Skaneateles Lake 10/27


The bottom line is that there’s some good to excellent fishing going on right now. The tough thing is finding a decent day to get out! John and Eleonore picked a good one today. We’d postponed 2 or 3 other scheduled dates due to inclement weather. The best bite today was the smallmouths. They are hitting very well all over the lake from around 7′ to 23′ of water. Big bonus perch are around (to 14″). One 16″ rainbow was landed today along with a nice laker around 18″. We had a bite-off, probably from a pickerel. I expect trout and salmon fishing to improve substantially week by week. They are starting to move shallow. H2O varied from 49 to over 51. The best lures today were tube jigs and hair jigs. I think fly-fishing would have produced more trout today. I plan to be back on this lake soon with the fly-rods.