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.

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My name is Leo Cancilla, and I was born April 23, 1984. I live in Butler Pennsylvania with my fantastic wife Jessica. I have been fishing local fishing tournaments for about 12 years now. My fishing strengths are power fishing and flipping. My favorite lake in Pennsylvania is Pymatuning Lake.

This year I will be competeing the Bassmaster Weekend Series - New York West Division, Keystone Bass Buddies Circuit, Club Tournaments, and the Lake Arthur Wednesday Night Tournaments.

My sponsors for this year are:

Pure Fishing

Dig-In Shallow Water Anchors

Contact me at leo@fishpittsburgh.com

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