Summer Fishing Recap

With the summer fishing season coming to an end, I thought I would recap some highlights and lows of the last three months of fishing. This summer was different than summers in the past…mainly due to the hot dry weather we got all summer long.

Seneca Lake
Seneca Lake was unpredictable at best, with days of hitting fish left and right, to days with little action, if lucky.

Cayuga Lake
Cayuga Lake was a great surprise for me. Having fished it only a few times this year, I found great success each time. We had some of our best outings both in numbers of salmon and trout. Also, our biggest fish of the season were caught there.
Cayuga Lake Lake Trout

Waneta Lake
Our Musky trips on Waneta lake have been a great success this year with many fish in the 40″ plus range, and a lot of great action. Oh, yea, lets not forget our first double of the season!

Waneta Lake Musky

Lamoka Lake
The bass action on Lamoka lake has also been hot and cold throughout the season. We tried many different strategies and techniques to get these fish on. Surface action was always fun in that magical first hour of light. There is nothing like a largemouth slamming a surface plug! The worst part of the summer was dropping my camera in Lamoka lake. It’s bad enough to have lost a camera, but I lost documentation from three charters as well!

Fly Fishing
Fly fishing was good despite the hot weather. Ranging from browns on the surface and rainbows on nymphs. Throw in some bass, perch, bullhead, bluegill, and I’d call that a great summer of fishing!

Nice Brown

All in all a great summer with some excellent clients. Now it’s time to gear up for fall: cool weather, foliage, and fall runs of browns, salmon and steelehead. Don’t forget musky fishing!! We still have to get that elusive 50″ fish. Stay tuned….

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