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  1. Cayuga County Fishing Report for August 4 - 11, 2017 The fishing report below is made available from the Central New York Fishing Hotline for August 4 through 11 at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9218.html. Please visit that site for more information or to follow links. A number of county web sites offer good information on fishing in the region, including bait shops, guides, etc. A few examples are: Onondaga County (fishonondagacounty.com); Oswego County (visitoswegocounty.com); and Wayne County (waynecountytourism.com). Oswego and Wayne counties also have a weekly fishing hotline on their web page as well. April 1st was the start of the new Freshwater Fishing Regulation Guide, April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018. You can obtain a copy from a licensing agent or view it at Summary of Freshwater Fishing Regulations. Region 7: Lake Ontario Chinook salmon fishing continues to be very good with fish being found in 150 to 450 feet of water. Down depth varies but 60 to 90 feet down has been a good starting point. Cut-bait, spoons and flasher and flies are still working and green continues to be a good color. Try for smallmouth bass in 10 to 20 feet of water with crayfish, tube jigs or drop-shot rigs. Cayuga Lake VHS was confirmed on some round gobies collected on Cayuga Lake in early May. For more information on this please view the Press Release. Keep an eye out for weed mats and other debris, as they have been an issue for some anglers when trolling. Fleas have also been a nuisance for some anglers when trolling. Sometimes using a heavier pound monofilament helps to avoid some of the fleas, as does trolling with lines that don't run straight "up and down", as lines fished off downriggers do. Instead try trolling with wire and dipseys, or copper. Vertical jigging is also another option if fleas get too bad. Anglers continue to have good luck catching lake trout either trolling or vertical jigging. Trolling 60 to 80 feet down over 90 to 120 foot of water has been a good starting point as has vertical jigging in 65 to 95 feet. Skaneateles Lake Trolling 40 to 50 feet down over 60 to 80 foot of water with small spoons is working for lake trout and an occasional rainbow trout. Look for smallmouth bass in 10 to 20 feet of water on perch colored Rapalas, tube baits, drop-shots, topwaters, and wacky rigged stickworms (Senko style baits). Rock bass should be biting in the same areas and on the same baits. Owasco Lake Weed mats and fleas are making trolling difficult at times. See Cayuga Lake above for tips on fleas. Lake trout are being taken 50 to 60 feet down on spoons or flasher and flies. A few rainbow trout are also being caught at that depth. Visit the Cayuga County Tourism web page for more fun things to do on and around the water at www.tourcayuga.com!
  2. big laker 8-6-17 Launched at Taughannock Park......headed north of the Boy Scout camp. Set up 2 dipseys for lake trout....one 255 ft. back. One 300 ft. back. I suppose they were down 75 to 85 or 90 ft. of water. Saw a BUNCH of baitfish on the way to Kidders. Caught 5 or so Lakers, 3 to 6 lbs. Not bad. They were all in 85-100 ft. of water. Then, a BIG hit....wow. I thought my rod would break. I had to stop the boat because I could not move the fish an inch...really strange. Then a felt a powerful tugging and I thought it must be tail hooked. It felt like bringing in a barn door...sideways. Long story short....14 lb. Laker!!! Not bad for Cayuga. When I figure this out, I will post some pics.
  3. Tom Margeit Memorial tournament Who's ready for this tourney less than 2 weeks away better sign up asap! Looking to be a good turn out! Chicken bbq after!
  4. Brown Trout Anyone here about a 27# Brown being caught out of Cayuga in the past two weeks. I've got a pic of one, Don't know the guy in pic.
