Owasco Lake 5/11


Guide trip today with Jesse and Josh. Jesse had a goal in mind – go out and learn how to fly-fish for pike in a Finger Lake, and that’s what we did. Things started with a nice swirl in shallow that caught him off guard. We spent a good portion of the morning ironing out some casting bugs – since he usually fishes smaller bodies of waters. By late morning Jesse was casting like a champ! The pike fishing was decent and the guys each landed a couple fish. Nothing huge, but nice fish from around 19″ to 27″ Josh had his luck with a jerkbait. There were enough follows and short hits to keep us involved as the day went on. The best follow was a 30″+ fish after the lake had calmed down. Smallmouths are starting to investigate the shallows. A few bonus perch filled out the trip. All in all an enjoyable day on an excellent lake. We spent 1 hour plus searching lakers later in the day. Most fish and bait seem to be deep – around 150′ to 170′. Did a few drops here and there with no hits. The depths are loaded though. It won’t be long! Water level is average, temps range from 47 to 53 on top.