Keuka Lake 11/11


Had some fun on Keuka Lake today. I got up early and got in a couple hours of fishing before my 11 am guide trip. I checked on the Penn Yan arm for bass and pickerel, fishing one area I seldom ever work and one tried ‘n true stretch. I wound up landing a couple chunky 3lb+ smallmouths – one on an X-rap and one on a tube jig. I had a couple nice pickerel follows and misses too. H2O is around 51 degrees. At 11 am I met up with Dave and Ron at Branchport. Dave has fished with me a few times before and is always a lot of fun. We worked the Branchport arm for lakers and marked a ton of fish from 80′ out to past 135’. We concentrated on around 90′ to 100′ and did well – the guys landed 9 nice lakers from 17″ to 22″ – most being 19″ to 21″. Keuka lakers are still feeding and these fish were still a little while away from spawning. Shakers and spoons did the trick. The bite was pretty darn steady throughout the trip.