Well after spending this past weekend practicing at Chautauqua for my upcoming B.A.S.S. tournement, I am pumped to get back up there. Every time I go to New York to fish I leave thinking about the next time I will be heading back. The combination of beautiful lakes, great fishing, and friendly people make it a pleasure to visit.
This past weekend the weather made fishing more than a little difficult. Saturday the wind was ripping and there was a mix of rain and sun shine. The lake laid down towards the evening and I was able to get some nice fish. Sunday I woke up to the wind being a little more calm, but it rained the majority of the day. The surface was temperature varied. I saw temps as warm as 74 degrees and as low as 68 degrees. The lake seemed to be turning over because there was a thick layer of green alge floating in the water. It was so thick in certain spots that it affected the sonar.
The fishing wasn’t stellar, but I did manage to get some really nice largemouth. The aggressive bite was not on at all. I also couldn’t get bit punching weeds. Which is very confusing because that lake is covered in weed cover. I managed to find a pattern that I managed to catch 5 keepers saturday that weighed over 13 pounds, and 5 keepers sunday that weighed over 14 pounds. I fished this pattern about 1/10 of the time I was on the water. I feel that if I would have worked 2 of my spots that I could possible end up with the 20 pound bag that I will need this saturday.
If you remember my post about Chautauqua in the spring I was catching mostly smallmouth. This trip I only managed 2 smallmouth and a bunch of largemouth. I am not real sure where they have disappeared to but I know if I am going to win I better find them this friday.
For anyone that wants to check out weigh-in we will be at Long Point State Park. Weigh-in should start around 3:00 pm and last for at least 1 hour. The Bassmaster Weekend Series – run by the ABA does a great job with fish conservation and public relations. Come on out and see it for yourself.