Seneca Lake out of Sampson 7/17


Guided a full-day with Jack. He’s been a client of mine since my first year and I always look forward to fishing with him. We started just off the park jigging for lakers. Fish were all over the place along with plenty of bait. Most action was around 65′ to 90′. The first or second drop produced a nice laker. Jack had another soon thereafter. The problem was the chop! In the morning Seneca almost always has a good south wind blowing. It was hauling pretty good. Jack brought some fly-fishing gear and we figured the wind might get the pike activated. We tried an area with no luck then moved down the lake. The run paid off and Jack nailed his first pike on the fly- a nice 25″ fish. After that he quickly landed another, then lost a bigger one. Pike action slowed and we went back uplake after lakers. Laker fishing was good, but not as hot as in the morning. Jack landed another 3 fish and lost and missed a lot! There were fish all over the place and they were hitting but tough to hook and keep on the line. Fish were chasing aggressively at times, which was nice. Fish hit flukes and Berkely Gulp swimbaits fished on one ounce jig heads.