Seneca Lake out of Geneva 6/26 PM


Met the Hermans at around 3:30 at Seneca Lake State Park. They wanted to do some bass fishing today but didn’t want to drive over to Cayuga or further (they live west of there.) I had AM plans so Keuka was out of the question. I’ve seen a lot of bass around the northern parts of Seneca Lake in and around the canal, so we launched there and gave it a try for an hour or so. Largemouths are spawning and guarding nests. It’s not my favorite thing to do but the Hermans gave it a shot. John managed to hook a very solid bass – probably over 3lbs, momentarily on a tube. In a different area, he caught a largemouth around 13″.

The lake trout fishing has been exceptional out of Geneva lately and we gave it an hour. The fishing was superb with the Hermans landing 10 fish in less than an hour! All were wild and they probably ran to 28″ or so. Today was mostly a “warmwater trip” so I didn’t measure the fish or record them in my Region 8 Coldwater Diary. The fish were shallow – primarily in and around 45′ and deeper.

We tried nearly two hours of casting for pike. Things looked good weed-wise but surface temps are warming up a bit, which tend to get the pike deeper. We never raised any.