Keuka Lake out of Branchport 9/10


Guided Derrick today for a full-day. He’s staying on the lake for the week and wanted to learn a few patterns and areas. We started with lake trout (vertical) jigging. There are fish throughout the lake but as is often the case this time of the year, many fish are concentrated around Hammondsport and the Bluff Area. H-port provided our best fishing, using white tubes. We picked up one fish on the Bluff with a 3/4 oz. silver Kastmaster. Fish are running 18″ to 26″ and it was nice seeing some decent lakers. Fish are on the feed with most kept fish having a baitfish in their stomach. Our best fishing was in 80′ or more, with most fish being suspended. We dropshotted some perch in around 40′ of water and Derrick picked up a nice largemouth bass working a white superfluke in the shallows. Very good fishing on Keuka with very few boats out there. If I find the time I’d love to go bassin’ here, but looking at my schedule it probably won’t happen. Oh well…. I still think the best fishing for lakers is a couple weeks away. BTW – Our fish didn’t start hitting until late – 10 am.