Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 11/7 AM
Did a 1/2 day trip with Derrick and Adam targeting pike. Derrick was out with me around 6 to 8 weeks ago (fishing with his son) and we had very tough conditions on Cayuga Lake with tough pickerel fishing and nearly impossible lake trout to contend with. Winds were brutal. It was good to have him on board for some redemption. It was a little of a roll of the dice today but fortunately the guys had some good fishing despite not being able to get into town until almost 8:30 am. So we were not going to be able to hit the AM bite, but it didn't matter. A half dozen solid pike were landed including a 35"er and a 31" and 30". All were well proportioned thick fish. Fortunately for us the conditions were good and we didn't have any problems with the heavy winds forecasted for later in the day. We were off the water by 12:15 pm so the guys could make their long drive back home. Fun day. Lake levels were good. Water temps in the low 50s. Colors are still nice out there, though many leaves have fallen.