Skaneateles Lake 1/6


Spent the day fishing with Jessica. I caught a few nice (12″) perch and a decent smallmouth bass around 17″ or more. I lost a beautiful smallmouth boatside that was in the 4 to 5 lb range – gorgeous colors. I thought I was snagged for a second, then the beast came up. Jess was going to net it but I told her to go for the camera and then the fish got under the boat and the light line snapped! 🙁 She did well, landing her first Atlantic salmon – a nice 20″+ fish plus she caught her biggest pickerel – a 24″er. All in all a fun day with steady fishing. Water temps are around 39 to 40. Fish came from 10′ to 25′. We dropped a couple good fish and I released a small LL Salmon. Expect good to very good fishing on this lake throughout the winter, weather permitting.