Skaneateles Lake 8/12


Guided a full day today with Scott and Joseph in the AM, then Scott and Dick in the PM. We spent a few hours jigging lakers. I don’t do much summertime jigging here, but we tried a few areas. Fish weren’t too active, but Scott landed his first Skinny laker (they’ve had a place on the lake for almost 40 years) on a white Shaker. He dropped one or two others. The fish here are usually fairly small and therefor tough to hook. There were good numbers of lakers around, so I’d expect good fishing when they turn on.

I showed the guys dropshotting and that was the most productive technique of the day – best action was around 28′ to 32′, but we had fish hitting in over 40′ of water. Bass, rockies and perch were what we found. Berkley Power dropshot minnows and Gulp did the trick. Tubes and Superflukes also provided some hookups. We caught a couple pickerel on the south end which was another first for the group. Water temps range from 72 – 75 degrees. As expected, the lake got busy with boat traffic by the PM.