Seneca Lake out of Watkins Fri. April 21 -Wow!
Epic trout and salmon fishing today on Seneca – no questions about it! We were into fish at 9:45 this morning when we started and we landed fish until almost 7 pm when we quit! We didn’t really land that many fish as a percentage of the hits we got, but the action was great. We probably had around 35 to 40 or more hits, boils, swirls, follows and hook-ups! We only landed around a half dozen salmon and three browns. The salmon were fighting great and we had one jump over our drift bag and jump higher than our 80hp. Yamaha 4 stroke outboard!
The lake has a couple nice classes of landlocked salmon and some decent brown trout. Salmon were running from 15″ to 20″ and the browns were 15″ to 18″. Fly selection varied with colors throughout the spectrum producing fish. I saw and learned things today that I hadn’t seen in nearly 10 years of lake fly-fishing. Still, everything needs to fall into place for a great Seneca day. The wind and water temps need to be just right…;-)