Cayuga lake

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2016 Cayuga Lake BASS Elite

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2016 Cayuga Lake BASS Elite

Whenever B.A.S.S. schedules an event in New York, I feel my chances for success are strong. The Empire State has always been good to me, and I expected this event would deliver more of the same.

Part of the Finger Lakes, Cayuga is nearly 40 miles long and 400 feet deep. Formed by glaciers thousands of years ago, it has evolved into prime habitat for both smallmouth and largemouth. And because spring came late to the region, I felt both species might come into play.

Card's Catch - Senko Time at Cayuga Lake

Card's Catch - Senko Time at Cayuga Lake

The Bassmaster Elite Series tournament on Cayuga Lake, NY will be my third trip to this lake. Each of the two tournaments I fished here have been dominated by the Senko - this type of lake really sets up perfectly for it. There are several productive ways to fish the Senko here and all will play a big role in the event, I’m sure of it.