Owasco Lake 9/20


I was back on the lake with Jim and Nancy today for 1/2 day of fishing. We started out with smallmouth bass and Jim landed his personal best fish – a 22″ slob! After an hour or so of bassin’ we headed out for some lake trout action. The trout fishing was quite good and they landed 7 or 8 fish, mostly 24″ to 26″ fish. White Zoom Flukes did the trick. The high point of the day was Jim hooking a nice fish around 15′ below the surface. The rod was bent and the fish was fighting good. We saw a big fish come up to jump – size-wise it appeared to be a big brown or rainbow, but the colors blew my mind – it was a SMALLMOUTH! This fish was a class or twoUP from the 22″ (probably at LEAST 5lbs) fat fish Jim got earlier! So we’re talking 6lbs. or better! Needless to say Jim and I will remember this fish for the rest of our lives. Beautiful colors and fat. We’ll be back to try for it later! Bait is scattered from around 60′ out. Lakers are available from 70′ to 100′ +. Bass are scattered mainly suspended in various depths.