Seneca Lake out of Watkins 10/11


10/11 AM: Did a 1/2-day trip with Matt and Mike. Fishing started out promising when Matt nailed a nice pike on his first cast. Another good fish and then a smaller pike were landed and despite our searching, that was about it. We checked a few areas for lakers, marking a few but not getting any hits. I’m not seeing the overall numbers of pike on Seneca’s south end as I saw last year, but it’s still early yet. It was loaded a few weeks ago!

PM: Picked up Paul and Mark at the launch. We headed up the lake and checked out a bunch of areas. Mark landed a nice northern within an hour or so and Paul lost one. Fishing remained slow with the bluebird skies and lack of wind. Conditions were perfect for lake trout so we set up for them. It didn’t take long for Paul to nail a nice 20″ fish. Then he landed 2 more and lost one – all solid 4 to 5lb.+ fish. We went back to pike fishing but didn’t find any takers. Many lakers are still around bait and feeding.