Keuka Lake out of Hammondsport 4/11 midday


Guided Leann and Norris from around 11 am till 3:30 pm for lakers. We were going to do salmon elsewhere, but I felt laker conditions were much better. The fishing didn’t disappoint! They landed 19 fish and hooked a bunch more. Fish ran from 17″ to 22″ for the most part. They are loaded with alewives and that was the case last weekend from the report I’d received from Anglingzone friend Jeff.

We had a lot of fun out there today and the weather was quite changeable. It went from cloudy to more clouds to light rain and then a little brightness. I felt I definitely made two new converts to the jigging technique. It felt great getting my season underway and joking around with Leann and Norris made my job feel like play. Water temps were around 37 degrees.

You won’t find a nicer guy than Hammondsport Hotel owner Ron either. I love what he’s done with the launch over there and I don’t feel bad giving him my $10! It’s well worth it to have the direct access to that end of the lake. The launch is great now.