Keuka Lake 10/2 AM


Guided a 1/2 day trip at the Bluff today with Brian and Kim. Action was spotty (for Keuka in October, which still means “good fishing”) with no real flurries of activity. But fish came throughout the morning with a total of 8 landed and 7 kept. Brian’s the serious fisherman, but Kim really did a great job landing the lion’s share of the fish today. I have a feeling the bite probably peaked after our trip was done, given the conditions. Baitfish numbers remain excellent (for Keuka) around the Bluff area and fish are stuffing themselves with the alewives, along with some sculpin. Nothing new to report depth or technique-wise. Mostly 100′ to 115′ was good for us and white and chartreuse alone or in combination worked best. Nothing on the spoon today.

Water levels remain at summer pool and water temps on the surface crept up a little to around 64. Very few boats were out today, bass or otherwise. Foliage has a long ways to go on the lake, but was in peak form in the valleys between the lakes heading west from Branchport to Canandaigua (where I went for truck service.)