Skaneateles Lake 9/18 PM


Did an afternoon trip with Ed and Brian. They were hoping for some topwater bass action on the fly-rods. I didn’t think the action would be great today with the weather, but we went for it and it wound up being decent. We started just after 1 pm and drifted depths from 8′ to 15′. Ed and Brian had some good blowups – maybe 10 to 12 and managed to land 4 solid fish and miss another half dozen. It was great fun watching the smallmouths absolutely hammer poppers and sliders. Hot fly was a chartreuse popper with rubber legs and a hackled tail. Water temps were in the mid-60s. Very few people were on the lake. Just a stunning day to be outside.