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  1. Cayuga B.A.S.S.

    Don't be surprised if you see them on Cayuga next Sept. I know of 2 that have been checking things out.
  2. Cayuga Cayuga 8/27

    Been tough last few times out on Cayuga. Have not seen many post, so assume tough all around. Was going to rename the Dead Sea. I think Lamprey and other issues are making fishing difficult. Or I am just not smart enough to figure it out. We finally did today. Anyway, my son and I had 1st rod in water before 6:00am with some fog. Boys Scout Camp area. By 7:30 we had 5 Lakers,1- 21" landlock, 1- 17" , and a 19" rainbow. His arm got tired. Caught several dink landlocks and 3 legal lakers after that. All Lakers but 1 over 5 lbs, best was 8.5lbs 29" No browns. Done at 10:00. Kept 4 lakers for friend. 4 dipsy program, Caught 1 laker on Reel Hooked Up fly behind spin doctor. Then went to an all spoon setup as they were hammering the R&R Chartreuse shad in 2 sizes and PK62. Every fish caught in 330FOW +-. lures down 70/80 and 40/50. Marked fish and bait throughout that range. Died off by 9:00am. Weeds and debris were spotty, but bad when you did hit it. Weekday and we had whole lake to ourselves.
  3. Cayuga Cayuga 8-25-13

    Wow !! Been a while since my last post... Busy Busy this year.... Had a FLTA tourney on Cayuga .... Launched out of Dean's Cove and ran south just short of Sheldrake and set up shop... We ran cores coppers riggers wires and rigs.... We get the last rod in and BANG !! 200 copper goes pulling a FLT Death From Above, board going back quick and grab the rod and a great fight all the way to the boat and was a bit surprised that the the fish was a 6 lb Laker ... Get the rods back in the water and nothing for a long time other than the 20 + 10 inch landlock salmon with all three trebles in there mouth almost every time , very impressive for such a small fish I must say.... We work in to some different water and bang a couple small 18 inch lakers and had to keep them for our box cause we are running out of time.... We were starting to pick up the rods for the run in and we get a hit on the shallow rig and get a nice little bow to the boat and in the box..... Was very disappointed on our way in knowing we only had maybe 12 pounds of fish in the box and it usually takes at least 25 to 30lbs to be in the top 5 in this tourney and definitely questioning my decision on where to fish out there today ... We get to weigh in and find out after chatting to everyone there that it was slow for most boats and end up pulling off the win and lunker and taking over the overall points lead for the season so far..... Congrats to everyone who fished and to my buddy Joe ( Keepin it Reel ) on his second place finish and a hell of a first season as a member of the club ... Keep it up Joe !!! :yes: Mike
  4. Ill start by saying that I for one am disappointed in the amount of successful Jigging reports I have seen this year so far. This forum and its members taught me how to Jig for Lakers and catch them doing so and therefore I feel its only fair I give back to the forum and help the people who were like me (before this forum) and are trying to learn how to do this. All below fish were caught on @DeepWaterLures/@hermit jigs. All dates are approximate as I intended to rely on the date stamp on the photo but my phone has let me down by not marking some of them correctly. We were up early every day to catch these lake trout and they were all caught around wells college. 8/5 - We were up early and on the water by 6ish in the morning. - marked some nice bait fish on the new Fish Finder (thanks to all who helped me decide which one to get as I am very happy with its performance this week. Started Jigging with white @hermit jig heads and a white fluke. Unfortunately could not find the scale but I ended up going to bass pro later in the week and buying one. 8/6 - Up early again and on the water by 6ish in the morning. - Went back to the same spot I had marked on the FF GPS and putted around on the electric trolling motor until we found what we were looking for down there. The result was a nice lake trout in the livewell - Likely one of the ones pictured on 8/7 as I think the phone marked them wrong but do not know which one. 8/7 - Same thing again - bite was not as good and the water was rough, Stuck it out long enough to get a good sized one and then went bass fishing. Thanks to @Guff as I would have never tried to jigging this day without your new tactic you posted a while back where you cast into the wind and retrieve. The water was much too rough to stay vertical and therefore this was the ticket to catching lake trout in rough weather. After the water got too rough for my 28LB thrust trolling motor to hold us in place for jigging (possibly time for an upgrade when the wife forgets I bought a new fish finder) - we found a nice place to catch some bass. 8/8 - Didint catch any lakers in the morning but decided to go out in the afternoon after a few of my relatives arrived. My cousin hooked this nice 26" laker on a green @Hermit 1oz Jig head and a white fluke. Around half an hour after that we noticed my aunt's hair was looking like this... Now... I have never been struck by lighting and have heard this is what you see right before it strikes you/your boat/your rod... close enough to hurt... Needless to say we got out of there as fast as the motor would take us and no more then 5 minutes later saw a nice forking strike behind us on the water... I took some more pics of the storm coming across the lake from the shore... was one of the worst storms I have seen on Cayuga personally. 8/9 - Some more lake trout - was eager to try out some new toys I got from @hermit so today I went with the white 1.5oz minnow head Jig and was pleasantly surprised by its success. After this week I am definitely tired of cleaning fish... However I now have a nice supply of Lake Trout and Bass in the freezer to cook up and enjoy. All questions are welcome. The most successful Jigs were 1oz White head @hermit Jig with white zoom fluke. 1oz green head @hermit Jig with white zoom fluke. 1.5 oz Green head @hermit Jig with white zoom fluke. 1.5 oz White Minnow head @hermit jig with white zoom fluke I did try other color flukes but they did not yield nearly as much success (regaurdless of what head I put them on). Thanks to @hermit for providing the Jigs in a timely fashion even though my order was late. Thanks to @Guff as your (what i'm calling) Drift Jigging Technique proved successful on 8/7 when the water got too rough for vertical Jigging. And last but not least thanks again to all you who helped me decide on the hummingbird 386 CI as it is exactly what I was looking for in a great Jigging Fish Finder. The GPS helps a lot as well with staying in one spot and finding that spot again. All questions are welcome and feel free to PM me as well. -Pete
  5. Those going out for tourny or just fishing especially those that are out 0dark30, I saw a debris field greater than 50' wide and as long as we could see on south end of the lake. Inlet and Fall Creek are raging higher than I have seen in years. I am sure there will be more debris up the lake(especially around Meyers) as well. If looking for chocolate water line you will have no problem finding that either..
  6. I fish solo with a 18 footer...is Myers park launch going to be tough to land with a 15 mph northwest wind or do they have some kind of break wall system in place? Thanks, Andy
  7. Cayuga 8/6/13

