Lake 7/28: Weather conditions were perfect for some good smallmouth bass fishing so that’s what we did starting at 7 am. Casting green pumpkin Bass Pro Shops tender tubes fished on 1/4 oz jig heads did the trick – as did white and green pumpkin Super Flukes. Fish were hitting aggressively with others sometimes following hooked fish. The guys landed a lot of fish – probably at least 30 or more. No real slobs, but a lot of 12″ to 15″ fish. Fun trip and the fish hit well all day long. Water temps were around 75 degrees on top.

Cayuga Lake out of Taughannock 7/29: Jigged lakers to start today and we had a lot of fish “looking” and a few chasing. The guys landed around 4 to 5 lakers to start (at 5:45 am.) Morning fishing was pretty good. We worked quite a few areas mostly around Taughannock Park. High point of the AM was Todd hooking a big brown trout that got off after a short but hard battle. The fish was likely 10 to 12lbs. Another brown or two followed – so things were looking good. Fishing slowed around 10 am, but a couple more lakers were hooked and one landed just before we ended the trip. Winds got pretty strong out of the N. by 11 am – probably gusting 20 mph or more.