Seneca Lake out of Sampson 10/10


Guided Chris and his son Brian for the full day today starting around 7:45 am. Fishing was pretty tough overall. Pike fishing started out good with 3 nice fish landed from 26″ to 31″ long within the first hour. Swimbaits did the trick. The pike fishing never really got going – clearly an AM bite and we tried for lakers. I marked decent numbers of fish on both sides of the lake along with plenty of bait, but apart from a few bites, nothing was grabbing well. Lakers spawn on Seneca starting around this time, which likely makes for tough fishing. Maybe it was also the weather – I’m not sure. Water temp was 63. Beautiful day, but the fishing could have been better! I’m sure the evening pikin’ would’ve been better!