Keuka Lake 6/16


Guided Michele, her dad John and Tim “the lamprey eater” on Keuka today. We started just after 7 am and rode over to the bluff area. Fishing was slow to start, but after an hour or two it picked up. Smelt colored Fin-S Fish and a 3/4 oz Silver Kastmaster were our hot tickets. Using the electronics also helped greatly. Good numbers of lake trout were suspended around the Bluff area. Drifting was not much of an option due to the light winds that were pervasive for most of the AM. We had pretty decent action on the day, with the AM being slow, then a fair bite from around 9 to 11 am, a slowdown around 11 to 1, then good fishing again with some wind up until we left around 3. Michele and Tim limited out, and John landed two. The gang did great (getting lucky) with no fish dropped! Lakers ran from around 17″ to 23″. Nothing was in their stomachs. As usual, bait is tough to come by on Keuka Lake. We worked up the Penn Yan arm a bit, but didn’t mark many fish. They seemed to “prefer” hovering over deep water. We didn’t fish Hammondsport. The deeps around Branchport held some fish, but we chose the bluff since it’sa bit easier to fish this time of year.