  5. Got out with my 12 yr old nephew and my dad yesterday and again with the nephew today. Both mid morning-early afternoon trips. Six salmon, 3 small lakers, one small rainbow the first day. Best fish were a 5 1/4 lb and a 4 lb salmon. Today, started slow but then we got two on at once, one turned out to be a beauty 7 lb 27 3/4" rainbow, other a small laker. Half hr later another nice 4 lb rainbow. A few other small salmon and lakers, one other small bow and we let the nephew bring in almost all the fish. Had a ball. Best luck was between the scout camp and Kidders. All spoons, a bunch of colors were getting them, many depths 85 - 300 fow, 40-65 down. Fleas and weeds were annoying but we worked through it and the nephew was real happy. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Cayuga report 7/22 pretty good day Fished Cayuga on Saturday, got a few nice atlantics, a couple rainbows, and a couple lakers. Couldn't find a brown trout for the grand slam! Most fish came from 30-60' down over 80-120 feet of water. Not many marks out in the center of the lake over 200-400', did much better closer to shore. Nearly all fish caught on small hammered nickel stinger spoons, some with a little blue or green stripe. Trolling speeds of 2.2-2.6 seemed to be best. The wind had just enough southwest in it to move most of the debris out away from one side of the lake, but once I located the debris free zone, it was not a problem at all. Be prepared to deal with fleas, they are manageable but if you want to set the lines and run for hours at a time, you will be disappointed. The fleas force you to check and clean off each line fairly often, but thats not a bad thing because it improves your fishing to check them often for tangles, weeds, or fish that didn't trip the release. In any case, it was a pretty good day! I think it helped that it was cloudy, not bright and sunny... and also there were very few pleasure boats out in the morning. That combo added up to some good biting fish. It wasn't fast but the fish are there if you work for them!
  7. HABs Just curious everyone's approach with the widespread/lakewide HABs confirmed on Cayuga as of 7/18? Y'all still eating the fish? I usually catch & release most fish, and save one or two to eat here and there. So, I don't mind going 100% catch & release for awhile, but it's a shame to let fish weighed in at a derby go to waste. I know there's varying opinions on whether these HABs are a concern with eating fish, and it's a relatively new issue without much scientific info out there about that. http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/83310.html
  8. Cayuga Report Was out with 2 trips on Sunday. Fishing was very good. North end. Temp break was about 35 foot. Parked my riggers at 40 foot with sliders and the silvers were chewing good. Had 3 salmon 5, 7 and 8 lbs. A 6lb brown. 2, bows 5 and 10 lbs. Weeded through a ton of short silvers and the lakers were up there too. I did have the divers out 275 and did a few lakers there but it was better out 160. Green dot spinnies with green flies. Warrior flutter spoons in purple alwife and firetiger with gold cups on the riggers and sliders. 10 color core down the chute with a watermellon spoon took a lot of fish too. I was out sunday the 9th and Monday the 10th with similar results. Fishing the same spread. I'm off for a couple weeks but will be out quite a bit in August. Good luck to all. RR
  9. Cayuga South End Tough day for me on Cayuga South End today 7/19/17. Launched at Treman at 6:15am. Headed to the west side to troll northbound. Blank screen FOREVER. Periods of debris that was a pain. Lots of fleas. Several snags on limbs. Dirty water. Boo hoo. I never had a hit. Never saw a fish check out my lures on my Lowrance. Picked up and ran North for a mile or so and set up again in spots that worked last time. Pulled out at 12:15. Kept riggers at 70-100 nearly all time because when I did see a fish on the screen it was in this range. Temp down 90ft was always around 45deg. 10 colors on my lead core, even threw out some Rapalas on a flatline. Used spoons of all colors, flies, spin docs, Dodgers, never got to the dipsies though. Did I mention I NEVER even got a hit? I'm gonna kick ass on them next time though. if you fished the south end today and caught fish I'd love to hear from you.
  10. Cayuga debris Pic taken this afternoon near SW corner of Cayuga.
  11. Salvo derby Good luck to all fishing the salvo derby tomorrow thanks to some quick work by a1 marine in moravia my motor is back running and we are all in on it! Everyone make sure to post updates of board if you stop into weigh or gear hear it over vhf!
  12. Cayuga sun morning Fished Cayuga today north & south of Taughannock, 6am - 10:30am. Picked up 5 lakers and 2 salmon. Most were in the 17"-21" range, but finished up with my personal best laker, 30 inch, 13 lb. Successfully released. So great to be out there. Looks like the water temp is gonna rise pretty quick the next few days.
  13. derby i read some were there is derby on cayuga on july 8 , 9 can some one fill me in on it . thanks
  14. thunder fishing showed up to deans cove with a thunder storm banging on us . sat it out with the help of a thermos of coffee . it pass and we got launch ,went out in front of the ramp set up in 60 fow and trolled north working 70 to 130 fow .started out slow ,when the skies open up the fish started hitting. the harder it rain the more fish we caught . fish were coming in one to four at a time with the rig rods . the fish were running small for us today. after several bows and LL not one keeper the lake trout were around 4 to 5 lbs with just two weighting around 7 to 8 lbs ..thank god for the goretex bids and coat today it rain so much my auto bilge came on, all and all i enjoyed the fishing adventurer this morning .
