Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 10/14


Did a full day with Matt and Brian. They were out with me 2 weeks ago and wanted to get in some more pike/bass action. Pike still dominate the nearshore fishing on Seneca Lake. Pike action started out fair to good for us and got better as the day went on. Heavy spinnerbaits and swim baits produced the best action for us. No great numbers, but steady fishing all day long. We covered a lot of water, mainly staying in the southern 7 miles of the lake. Fish ranged from around 20″ to over 30″ with most fish being in the 25″ to 27″ range. Bass were few and far in between – with one or two hookups and follows that appeared to be smallmouths. Water temps are around 63 degrees lakewide. After the trip I got out for another hour and a half and had some very good action. Large Lunker City Shakers worked well. With the start of bowhunting season, the boat traffic on the lake was very light.