Seneca Lake out of Sampson State Park 10/25, 26 PM
Looks like some improvements are finally going to made at the Sampson State Park Marina and waterfront. It's been 60 years since anything significant was done here. Crews are moving boulders in as well as other materials. A barge is in the marina along with some other heavy equipment. Launching is not impeded.
10/25: Guided Mark I. here for a full day starting around 10 am and fishing until just past 6 pm. The wind has been atrocious here over my last couple trips. Mark loves to fly-fish and he gave it a good shot but it was hard making good presentations, and he is a top-notch caster. Gear fishing resulted in 7 solid pike being landed and 3 lost. It was cold and windy out there with temps running from 39 to about 43. Tough fishing conditions but beautiful out on the lake.
10/26 PM: Met the Hermans here at 1:30 pm and we fished til about 4:30. Pike fishing was fantastic. Conditions were the best I've seen here this fall (on days I've been out.) They hammered the pike, landing 25 northerns up to 29" and one bonus largemouth bass. Spectacular action! It was a trip that won't be forgotten – one very reminiscent of a great trip we had together back in October of 2008. Water temps are at 56 degrees. Spoons and swimbaits worked well.