Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 4/28


When I heard of the weather forecasts with 20 – 25 mph south winds gusting to over 40, I did think of cancelling our scheduled trip today, but I’m glad we didn’t. Guided close to a full day trip with Pete and his son Garrett from Ohio. Putting in the extra hours last Saturday reaped some good rewards for us today. Despite the massive amounts of very muddy water pouring in via Catherines Creek we were able to find some warm water without too much sediment. Casting spoons like Little Cleos worked great for the guys this AM (starting at around 10 am) and we wound up landing 13+ nice fish – mostly browns and salmon, all in the 17″ to 21″ range. Working the massive mudline of the creek mouth resulted in our second Seneca rainbow of this spring – a nice 22″ post-spawn female fish that we released to fight again. Lamprey wounding remains high on the browns. Kept two browns and one salmon for the table. Water temps ranged from around 41 on the west shore to over 50 further east. Fun day! And the weather wound up being great. Listening to weathermen doesn’t always pay off…..