Skaneateles Lake 9/21


Guided Jim Stewart and his buddy for a half day’s bass fishing on Skinny. Jim tried a bit of fly-fishing, but we couldn’t bring any fish up to the surface or score on any down to around 7′ or 8′. Lead core fly-lines would have been the answer, but I think in general when fish are down 20′ to 30′, conventional gear is the way to go. We set up some tube jigs and some decent smallmouths came to the boat. Our fish topped out around 15″. Bass fishing is getting better and better on this lake as water temps drop. Conditions made for difficult fishing – we had strong south winds -15 mph to start. Jim’s a superb fly-tyer and his patterns are sold through Umpqua Feathermerchants.