Seneca out of Geneva 6/3
Guided Brandon and Katie for 1/2 day today. He jigged lakers with me a few years ago and whacked a lot of fish on Cayuga. I knew we probably wouldn’t beat that April day, but things were looking good as we got onto the water. The first pleasant surprise was marking a lot of baitfish! Lots. Katie hooked a laker that got off just below the boat in short order. Around 10 minutes later Brandon landed a beauty that measured 30″ and weighed 8lbs 3 oz. It was thin and hadn’t been eating much. Fish came from around 75′ of water. We didn’t mark much deep at all. Most fish were along drop-offs and right in with the bait. Bait was in shallow early AM, then much of it moved out. Katie landed a fish just before we left – a 24″ laker. The sun came out and the fish started chasing. I think that had we done a PM trip instead, we might have really whacked the fish. It’s hard to tell. Expect things to really pick up over the next week. I know I’ve been saying it for awhile, but it’s June and water temps are gradually coming up despite the cold nights. Alewives will move in and the lakers will EAT!!!