Skaneateles Lake 5/27


Did 1/2-day trip with Steve and his son Micah. Fishing was good for smallmouth bass this morning on hair jigs and tube jigs. Fish came from shallow to around 12′ of water. Lots of small yellow perch were around and we had one follow from a trout. It was cold out there and felt more like November than (almost) June. The guys were mostly live-bait fishermen and they enjoyed working some artificials for bass. It was a fun morning.

In the afternoon I fished with my buddy Phil. The wind cranked up a bit and we worked some different areas than the ones we fished in the morning. We found some excellent smallmouth bass fishing downlake and managed to land plenty (around 30+) of nice bass (with at least 4 from 18″ to 19″.) Crankbaits worked, but the best lure was a tube jig. One 20″ laker was taken shallow and we also got a few big perch. Fun fishing! Water temps ranged from 48 to 50 degrees. Very few, if any other boats were out fishing on this cold day.