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  1. Nautitroller

    Cayuga Cayuga 8/27

    Launched at T- falls because of time constraints. Took my son and his wife out for her first trolling experience. Looked for browns early only found a few 15-18" guys, not sure where the bigger browns went. Headed out to deep water and found some really nice Lakers on paddle n fly down 90-110' Gave Bob Barker (flt spoon) a try on deep rigger he produced a nice 7lber. The big fish of the short morning came on the mag dipsy, just under ten lbs. Iron Duke uv extravaganza was the big boy producer!
  2. Launched from Myers around 6:30am and quickly realized that the battery used to start the main motor was dead. I ended up jumping it off of one of the trolling motor batteries with some cables I borrowed from a nice guy at Myers launch and headed to the power plant. We had great screens of bait (maybe too much) - pics below. Not sure what to do when the screen is full of bait/fish but none of them are on the bottom or biting. The answer may be trolling and we did throw a dispy out for a bit around 50FOW, no luck there after making 3 passes through the below screens. I even hooked up the old black and white FF to the transducer on the trolling motor to confirm my main FF wasn't acting up again. Around 9:00am or so we headed for the west side (using the trolling motor as the battery was still too dead to start the main) with the hope the fish were biting over there. First fish came around 10:00am and by 12:00PM the pleasure boaters were out in force and chewing up the lake pretty bad. I hooked up with a brown around 2:00PM and we continued jigging till 4ish when we packed up. We ended up with a total of 5 fish in the boat, 4 lakers and the brown (biggest laker pic below). Lakers were all clean (no recent lamprey wounds) and all were released unharmed. The brown is largest brown I have caught out of Cayuga, ended up weighing in at 8.8lbs on the digital scale. Was happy to catch a brown Jigging, my buddy hooked up with a salmon as well after that but one jump and it was gone. I discovered during the day that the main motor battery was not charging while the motor was running but had enough juice to keep it running after it was going. After we were done and ready to head back to Myers I tried jumping the motor again off the trolling motor battery (borrowing cables from a nice guy at Taughannock) but having used the electric all day, it also did not have enough juice to start the motor. Ended up having to take one of the trolling motor batteries out and start the motor with it directly to get back to Myers. I showed my two year old the brown when I got home, I'm happy she was willing to pet it despite my wife's strong objection . Hopefully she'll want to come out with me and catch one herself in the coming years. Hard day of fishing for the ratio of hours to fish in the boat and it was not a calm day at any point really. Was happy all the fish we landed were good sized though. Waves were rough and wind was gusting pretty hard from the south as soon as we got out there. Good day overall even with battery/motor problems. No idea why the FF pics turn sideways when I upload them, I have tried everything to get them straight but the site keeps turning them. PS. If any of the people I borrowed cables from happen to read this, PM me and I'd be happy to take you out sometime. -Pete
  3. I am trying something different this year and trying to learn trolling. I've been out two or three times on Cayuga lake but no luck. So far I'm running two rods and two downriggers. Usually launch out of myers and troll north towards AES. One rigger set around 60 to 70 feet and the other set to 80 to 90 feet over 140 ft of water. Ive used dodgers as well as a set of cowbells. Mainly used spoons of all colors. Trolling around 2 MpH. I'm just wondering if I'm missing something, or just keep pressing on with this setup. Any advice is appreciated
  4. Just saw on the news a man is missing on cayuga lake. Been searching for him since yesterday Crews are assembling out of Myers park and they have divers in the water. Unsure where they are searching for the person. The news was pretty vague as to what happened. Be safe out there today. Big weather coming today also Wich will impede the search efforts.
  5. Nautitroller

    Cayuga Cayuga Fun

    Launched T falls 6:30, headed south a bit to set up shop on a North troll, started out with two ten color lead cores, two five color and riggers set at 44 and 55 with cheaters. Pretty much non stop action in 50-70 for most of the morning four browns, many salmon, one keeper, half dozen Lakers mostly small. Made our way to Omalleys with a cooler full of fish by 11:30. Too much fun! Our best spoon and color was chartruse and orange speed was 2.88-3.22 that speed didn't keep the Lakers off. Depth was either50-70 or out deep wherever there was a bait pod.
  6. lily

    Cayuga 8/20.

