|Capt. Dick's Fishing Journal
Reports from the waters of Keuka Lake
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5/31 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8:15am. Cool, 48F. Light S wind, clear. Started north , but saw bait on sonar and started
fishing at the slide on the west side. Went 6 for 7, releasing all the fish , all Lakers. Had 4 fish on lead core , 2 in the 8 to 10 lb
range. Fished west side to Two Mile Point and back.
5/30 Charter aboard KBF 5:30am to 9:30am with Joe Rem and Rian Digati. Air & surface water temp both 62F. Ptly cldy,
southwind less than 10 mph. After heavy rains yesterday afternoon, we were a little apprehensive about conditions this AM.
The water was dirty on the south end of the lake. We found cleaner water along the west shoreline and fished north past Gold
Seal. We went 11 for 16. All Lakers, one was 3-1/2 to 4 lbs. The rest were smaller. Most of the hits came off spoons set 90' to
130' down on downriggers. Had hits on all six rods. Lost a couple nice fish behind the boat.
5/29 Fished with Bobber 5:30am to 8:30am. Warm, 72F @ 5:30am. Calm & clear. Caught 2 Lakers right off the bat then rode
the rest of the trip picking up 2 more Lakers and an 8" Rainbow. We kept 2 Lakers for dinner tonight. Three Lakers came from
downriggers set at 50' and Rainbow at 20'. All on spoons. The other Laker came on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly rig set with 100' of
wire out. Also lost a Laker behind the boat on 3 color lead core with stickbait.
5/28 Charter aboard KBF with the Robb family. 5:30am to 9:30am. 60F Calm., partly cldy with a sprinkle thrown in. Again
the fish today came from 90' to the bottom. We went 5 for 6 with everyone getting to land a fish. No hits on the top lines and
only one hit on the Dipsy poles.
5/27 Charter aboard KBF with Nils Anderson & his father-in-law. 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 3 for 4. All the fish were
marked were on the bottom and we caught fish that were around bait.
5/26 Charter on KBF with Dave, Audra, Haylee Yamin, Jeff, John, & Ken. 5:30am to 9:30am 68F, foggy and calm. We went 2
for 7 with the girls being the stars of the day. The guys just couldn't get the fish to stay on the hook. Fished south end to Two
Mile Point. Fish we marked were mostly on the bottom. Young Miss Haylee landed the first Laker on a spoon 55' down on
downrigger and Audrea caught her's on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly Combo with 180' of wire out.
5/25 Fished KBF 5:30am to 9am. Surface temp 54F. Suspect north wind yesterday turned the temp by almost 10 degrees. Did
not mark many fish, those we did were on the bottom. We went 6 for 7 all Lakers. Two on spoon set at 55' with downrigger, two
on Flasher Fly at 110' on downrigger, 2 on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly Combo set with 110' of wire out.
5/24 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 9:30am. Went 4 for 5 all Lakers. Did not mark many fish. One came
on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly combo, 2 on spoon @ 40' down on downrigger and 2 on Flatfish just off the bottom in 130-140 ft of
water. Lost a fish on 3 colors lead core with stickbait.
5/23 Fished KBF 5:30am to 9:30am. 68F. Water temp 61.8F, overcast & calm. Went 12 for 17 all Lakers, 4 were in the 3-1/2 to
4-1/2 lb range. Caught fish on everything set out except top line with a line planar board. Fished stickbait and 3 colors of lead
core, Dipsy Diver Spin Doctor Fly Combo, set with 100' of wire out, Downriggers with Flasher Fly Combo set at 50-55', Spoon
set at 30-40'.
5/22 Fished with Bobber 6:15am to 9:30am. 68F Cldy calm, Water temp surface 60F. Went 11 for 15 with 10 Lakers & 1
Rainbow. Lakers were 20" and smaller. Rainbow was 23", big kipe and skinny was not scarred up, but looked like it was just
back from the creek. Caught 4 Lakers on 3 color lead core with stick bait, 4 on Dipsy Diver Spin Doctor Fly, 3 on downriggers
and spoons. Nothing fished below 55'. Rainbow came off downrigger 38' down with spoon.
5/15 through 5/21 out of town...no fishing report.
5/14 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:15am to 10am. Started in front of marina went across the lake and back Had a hit on Dipsy
diver, Spin Doctor fly combo. Then we zigzagged back and forth between the east and west sides of the lake to 3 Mile Point.
