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  1. I saw a report last week from a charter that an algae bloom was starting to happen on Cayuga. Just wondering if anyone has a recent report out of Dean's Cove that could say whether the algae bloom is still happening, or how good/bad it is? Thanks!! Sean
  2. A gray and sometimes grumpy morning but still great fishing on Cayuga. Started heading South to let the Northeast wind help not hinder. Steady lake trout bite all over the column in 80-200 fow. Early on a really nice rainbow hammered the 7 color and kept driving deep all the way until 20 feet behind the boat when it changed gears and rocketed several feet out of the water, gave a nice profile view and tossed the spoon aside. Sometimes the best moments don't always end with a fish in the boat! Skies darkened and wind increased near Sheldrake so trolled across and started North on the East side with hopes of avoiding the harshest wind. That failed as rain cells came through with a Northwesterly blow. The bite slowed for a bit and lost several bows mid-battle as aerials with the waves made it easier for them to create slack. Fleas also a problem as multiple jam ups that needed to be cleared in the middle of fighting with fish. As the wind and rain started to settle began trolling back across and a nice Rainbow targeted the slide diver. Made for a nice finish to an occasionally wild but overall relaxing trip.
  3. Went out with a few friends today started at 9:00 shot across to east side in 100-150 fow slow pick there managed 3 lakers, come back across to west side at 200 fow had a double on coppers rods kept firing in that area finished 8-11 all lakers, riggers, dipsys, coppers all took fish 1 on gambler rig rest on spoons. Of at 2:30 fun day finally fishing again!
  4. Wednesday morning after Tuesday's gully washer. Surface temp 64. Fished north and south of Long point staying in 40 to 60 fow. Inlines, directional divers and riggers. Bait was plentiful. Brought 12 fish to net. Six silvers and six Lakers. 12lb laker came 15 feet down on a slide diver pulling a boy girl scorpion and 6 and a half lb salmon came off the rigger at 20 down with bloody nose scorpion.
  5. Started at 5 am launched at union springs head straight across the lake headed south 30 fow dropped one dipsy 5 colors lead core one down rigger and one long line with a 4 once weight landed 6 lakers by 7 fished over stayed there till alost 9 then went to auroa got right in close to the shore again about 30 fow and on fire again pulled a nice rainbow and some nices lakers but sadly lost one of the biggest id seen right at the boat netting mishap. Had a amazing morning on the water the bite was on fire and the fish are feeding hard on the surface
  6. Launched out of deans at 515 and shot right across and went south to long point. We setup in 100fow and had the boards out with a 1oz drop weight, riggers were stacky at 45 and 65. Picked up a nice rainbow on the boards using a Berkeley hit stick orange right away and then things went silent for about an hour until the 45 stacked went of and a rainbow went tail dancing across the water. things were quiet again so we packed up the boards and set divers to 50 and set the riggers stacked at 50 and 70 picked up 4 more Lakers before we called it a day. One on a musky torpedo diver with a flasher spin n glo back 200, 2 on a green dolphin down 70 on a pro troll flasher, one on cowbells down 90. Hopefully I will see some of you Saturday or Sunday at the canadaigua derby. I am bring the wife and youngest with me.
  7. Spent alot of time getting around and learning the lake but i would like to start catching landlocks. Im not looking for everyones spot or best lure im just looking for some info and what they like in the lake and just some general colors they like Thanks in advance
  8. First time out on Cayuga in a while and with the sunshine and warmer temps it was a great morning to be on the water. Lakers were all over spoons on the riggers and most did not give up without a strong battle. Only 2 hits on the stickbait, both Silvers. Notice the significant difference in size.....At quitting time, the launch had heavy traffic so my first mate decided 55 degree water temps were fine for a swim.
  9. Mother’s Day morning. Launched out of frontenac, headed south to 85 fow. 4 guys and 8 rods, 4 dipsys and 4 on the downriggers. 16 lakers boated in 1 hour 45 minutes. Dipsys back 80 feet to 180 feet. Downriggers down 90 and 70 feet. Ate every color lure I put down.
  10. heading up saturday for the first trip out, any new reports on fish locations would be helpful. Also has anyone on here attempted to jigging yet this year?
  11. A busy working weekend but had a couple hours free this afternoon. Very fortunate to live a short drive from Deans Cove. First launch there since mid-January with the low Winter lake levels. The new dock is great.....fingers crossed it holds up through the busy Summer season. Set the flat lines on the boards first to give the shallow water a try. Nothing doing so slipped out a little and found hungry and fiesty Lakers willing to hit spoons on the riggers. 40-60 fow was the busiest depth. Worked out to 120, but nothing much out there. Was pulling lines when the dipsey carrying a flasher/fly fired for the only time but with the largest fish. Water surface temps ranged from 44-46, speeds of 2.2-2.4 were most popular. A great time made it easy to forget about the rain and fog.
  12. Really nice morning to be out on the water. Started on the East side working shallow with flatlines. A few boats around but no fish so decided to go to the West side. Dropped the rigger deep and set a dipsey for the troll across and Bam, Bam a double of lake trout. Back to work with the big board in shallow but once again, no takers, and this time couldn't blame the boat traffic as just one kayak in the area. Sun was getting higher and what chop was on the water earlier was fading so slid out deeper. An hour later still nothing. Decided to cross over again and out in the middle another laker nailed the dipsey fly. So stayed out over 300 fow working back to the launch and kept catching lakers on the dipsey while other rods stayed quiet. It all added up to a relaxing morning and a great dinner of grilled lemon pepper lake trout. Happy Easter everyone.