    Hit water today about 830 am started day off alot like last Thursday got to open water and motor craped out ring to climb up on a plane. Anyway started fishing right out of the shut. Set riggers and divers in 60 to 80 foot range and had 1st fish in the boat before all 6 rigs were set. Best rig today was a dipsy set at 1 out 240 with just a plane silver spoon with a yellow stripe on it. But all spoons moved today. Mostly colors in blue and silver. Screens were.best in front of T. Falls and out at the plant. Had alot for short strikes and dropped 5 fish behind the boat. Took 2 new people to the trolling scene and they had a blast. Fished north to kidders and then back to myers. My brothers wife caught the biggest fish of her life had only caught sun fish before today. Kept 5 fish today and hooked well in to the teens. Good luck out there. Fish seemed scattered to day. Marked fish at depths from 30 ft to 140 ft.
  7. We left long point around 5 am stuck tight in to 50 ft of water early a good steady pic of silver's mix of browns salmon and bows and a few stray lakers slid out deep looking for lakers just could not get them dialed in back to the dock around 11:30
  8. flyrod2

    Cayuga Jig 7/24

    Solo trip. Everyone busy. Caught 4 over 28" and 1 -23". All went back except this 31". This one inhaled a hermit 1.25oz sharp jig. Hooked though back mouth twice and had to remove from back of gill. Tough to do by myself. Was hoping to save it. Big female. All off ledges around rocky dock area. Lost couple north of myers when I was more concerned about being run over and not paying attention. It was time to get off the lake. Sent from my SM-S920L using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. skach1

    Cayuga 7 / 16

    Overall not bad day. 9/16 with couple lakers in mid 20". Landlocks all short an a 9 1/2" brown that some how tripped the release 50' down over 350'. Spin doctor an Iron Duke flys took lakers. Pink/ orange honeybee took most landlocks with black an silver to follow. Releases in 30'-65' over 170-350 fow. Fish were out of temp with fish getting caught in 62*-66* water. Had 51* down 65'. Weed mats bad on east shore. Sent from my SCH-I435 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Holly and I launched at Meyers 7 a.m. and ran South to set-up two downriggers 65 and 75 feet with cheaters/sliders and two wire dipseys to troll North. Cheaters were the first to go off at 30 to 40 feet, green was the only color getting hits. Switched to all green or blue/green, consistent action from cheaters only initially. Started marking fish around 100 ft, dropped to 85 and 95 ft. Dipseys were not producing, pulled them. Around 9 a.m. or so fish were hitting off the balls and no more cheater action. Several times could see the fish rise up to the spoons on the sonar. Down speed 2.2 - 2.9 on the Fishhawk was the sweet spot. Wasn't expecting the action, probably released a dozen more fish today with a handful on knock-offs also. Today was my first time running Chamberlain magnetic releases, throwing the others away, they work great. Oh, and many thanks to Holly for spending a whole day and a half getting the boat cleaner than its ever been.
  11. RebelSportsman

    Cayuga 6/17 & 6/19

    Launched late out of long point 8:30 a.m. Friday and man did we find some Lakers, trolled the 50-65 fow with cowbells and spin n glo on rigger, copper , a high dipsy with alewive spoon, and a bottem dipsy with spin doctor and spin n glo . High dipsy in 20-30 took 2 rainbows and 1 LL. Copper kept us busy with the Lakers all within the 4-7 lb range. Cowbell brought a giant to the boat which was unfortunately lost at the net, and another hard hit on dipsy that snapped a 12 lb leader !!! Great time spent with some old friends on Friday. Sunday I took the girlfriend out for her first lake trout excursion and she had a blast . Same set up but most on copper.
  12. Nautitroller

    Silver day!

    Launched out of Taughannock with two volunteers from a Christian group that had been volunteering at our camp for kids with special needs. Asked them north or south they chose south. The wind wasn't bad to start but ended up being a bit blustery! Trolled across to Myers and didn't touch a fish. Headed to the west side and popped two salmon just under legal size. The ten color with a purple alpha alewife took a really nice shot and Pastor Jay was up to reeling in a 6.5lb Brown in some serious waves. All in all a great morning for the conditions. I have no idea how deep we were cause my new fish finder is being shipped, Overtons had the Lowrance Elite5 HDI on sale so I grabbed one, hope I'm not disappointed. Picture doesn't do this fish much justice I thought it was only 4-5lbs but the scale said 6.5 we went back to the camp and ate it for lunch, yum! We were blessed to have this group of young and older men this week, thanks Pastor Jay, Ben and company!! Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. skach1

