Seneca Lake out of Sampson 10/24


Guided the full day with Clyde and his daughter Misty. It was a fun trip. Pike fishing remains very good to excellent on Seneca Lake with most fish coming off outside weed edges in deep water. Lunker City Shakers in Mahi Mahi worked best today. Spinnerbaits accounted for a couple fish as well. As usual we are releasing nearly all pike. These aggressive fish are very vulnerable to angling pressure and fishermen should limit their harvest (despite the liberal statewide pike limit.) As many pike as there are now in Seneca Lake, things weren’t like that in the 1980s and much of the 1990s and I’d like to keep the fishing great for years to come:-) We tried some laker jigging with one quick hit and one other missed fish. Action was slow. No luck on bass either. Lake temps remain well above normal – they are at 61 to 63. We were the only boat around the mid-portions of the lake today. Once shotgun season opens for deer it will get even less crowded out there!