Skaneateles Lake 4/28


Guide trip today with Mark D. who has accompanied me on quite a few trips. Like last week’s trip the lack of steady wind didn’t help our trout/salmon fishing. However the perch and bass fishing was fair to good and that made today an enjoyable day overall. Perch are scattered around the lake in anywhere from 8′ to 25′ of water (I’m sure there are plenty deeper and shallower fish too – but that’s what we found.) The perch we encountered were large females – all pre-spawn. Mark got around a dozen perch, most ranging from 11.5″ to 13.5″. A couple bass were landed and one good one lost. They range from 16″ to 18″ or so. One nice rainbow was hooked momentarily and then lost, and Mark had one good rainbow follow in his jig in the same area.

Lake levels are normal. Water temps range from 37 to 44. Fishing pressure was light on the lake today. Needless to say, we need some warm days. Fish today were very lethargic and Mark never felt one perch hit him. They were just “on” when he raised his rod tip as he worked his jigs.