Skaneateles Lake 4/14


Guide trip today with Kevin and Eric. Fishing started out pretty slow this AM with no wind and overcast/threatening skies. We did a bit of moving around and eventually found an area that started to produce some good fish. The action picked up as the day went on and we had some moments of  very good to excellent fishing – esp. for landlocked salmon. By the end of the day the guys had hooked/landed some beautiful rainbows, plenty of landlocked salmon (mostly around 15″ fish), some jumbo (up to over 14″) perch, lake trout and a smallmouth bass. The rainbows were fighting great. We kept some fish for the table and released quite a few as well. The guys insisted that I fish for a little bit and I managed to jig up a wildly colored lake trout. These fish look like Alaskan fish and the meat is a bright orange.

The perch were hitting well in around 23′ of water. Plenty of perch anglers out on the lake. Fish came on my home-tied jig patterns and by fly-fishing as well (trout/salmon). Water temps were around 37 to 42.