Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 10/16


Guided Dan and his cousin Jeff for the full day today targeting pike. Fishing was fair to start with the guys landing 3 northerns, 1 tiny northern and one pickerel. Stickbaits and swimbaits did the trick. Water temps were between 58 and 59 today. I did see a few pre-spawn salmon and brown trout swimming around – as well as a laker or two, so they may be reachable from shore off the pier or Clute Park with a little luck.

We worked some other areas without much luck and then returned to our “tried and true area.” The wind had cranked up, the clouds rolled in and the bite picked up. Dan had the hot hand landing another 3 or 4 nicer (26″ to 27″) pike. Jeff dropped a couple on the day, then landed a good one. Total for the day was around 8 to 10 fish – not great but not bad. Fun day overall with much better weather than we expected!