Owasco Lake 7/30


Got out for a full day of laker jigging with Dave and his son Mark. Dave had been chomping at the bit to get this technique down and jumped on this open date I had. So off we went starting at 6:30 am. The weather pattern had changed a bit since the weekend and we started with clear blue skies and light north winds. It usually pays to be out on the water early and today was no exception. The guys learned the technique with ease and within around 90 minutes they’d caught their limit of nice, albeit slightly thin lake trout. We worked a little bit of bass water and one nice 20″ smallie was landed. Laker action slowed down to a crawl by 9 or 10 am and most fishing boats cleared the lake. We continued to work down the lake from the north end and the guys landed another beautiful smallmouth and a couple more lakers before we called it a day. Nice results on what was basically a tough day! Bait was absent on the north end of the lake, and we checked depths down to over 110′. Best fishing was around 60′ to 80′. This appears to be the year that everyone wants to get in on the great lake trout jigging action, so that’s what I’ll be doing over the next couple weeks. Stay tuned!