Skaneateles Lake 7/1


Guided Jeremy and Bill for the full day starting just after 6 am. The guys are staying at a rental down the lake for the week. We had very good smallmouth bass action pretty much all day long. Jeremy landed an 18 1/2″ beauty and around 40% of the 30 or so fish landed were over 12″. The undersized fish were all around 9″ to 11″. These guys both do a lot of fishing, which showed, and brought along their own (great) gear. I have great stuff as well, but it can be nice using your own stuff. Tubes and Flukes did the damage today. The best fishing for us still seems to be shallow – from a few feet of water out to around 10′, though there were certainly some nice fish out deeper. A decent amount of rock bass were caught along with a nice perch or two.

Winds were really blowing today and for the most part it helped the bite. The State Launch was surprisingly vacant – probably due to the forecast high winds/possibly T-Storms, holiday weekend approaching and the fact that last weekend featured great weather, so a lot of folks were able to scratch their boating itch. Whatever the reason, it was very surprising to only see a handful of rigs in the small State Launch parking lot on such a hot sunny day. Water temps are around 70/71 on top.