Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 10/1
Did a morning trip with Matt and Brian. We targeted northern pike and the fishing was very good. Fish ran the usual (for this year) 23″ or 24″ to around 27″ with one in around 10 fish being over 30″. Today I got lucky and took a demo cast with a swim bait and hit a fish that was probably around 32″. The guys did well working a spinnerbait and a swim bait and hooked and caught some nice fish. No bass were in the mix today – just pike. Most fish were in probably 14′ to 20′ of water. I brought my Shimano Curado 7:1 reel and my new Fenwick Techna AV rod along for today’s trips and Matt really enjoyed using it with a spinnerbait. Nice baitcasting gear makes learning how to cast and fish a baitcaster a pleasure. Funny thing is my rod is so new I still haven’t caught a fish on it. Glad Matt was able to break it in! 😉
In the afternoon Dave and his wife Stephanie (who did not fish) came out for some mixed bag fishing. We tried running north for some lake trout action but the lake didn’t cooperate. South winds cranked up to around 15 mph and made the lake whitecap quite a bit. Dave did manage to land a small lake trout on a white fluke. He did a bit of casting for pike and managed to get some decent northerns in various areas of the lake. Fishing was a little bit tough due to the wind, but we perservered and things worked out well. Dave’s a really great angler and we had a good time chatting about the old “In-Fishermen” magazine/TV showand the old “Fishing Facts” days.
Seneca’s been great all year long for pike and the fishing will only get better. I’m really looking forward to hitting some bass and pike! H2O is still warm – around 65 on top.