Seneca out of Sampson 5/7


Got out with Tad for Day 3 of his Finger Lakes fishing trip. Today the target was pike on the fly. We worked shallows on both sides of the lake. We found good numbers of fish in around 5′ to 12′ of water. Tad brought some Dahlberg Divers along and we had a good time watching the pike and pickerel follow them in. Clouser minnows also worked well and we had some nice pike up to 31″ and a couple pickerel on the day. At times two pike were chasing the flies at once! Fish are still recovering from the spawn and although the pike fishing is very good to excellent now, it should continue to improve (perhaps not in fish numbers/size, but in their aggressiveness.)

Over the past 3 days Tad was pretty impressed with the diversity of the fishing in this area and given that he’d fished around the world, it meant a lot to me. I had a great three days of guiding and learned a lot about fishing and other topics while talking to him and watching his approaches.