Seneca out of Watkins Glen 10/21


Day 2 with Kevin started out a bit tough around 9:30 am. We worked further up the lake than on Saturday (up to north of Severne). He caught a good number of pike today, a couple pickerel and a couple smallmouths. Bass are definitely taking a back seat to the abundant northern pike population on Seneca Lake! Pike ran up to 30″. Spinnerbaits, fly-fishing and swim baits all produced fish today. The fishing got better as the day went on. Pike are most abundant in 10′ to 20′ of water off the weeds. Water temps vary from 61 to 63. Both shores offer good to excellent fishing.

Fly-fishing action is excellent for pike right now and it’ll only get better! Kevin claims Seneca is fishing better than many Canadian lakes – the difference is that Seneca is closer and has more amenities available. No need to pack a bunch of gear into a remote lake. I had a very good time with Kevin today – he’s a fellow musician and time just flew by….