Seneca/Sampson shorefishing 11/14 + Cayuga Taughannock 11/15


Took a few students from the fishing class out to Sampson on Tues. for the final class of the year. The weeds both in and out of the marina area were outrageous. Just tons of floating milfoil in the marina and plenty of weeds up to the surface in the lake outside of the marina. The students caught a couple pike – both smallish fish, maybe 15″ to 22″. A couple bite-offs also happened. Tubes jigs and stickbaits did the trick. There’s a ton of baitfish in the marina.

Today I shot out of Taughannock for around 4 hours of pike fishing. I spent most of my day fishing areas I didn’t have a chance to fish over my last couple trips on Cayuga. I also checked out a couple areas that I’ve never caught pike in. No luck in the “new areas”. One tried and true place produced 2 follows of big fish (32″-35″), but no grabs. That was pretty much it – didn’t land any fish, though I’m glad to be seeing some very nice pike around. H2O temp was 49 on top. I expect things to get better by the week on Cayuga for northerns, but Seneca is still my #1 pick by far.