Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 4/26 PM


Guided the Hermans for 1/2 day trip today starting around 1:30. We tried a lot of areas for landlocked salmon but only raised fish in one. I think a lot of fish:

1.) Moved up the lake following bait or temperature

2.) Were harvested during the winter

But some nice fish remain around the south end of the lake. Eleonore and John had quite a few follows from salmon and browns of various sizes. John nailed a solid 24″ salmon on a stickbait. Eleonore caught an 17 to 18″ brown as well as a small pike. Water temps are around 44 degrees throughout the southern portions of the lake and over 52 in the canal. I fished for about an hour after the trip and had one follow on a streamer and landed one small pike on a stickbait. The Watkins Bar and Grill is now open and serving food and drinks. They do a nice Reuben Sandwich and the homemade potato chips are highly recommended!