Skaneateles Lake 5/23
Guide trip with Cho and his wife Lee. What a day! I had my work cut out for me. Lee had never fished before, so I wound up teaching her how to cast a spinning outfit and fish a few different lures and presentations. Cho is a stream fly-fisher and I spent time getting his casting “up to par” for lake fly-fishing. They both picked things up at a phenomenal rate! I was very impressed. During the morning hours we had a perfect chop on the lake and as we got going on the casting we had follows from 1.) a school of bass incl. some BIG fish 2.) a big rainbow trout around 23″ or better 3.) some salmon/trout. We had a hookup on a fair salmon too. Then the wind died! The fishing held up for a little while but we weren’t able to do much “catching” apart from a perch and a bass. Once the lake calmed and was still for a few hours the fishing really got tough. Lake temps range from 48 to close to 60 (Northend). We spent a few hours jigging lakers too. Had some chasers and follows but couldn’t manage a solid hookup. Cho had a tough time getting himself to maintain the speed on his lures or increase it when fish were following! He found it very difficult to do and that cost him fish! But we all had fun and in many ways it was one of the most fulfilling trips I’ve ever done. I’m looking forward to getting out with them again in October and hopefully nailing some big fish!