Seneca Lake out of Sampson State Park 6/30 AM


Guided Mark from last week, with Mike and Reice for what wound up being a long half-day. We started at 6:30 am with somewhat murky conditions and fog. Tough bite to start. Reice had one hit. We tried a couple areas and wound up north with Reice (again) hooking what seemed like a good fish that got off. A lot of fish were on the Belhurst Flats. Reice dropped another fish around Sampson. The lack of wind and cloudy water made fishing tough. Eventually Mark wound up picking up a couple wild fish – a 16″er and a 19″er. Not the size we expect from Seneca Lake, but a lot better than not landing anything! Quite a few fish were chasing and I was surprised that we didn’t hook or land more.

I have a full schedule coming up over the next couple weeks and may as well be living on the water. With the way the weather and bite have been, I have my work (and it is work!) cut out for me. I was all set to head up to western Lake Ontario for some jigging, but the forecast northerlies put the “kibosh” on that trip, so that’ll have to wait for another day. I’m hoping to get my bass gear together and at least do a shakedown on Cayuga or Otisco Lake, but that requires something called “time,” which I haven’t had much of. Very interesting year thus far. BTW – boat traffic on the lakes has been minimal!