Canandaigua Lake 11/12


I hadn’t fished Canandaigua in mid-November before, so my buddy Mike and myself shot out there today, arriving at 7:30 am. It was cold outside! We worked some shelves for smallmouth bass. My hot area from the last couple months held up OK, with some follows on jerkbaits for both of us. I hooked and lost a very nice (4lb) smallie on a tube jig then landed a chunky fish (probably around 3lbs) on a white X-rap. We tried different tactics, but weren’t able to find any decent numbers of bass this AM. We didn’t have time to fish many different areas – just my one stretch for bass. I did nail a bonus perch. We checked a few good lake trout shelves for personal “research” and found decent numbers of fish on them. Fish were found in 85′ to 100′ over 150′! We had a few short hits and I managed to land a 20″ fish on a Hopkins spoon. The male had recently spawned. H2O was 50 degrees. A few perch fishermen were out and action is reportedly very good in around 15′ to 20′ of water. I did have a pickerel bite-off as well today. These days are getting too short and we had to call it quits before 3 pm due to my classes this PM.