Seneca Lake out of Sampson State Park 7/5


Launched out of Sampson for the first time this season. Met Jeff and his dad Dan for the full day today. We started at 6 am and worked the west shore hoping for bass and/or pike. Loads of chopped up milfoil made working lures tedious for the most part. Dan had a good hit on topwater (likely a bass,) but apart from that we didn’t see anything in the two plus hours we fished.

Lake trout fishing was very good with moments of excellence on the north end. Dan wasn’t feeling well, so he took a break for an hour or two and Jeff managed to pick up 5 nice fish includinga 32″ laker likely weighing 10lbs that we released. Dan rejoined us and landed a couple nice fish of his own incl. a 30″ fish. Plenty of bait was around. Action ranged from around 55′ out to over 120′. Quite a few fish are suspended over the depths and are responding to the jigs.

The water fleas were HORRID!!! When the fleas are bad for jiggers they must be impossible for trollers! Just terrible, but it didn’t bother us too much. Another very good Seneca Lake trip.