Articles posted in Tips & Tricks

  • Seneca Lake out of Watkins Glen 4/2

    Got back out to Watkins Glen, this time with my friend Mike. We brought fly-gear but with the forecast high winds we wound up using spinning tackle all day long. We fished from 11:30 am til around 7 pm. Salmon fishing continues to be good. We found fish in the same areas as last week. We had more follows from better fish than last time. Mike dropped a dime silver salmon around 20″ when it started going wild near the boat. I managed to land two fish – a lamprey ravaged 16+1/2″er and a clean 17″er. I lost one “octopus” salmon that appeared to have 2 to 3 attached lampreys. I wound up snagging one of the lampreys as my hook pulled out of the fish. They were small lampreys – basically this year’s class. Stickbaits and swimbaits raised the fish.

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  • Skaneateles Lake 4/4 midday

    Got out with my old pal Craig (who now lives across the country) from around 11:15 am til about 4:45 pm.  We fished out of his dad’s Skeeter. He wanted to check on the electronics he’d just installed to see whether all was working well, so we took his boat instead of mine.  Winds were honking pretty good out of the north and our tip top guides were freezing up during the first few hours of our day.  We picked up a few perch in various areas.

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