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  1. Rented a cottage just north of Longpoint on the lake for the last week. Even thought I have them (we took pictures of all fish that landed in the boat to keep track of how many we had caught), I refuse to post the 50+ pictures of fish we caught last week Jigging. All fish were caught on the east side of the lake. All fish were caught on Hermit's 1oz or 1.5oz jig heads with zoom flukes (mostly white). Here are pics of the biggest 4. All fish were caught Jigging in the morning (we were usually on the water by 6am) and despite many attempts, we were unable to catch any at night... Not sure what I'm doing wrong there but the weather was also pretty bad most the time (that may have been the problem). Hell one night we went out in the boat with wetsuits on, in the middle of a what ended up being a monsoon but with no good results at either Deans Cove or on the east side across from it. The largest fish caught was by my sister and weighed in at 7.42 pounds on the digital scale and measured 28" long. All other fish (apart from the 4 below) were released unharmed (I'm getting good at this burping the fish thing). Second picture has bad color on it because my buddy was playing too much with it on his phone, its his first LT ever caught though. I took one of just the fish on mine but without faces. It would have been impossible to go vertical Jigging most days last week without the Minn Kota Terrova 24v with the 60" shaft (thanks to everyone who pushed for the 60" shaft and 24 volts when I was on the edge). The motor was awesome and enabled us to Jig for fish in pretty much anything that didn't crash over the bow of my 16.5" Aluminum Deep V Hull. As long as the battery's held out we could go Jigging and the motor kept us in one spot on the water. i-Pilot anchor lock is great! I highly recommend this upgrade (although it was expensive) for anyone who wants to be able to Jig regardless of bad weather or wind. I also made another discovery last week after my buddy pointed out to me I was using a nice Baitcasting reel on a spinning medium action ugly stick and convinced me to pickup a new pole. Honestly I never knew there was a different type of pole for Baitcasting reels. First day in the water with the Field and Stream Tec Spec Medium action baitcasting pole and I had 10 fish in the boat before 9am. It was a complete game-changer for me and as they were on clearance, I ended up buying 3 that night and replacing all my ugly sticks. The stiffness of the pole is perfect for Jigging and definitely allows you to feel the fish properly on the drop and better set the hook. Being able to feel the fish hit the jig and being able to react properly in a timely manor was the difference between 2 fish in the boat and 10+ in the same time. All and all it was a great week for fishing, only two incidents where the boat and the dock had a fight in the storms. The Tuesday storm I stayed out fishing a little too long and ended up smashing the transducer off the back of the boat when it came down hard as I was trying to put it on the lift. Lesson learned there, lucky the mount from my old fish finder (which I still have laying around) fit perfectly and we were back in action the next day. Thanks to all who helped with the decision on the motor and before it the FF, hummingbird 386CI performed great as well! -Pete
  2. Another good day on Cayuga. 11:30 am to 2 pm. Caught 12 kept 6 for friend who got mad that we were releasing most as he wanted some for freezer. Thanks to Alec from Deepwater lures for the ounce and quarter jigs. It was windy when first got out there and those jigs hit bottom quick and stay there. Actually caught some casting way downwind and just reel back on bottom. They would slam it when lifting jig after few bounces. Caught 2 fish less than 30' from boat reeling in. Mid day worked again. Thankfully we had a good netter with us as son and I hooked up at exact same time once. Shows we can fish without looking at looking at fishfinder, not jigging vertical, no trolling motor etc...90'- 100' was good today. All fish but the one in pic with the mark, were clean. DEC going to treat lamprey in a week. This will kill all the juvenile born this year as well.
  3. The Lansing Harbor Festival has a new name this year - Celebrate Lansing The fishing tournament is on August 9th 12:01am to 2:30pm - weigh in at 3pm. Attached is the entry form. (This is also day 2 of the LOU-ALL/Lighthouse Derby split date event of the 333 Tourney - Meyers Park Lift Project series) August 9 2014 light.pdf
  4. Went out of Dean's Cove, headed north. Left at 12:30pm and returned at 4pm. Found Laker temps. 48-52 approx. 50-65 ft. down. Trolled 2 Dipsy Divers 50 and 60 ft. down with Sutton spoons (38). Went 7 for 10, with one Landlocked in the mix. Action was very steady.....lot's of fun (and work) for one person! My kind of work........
  5. The 5th Annual Lighthouse Derby will be held on Aug, 9th 2014. This will be held in conjunction with the Lansing Community Day. (Harbor Festival) More details to follow, Entry forms should be available at Bear's in the next week. Have a few more details to work out. Scott
  6. June 29th 2014 Daybreak to 1:00 pm (must be in at this time) Weigh-in at 1:15 at Bear's bait and Tackle in Myer's Park Weigh in 1 man's legal limit, Only 1 limit in cooler. All other rules same as years past. All DEC rules apply. Sign up on this post. Either $10.00 per boat or person your choice, You can pay at Bear's or at weigh-in Remember this is a for fun derby, The cash is nice but it's not the intent it's more of a get togehter and for Bragging rights.
  7. On my Dads 76th birthday took him and my mom fishing on Cayuga. We went 6 for 7. Four lakers and two small salmon. East shore south of AES 85 fow. Dad landed this 30" "wild" male. Fish caught on a Carmel dolphin with a "pull my finger" Big Weenie fly behind a #1 dipsy (black). Happy Birthday Dad....
  8. Don't be surprised if you see them on Cayuga next Sept. I know of 2 that have been checking things out.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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..
  13. 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
  14. Big Dave

    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.
  15. 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?
  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.
  17. katydid

    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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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!
  21. Big Dave

    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
  22. 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.
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