Seneca Lake 7/6 Sampson


Guided Ken and Kenny (Jr.) today on Seneca. I pointed them in the right direction and last night they had a terrific night bite on Seneca, nailing over a dozen nice lakers up to 32″. This AM the fishing was slower. We worked from Sampson to the north end and points in between. The biggest news today and yesterday was that the fish moved deeper. The thermocline is setting up and we found our best action in 85′ to 95′ of water. I’m sure we’ll see more shallow laker action, but apparently the deeper bite is on. The bite slowed around 9 am – and never really got hot. Around 1 pm we picked up a couple more fish. Bait is everywhere. The guys landed 8 fish today up to 31″. We’re seeing some beautiful coloration in some of the fish this year – orange/red on the fins, including the tail(!) which is a new one for me. Ken has lived in Alaska, Wisconsin and in the south and he feels NY offers some of the most diverse angling around. Who can argue? I won’t 😉