Keuka Lake out of Branchport 1/4/05


Fished Keuka Lake with my friend, former Owasco Lake guide George Fiorelli. George is a terrific fisherman who’s shared a boat with everyone from Jerry Mckinnis to Denny Brauer, Rick Clunn, Jimmy Houston and loads of other well known and not so well known anglers. We explored Keuka Lake looking for bass and a few perch. Spent a few hours around the bluff area trying to jig bass. I got one good perch and George nailed a beautiful smallie dragging a tube jig in 17′ of water. No luck finding any big concentrations of fish, though we did get a good look at the structure of the bluff area. Tons of fish magnets in this area, and it will certainly take a lot of effort and searching to figure this labryinth out. We picked up a good pickerel as well in another area then checked out the north end looking for some lake trout. Found a nice pod of small lakers just off the park. George got one small one on a jigging spoon and I missed a bunch of hits before we called it quits. Plenty of opportunities on this lake, though my best advice is to concentrate on one type of fish at a time! Saw a big pod of bait just off the launch, which makes me think that the shore fishing here should be great over the next 2 weeks as these temps stay unseasonably warm.