Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 9/30 AM


Guided the Hermans for a half day of pike fishing starting around daybreak. Fishing was very good and they landed 8 solid fish including 3 in the 31″ range. The rest were around 25″ with one around 22″. Getting out early really helps on sunny days. Spoons did the trick. One smallmouth was also caught on a tube jig. One pike had a lamprey scar, but the others were in decent condition – not fat, but not thin. Water temps were 61 on the south end.

High point of the trip (apart from the great pike action) was seeing not one, not two, but THREE mature bald eagles cruising the thermals! Just an amazing day all the way around.