Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake 7/20 + 7/21
7/20 AM – Guided a 1/2 day on Keuka Lake on 7/20 with Pat and Joe. We had slow fishing at the Bluff with one landed. A ride down to Hammondsport paid off with another three fish landed. Fish were still hitting as we wound the trip down. Bait numbers are excellent around Hammondsport.
7/21 AM – Did a full day with Mike and Stan starting at 6 am on Keuka. Fishing was steady and decent in the Hammondsport area. 8 legal fish were landed. Fish were also hitting at the bluff area. We went over a bass technique (soft jerkbaits) in one area and managed to raise some nice bass. A large smallmouth hit one of our jigs in 80′ of water. The fish was amongst a very large school of bait.
7/21 PM – Headed over to Seneca out of Geneva where I met the Hermans. We had to pull to shore during a strong T-storm, but after things cleared the fishing was very good to excellent. John hooked and lost what he claims to be the heaviest laker he’s ever hooked. He just couldn’t move the fish much at first. It was lost just as it was coming into view! Bummer! A bunch of nice lakers were landed (around 10 fish or more.) 85′ to 110′ was best.