Keuka Lake/Branchport 10/14


Guide trip today on Keuka. We started by working the Branchport arm of the lake. A few lakers were hooked in around 75′ to 85′ of water on a jigging spoon and fluke. The hits came while reeling up. The conditions were misty/foggy for most of the day. We worked down the branch and towards the bluff. Saw a small salmon hit some bait on the surface. Water temps are around 62 on top. Worked the Penn Yan arm just above the bluff – maybe a mile or two north in 100′ to 110′ give or take. Had some steady action for awhile – especially when it was momentarily brighter outside. Fish hit just about anything and they were running up to around 24″. Nice chunky Keuka fish. We kept a limit and did some catch and release. Again, the lakers in many, if not all of the Finger Lakes can use some cropping/harvesting.