Late July to Mid August Fishing in a NUTSHELL!
Unfortunately, all my reports from mid-July to mid August disappeared when I switched my webhosting and domain registration. Oh well, things happen. For those of you who like to check out these reports for an idea of “what’s happening, where and when” for future reference here’s what was going on:
Cayuga fishing was fair to very good and downright excellent at times in the AM. In general, the AM bite (starting at “dark thirty”) was most productive with lakers available mostly midlake up to Dean’s from 55′ to around 75′. The flats N. of AES produced volumes of fish. A few bonus browns were also showing up.
Seneca Lake was also producing fair to good fishing – both AM and PM. The bite wasn’t as good as in 2007, but fishing was still decent. Best action for us was the mid-lake Sampson area, but we took some fish around Severne Point. We didn’t do much pike fishing, but it wasn’t easy in general. Windy days and an early start produced some decent pike action – but it took some skilled fishing to be able to deal with the neutral fish and weed clutter.
Owasco fishing was decent. Not great but not bad for jigging lakers. Sodus Bay produced good gar fishing and OK largemouth fishing depending on the day. LakeOntario was tough for us forsmallies, though in all fairness we didn’t put in a lot of time on the big lake and only went out of Sodus.