Seneca Lake/Sampson 5/12


I got out for a half day with Larry and his girlfriend. Lake trout jigging wasn’t real easy, despite the favorable conditions. Fish were around – from shallow to very deep, but just not very aggressive. The goal was to learn the technique, and that we did. Two lakers were landed a couple more missed. Fish came from around 160′ of water. We had fish marked and chasing jigs from 80′ on out. We found lakers just about everywhere we fished – from Sampson on to the North end of the lake.

After the trip I spent a little time searching for pike. I hooked a smallmouth bass and had a decent pike follow in a swimbait. I didn’t encounter any decent pike numbers. I’ll be back out checking on pike again – I only fished one area, but was disappointed in what I saw. Water temps on Seneca were in the mid 40s on top.