Skaneateles Lake 10/25
Guided Mark I. for a full day here. I had him bring a 7 wt. fly-rod and we gave the rainbow trout fishing an hour without any luck. Water temperatures are hovering around 56/57. This Indian summer weather has stalled the cooldown. A shore angler we talked to told us he caught one rainbow yesterday, but overall it’s easy to tell that the rainbow fishing is slow. Nobody was shorefishing over at Lourdes Camp, which is unusual for this time of year.
Bass fishing was slow to start but eventually picked up and we had a couple good bite-windows in the afternoon. Mark wound up having a solid double-digit bass day with fish running from 7″ to 17″ long. Most were around the 11″ to 12″ mark that’s so common here. One large yellow perch was also landed. No rockbass, trout or walleyes today. Most fish came on deep jerkbaits, although a few hit hairjigs and soft-jerkbaits as well.
Foliage is post-peak. Not many boaters are out and fortunately the docks are still in. They usually get pulled out around the 1st or 2nd week of November.