Seneca Lake Lodi Report 10/2


Got out around 1 pm by myself just to learn a few new stretches of lake a bit better and see what’s happening on the mighty Seneca Lake. There are still plenty of green milfoil beds all over the perimeter of Seneca. This stuff is HEAVY! Unbelievable. Can’t wait till some of it starts dying off and the pike move up. The water fleas seem to have disappeared – hopefully for the season. The water temps range from 64 to 66 degrees and I had 62 degrees down 50′.

I checked the area between Lodi and Smith Park pretty thoroughly for lakers. Saw a few marks here and there but nothing special. The 80′ to 100′ shelves are pretty sparse until you hit around Peach Orchard. Across the lake it’s a different story. Lots of nice shelves. I saw more bait around Starkey Point – both north and south than I’ve seen in a while on Seneca. Had a 15″ to 17″ landlocked salmon grab a jig on the retrieve. Had around 4 or 5 lakers on momentarily. They are still very negative/neutral. I think it has to do with the weather pattern we have. I have every reason to believe that the bite will pick up once we get a low-pressure system moving through – or at least some different winds and some cloud cover.

Picked up a small largemouth working a Rapala X-rap. Had what looked like another largemouth whack it. Could this be a trend on Seneca? Time will tell….