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Cayuga Afternoon Delight at Deans


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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!

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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!
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Nice! Killer ff setup!

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Agreed.  That fly is a hammer pattern from A-Tomik, not sure which.  Had to replace the hooks a couple months ago as the fish have been hammering it since mid-summer.  I don't know what others have found, but for me, the flasher/fly in that pattern or white on a dipsey rig has been exceptionally productive since early July, so much so, that I haven't used them off a long copper in the chute at all this year.  I like copper, but it's  nice to catch fish with half as much line out!  95% of the time the Lakers go for it, but an occasional landlocked and even a rainbow hit one this year.

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