Seneca Lake out of Geneva 6/25+26


Excellent lake trout fishing continues on Seneca Lake’s north end. Guided Matt and Mike on Wednesday and the guys did a great job nailing a bunch of nice lakers up to 31″. Fish hit best in the morning until around 11 am or so. After the trip I scouted the shallows for carp with my fly-rod. Found a few nice pods of fish, but no takers. Carp fishing the lake is excellent sight fishing practice. Today’s client Richard was out on the lake a couple days ago and nailed a fish over 30lbs on a jig! So he got me thinking…

Today I guided Richard and his parents for the full day on Seneca Lake. Things started out a little rough with threatening skies, a choppy lake and tricky boat control. I had lines tangle both my trolling motor prop and my Yamaha prop! But once we got things straightened out the fishing picked up. The winds calmed a bit and the fish started hitting in 55′ to 85′ of water give or take. Richard really loves to fish and it shows – he’s a very passionate angler. Rich’s dad Tony landed the big fish of the day – a 31″ to 32″ slob. Around a dozen nice lakers were landed – they were all stuffed with bait. Fun trip and a nice way to end this couple week guiding “run”. I’ll probably take a day or two off before heading back out on my own.