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  1. Lewis I’ve seen reeldocs posts and I don’t care who you are or who reeldoc is
  2. The lakers like the cold they are usually below thermocline
  3. Please don’t hold fish by the lips if releasing them. If you need to pick them up hold the tail in one hand and support the belly with the other
  4. Sheldrake is a good area in July you are likely to run into Lakers and there is a chance at salmon or other species. Wind depending but I usually like the area north of sheldrake where as you said the contours are farther apart. It’s kind of a broad cove. Early morning might be shallower fish but as the sun comes on the water generally have to move slightly deeper. Usually in July thermocline may be set up. Depths paddle around in the cove/ near the point would be 30-100 ft. Don’t get married to one spot. Paddle until you see bait or fish marks or both then start fishing. Some fish you can’t see on finder so looking for a bait school is a good bet they’ll be nearby. If you see a solid mark up high in the water it might be a non-laker and drop your jig right on it’s head watching the finder you might get a reaction strike. Taughannock is a good area too, same kind of deal fishing as sheldrake. with a drop off out front and coves on north/south side of point good for fishing. Taugh sounds like an easy launch for a kayak. And depending on wind you can go to either the north or south parking lot to launch and get on the downwind side of the point. With jigging it’s better if you can try to slow down your drift so that you can keep line more vertical and stay on top of bait longer good luck
  5. The full guide is out now I am relieved there are no changes to the trout in the finger lakes and tribs. But I hope people aren’t confused by the publicized statewide changes as applying to finger lakes because I have seen people fishing in a closed creek this winter and told them it’s closed, they didn’t know
  6. The section for finger lakes says there are changes for warm water species. The section for region 7 says that all lakes and streams will be under statewide regulations. It’s not clear until they publish the full regs whether finger lakes tribs upstream to the first barrier still have special regs https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/fish_marine_pdf/2022regchanges.pdf
  7. US Lakeside Bait and tackle is right in Union Springs at 145 Cayuga st. Not sure what bait they have google says the phone number is 315 889 9038 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’m not a scientist or biologist but my hypothesis is that with the goby influx in Cayuga a few years ago and some of the salmon and browns having the goby in their diet are not ingesting as much Thiaminase, which is allowing some of their eggs to hatch. There is ample spawning activity in tribs and even many marinas around the lake, I believe some are successful
  9. I think so, some of the salmon have what looks like clips when I catch them
  10. I’ve been seeing large schools of small Salmon and browns in near shore areas around Long point and also west side of lake south of taughannock, I caught a few schoolies on small jigs and none were fin clipped. Over the winter most of the large salmon I caught were without finclips. Make of that what you will
  11. Jerkbaits and tube jigs have been working ok but not that many lakers in shallow this year
  12. Hi i was at long point yesterday it is not launchable right now too low and there is ice
  13. Thanks Spoonfed, it was amazing to see it in person
  14. Woah that’s huge whaler1, where did you catch that one?
  15. The fish was not in very good shape after such a long fight, it has made a couple great meals already
  16. My buddy hooked this 17 pound 3 ounce brown trout, shore casting a small swimbait. It was 32” long and 20” around the belly, super fat. I bent the handle of my net lifting it up on the dock. Largest brown I’ve seen out of Cayuga
  17. Did some fly fishing this afternoon in a Cayuga tributary and found a run of rainbow trout. The water was very clear so light line and small small nymphs with an indicator did the trick, landed 2 rainbows 22.5” and 24.5” saw a few others. There’s going to be a great run this spring
  18. Winter is a great time to use fly gear from shore or a boat to go after trout, in Cayuga lake anyways. Streamers in dark colors for laker trout or brighter colors for salmon, or smelt patterns. Bass gear like tube jigs works great for Lakers in the winter, or casting blade baits is productive if it’s windy or you want to work a mudline.
  19. A few hungry Lakers are already cruising the shorelines, more everyday. In my opinion the second half of November and into December are top notch laker fishing with an occasional bonus brown or rainbow. They hit hard and fight hard with the water being cold and they’re hungry after the spawn. I mainly shore cast tube jigs, blade baits, spoons, jerkbaits. You could troll spoons or sticks baits like Berkeley flicker minnow I’ve had luck with trolling the shallows try 5-20 fow around points or creek mouths
  20. Chucked spoons for 3 hours off the pier at Sodus point. Nothing landed, went 0/1 only hooked up for a few seconds nearly pulled the rod from my hands. There’s a few fish jumping between the break walls but it’s a needle in a haystack right now
  21. Do you have any spoon recommendations? I like Krocodiles and cleos and moonshines
  22. Thanks for the replies everybody I think I’ll give it a shot chucking some spoons or maybe stickbaits or eggs
  23. Don’t know about trolling but jigging has been good for Lakers and bonus silvers
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