Marked lots of fish, mostly within 26' of the bottom in 120' to 145' of water. We went 7 for 8 on Lakers nothing over 20" long.
5/13 Fished KBF alone. Water temp 55F. Pt Cldy. Had 1 hit, did not get fish to boat. Fished south end of lake. Everyone else
went 2 miles north to start. I marked a lot of fish, but could not find the right combination. Had 2 down riggers down and a
flat line out.
5/12 Fished with Bobber caught 8 Lakers , 2 about 3 1/2 lbs. Fish seem to be all on the bottom. Fished Hammondsport to 3
Mile Point. Water temp 55F
5/11 Did not fish
5/10 Arrive back to Keuka in the P. M.
6/30 Fished with Bobber 5am to (:15am 6 for 10 all Lakers 1 hit on lead core, couple on Dipsy Diver Spindoctor Fly set with
140' to 180' of wire. R & R spoons set @ 55' to 75'.
6/29 Fished KBF 5am to 8:30am 7 for 13 with 6 Lakers and a nice 13" perch R & R spoons on downriggers set @ 38' & 45'.
6/28 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 9am 10 for 13 Most of the hits on downriggers set @ 38' with R & R spoons.
6/27 Fished KBF 5am to 9am Air temp 54F, water temp 70.1F. Went 2 for 3. Fish were scattered and definitely not hungry.
One on Dipsy Fly Combo, 1 on RR Spoons. No hits on lead core. No hits on bait.
6/26 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 9:30am 8 for 10 with 6 Lakers and 2 Rainbows 3-3/4lb & 4-3/4 lb,
one on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly and other on RR on downrigger.
6/25 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 8:30am. We caught 4 Lakers that the customer released. 2 on
downrigger at 28' down and 2 on Dipsy , 1 with 60' of wire & the other with 140'.
6/24 Fished KBF 5:30am to 7:45am. We caught only 2 fish, but it is my birthday and the fish gods siled on us and gave up a
26" 10-1/2 lb Brown Trout. See Pic in Gallery. Brown was caught on Dipsy Diver Spindoctor Fly with 90' of wire out in 60'
of water on the south end.
6/23 Fished KBF Elks Tournament 5:30am to 12;30pm with JT and Jake Taggart. We only caught 4 Lakers, but we had the
one that counted, a 6lb 9oz Laker.
6/22 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8:30am. Warn 70F. Water temp 67F. Spiny water fleas real bad today. Went 3 for 6, no
fish on lead core half the hits were on Di;psy set with 69' of wire.
6/21 Fished KBF 5:15am to 8:30am. 72F @ 5am. Water temp on south end coming back up with 64F this AM. Caught a
Lakers before all the poles were set. Looking for a better day than yesterday. We found lots of bait , but no fish on the south
end. We fished north and caught 1 more fish just north of Two Mile Point. First fish on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly combo, 2nd
fish on Flasher ahead of a dead sawbelly.
6/20 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8am. Warm 72F. South wind 5 mph. Water temp south end back up to 63F. No fish, no
bait on south end. Fished north, not much better. Caught 2 20" Lakers between Two Mile & Three Mile Point. One on
downrigger @ 28' down and one on Dipsy set with 60' of wire out.
6/19 Charter aboard KBF 6:30am to 10:30am. Late start because of lightning in the air at 5:30am. We had Bob & Dede
Ancao & nephews Augie & Marcus Mustillo aboard today and they went 8 for 12, all Lakers. The day started out slow too
slow. We worked the south end as usual and had 1 hit. We checked the water temp and it had dropped from 68F yesterday
to 58.7F this morning. We marked very few fish and no bait. We zigzagged up the lake and started catching fish around
Two Mile Point, nothing on the lead cores today. Downriggers at 48' & 55' and Dipsy rods with 150' of wire out.
6/18 Did not fish, NYS Boat Inspection.
6/17 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter. 5:30 to 9:30am. Water temp 68F, air temp 60F. South wind 5 - 10 mph,
mostly sunny. Fished same area as yesterday, same set ups. Went 6 for 12, again most hits on lead core, also the most
6/16 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5;30 - 9:30am. 60F Ptly Cldy, south wind 5mph. Went 15 for 20 something,
Nice fish in the 3 ti 4-1/2 lb range. Lead core with stick baits the best , spoons on downrigger next. 20' to 30' down.
