Owasco Lake out of Emerson Park 3/15


Guided Steve and Christine for a full day of fly-fishing for northern pike on Owasco Lake. They last joined me 2 or 3 years ago for some pike fishing on Seneca Lake just before the season closed. Conditions were good today and we were able to find a decent concentration of fish after some searching. They managed to land 5 northerns (one was a dink) and they also dropped and missed some good hits/fish as well. Steve had a nice fish swirl for his fly – it was likely some kind of salmonid, perhaps a brown or rainbow. It was a very solid fish!

Perch anglers are doing very well here. This lake is just full of perch, though you may have to weed through a bunch to find enough keepers. A DEC En-Con officer was checking boats at the launch and he reported to me that Skaneateles and Cayuga Lakes had been a bit slower for perch – especially Skaneateles. The boat that came in before us on Owasco reportedly had landed a 7lb walleye while perch fishing. Now that's a nice bonus fish!