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  1. This subject may have been covered before but, Seneca Resorts will not except empire passes for launch. When I bought my pass, the Empire Pass webpage said Sampson and Seneca parks/launches excepted it (it still does). Has anyone else run into this, and what do you think? Seneca Resorts people said they don't have the "equipment" process the passes. We taxpayers paid for the launches, it's bad enough we have to pay the state anyway, now a third company wants us to pay. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-75-million-project-renew-marina-and-offer-long-term-camping-sampson Yes, they have some money invested but they should be making it back off the slip rentals, gas, store sales, and cabin rentals. Not the boat launch.
  2. Lets hope the weather cooperates for these treatments.
  3. Just got my flier in the mail. Its still on with a $10,000 grand prize. May 29, 30 and 31. I did not see on the flier a place to sign up online.If there is one please correct me. I know its a little tough fishing but your odds are better there on winning than in that damm casino.We look forward to it every year. 315 789 5520 is the number to call for info. Good luck to all. Sign up everyone.
  4. My dad just gave me the fishing report for today pulling cowbells in 80-100ft, he caught 2 lakers The real time consumer was netting eels stuck to the side of the boat, heading in he seen a decent laker on surface trying to shake a eel off but laker was already about dead.. just 3 hours of fishing. IMG_4152.MOV
  5. Got out for a few hours Saturday. Found some good screens along current breaks on a couple points on east side with hooks stacked up from the surface to 60 ft. Had 2 releases down 35ft but both came off, felt like salmon. Saw a salmon jumping near some bait which was pretty cool. Lots of debris/weeds where the fish were stacked up made it tough to troll through so I went down and trolled from the Tiki Bar up past the salt point, very little on the sonar but picked up one short salmon down 35ft on a "chicken wing" DW spoon (all 3 releases). At least I didn't get skunked and it was a nice December day to be out comfortably. Saw a couple other boats and some shore fisherman out enjoying the mild weather. The boat is in "Winter Mode" (did yearly service, pulled batteries, pulled fishing gear and covered in lift) so probably done till spring unless I get a really good weather window... Anyone else been doing anything on Seneca?
  6. This was sent to me by a buddy and thought I'd share it. VERY interesting. Effects on on drinking water supplies and on humans as well? https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-reveal-why-seattle-salmon-bite-dust-after-rain-180976463/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia&fbclid=IwAR3X44AuIgWbHNigUALZ72UzTM1XK7sLld8q4-KOmf1oukx6lhRUFeAFfb0
  7. Just ended a 4 hour trip this morning with 12 eels either stuck to the boat or down rigger balls all over 15 inches most I’ve seen this year! Got 8 in the boat and lost a couple off the prop
  8. Pretty cool report on Seneca today, after the big blow I had 2 trips today, first trip out the 7-11am we had steady laker action with 10,12 colors taking lakers, 50 degrees was down 50ft reel rages black, purple ale and tony tiger, black ale took most, then fishing slowed down so hammerhead “laker takers” with gamblers slimers took a few to end the day. The Interesting night trip, the crew wanted to catch a salmon for dinner so we stacked spoons from 40-70ft with cheaters 62-50 degrees, ran 3 leadcores (6,10,12), first leadcore pulled in 220fow 10 color 3lb small mouth kept trolling rigger parked at 60 popped another small mouth, ended up with 4 small mouth 6 lakers and a brown, reel rages black widow black ale took most, never ended up with a salmon but everyone was surprised as much as I was seeing the small mouths chasing bait pods in 200ft + everything was released to catch another day
  9. Fished north of Sampson to the north end and back Saturday and managed five Lakers over 12 hours---all caught jigging out of the back of a 28 foot Carver. Caught a couple of little ones (19" and 21"), 2 @ 25", and 1 @ 28" (looked like a nice wild fish). I fished Sunday morning for a few hours north of Sampson and managed one @ 27". Also had a few hits and lost a few after a short fight (typical jigging stuff) on both outings. Still crappy fishing but Saturday was probably my best day since I got back on Seneca a year ago. Also learned how to use the timer on my phone's camera for a selfie. Here's the 28 incher...
  10. A great morning fishing seneca aboard Reel Stories Charter. Boated 22 lakers and missed a bunch as well. Good fishing with friendly/funny guides that will teach you everything you need to know. A few beauties to finish off the great day...
  11. Fished Seneca for the first time since the derby today, West side Severne to Long Point didnt mark much at all, fished Caywood to Lodi Point and screen was littered with bait balls the whole time. Ended up getting skunked, ran spoons off a rig rod and down-riggers with Dipsey divers and Chinook divers. Praying that Lady Seneca recovers soon!
  12. I’ve just heard from 2 people they just got approved to run full time without dec permits.. anyone else hear about it getting approved?
  13. This came out in today's Fingerlakes Times and thought I would share. Always nice to read and learn about LOU Members. Here's to ya Steven!
  14. So, my new job is right on Seneca Lake, just South of Dresden, I am the Caretaker for a kids' summer camp there, and with Covid-19 going omg, the camp is offering families a chance to stay in one of our fully furnished staff cabins for a few days or weeks, as well as offering stays in the more "rustic" cabins for less money. It has been a tremendous success for the camp. I am a very avid fisherman, and I suggested to my boss that we could offer a list of good charter captains to those who stay at our camp this year. She loved the idea. Anyone here on LOU who is or knows top quality charter services, please PM me or e-mail me directly at [email protected] . I'd love to give some business back to the LOU community, since I have learned so much from you all over the past years. Of course, if you'd be willing to pick the customers up at our docks, I'm sure they could appreciate it as well. Thanks!!
  15. Hop

