Seneca Lake out of Sampson 10/14


I got out for 4 hours, checking on pike fishing. I don’t have any encouraging news. I worked some key areas. I had a good hit on a swimbait and dropped what was likely a very nice pike (over 30″), but that was it. No discernable follows, no hits. Water temps ranged from 56 to 58. I worked 5′ to nearly 35′ of water using swimbaits, spinnerbaits and jerkbaits. My hookup came from around 10′. Conditions looked great – the habitat is there, but there just aren’t enough pike around to make things worthwhile. I would recommend Cayuga, Owasco and Conesus Lakes for the best FL action. Irondequoit Bay is always good for pike in October too.