Keuka Lake out of Branchport 9/15
Did two 1/2 day trips starting with Mark and his wife Jane at 8 am. We ran right to the bluff and had steady action throughout the AM. Mark wanted Jane to have a good time and get into some fish and she managed to land the biggest and most, so it was a success. Fish ran to 24″ long and we had around 1/2 dozen or more landed and others dropped. It was a good bite despite the front. 105′ to 115′ seemed best and there was some bait around.
My noon trip was with Bob and Ray, who both joined me last year here around this timeframe. We stayed around the State Park after I’d checked it out between trips and found some fish. Bob dropped the first few, but the fish cooperated better and he got a hook into the next 3. Ray dropped a couple and managed to land one. Tougher fishing than the AM, but still pretty good. 80′ to 130′ was best for us and Angling Zone friends Jeff and his buddies.
Plastics in white, white ice, smelt and chartreuse all produced, as did a Kastmaster Spoon in 3/4 oz. It’s tough to beat the Sept – November lake trout action on this lake, especially if you like lean, tasty wild fish! They are everywhere!!!