Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 3/18 PM


I found I had a trailer light out last night and the whole unit needed to be replaced. No one around here had it or was open, so off to Barrett Marine in Geneva I went. My buddy Mike’s busy season starts next week so I figured it’d be worth fly-fishing for salmon at Watkins, even if just for a couple hours. Got the light fixed and by 4:15 pm we were fishing.

Conditions weren’t great for salmon with the lack of wind and impending rain (at least it looked that way.) But we did manage some action with hits and follows from neutral fish which was fun. Mike’s fly was dangling off his rod tip overboard when one swirled for it. He grabbed his fly-rod and got the 20″ fish to hit. So that was pretty cool. That was the only fish we landed – we got off the lake around 7 pm. I’ll likely be out later this week once conditions improve. I expect some good to excellent fishing. Water temps are pushing 50 degrees on Seneca’s south end in places, though the general temp is more around 46 to 47 from what I saw.