Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 10/14


Guided Perry for an abbreviated day today. He’s the man with the minnows and we set up around 8 am for pike. Fishing wasn’t great but wasn’t bad either. He had his first pike after around 45 minutes. A fish around 24″ or so. Then his minnow got slammed right after it hit the water – it was a Seneca Lake pickerel! We haven’t seen many of those over the last couple years but rest easy – they are around 😉 A couple good hits were missed, then Perry landed a better pike around 26″.

A thunderstorm rolled in and we called it a day after 1 pm. We didn’t move a whole lot today – it was a relaxing AM spent watching floats. As we left the launch, the skies cleared momentarily – but as I drove back home in the pouring rain I felt we’d made the right call getting off the lake. Water temps are around 61 degrees. Pretty warm for this time of year.