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  1. Seneca

    Seneca question I hear a lot about the lake being slow and have heard it referred to as "dead" once or twice. When people talk about the slow fishing are they talking about just trout and trolling or all of the fishing in general? I am not a troller, yet, but I do have a couple old big jon captains packs my uncle had on a boat years ago and have been thinking about putting them on my boat. I have a cousin that has a permanent camp site at Smith Memorial park and I have been kicking around the idea of "giving" him my boat with the 1 condition that my son and I can come up and use it with him and his son as we want to. Due to my schedule with my kids and sports, the boat sits around 90% of the time and I figured he can get some use out of it! Would it be worth me having him store it up there and fishing Seneca or just keeping it at my place and use it to go where ever I want? Is the fishing that bad there for bass, panfish, pike, even trout? Thanks for any replies!!
  2. Yeah, caught enough in the bay we never made it out. I really would like to try jigging out there some time! I think the wind was wrong this week anyway? Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  4. So the week went well! Some may argue that we did good but I did everything I wanted to. My son had fun every morning and evening and I got his twin sister to get out a few times too. We got largemouths every day and my son got the biggest at about 4-4.5 pounds. 3 full days of fishing and we got at least 10 each day. I hooked a monster pike then my son got focused on his bucket list to get a pike so I took the twins out trolling with deep diving rapalas. We got 2 nice pike, my daughter's was 30" and my son's was 29 1/4". Then my son got a 25" casting one morning. My son and I found where the smallies hang out so we started targeting them. Didn't hook many but they were feisty!! Unfortunately I had to battle the wind every day which made controlling the boat a bit difficult. Then the big winds started Wednesday night, actually lost the boat off the dock due to the winds and older dock lines.... so the boat came out yesterday. No fishing for our last 2.5 days of vacation. If I can figure out how to post a couple pics from my phone I will get them up. If not I may post some when I get to use our computer. Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Thanks krux! We are all the way down in the south end of the bay so I will explore the whole bay for sure. Less than a week and we will be on the water. Will give a report with what we find. Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Thanks for the link, I will take a look at it. Every see the videos from Eric Haataja? He jigs for kings in Milwaukee and it looks like an insane time! I wondered why no one tries it here on Lake O? Trust me I was thinking that it may be a good time to try it when we are up there next week. I was also thinking more along the lines of jigging for the Lakers too. We will see what I come up with next week. Thanks again!
  7. Little Sodus bay So I have rented a cottage on Little Sodus bay from 8/26-9/2 and have never fished here. I fish with my kids and I will fish for anything as long as we are catching fish. I am not set up for trolling but do jig for trout in the finger lakes. In general I am wondering how the fishing is in the bay itself? How is the bass fishing and are there any pickerel or pike in the bay? My son really wants to catch a toothy predator! I would also be interested in any info on Small mouth fishing in the lake and even may give jigging out there a try for trout /salmon. Thanks for any info on the area and I will make sure to post our results from our vacation!
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    Nice report! Funny how this lake fishes. I don't have much of any luck on the hard water but can be a great place to spend a day with the kids in the late spring / early summer.
  10. Looking to rent a cottage on Sodus bay A few years back I rented a place on Sodus bay and now the owners have changed and the price sky rocketed. Looking to rent a cottage that sleeps up to 8 for a week some time in August. Not a big fan of the online rental agencies so I thought I would try posting here to see what others may have. Thanks, Mike
  11. Chemung river. Glad it is close and no one around. I have been wanting to go up and chase kings but every year it gets more frustrating with crowds. Now I am going to concentrate on local fishing until the crowds thin out, if they thin out. Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. My son and I found a few this beautiful evening. He wanted to get a walleye and finally got his first. Nice to know the spots I used to fish (or close to the old spots) still hold some fish. Definitely a day I will remember for a long time. The look of surprise on his face when he saw he hooked his first eye! Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Short report. Windy! We did get a few small mouths fishing the shoal out in front of us and a few pike and large mouths but the wind every day made it tough to stay where you wanted to be. I heard the walleye bite was good but I never went out in the evenings, just spent time with the family. Got small mouths on tubes and drop shot rigs with hellgrammite and leech patterns in the 20-40 foot range. Beautiful place just wish I fished more. Less than 24 hours there, I dropped my phone in the water!!! My replacement is coming today. On a positive note the boat ran great! Going to try Keuka a couple days the end of the week. I hope the wind is not as bad and we get a few there to make up for it.....
  14. Leaving tomorrow and staying a week. I will make sure to post our results and hopefully post on the spot reports. Any last minute tips or reports for us? Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Thanks for the report. We are leaving in 10 days for a week. So looking forward to it! My son is super excited as well. We will be staying right near Alex bay right across from Bolt castle and there are a couple rocky humps right out in front of the cottage we are renting. Hope to get into a few smallies myself. My son wants pike and musky, lol! I am sure I can get him into a pike or 2 but I told him we will see about the musky.