Owasco Lake 10/6
Did an abbreviated (due to T-storms) full day with Mihai and his wife Christina. We tried getting Christina out last year but the weather was horrid – strong winds and cold. Today’s conditions were much better. We started at around 9:30 am with light south winds. Water (surface) temps are at 67 degrees. Baitfish were everywhere on the north end of the lake. Lake trout began hitting within 20 minutes or so of our arrival. As the winds diminished and the sun got higher the jig bite improved. Mihai is a terrific jigger (among the best I guide) and was quickly into fish. Christina picked up the technique pretty fast and managed to land her first lake trout – and then 4 or 5 more if I remember right. Before long some doubles were being hooked and the fish were very aggressive. Most hits came on bottom, but some were chasing. Fish ran from 19″ to 28″ and appear to be well-fed. Around 14 or 15 fish total were landed and they were hitting great as we headed in to grab some coffee. I noticed dark and thickening clouds as well pulled back out. Boats were coming in and a call to a friend who had internet/weather map access confirmed a line of strong T-storms moving across the region. We tried a few drops then saw a few lightning bolts and headed in. Of course by the time I got the boat on the trailer, the storms ended!