Seneca Lake out of Watkins 11/20


Fished 1/2 day with John and Ralph (from Northern California) out on Seneca for northern pike. The guys do a lot of bass fishing on Clear Lake and hadn’t caught pike before. The water temps have really taken a dive on the south end of Seneca Lake. I’m sure a lot of it has to do with the rain we’ve had. But temps were in the low 40s! Should be prime for salmon, but I was wondering if the pike would be sluggish. They were a little lethargic today, but the guys did very well landing a bunch of fish up to 31″. Bright orange Lunker City Shakers in the 4.5″ size did the trick fished on 1/2 oz. jig heads. There is still plenty of nice weedgrowth in the lake!

Tomorrow we’ll be checking on some salmon action as well as the pike. I plan on fishing Cayuga later this week for salmon/trout too.