Cayuga Lake: June 23rd, 2013

Cayuga Lake

Sunday 23 June, 2013

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Cayuga Lake is our first points tournament of the year.  Cayuga Lake is one of the larger finger lakes, 38 miles in length.  The lake is noted for it’s different varieties of fish.  Today of course we are looking for large and small mouth bass.

Boats getting ready for blast off

Boats getting ready for blast off

We launched our boats from Union Springs, NY and blasted off at 6 AM.  The weather conditions: clear skies, 75 deg. F., with a slight wind.  Water temp. 65 – 70 deg. F., with a slight ripple.

P1000726Jake Drabot with a nice large mouth bass

P1000729Jeff Botting and Bill Peck working the waters

We returned after fishing 7 hrs. of fishing at 1 PM.  The air temp. reached 85 deg.F..  Humid with the wind blowing at 10 mph SSW.  Waves reached 1 -2 feet in height.

P1000730Bill Kays (tournament director) recording the weights.

As the weigh in began, a line of thunderstorms approached.  Winds gusting to 25 – 30 mph, lightening, and heavy rain we were glad to be off the water before the weather changed.

P1000731Just out of the Money!

Bill “Coach” Kays @ 11.69 lbs.

Sponsored by Bass Pro, Bill received a $20 gift card from Bass Pro Shops of Auburn

P10007325th Place: Fred Blom @ 11.87 lbs.

P10007334th place: Dick Hyde @ 12.06 lbs.

P10007363rd place: Ron VanBenschoten @ 13.52 lbs.

P10007372nd place: Tom Hudson @ 13.91 lbs.


Anthony Talerico

1st place @ 14.65 lbs

Big Bass @ 4.27 lbs., sponsored by Bass Pro Shops of Auburn

Anthony received a $ 25 gift card from Bass Pro

How did Anthony win you might ask.  Anthony worked the weed line in 5 – 10 feet of water, using a whacky rigged worm on a Mustad #1 size hook, no weight.  Due to the rain, thunder, and lightening safety was a little more important than getting a photo of his set-up.

Each member who fished today received packets of hooks from Mustad.  Thank you Mustad for sponsoring this event.