    Got out with livewire and his neighbors today. We launched at Long Pt. fished south of the pt. Trolled the drop along the 120' line . Hooked up with a couple of nice lakers on a seneca special spin dr, hammer fly on the dipsie out 300 on a 2 setting. Picked up a couple of small salmon and lakers on spoons. Took a look North of the pt and picked up a couple more. The big suprize was a big bullhead that hit an R&R spoon on a freeslider. That rigger was parked at 55', so the slider was down at least 35' In 250' of water at 2.5 on the fishawk. No clue what the heck he was doing out there. Also landed a 1# laker that had 4# of lamperys on him. One real big one and one small one.
  8. Cayuga Can this be true?

    I went to a local tackle shop today to pick up a few jigs and was told by another angler that there was a Snake Head taken from Cayuga Lake this week. Has anybody else heard about this?
  9. Cayuga Copper 7/16

    Pulled copper in Aurora for 5 hours this morning. Landed 12 lakers. Dropped a few as well. Worked the 70-90 FOW. No lampreys with fish and no scars. All fish released and survived.
  10. Cayuga lakers

    Launched out of Long Point, went south to Millikin. 2 dipsys 240-250 ft back, down about 80 ft, Sutton Spoons. 9 fish fron 6:30am to 9:30am. Not a ripple on the water. Too brutally hot to go much longer without shade. Best depth 75-90 ft.
  11. Cayuga Jigging 7/14

