Skaneateles Lake 11/2 PM


Got out here on my own for just under 4 hours. I had a lot of fun catching smallmouth bass including my personal best over here, a 21″er that weighed 4lbs 11oz. I released everything today apart from 4 solid perch. I had around a dozen smallmouth total and around that many rockbass. My slob smallmouth came on a Silver Buddy. I also caught fish dropshotting and on hair jigs. Water temperatures here are around 54 – 56 degrees. Rainbows are starting to move in (they tend to like 56 degree water while salmon and lakers tend to move in when temps are closer to 50 and below.)

Docks were pulled out which is unfortunate. Usually they aren’t removed here until the 2nd week in November. At least that’s been my observation. So you’ll want to either power load or bring waders. Having a long bow line helps as does a good sense of balance on the dock structures. Light winds also help. Strong winds could really damage a boat here.