Keuka Lake 10/4 + 10/5
Guided full days on Friday and today. On Friday I met Clyde and his wife Deb at the launch around 7 am. Thunderstorms and heavy rain showers were in the area, but cleared just as we got underway. The laker jigging was very good and Deb had a riot hooking a lot of fish. Clyde did well too, but it was fun watching Deb. At least 13 fish were landed, all around the Bluff. We spent about 2 hours and change targeting bass after the laker fishing. Had one or two show up, but no great shakes. I wouldn’t put a lot of stock in our bass report since we didn’t really cover too much water. Water temps have crept up into the mid-60s here. Some nice perch are shallow.
Today was a trip with Paul. Terrific bite throughout the day both on the Bluff and around Branchport. Bait was everywhere and the best fishing was from around 100′ to 115′ for us. A lot of fish are also shallower, but the deeper ones seemed more cooperative. A huge variety of plastics worked today. Fish ran from 16.5″ up to 23″. The condition of these Keuka fish is improving.