Keuka Lake/Branchport 9/25


Spent the day fishing with John Sander. Not a particularly nice day weather-wise with south winds gusting to around 22 mph. We found good schools of baitfish up at the north end of the Branchport arm. John hooked what appeared to be a decent fish there, but they weren’t very active while we were fishing. I popped a small largemouth on a jig/pig up there as well. We ran down to Hammondsport to get out of the wind. Lake trout fishing there was very good and it didn’t take long to get my limit. The fish were most active for us in 85′ of water give or take 4′. Not as much bait down there on our fishfinder. We spent most of the afternoon bass fishing with poor results – just a couple dinks. I think the front affected the bite a lot, though I hadn’t fished the areas we worked much for bass before. Water temp on the surface was around 69. I expect superb lake trout fishing on this lake throughout October/November. Last year was excellent! Bass fishing should be excellent as well.