Owasco Lake 10/25 am


Guided Tom, his son Joe and friend Mark for a 1/2 day today starting around 9:30. It was tough making the call on where to fish – we had predicted strong southerlies, changing to strong northerlies midway through the day. Originally, we were looking at westerlies with some sun, which would’ve made for good laker jigging conditions. On the water we were faced with tougher laker jigging conditions.

We worked points and ledges along the west shore. Mark nabbed a solid 26″ to 27″ laker on a spoon after maybe an hour of fishing. On another point, Joe landed a 23″er. Both appeared to be wild (unclipped vividly colored) fish. Joe had another hit as did Mark but that was it. As the conditions improved the guys had to hit the road. I expect fair action (good at times) to hold up here for a couple more weeks as the spawn gets underway. Steady, sunny to partly sunny weather tends to produce the best fall lake trout fishing, whether on Owasco, Cayuga (especially around Long Point – Levanna) or Keuka Lake. Rainy or overcast days can be good in conjunction with warm fronts. But bluebird cold front days can be very tough as can rainy cold front days.

The amount of bait on this lake’s north end was impressive today! You’ll see more bait on this lake in 5 minutes than you’ll see all year on Keuka Lake! I’d expect to see some big fish coming out of Owasco Lake in the future.