Seneca Lake out of Sampson 10/24


Did a scheduled full day trip with Russ and Donna that wound up being truncated into a 1/2 day outing due to the weather. The forecast 10 to 15 mph winds basically went from about 7 mph first thing in the AM to 20-to-25 mph by 9 am. We took a half dozen waves over the bow somewhat. Of course, with these conditions you know the pike fishing was excellent! Pike bit well all AM long, though the muddying water and trying conditions did slow down our action for the last hour or two. Nothing new to report “fish wise” – they are the same size and in the same depths. We used quite a few 3/4 oz. swimbait heads in order to counter the wave action. No pickerel or bass in the mix – just pike today. We’re back out tomorrow with conditions forecast to be pretty brutal – winds in the mid 20s to 30 mph and 1″ to 2″ of rain! We’re hoping for a decent AM before the harsh conditions set in.