    During one of our swim breaks while pulling copper I tried a little jigging. Grabbed a vest and rod and jumped in! Used white rubber body with green jig head in 65 FOW. Few minutes and fish on! Landed a nice laker while swimming! Hope pic loads been having issues
  12. Ill start this out by saying I'm unsure if my fish finder is currently giving me reliable accurate data on whats going on down there but a new one is on order and so i'm hoping for better results in the future. Due to how life goes sometimes I didn't end up getting out there until around 2:30pm yesterday and to save you time reading this - 0 fish in the boat. Went to the power plant first and found scattered bait all around... lots of algae and seaweed all over there... was quite a mess between the two. Marked a few fish on the bottom and alot of scattered bait but after jigging for around two hours with no hits decided to move on. Headed for Taughannock. Trolled around looking for bait pods but didn't find anything of size. Passed by some other guys Jigging but they had just got there 20 minutes before and hadn't caught anything yet either. Tried Jigging there for around an hour and after no hits, decided to move on and head for the salt plant. Ended up getting there around 5ish and found a little bait, had a few short hits (I think) but still no fish in the boat. Decided to call it around 6 and put my new Hummingbird 386ci on order. - Hope for better results next time.
  13. Cayuga Salv. Army Derby

    We had a great morning Saturday going 12 for 16 all lakers. Decided to run an all out FF program. 85fow one rigger on bottom one at 69ft. Two dipsys out 200 and 240. Hot FF was a Seneca special with a white/blue uv fly although it was probably more to do with it being in the strike zone (bottom). The dipsys took a few fish out over deep water and the fleas and weeds were bad to say the least. Hope all the fisherman had a great weekend I don't think our biggest 6lb 14 ounces will hold on the board but we will have a great fish fry!!! Good luck LOU ers!
  14. Cayuga 7/8/13

    Got out this Am with Jim Duncan (livewire) . Launch out of Long Pt about 7 Am and fished the east side south to half way to Miliken station. Hit a nice Rainbow right off the bat on a R&R Wahoo double diamond. That same spoon took a landlock and several nice lakers. Had it on a rigger down 40 to 48' Wound getting a bunch of lakers from 3 to4# We fished the 80 to the 100' line back and forth. Lots of bait pods and WEEDS and some Fleas. Took a pass out over deeper water and marked a bunch of bait in the top of the water colum. The temp was 60 degrees down 40' and 50 degrees down 65' These are our Hero's for today R&R s custom SSW Mag R&R s Wahoo Double Diamond, Watermelon, & Black and Silver
  15. Cayuga Cayuga 6/26

    Started trolling around 7:15pm yesterday north of deans cove and put down doubles on the rigger and seth green on the other side also dropped a copper line down as well with twin minnow in the middle. Started at around 80' immediately got a nice brown on the seth green about 30 feet down. Moved in to about 65 fow Dropped it back down and about 2 minutes later brought in a 26" laker on the bottom spoon on seth green. I was getting hits all night on the seth green. Had a big one on the 2nd leader from the bottom that broke my leader and stole one of my favorite spoons. I have been running 12 lb test florocarbine leaders on the seth green but now considering bringing the test up a bit heavier on my leaders. I feel as though I have had much more action on it since I went to a lighter test but certainly not worth losing nice fish either. Surprisingly had very little action on my copper line, honestly I blame the weeds for this, they are really coming in now. My buddy and I finished the evening out at about 8:30pm with 1 19" rainbow, 1 20" brown, 1 19" landlock and 4 lake trout 22"-26". Blue and silver spoons did all the work. Brought 2 lakers off the bottom on my down rigger and everything else on the seth green. Hopefully this helps.
  16. Cayuga Great Morning

