Skaneateles Lake 11/11


Well the weather forecast was looking pretty crappy earlier this week for today. South winds 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts and periods of rain. Alison and Carl booked this trip a while back and we all had our fingers crossed (figuratively 😉 Anyways, as usual “’s” forecast was worthless and and NOAH’s forecasts were much more accurate.

When we got to the lake the winds were strong – around 15 mph or more out of the south and it looked like our fears might materialize, but the sun poked through around 9 or 10 am and things calmed considerably. I ran us to the south end to escape the wind and we started there and worked up the lake.

Fishing was fair to good – not great, but certainly not terrible. My couple caught a couple lake trout, one nice 18 1/2″ landlocked salmon, a few 13″ perch and around 1/2 dozen decent smallmouths. Other hits/fish were missed. Hairjigs and tubes produced the fish. Water temp is 48. Plenty of leaves are in the water along shore.

I expect fishing on this lake to be very good to excellent once things stabilize a little. Like in two or three days! Great place to flyfish and I’ll be out soon with my SAGE!