Seneca Lake/Geneva 6/20
I started this AM at 6:30 with my buddy Shahab. We grabbed our deep fly-fishing setups and tried for some lakers. It wasn’t the best opportunity we’d had, since most fish were deeper than 40′, but we tried anyways. Shahab did manage one decent strike, but overall the fly-fishing didn’t work out. We did some conventional jigging while waiting for our lines to sink and had some good fishing.
At 10 am I dropped off Shahab and met Chris and Dan at the launch. They’ve been out with me before – Chris many times. Lake trout fishing wasn’t as hot as yesterday (we weren’t expecting miracles!) but it was still very good and the guys managed to land over a dozen nice fish up to 30″. Fish are stuffing themselves with the abundant alewives. We did some pike fishing and action was fair – Dan landed 3 and Chris managed one and lost a nice bass. Weed growth is growing rapidly and the pike are starting to spread around a bit. The key to good pike fishing now is to commit to it – the more wind the better in general. There are enough pike in this lake to make for good fishing all summer long. Water temps are in the low 60s and I think we’ll see a thermocline shortly.