Seneca Lake 5/24 out of Geneva


Well I guided pike during the trout/salmon derby and the fishing was good to excellent. I just can’t motivate to do a big 3-day derby after guiding throughout the week. Maybe in the future, but not now. Anyways Boris and his son Mitchell wanted pike and pickerel and zero lakers, so we spent the full-day fishing toothy critters. We used Husky Jerks, Daredevles and Lunker City Shakers – all worked very well. Mitchell caught a 24″ pickerel, a nice 17″+ smallmouth and a huge perch around 14″+. These were his top fish in all those species. He also caught a bunch of nice pike up to 30″ and some other pickerel. Boris did very well too with plenty of pike/pickerel – these were his first fish ever on artificials. A good time was had by all. We kept a bunch of pickerel and a few pike (I have a 2 pike limit for clients and encourage catch and release.) The amazing thing was that the pike/pickerel had been eating small sculpins and alewives. No big fish were in their stomachs. The weed growth is still down in the lake and fish are in certain areas – find the right spots and there are plenty of fish.