Owasco Lake 8/18
Guided Leo and Ada for the second and final day this year of the annual “catch ’em and eat ’em” mission. I had never guided them before on Owasco Lake. We used to fish Skaneateles Lake a bit mostly harvesting rock bass along with a few smallmouths. Over the last couple years we went after pickerel on Cayuga Lake’s north end. I figured we’d have a good shot at perch on Owasco along with quite a few rockbass and maybe a few smallmouths.
The lake is very high and the outlet was running strong. There’s a good amount of debris in the lake. Algae is blooming in some areas and other areas are clear. We started with a bunch of rockbass that came dropshotting. The lake trout bite was very good and they landed 9 or 10 nice lakers. We kept 7. Smallmouth action was also good with four nice bass landed – three were in the 15 1/2″ range and one was 18″. No perch today.
Rain continues to fall heavily as I write this. Stay tuned – the next few days should prove interesting. I am hoping we don’t get walloped too much with rain.
Leo's 18" smallmouth
As I write this on Thursday 8/19, Cayuga is at a minor flooding stage. Creeks are pumping in massive amounts of debris and sediment.
Here’s what I have going forward:
September: 6th, 8th, 12th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th
October: Most of the month is available apart from the 2nd and 27th.
November and onwards are wide open.