Shorefishing Report 1/25 Seneca/Keuka


I got out on my own today and fly-fished a favorite shore area on Seneca Lake. In short order I landed a 19″ brown and then lost a smaller salmon (18″ range.) That was it – no other action. The lake temperature was 40 degrees. A few boats were out perch fishing out of Watkins Glen and one boat appeared to be trolling or casting for salmon.

A ride over to Keuka Lake did not produce any action on the flies. Next time I’ll do some spincasting, but I felt like sticking with the streamers today. Fly-fishing from shore is nearly always worth it – if nothing else it’s a good day of casting practice. There is some thin ice on the Penn Yan arm maybe 1/2 mile at most down the lake, but nobody is fishing it. It looked pretty sketchy.