  13. Bear will be holding a tournament on Saturday and Sunday May 22nd and 23rd, 2021. Attached is the entry form for Barney and Bear’s 35th Annual Trout Derby. You can sign up at Bear's Baits, located at Myers Park in Lansing, New York. Note: Please practice social distancing when visiting the park and marina area to protect all individuals using these areas. Any questions please contact Bear at 607-387-5576. Bear's Fishing Flyer Spring Derby 2021 Master.pdf
  14. Does anybody know the current water temperature of the lake?
  15. looking to do some perch fishing on the lake this year, any information on finding them and the best time to fish for them would be appreciated it.
  16. Fished out of Deans this morning with Reel Doc. The laker bite is still as good as it has been. Wire divers with paddle , green or white flies did most of the damage.Just a few fish on rigger spoons.Probably around a dozen fish . Fished close to four hours.The launch at Deans is real shallow. WE did not run any top lines.There was a stout west wind. Here is the best one released to fight another day. Thanks for the trip Reel Doc ..
  17. Day off and decided to give the perch a break today. I have zero ready for winter trolling, about a week behind with that, so I grabbed some jigs that I recently tied up and to casting the shoreline Dad and I went. Wind was on the calmer side to start and we were able to use the preferred set up with 4lb test and 1/8oz jigs. Had to bump up to 6lb and 3/8oz as the morning progressed and SE winds pickup up pushing us along. The salmon were definitely schooled up and only in certain areas, when we caught 1 another 1-2 were sure to follow. One brown, the rest were salmon, zero lakers. The grill is heating up for the few we kept. Tomorrow will be spent prepping planer boarding rods and gear. Fun day but Sunday we troll!
  18. 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
  19. Now entering our third consecutive Winter, Sunday was the Chowder & Reeldoc reunion on Cayuga. Unlike the previous 2 years launching Andy's lil Boat out of Taughannock, this go round my Wellcraft did the heavy lifting as we launched out of Deans. Weather was a concern as early on a moderate South breeze started sending sleet at us intermittently, but we were dressed for the occasion. Set up a spread to cover a wide variety of depths and went in search of fish. The screen stayed bland for the majority of the trip, with no sign of bait pods and rare marks, mostly close to the bottom. In the end the majority of active fish, all Lakers, were near the bottom going for flies off the dipsey and long copper. The chunky 1 in the photo turned out to be a female whose timing was off a little as she was still full of eggs. By 10:30 or so the wind picked up to a level that made things unpleasant and after a big tangle of wire and copper we decided it was time to call it. As I was hauling in the spiderweb Andy pulled in the 5 color out on the big board and had a good sized pickerel attack the spoon. Timing off the water was excellent as the sleet/snow mix hit soon after so all in all it was "a nice day for January!"
  20. Anyone at Taughannock today? I'm thinking of a trip tomorrow but wondered about the launch as its a little chilly. Have they turned on the bubbler?
  21. Couldn't get down to Taughannock this morning but able to take the 4 mile drive to Deans this afternoon for a couple hours of trolling before sundown. Worked the West side with dipseys and downriggers. Found active fish in 100-150 fow, all lake trout in the 20-25 inch range. Most were hanging near the bottom so I was starting to think about Auto riggers by the time the 3rd fish took a spoon down 100. The highlight was the double that took both spoons off the rigger with a sliding cheater. Just a great afternoon to be out and the moon rise was spectacular!
  22. I purchased a assortment of squid .I wanted to give them a try in the Fingerlakes,they almost look like the jigs the guys jigging use.This one is white glow pulled behind a trashcan dodger with peacock tape. I run them on the riggers or divers . I wanted to put this on the board you do not hear much of squid anymore.It put many quality fish in the box this year.......Just something to think about this winter we all need more tackle....
  23. With the lake level down a touch I skipped Deans and took a trip down to Taughannock. The bridge was a tight fit but made it through and lines in about sunrise. Ran North on the West side from 80-250 fow running spoons on riggers and flasher fly on the dipsey. Early on the Landlocked hit a Stinger down 50, then during the 4 hours of trolling picked up 4 lakers, with no other hits. They were scattered in 80 up to 200 fow, with 2 hitting spoons at 60 and 100 and the other hitting flies first down 75 then down 100. The screen showed very few marks today and not much bait. Saw several trollers out but none working shallow, just a few bass boats in there. Anyone try the boards in tight this weekend? Got back to the launch and saw the 2 landlocks, (I think) darting in and out from the dock. Saw the No Fishing sign and thought.....smart fish.....Rewarded my first mate with a swim and thankful for such a beautiful November day to be out on the water.
  24. Hoping to get some fishing in this month if the weather cooperates. Have rarely been out from late October to the end of the year. Last couple weeks found lake trout deep in 80 out to 200 fow. 2 weeks ago 1 Rainbow, last week nothing silver and very few marks above 60 feet. With the spawn on now is it best to fish skinny the next few weeks? Usually launch at Deans until the lake drops in midWinter, then go to Taughannock as the boat fits under the bridge. Anybody go out of Treman this time of year? Interested in your thoughts.
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