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  1. BrookTrout

    Seneca south end question

    I agree, south end Seneca was fishing good a couple weeks back with mix of lakers and silvers
  2. BrookTrout

    Seneca Seneca South 8/25-8/26

    Sorry Nick, no down temp. I had 67-70 at the surface.
  3. Got out Friday morning solo to do some trolling. Last trip resulted in a broken downrigger clutch and a failing transducer so it was nice to have everything back up and running. Wanted to run a bit north but an early south breeze kept me on the south end, not much action for the first 1-2 hrs but finally got into a nice salmon on west side which proceeded to put on an aerial display, tangle into the leadcore and come unglued behind the boat! Circled back again and this time landed a nice 20" salmon which went in the cooler. Subsequent passes produced a nice laker, a smaller bow and a smaller salmon which all went back to the lake. Finally left my hot spot and headed farther north for a bit and just as I was getting ready to pull lines and head home the rigger line popped and I had a great fight with an aerial rainbow that made it to the net at 4.5 lbs, 23.5" . Not a bad morning for me. Most of the fish came off the riggers at 38', laker was at 60', depths at 125-200, chicken wing and alewife pattern spoons. Speed 2-2.5 . All fish hit heading north on downwind side of points Yesterday morning headed out with a friend back to same area. Found the fish bagain ut couldn't get em to bite, tried different angles/depth/speed/colors/etc but only got 1 legal rainbow on the leadcore. A neighbor fishing in the area did one salmon. Oh well. Seneca is looking OK after the flooding. Visibility is still limited to 5/6 ft but debris wasn't bad except closer to shore and weeds were sporadic and not a major issue, no fleas. Got out Friday evening for some bass fishing and had a nice sunset
  4. nice pics! Im jealous
  5. BrookTrout

    Mid Summer Perch

    I am fairly new to targeting perch on Seneca. I also understand most fisherman are very tight lipped about location/tactics. Most seem to target them in the winter and spring when they school shallow but what about mid summer? I have been picking up a few large perch along drop-offs with live bait but very sporadically. Occasionally I find small schools of short fish. Are there any tips/tactics for summer perch on the fingers that might lead me to more consistency/numbers/size? Do the larger fish typically suspend, do many target them in the summer? Im not looking to go out regularly and fill a cooler but occasionaly would like to be able to get enough for dinner! Tks in advance. My boat is on the south end but I venture north occasionally.
  6. BrookTrout

    Cayuga Advice sought on trailer bunks

    I just replaced the 20yr old bunks on mine last year and used PT with marine grade carpet with stainless staples. Working great.
  7. BrookTrout

    Owasco/Otisco 4 Day haul

    great report and pics, awesome, some really nice fish!
  8. BrookTrout

    My son's personal best pike- Keuka

    What a nice looking pike, great pic
  9. BrookTrout


    I did a few decent salmon on Seneca last week. They were stacked up on the points, shallow....
  10. BrookTrout

    Salmon creek water level

  11. BrookTrout

    Seneca Smallies

    BTW I got out yesteray and I was fishing a point and had the boat in really shallow (2-3ft) and was watching some smaller fish when I saw some BIG bass shaped shadows in 15-20 ft that were cruising back and forth and seemed active. They were a bit spooky (topwater wouldn't produce) but once I started drifting shiners through I started hooking up. A couple of these smallies looked to be in the 4-5lb range and I hooked one bruiser that broke me off but ended up landing half a dozen nice 15-17" bass. Eventually I switched to the dropshot and although I couldn't get the big ones to bite I did drift a ways and picked up a few in the 10-13" range including a small largemouth which was strange. The bite is so much harder to feel than with bait when they seem to grab it. The kietech was the one that worked after a few changes. I was pumped to get a few on the plastics, I would rather do that then get bait every time. I'm improving, thanks for the advice! I also spotted a huge sheepshead (drum) and some bug catfish, pretty cool to watch. Also got a few perch.
  12. BrookTrout

    Seneca Smallies

    Hey guys thanks for the input, very very helpful with ideas. I picked up about 50 $ of new plastics including the kietechs and some shad/minnow baits. I also will try the dead drift method and the 2 rod setup sounds cool. I also watched some videos and learned a bunch on setup and presentation. Lots to experiment with!! I actually went out today with bait again thinking I would switch to plastics if I found active bass but I couldn't get to the areas I generally fish due to winds. Ended up picking up some small bass here and there but then found a nice school of perch which I did well on, never tried the drop shot. Maybe tomorrow if the wind is reasonable.
  13. BrookTrout

    Nice bow out of skinny today.

    Definitely a memory she won't forget, catching a big trout with her dad!