Keuka Lake out of Branchport 4/30
Guided Craig, Jim and Mike for the full day on Keuka. Lakers on the jig were the target. We started near the State Park and marked good numbers of fish from around 140′ to 180′ of water. We did check shallower too. Fishing was slow to start with a couple fish landed. Most fish seemed pretty inactive. Eventually we motored down to the Bluff and things started slow there too, but by around 1 pm fish activated and the guys were getting consistent hits and hookups. Wound up with 7 solid lakers to just under 25″. We kept all the fish and most had empty stomachs. The one fish that found bait was stuffed with small alewives. Had a great time with the guys – who are as fun a group if not moreso, than any I’ve ever guided. Lake level was high but nowhere near the flood levels of Cayuga and Seneca. Bluff fish hit white tubes – both flipping size and smaller. Lunker City Shakers in white also produced fish.