Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 11/4
Got out with my friend Anthony today. Anthony is a student at Cornell and has gotten the Cornell Fishing Club off to a great start as the President. I met him when he took my classes and he made a solid impression on me; he's a terrific angler. Being a west-coaster, he hadn't ever caught a pike, so we decided to give the northerns a try today. We had some great fishing with Anthony landing a half dozen – all on spoons. I landed three – one on the spoon, one on a floating flyline set-up and one on my full sink. I also managed a crazy Landlocked Salmon around 13" or 14" that attempted to eat my large pike spoon. We both missed some fish as well. The fishing isn't quite on the level of the world class (numbers) we had back around 2007/2008, but the size is better. So it's pretty much just as good, but different.
The great casting and fly-casting for salmon is still a week or two away. Water temps need to get into the 40s to really spur that bite on. The pike today were in good condition.
I'm still awaiting the photo of the giant Tiger Musky from Ed. As soon as I get it, I'll post it! Plenty of dates are available in November, though all Saturdays except the 29th are currently booked up.