Seneca Lake out of Geneva 5/6 PM


Guided the Hermans for a 1/2 day trip. It’d been awhile since we had been out, so it was a bit of a “get the rust out” trip. There are plenty of fish in the northern portions of Seneca Lake, ranging from 70′ out to around 180′ or more. Despite all the fish we marked, we had a tough time hooking and landing them. The front certainly had fish slowed up a bit, but they were chasing jigs fairly well – sometimes upwards of 40′ to 50′ from the bottom. John and Eleonore each lost a fish and John landed one solid laker which was a hatchery fish that was stuffed with alewvies. But for some reason we weren’t able to trigger hits as well as I felt we should have. Angling Zone friends/clients were out on the lake as well and managed to land 6 or 7 solid fish, so some were definitely biting.

I feel that SenecaLake right now has the potential to offer some of the biggest fish and best lake trout action in the region, given the sheer quantity and quality of fish up there. Chances are I’ll be back there soon! Water levels seemed OK and surface temps were in the low 40s.