  15. Back from LA and heading to Cayuga for some silvers Hopfully will be able to keep out of Lakerland for some silver action
  16. fleas how the fleas on cayuga
  17. Salvation army Derby FDpamplet2017.pdf I hope this works. Just trying to create a little buzz for this derby.I fished this derby last few years. Yes, they do send you a 1099. I am going to go to Ithaca today to try and sign up . They do not publicize this derby very well I will try to figure out locations to sign up. I will be going fishing somewhere that weekend it might as well be Cayuga.Ive got some local made trinkets (lures) to try out. You never know when you might get a big one. I will have my Navy son with me that I haven't seen in a couple years. It will be nice to have a young reel er in er. I will tucker him out in the skinny water reeling in. Then let him rest over deep water looking for a big one....
  18. Cayuga 2/24 Back at deans cove for some more lake trout pounding . started fishing just outside the cones in 40 fow and soon started hitting small and LL and bows . we trolled east to the shoals we spent the last 3 times out . i was running Gamblers rigs micro frog behind a green pro troll on a dipsy rod out 160 ft of wire . lost count how many lakers this set up took . the other dipsy was set up with a spiny two face and Iron Duke uv wild child fly out 250 ft of wire . witch was also productive , but the micro rig did better . the seth green rigs with mi stinger spoons in goby and copper back , frog , uv pink . std barney , and white and green dot took LL and lake trout the lead cores on boards didn't do well for us at all, took 1 LL after several changes . the wind kick in and made it hard to stay on the shoals i wanted to stay on and after a while i trolled back to the west side to finish up a grate day of fishing . just before deans was in sight in around 200 fow the dipsy with the micro set up took a ripping hit before i could get the rod from the holder it was over , when i got the flasher back in the micro was gone ( BUMMER ) seems the over hand knot was not very well tied .. we took no pics today release all fish as soon as possible .. the west wind push the weeds pods off the fishing grounds and a sight bit of fleas showed up on the braid lines of the seth green rods ..
  19. CAYUGA FLEAS Any sign of fleas on Cayuga yet? Thanks.
  20. 250 years worth of outdoormen on Cayuga Take a kid fishing! No cell phones in hand on this trip! Age of crew,93,80,58,and 13. We had a steady pick all morning. I had a hard time getting enough time to eat a sandwich. We boated about 15 lakers many in the 6 to 8lb range. everybody landed fish but most were reeled in by 13 year old Jake. He did a great job and we were teaching him rod control and by the end of the day he was guiding the lakers between all the lines like a pro. We fished 90' to 195' FOW . Most fish were 90'to120' down. only 2 fish on 500' copper. Ben's memorial fly " Quality Time" caught the most and biggest fish. You can get this fly from Iron Duke Trolling Fly's and I always have this fly down in memory of my boy, Iron Duke has many other colors that are as good or better. This fly has purple in it and my spoon and paddles on wire were purple as well. Spread the joy of fishing
  21. Species confirmation I caught this beautiful 10.5 pound fish last summer in Cayuga Lake. I'm pretty sure it's a brown trout, but I've never seen one so golden looking. Just wanted to confirm with you guys because I've been curious for a long time now. Anybody? Is it a brown trout? Managed to land an 8.5 pounder 2 days after also, which I'm positive was a brown, with slightly darker color. Thanks in advance!
  22. Cayuga 5/11 Mix of 1 laker, 3 browns, 3 salmon. Boards were 150 back with spoons and sticks. Riggers were down 15 feet down 150 back. From 8 am-1 pm
  23. taughannock launch Could someone tell me if it's possible to launch from taughannock state park now? Thank you
  24. Cayuga 4/21 Put in at Myers and headed south until it got too muddy then back up West side. Despite the loads of debris and rain storm we had a pretty good day. Boated 5 LLs and 2 browns as well as two large pike which was a surprise.
  25. cayuga lake Any body get to the lake today ? thinking about launching out of Taughannock park tomorrow. Need to know on lake conditions. THANK YOU !!!!
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