    Seneca Greenlinge

    I would urge anyone interested in the health of Seneca lake to go to the website of Fingerlakes 1.com and read the articles by Peter Mantis regarding Greenlinge (sp) possibly being given approval to spew even more warm water into the lake. DEC, can you help?
  16. I got out Friday night for two or three hours and again Saturday afternoon for four hours for some jigging. Managed one Laker Friday night and one Laker Saturday afternoon. The one on Friday night was pretty chewed up from the lampreys. Saturday's fish was pretty clean. Both fish ran around 25 inches or so. Tough fishing---these aren't the good ol' days but at least the sunset was nice!
  17. Ugh. Fished from 6am to 6pm north of Sampson. Managed a 4lb Laker and lost my tail. Lots of good marks but just couldn't get them to go. Clean boat was pretty as the fog burned off. Waiting for the wind to die down before heading out. Good luck to all! Tail Marks Boat
  18. We all know we are ordered to stay home to control the virus. I heard the other day. Seneca and Yates county want no outsiders coming to their counties because these counties have no cases of the virus yet, they want to keep the virus out. it makes sense. have any body heard this also. I don't want to come in a pay a fine.
  19. 56th Annual National Lake Trout Derby - May 23rd, 24th, 25th 2020 REGISTRATION: Get registered for the 2020 National Lake Trout Derby! We understand with the recent epidemic, the physical businesses that you may have previously registered for the derby may be temporarily closed. We advise you to visit www.laketroutderby.org and register online. To register online go to www.laketroutderby.org and click the tab labeled "Register Online" and fill out the respective form. Filled in registration cards are emailed out within a few days of filling out the online form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the Derby Team at (315) 789 5520. Questions can also be emailed to [email protected]
  20. Fished the shelf out in front of the marina down to the officer,s club in around 90ft of water,Had a total of 7 with some nice laker,s in the lot most came off of blades with spin glo and a few with straight copper and a great lakes #4 fluger copy,All the fish went back with the exception of two.Nice to see the lake coming back.
  21. Wanted to go deep out of Hughes but wind report turned us off so Liney and I decided to try Seneca, haven't been there since Memorial day. We launched out of Sampson, hey they resurfaced the road into the park down to the circle, too bad they didn't keep going. Marina is beautiful and we where only trailer parked on lower parking. We decided to go start south of Long point and came north to Kashong. We didn't mark many fish at first but tons of bait. Once we got into the area off Angus we had a great screen of bait & fish from 20 to 50 feet down. We started with a bullhead on top leader in 200 FOW which hit a white evil eye, eventually we got a 3# range rainbow on a black evil eye. That was it for us, nice day, fleas where so so, only saw one other boat trolling and we headed home
  22. Got out around 730am Tuesday and fished the west side. Didn't mark much bait/arcs in shallow so worked out deeper and across towards east side, started marking more fish and got bites off the deeper rigger. Went 3/4 all salmon. 17incher went in the cooler, 2 dinks went back and a long distance release on another legal size silver. All fish off rigger at 55ft on green ladderback spoon behind vertical green blades... Made it out earlier today and it made a big difference. On the water before 6am and was headed to the area I found fish yesterday but marked some nice bait balls and arcs right out in front of my lift so decided to setup and trolled south (east side), kept marking fish in 20-60ft with bait but no releases... made a big turn to troll back north and got my first salmon off a steely dan stinger down 30ft. Trolling north through the same area and the bite was on. Ended up with 12 releases and boated 8. All legal fish from 15-21". Of course the best fish came off after a couple awesome leaps, looked to be a 4-5lbr and I was bummed for sure. But I had my limit on salmon and was happy with a nice 2 hrs of fishing. Bite seemed to shut off by 830. Orange seemed to be the color today and most fish came from the rigger at 30ft and from a cheater at approx 24ft on the deeper rigger. One off of a fly/dodger combo with 6 colors of leadcore. No fleas, few weeds, surface temp 72....
  23. Heading to a rental on Seneca for a week's vacation. I'll post regular updates on any action or lack thereof. Tight lines to all
  24. signalman

    Seneca samsen

    I went fishing out of samsen this morning and i would like to say the sessler company did a great job on fixing the marina,everything is looking good,also would like to add i caught 5 fish two on gambler rig,s and the rest on a great lakes 4 spoon straight copper,with 4 to be returned to the l ake and one kept for dinner.The fish came between 80and 90ft of water.
  25. Had a great morning.. 10 lakers and a rainbow.. left the dock about 530am this morning put 4 colors of leadcore out with the electric muffin color reelrage mag on took the big rainbow.. rest we’re Sutton and gambler rigs 120-130ft 60-80ft down took a bunch of lakers.. only a few off bottom.. rainbow was 28 inches just a hair under 8lbs
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