Seneca Lake out of Sampson 8/3


AM Trip: Guided David for the full day starting at 6:30 am. He joined me 2 years ago for some Seneca pike action. Laker jigging was decent at Sampson with 4 fish landed in the AM – mostly fish from 18″ to 22″. A run to the N. end proved fruitful with another 10 fish or so landed up to 28″. Reapers and assorted paddletails did the trick. The bite was pretty steady until around noon, but he still hooked fish until we wound down around 2 pm.

PM: At 3:30 pm I picked up the Hermans and we headed back N. We did around 4 drifts and each produced at least one laker. A run back to Sampson resulted in another 4 good hookups and 3 nice fish landed. All in all good action. I had 2 good to excellent reports from Cayuga Lake over the past few days, so it looks like action is picking up. Sampson featured cold water from 55′ on out and the N. end featured cold water from 75′ on out. Seneca is a volatile lake re: temperature and one side or end can be markedly different from the other! A temp probe is a huge asset out there. Fun day all the way around!