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  1. Seneca

    Guys, Have to say many thanks. Used several of the suggestions and it worked. We were able to catch small pan fish right off my dock almost any time of the day. The Grandkids loved it, they got so excited watching the bobber get pulled under. They caught bluegills, rock bass and even a couple bullhead. Again many thanks, I think the grandkids are now hooked, both on fishing and the lake. Jim k.
  2. Found this on https://www.facebook.com/SenecaLakeGuardian "We were on the phone this morning with Region 8 DEC Department of Fisheries. They have already been here taking samples of dead fish, once about 3 weeks ago and the second time on Wednesday the 5th. According to the gentleman we spoke to, the alewife die off on Seneca Lake is being caused by a protozoan (parasite) called Chilodonella. It affects the gills causing them to oversecrete mucous and essentially the fish suffocates. A quick internet search shows that this species can be found in ponds and aquariums. Apparently it will spread more rapidly when there are dense concentrations of fish, as in the alewives congregating near shore to spawn. What concerns us is that this is an enormous lake and the die off is happening over the entire lake. The DEC biologist said that a larger than normal baitfish population will aggravate the problem and cause a die off and that may be the case this year. He said that would also explain the difficullty anglers are having lately. The only instance he could point to that was similar to this was back in the '60's when there were larger than normal baitfish populations and die off's occurred on an annual basis. We would welcome any feedback from any of you "old timers" that could shed some light on this." This past week there were a number of fish washed up on my shore. We had many alewife ( more then i can count ) 2 large carp, one rainbow, one small perch, and a catfish.
  3. Seneca

    Thanks Guys, I will let you know how it goes.
  4. Seneca

    Thanks Hop. I am about 1 mile north of Sampson East side, I have about 5 feet of water at the end of the dock with grass about 4 feet further out. I will give it a try this week, he is coming to town in 2 weeks.
  5. Where to take kids fishing on Seneca. I am new to Seneca lake just got a place and its my first summer on the lake. My Grandson is coming to visit, 8 yrs old, and I want to take him fishing. Does anyone have a suggestion on where to take him for some pan fish. Or any other suggestions. I have a boat but shore fishing would be great also. He does not sit still for long and I want to get him hooked on fishing.
  6. Seneca Lake Water Level Here is a pic of the water level at my place on Seneca, taken today. This is north of Sampson. The fire pit is normally 5 feet from the water.
  7. I have been trying to decide weather to bring my boat back down for striper fishing or leave it upstate. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Newbie My name is Jim, I am glad to be aboard, I am new to the finger lakes just got a place on Seneca a few miles north of Sampson. Have a 21’ Robalo looking to learn how to fish this lake. Most of my prior fishing has been Stripers in the Hudson or salt water fishing out of Montauk.