Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 2/26


Guided Rob for a full day of mostly fly-fishing starting around 8:30 am. Temperatures hovered between 27 and 43 during our day. It was chilly when the wind came up, but otherwise enjoyable out on the water. Only a few boats were out today on Seneca’s south end – a couple trollers and a couple perch fishermen.

I expected good things with the weather forecast and sunny conditions with light winds, but the fish had other plans to start. The last couple days’ northerlies might have altered things a bit. We had slow fishing to start for the first half of the day. Rob might’ve had a hit or two early on. He had a good salmon follow in his streamer but not much else happening. The wind came up a bit and I had him toss some gear for pike. Some large pike followed in spoons, but were tentative. Rob nailed one around 25″. He also had a pickerel show some interest.

The afternoon salmon bite was better with some solid hits and a handful of sublegal salmon landed on the streamers. Water temps ranged from 38 to 40 degrees. During the winter of 2013 the fishing’s been so good on Seneca, that a tough day is still not a bad day. We accomplished our mission of getting some landlocked salmon on the fly in the lake.