Skaneateles Lake 10/27


Got out just past 7 am with Chris (from South Carolina) for what amounted to a 6 hour day. We originally had a full day trip scheduled for tomorrow, but the strong low pressure system with 35 mph gusts and heavy rain didn't look too appealing, so I was able to move an appointment I had and fit him in before my angling class.

Fishing was really top-notch today. It was 27 degrees this AM driving up to the lake, but the lake temps help keep the air around 35 on and around the lake. It really warmed up nicely by around noon, but the wind died and fishing slowed by then. Chris nabbed around 15 to 17 solid smallmouth bass today (I don't recall the exact number) with a few in the 17 1/2" range and fat. All but one or two were over 12" long and they were really hitting well. A couple bonus lake trout and perch also found his jerkbait today. Water temps are around 56. Some rainbows are also being caught nearshore. The scenery was awesome and we saw a Bald Eagle this AM. This lake is a top pick for some great fishing over the next 3 weeks!