Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 10/20


Good fishing today with Kevin (who joined me last year on Skaneateles Lake). The target species was pike and we had a steady pick of nice 25″ to 27″ northerns throughout the day, both on fly-rods and conventional tackle. Kevin’s basic comment: “I thought you had to go to Canada to get pike fishing like this!” He’s fished many Canadian lakes and was impressed with the abundance of nice pike in Seneca Lake. They are pretty much everywhere. I encourage a lot of catch and release with these fun fish so we maintain great fishing for years to come. Water temps are still around 62 degrees. We still haven’t encountered many smallmouths in the southern portion of Seneca Lake yet. They should show soon!