Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 10/3

Reports

Got out with my buddy Jarrod today. We targeted pike this AM and had some good fishing – we landed 7 nice fish ranging from around 25″ to 31″. Assorted swimbaits and jerkbaits did the trick. Many fish were relatively shallow – around 10′. Jarrod hadn’t fished this lake much and the last time we were here together for pike was a super tough day in 2009, so it was great seeing some good fishing here.

We tried an area I like for perch and wound up dropshotting 9 or 10 of them – unfortunately quite a few were (rare) Seneca Lake dinks. We also caught some rockbass – in 70′ of water! Unreal. The perch were from around 50′ to 60′. I used a no-longer in production Berkely Power Drop-shot worm in Emerald Shiner color. Jarrod had a nice salmon follow in a perch setup.

We finished up landing a couple more nice pike then called it a day. Highlight of the day was seeing a huge Bald Eagle cruising the skies on the lake’s south end! It was an awesome sight. Water temps were at 64. Perch are clearly hitting as we saw some perch guys clustered up in places. I can’t say enough about the fishing in this area – life is good when the pike population is up on Seneca Lake! Some great grabs and battles!