Seneca Lake out of Watkins 1/4


Got out for 6 hours today mainly trying for some perch and pike. Not much to report. The wind was strong at around 12 to 17 mph out of the south and made boat control very difficult. I never saw another boat out there. Water temp is 40/41. Lots of clear run-off pumping into the lake. I fished around 3 or 4 major points up to Peach Orchard. Never had a hit on the perch minnows. Fly-fishing was also difficult as I couldn’t slow the boat down enough for a good presentation despite using 2 drift bags. Anchoring was the way to go. I did have a huge pickerel – 27″ to 30″ follow in a streamer.