Owasco Lake 7/11


Great day on Owasco Lake today with Dave and Sam! We started out casting assorted lures hoping for smallies and walleyes. Dave nailed a nice 23″ walleye on a spinnerbait, then he missed another one that was considerably larger. Both fish hit during the daytime! He got a decent smallmouth as well. We went to jigging lakers and lo and behold Dave hooks up again! This time it was a silver beauty – a 28″ chrome rainbow! Probably around 7 to 7.5lbs! First rainbow we’ve caught jigging vertically! I probably unloaded 10 shots with my “point and shoot” on this fish. They also managed a couple lakers plus a nice smallmouth around 16″ caught deep.

After the trip, I did some fishing “experimentation” on my own and nailed a nice smallmouth just shy of 20″. This fish came from 80′ of water! It was no accident – I’m on to something good here….. 😉

Owasco appears to be picking up a bit for lakers after a very slow spring. We’ll see what happens. Fish are in 40′ to 100′ of water. Surface temps are around 72-75.