Keuka Lake out of Branchport 10/21 + 10/22


Fishing remains good to very good on Keuka Lake. Fished with Michele and her dad on Saturday and we had a good day fishing lakers around the bluff area and on the south end of the lake. Fish ran from 17″ to 24″. They were hitting plastics and spoons. We found them around 65′ and deeper. Lots of suspended fish were mixed in with the usual bottom dwellers. We did a little random casting for browns/rainbows/salmon without luck. Perch are active in the shallows. Around 9 or 10 nice lakers were landed and lots were missed/dropped. It can take a little while to get into a groove with this fishing! Coffee helps 😉

On Sunday Alan and Doug joined me for 1/2 day of laker jigging. The conditions were surprisingly good in the morning, but the fishing was kind of slow. A few fish were landed, again – around the bluff area. The weather really kicked up around 11 am and the guys perservered and did very well, filling out their limit. We made some key adjustments regarding presentation in order to deal with the 20 mph south winds and 2’+ waves and it paid off. While other boats had cleared the lake, Al and Doug were still catching fish! The lake got downright nasty and we called it a day. Suspended fish have moved up the water column a little and were as shallow as 40′ to 50′ down. H2O is still warm on top – 56.