Owasco Lake 7/25


Did a rare 3-person 1/2-day trip today on Owasco. On RARE occasions I break my “2-person rule” for parents and young kids and in this case for some people interested in jigging lakers. We started @ 6:30am and fishing got off to a decent start. Steve had the hot hand in the back of the boat landing 2 lakers before anyone else nailed any. Fishing slowed by around 8 or 9 am. But we persevered and at 11 or so the wind died down and the bite picked up. We had one double going along with some more fish landed. Total for the day was 7 fish landed and quite a few missed/lost. A good time was had by all and fish were caught in around 65′ to 80′ of water. After the trip ended I fished on my own for a couple hours. I went scouting around for some bass and landed a 19 1/2″ smallmouth. One laker and I was done. Both fish were deep. This lake is definitely starting to turn on. Our largest fish was 27″ long but quite thin. I was surprised at the lack of bait fish in fishes’ stomachs.