Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 4/20
Did a 1/2 day trip this AM with Bob and his kids Andrew and Chris. I was fearing the worse with the predicted weather forecasts of T-Storms, high winds and possible heavy rain and/or hail. But a look at weather.gov and radar showed most of the storms further north. We met around 8:15 at the Glen and the boys spotted what appeared to be a couple rainbow trout swimming near the launch. We set out working whatever warm water we could find. Fishing was good but catching was slow at first. Chris had a nice fish on for a few seconds and we had others swirling at spoons, stickbaits and jigs. Tough going for no apparent reason for a while. The guys don’t fish much, but they seemed to be doing things alright. Eventually a few salmon and a brown came to the net (I actually caught a salmon and brown on two casts doing lure demos!) Some nice fish were missed again. Then Andrew hooked a silvery beauty – it wound up being a rainbow around 23″ long and thick bodied. Gorgeous, clean fish! Bob also caught a largemouth bass, which was odd. Water temps were cooler than last week, with highs in the low 40s. Baitfish are in the shallows in places too.