Honeoye has been fishing quite good the past two weeks. The water temperature is in the low to mid seventies and the bass are starting to make their transition to Fall patterns. Wacky rigs are still working, but some of the better bass have been caught on jigs and brush hogs. Use darker colors as the algae bloom is still keeping the watercloudy.
Tuesday night tournaments on Conesus have still been producing some great weights for a 3 hr. event. A mix of baits have been working and a jig has produced some nice bass. Move in and out until you find the right depth, then slow down and work the area.
Keuka Lake proved to be a challenge in late August and I never got a good pattern figured out. I caught a mix of bass, pickerel, and pan fish. Many of the bass were in the 11-11.5 inches, so there was a good spawn 3-4 years ago. Managed to catch a couple of short smallmouth bass on tubes. Hindsight tells me that I should have fished much deeper water. With the water starting to cool down, the smallmouth should start moving shallower and the bite should improve.