Otisco Lake 5/11 + Seneca Lake 5/13
Tried Otisco with my buddy Eric on Wednesday looking for Tiger Muskies on the fly. Never saw a single one despite working the narrows intensely, the causeway, a few major points and most of the north end and east shore including Turtle Bay. H2O temp varied from around 49 up to 57. We did manage to get quite a few nice bass including smallmouths to just under 19″. Panfish were everywhere as well. I also missed a decent brown trout. We’ll be back on this lake soon.
Today was a guide trip on Seneca Lake with Dan and his wife Kathy. We were hoping for a good lake trout jigging bite, but the strong winds of the past week played havoc with the fishing and water temps. Surface temps off Sampson were 39 degrees! We had around 46 on the west side of the lake. We took a break from the trout and fished pike/pickerel. Kathy managed a beautiful 35″ northern pike that was probably 11 or 12lbs. Dan got a nice pickerel. Both hit tube jigs. Lakers were around but just not active. Both Dan and Kathy had hits but missed the fish. Gorgeous day out there and it was nice hearing the loons…..