    Launched out of Taughannock at 6:45AM. Headed north to boy scout camp picked away at small salmon and one nice young bow. Headed to East shore and found the lakers ready willing and able. Four lakers later my new favorite spoon from Bobby Fuller FLT (BOB BARKER) come on down the price is wrong Bobby boy!!! hooks into what I believe to be the biggest laker I have ever fought. Well... back up on the story a bit, my beautiful loving kind awesome wife finally decides to go with me this morning..... She says take the fish, so she grabs the net we get this laker to the boat, he had shoulders like a 20lb king, she tries to get the net under him but the hook hangs in the net and bye bye monster.... I break out laughing and tell her I have the best story to tell everyone and she is almost in tears. We laugh about it and decide to call it a day. Well the divorce should be finished soon. No seriously she is the best for just going. As i am writing this she will not read it oh well still love her, but man was it a huge fish
  17. Got to TFalls around 8 am. Launched and tried our normal spots on the west both north and south of the point. Not many marks and lots of weeds. Decided to troll across the lake and try the east side. Wife wanted to pull lines and run across but I convinced her to troll and glad we did. Ended up having lots of action in the middle of the lake 40-60' down and picked up the grand slam. No huge fish, except a huge laker lost on a dipsy. My biggest laker ever at 17 lbs came from that area on a dipsy out 100' and this was deja vu. Would have liked to have boated this one.
  18. Today we fished mid-lake and found a bunch of willing lakers in 120-150FOW. The DW SuperSlim Feelin' Irie and Green Eye Glow Ghost spoons were the hot ticket when fished near bottom from our Cannon's at 1.4-1.6 mph. We also ran wire divers down deep pulling flasher/fly combos but only took one fish on those. We had a bunch of cores up higher in the water column targeting silvers and the only one that consistently took fish was an 8 color pulling a SuperSlim Seasick Waddler. We boated a really beautiful rainbow off of it and put it back for another day. All of the others cores we had out rotted all day. We had a line that we were working on the east side and on each pass we would take 4 or 5 fish, and that pace kept up for the entire morning. Not a bad way to spend Father's Day!
  19. Cayuga 06/15/13

    Great day on Cayuga launched at Myers at 6am. Didn't get third rod set when rigger fires small LL. Fished West shore up to Boy Scout camp with 8 fish in boat before 8 am mostly small salmon, ended up going 12 for 20 with one nice 19" rainbow that was released. Lots of small salmon lost two big fish on FF down 120'. The fish were starting to key on 60' down in 90 to 150fow. Kept one legal salmon and a eater size laker. Bob Barker from FLT did the most damage followed by the Alpha Alewife on dipsy back 180 and 220. Lead core and flat line on board all took fish, awesome time to be fishing... Tremendous amount of bait by the Boy Scout camp. Anyone catching browns on Cayuga where did they go?
  20. Cayuga 6/10/13

    Got out for awhile this AM till the rain and wind picked up . Got a few lakers and a bunch of Landlocks . Biggest laker about 6# and one legal landlock. Caught the smallest landlock I have ever got . That little rascal was about 6" long. These are the R & R that were the heros The Magenta shad hit the landlocks , The green shad and the green ladderback took both the lemon lime took lakers. 4 & 5 color core off the big boards, riggers down 25 and 40 ' Fished from long pt. south on the eastside. 120' of water most of the time.
  21. This year's Lighthouse Derby will be held on Aug. 10th 2013. More details will follow early next week. Scott
  22. July 21st 2013 Daybreak til 1:00 pm weigh in at 1:15 sharp at Bear's Bait and tackle in Myer's Park Cooler may contain 1 man's legal limit. All other rules same as the last few years. So just sign up on this post to enter.
  23. Got out after rain about 10:30am till 1:30pm four for four on lakers. Nothing huge nice eaters. 130 fow south end and east shore. Lures down 120 and 80' down on wire dipsy ( 240' back) Some more bait showing up. Heavy north blow for about an hour made it cool right off. Total spoon bite nothing touching the FF. Question: does the FF combo lose its effectiveness under 1.8mph?? What do you all think, if you are running slow do you just run spoons?
  24. Hey all, I am looking to go out jigging on Cayuga tomorrow for the first time this year. I have never gone jigging this early in the year before and so I have no idea where to look for the fish as far as depth goes. Any advice is welcome Thanks -Pete
  25. Cayuga Meyers launch

    My understanding from the park manager that Myers launch was dredged from launch to lake this winter. Should make it easier there with low water if concerns at other launches.