Seneca Lake out of Sampson 10/8


Guided Charles and Mike today for the full day. The lake wasn’t too choppy when we started – the winds were around 8 to 10 mph out of the south. Pike fishing started well with 3 nice fish landed. Then the winds came up! Fairly heavy whitecaps. We worked the west shore and managed to stay on fish all day long without too many lulls in the activity. A nice pickerel was brought to the boat as was a nice largemouth. I mean a NICE largemouth! This was the biggest largemouth I’ve seen on Seneca – a 20″ to 21″ fish that was a solid 4lbs +! This fish looked like it belonged on Keuka, Conesus or Cayuga Lake. It hit a 3/4 oz. Sworming Hornet/Swimbait combo. Bright chartreuse with a TyGer Wire leader! The winds eventually diminished but then came back up. Water temps are around 60. We landed and released around 15 to 16 nice pike – quite a few around 27″ to 30″. The guys were used to the rough water, since they like to fish sharks offshore from Montauk! Both guys were very good anglers and did a great job with the fishing today!