Honeoye Lake and Seneca Lake
Posted by Frank Tennity on August 8, 2017, 2:42 pm
Time is passing us by fast this summer. It is August 8th and Fall is approaching quickly. The water temperature on Honeoye Lake has dropped 4 to 5 degrees in the past week and the bass have been affected. Last Monday the bite was good and my clients had a good time. Tuesday I went to Seneca Lake, and we fished for smallmouth and largemouth bass. We managed 1 nice smallmouth and missed at least 3, all on melon pepper tubes. Later when the lake got choppy, we returned to the canal and managed to hook up with several largemouths on Zoom wacky rigged trick worms in watermelon/red. |
Forwarding to this week, the bass have slowed considerably on Honeoye Lake. Conditions have stabilized and the bite is picking back up. I moved into the heavier weeds and am using baby brush hogs, shaking them, stoping, then shaking some more. It helps the bass locate the bait. The wacky rig is also working, but you have to fish it slow. Red Bug trick worms worked yesterday and today on the rig. Green pumpkin baby brush hogs with a 3/16 ounce weight, Texas rigged was the best producer today.
A couple of points to help your success when you go fishing.
Learn to pitch, flip and cast. Practice in the yard for a few minutes each day and you will be rewarded.
Make every effort to learn how to use a bait casting outfit and an open face spinning reel. These are like tools in a tool box. No one tool is good for all jobs, and neither is a single style of fishing outfit.