    Cayuga 6/3

    Started east side troll right out of Treman. Dipseys at 100' out , riggers at 30'- 35'. Couple short landlocks until we hit Myers. Then every pass in front of creek produced fish. Biggest was an acrobatic 22" Rainbow that probably went 6-7#. Sorry no pics was a quick release to fight another day. Purple / pink honeybee and purple / orange took most fish. Ended 16/25. Lost 3 different spoons due to break offs. Worked 60 -180 fow with 70-90 being best screen. Sent from my SCH-I435 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Hoping to find the bait shop at Myers open later tonight and not sure of their hours...thanks in advance - appreciated!
  15. schottsoccer

    Memorial morning troll

    Launched from long point a little before 7. Marked quite a few south of point in 30-50 fow. Didn't pick any up. Went north in front of college and covered from 80-140 fow with few marks. Moved into 60 fow on troll back to point and picked up a landlock and laker on a double. Landlock 30 down on rigger purple/silver. Laker 40 down on dipsy silver/white/yellow spoon. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Splitshot115

    Barney Baldwin

    Barney has passed away, arrangements are incomplete at this time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Big Spoon

    Cayuga Cayuga 5/22

    Fished the second half of the B&B Derby yesterday with Mrs. B. We launched out of Long Point around 9:00, and headed north. Had decent marks from 80-100 FOW, around Ellis point. While we were setting up, had a nice 28" 7.75 lbs take a Mt. Dew Spinny/Fly off the dipsy. From there, we picked away til 1:00 or so: 26" (NK28 Glow Green Frog, rigger), 24" (NK28 black/raspberry, rigger) and a 18" (NK28 silver/chart, dipsy). Had something take a rip on the 6 color core with a hot pink/orange Honeybee, but came unbuttoned. Heard rumors of lots of bait south, only marked one significant pod where we were. Congrats to this years winners! -Chris
  18. skach1

    Cayuga 5/22

    Started 6:45 right out of Treman with 2 inlines, 2 flats, 2 riggers. Went up east side north troll 15-30 fow . Picked up 2 short landlocks. Temp 51*-53*. Tried west side a little more productive but all shorts. Temp 53*-55*. All rigger bite 20-25 down, did not matter FOW. Even tried wire and lead with nothing. Ended 2 o'clock. 10/15 Sent from my SCH-I435 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Nautitroller

    Perfect Conditions

    Launched solo out of Treman early Sat am. Set up running bright sticks and a purple alpha alewife in 13'. The spoon fired twice off a shallow rigger before a stick even moved so I pulled the sticks and ran three FLT aa purples, that proved to be a good choice. Lots of small salmon with one that broke 19". Lost a really nice salmon and got a 4.5 lb Brown to the net. That was all before 8am. Pulled lines and headed to Laker land in front of salt plant, not even one pass and had three in the boat, while reeling in the last fish my rigger fired and had my fourth ( released to fight another day). Hot ticket was a iron duke fly not sure of the name with some green and yellow glow, and the gold n purple " dressed to kill" I've shortened my fly leads down to 22" and that seems to be the ticket. Then again maybe the bite is just picking up, lol. The Lakers were full of sculpin or gobies, hard to tell so digested. The meat is dark orange and very tasty! See you FLTA guys Sunday at Keuka... Sent from my C771 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Might try Cayuga tomorrow for perch from a canoe. Anyone have any luck? Don't wanna post? Pm me details. Thanks a ton! Mike Sent from my XT1528 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. FishingTheFL

    Night Bite

    Caught mixed bag. One 10 to 15lbs carp. 29" Bowfin and half dozen eating size bullhead! Lots grass already.
  22. MeatHunter737

    Meyers 3/26

    Blue bomber took the first hit with 10 color lead. Lost the swivel and lure with 1 color to go....over 120'
  23. Big Spoon

    Cayuga Cayuga

    Made it down to the lake before work this morning. Fished from 6-730 - fooled one BT at sunrise with a silver/orange belly X-Rap. Also threw Kastmasters (chrome/blue, gold) and J-9 (gold) without any takers. Tight lines, Chris
  24. Planning on taking a trip down to Myers from the Auburn area this Thursday. Anyone know the conditions of the launch? Ice/shallow/etc. I have a Lund Deep V 17.5'.
  25. FishingTheFL

    Cayuga 9/28/15 Cayuga

    Headed North out Dean's. Setup over 100fow. Started off slow until about 1. Picked up one from there with 4 Lakers, a Rainbow, and a small salmon. Caught one of the Lakers on 3 colors out on a board... thought I had a big pike or maybe a big rainbow... boy was I surprised getting a laker in 25fow. Probably one of the last times out. Temperature going to drop sooner or later.