The fish of Cayuga Lake: It got brung on Day 1

UNION SPRINGS, New York – Rigid Industries pro Britt Myers probably said it best as he prepared to bag his fish on Day 1 at the Busch Beer Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake: “I think I have 20 pounds. No, maybe 19. Or, actually, it might be 21.”

So many 18- to 20-pound bags of Upstate New York smallmouth and largemouth that it was impossible to tell them apart. Cayuga gave up the goods on Day 1, producing 71 15-plus-pound bags, 11 20-plus pound limits, and the heaviest one-day wight total of the 2016 season.

Here’s a look at a handful of our favorite fish from Day 1.
-Joel Shangle