Skaneateles Lake 5/28 AM


Guided Al and his son Jeff here for 1/2 day. I probably do more trips with home/cottage owners on this lake than on any other (Al owns a place on the lake.) Fishing was excellent today with water temps in the low 50s and plenty of smallmouths from 11″ to 16″ along the shorelines as well as out a bit. The guys landed at least 30 to 35 bass today (maybe as many as 40,) 4 solid lake trout to 23″ and a half dozen chunky rock bass thrown in for good measure. It’s a great time to fly-fish smallies as well. The guys cast tube jigs and hard jerkbaits today with both lures being productive. Only a couple other boats were out on the water. I had a few things to take care of and was quite tired, else I would’ve gone back out and fished for awhile. It was that good! The condition of the bass looked great – a lot of fat pre-spawn fish. One had a 5″ perch hanging out of its mouth.