How did you guys do this morning? I was only able to fish Saturday and Sunday, tough going for us both days. We boated 5 Lakers and one dink LL on Saturday and 3 Lakers Sunday.
We were jigging both days, put in a long 13 hr day on Sunday. The strange thing we noticed was the insane number of fish showing up on our screens and chasing our jigs. Despite this they were VERY reluctant to hit anything. From 55 FOW out to 160 we saw huge numbers of fish, same story each drop of the jig -they would rise off the bottom slowly and then chase up 30 or 40 feet eventually backing off and settling back on the bottom. Everything we caught also had attached lampreys or fresh wounds.
I'm thinking these were mostly small lakers maybe too small to actually hit and get hooked by the jigs? We boated 2 in the 6-7lb range and everything else was 18" or less. We actually saw fewer fish last weekend on Cayuga but the ones we did see we're big, healthy and hitting aggressively.
Hopefully this means in a year or 2 all of these Seneca lakers will grow up and the fishing might be halfway decent.