Please join us in a new Facebook group called "Finger Lakes Salmon and Trout Fishing" I've created this group due to the original being totally unmoderated and rude people ruining it for everyone. Thanks
Launch out of Myers headed south. Got 2 miles south and realized the water was mud and wasn't going to be productive. We made a turn back north till I found better water. We fished from 6am-Noon under overcast skys the whole day. Dead flat and sprinkling. Very peaceful and calm morning. Even tho it was slow we enjoying our morning to the fullest. 6:30am our first board took a rip. My step son Dean was on the rod and doing well. After a nice fight he brought a nice 28" Female Brown to the Net. Being I told him we were her for the big one, we were overly excited to get a nice Brown early. Then we proceeded to land 4 legal salmon in the 18-20" range. Overall we only landed 10 fish by noon, but we got the right one
Headed back out from 6am-10:30am. Sun was out very early to a dead flat lake and a east wind. We worked the same area but stayed in a small spot that was very productive. The water was only a slight brown and we had another foot of visibility. Hoping for a bigger Brown was the name of the game but lets face it. 28' is pretty good! Around 7:30am we doubled up! Dean brought a large laker to the boat and I was fortunate enough to bring another Brown the boat. Dean slid the net under the fish and when it hit the floor I really couldn't believe it. It was a Very Large 29" Male Brown Trout. I didn't have a scale but I think he is my new personal best. The rest of the morning was similar to the first. 10 for 10.
5/20 Back at it again! We went to the same spot, of course! As soon as we set down it was game on. The water had turned from brown to and nice green. It was nonstop action including doubles and triples. Pure mayhem. Still hoping for the Cayuga lake giant we weeded through many salmon in the 16-20' range and many small browns. But due to no lack of effort we couldn't find a big fish. We landed 16 by 8:30am Great day on the water and some salmon for the table. Tight lines!