6/15 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 9:30am. Ptly cldy 58F. We went 6 for 8 with the charter
keeping 5 fish, all 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 lbs. 2 hits on lead core, 2 fish on Dipsy Diver Spindoctor Fly set at 60' & 90' of
wire out. 4 fish on R & R spoon set 60' back 25' down on downrigger.
6/14 Fished with Bober 5:30am to 7:30am Cold , 47F, foggy. Had not hits until 6:15am. Lost 2, caught 22" Lake Trout than
caught a 4 lb9oz Smallmouth Bass. Had another big hit on a lead core, took about 75' of line. Had it on for 5 minutes and
never saw it. Around 7am, downrigger set at 25' with a R & R spoon 60' back took off. Took 15 minutes to get the fish to the
boat. 14 lb Laker, see Picture in the Gallery. I was going to release the fish, buty it had taken the lure so deep, it pulled a
gill and was bleeding badly. It will go to the smoker.
6/13 Charter aboard KBF 5:30am to 9:30am with Andrew Werbrock. Overcast and cool after hard rain & thundershowers
yesterday. Morning started very slow. I don't think we had a hit until about 6:30am. We went 8 for 10 for the trip. We
had two doubles with fish on Dipsy at 30' down and cowbells & peanuts down at 120'. We had only 1 hit on lead core lines
today. The fish we caught were nice, 21" to 23" long.
6/12 Did not fish.
6/11 Fished KBF 5am to 8:45am. Air temp 65F , surface temp 64F, calm. Went 7 for 11, all Lakers. Put down a lot of
different stuff today, but the fish came on the set-ups we have been using for the past few weeks. More hits on lead core flat
lines with stick baits and Dipsy Fly Combo than downriggers, but I was playing with different spoons on the downriggers.
6/10 Fished with Bobber 5;15am to 8:00am. Overcast and foggy. Warm 62F @ 5am. 6 for 12, all Lakers. Caught a fish on
every rod. Fleas getting worse.
6/9 Charter aboard KBF 5:30 to 8:45am with the Moore Family, Bob Sr, Bob Jr, Jeff and Bill. We went 5 for 11. The fish
were not hitting the lines very hard. It did not take much thrashing for them to come lose. We had some good hits on the
lead core and the biggest fish came on lead core . The downrigger poles were quiet today with the most hits on lead cores and
6/8 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8:30am 51F Mostly clear, S breeze 5 mph. Had another good morning. Went 11 for 16.
Most hits came on lead core lines. We had a fish 8 lbs or better and several in the 3-1/2 to 5 lbs range. Only 1 fish on
downriggers with spoons set at 20' to 40'. Fleas again today.
6/7 Fished KBF 5:15am to 6:45am. 45F Ptly cldy Calm Super morning , we went 11 for 14 in 1-1/2 hours. Fish ranged from
26" 6lbs to 19". We kept 6 fish 26" @ 6lbs, 25-1/2" @ 5-3/4 lbs, 23". 23". 21" 19". Some smoked Lake Trout is in the near
future. All the fish caught were above 40'. We caught 4 on lead cores with stickbaits. The fish we released were all between
21" and 24" long. Had spiny water fleas on line when we picked up .
6/6 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8:30am Cold 45F Ptly Cldy S wind 5 mph Went 4 for 8, all Lakers. 3 on Dipsy
Spindoctor Fly Combo set with 150' of wire out. One on a spoon 38' down on downrigger. Had 3 hits on 3 color lead core, but
couldn't keep them on.
6/5 Charter aboard KBF 5:30am to 9:30am. Mostly cldy 50F, N wind. George Stoll and friends went 4 for 10, all Lakers. All
were in the 19" to 20" size. We hit a Laker first thing and then we had a spell where we couldn't get the fish to hang on.
Fish were caught on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly Combo, spoons on downriggers, also cowbells & peanuts. No hits today on lead
core. Tried bait behind Flasher, naked and a strip on a fly only 1 hit, no fish.
6/4 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 9:30am. Scattered rain showers. Marked fish up in water but only had 2 hits. Got 1 fish
to the boat,5lb Laker, which went home for the smoker. Caught on Dipsy Spindoctor Fly combo set with 60' of wire out.
6/3 Fished KBF with Bobber. 5:30am to 8:30am. Got off of lake just as rain and wind started. Went 9 for 12, all Lakers.
Nothing on lead cores. Most fish came on Dipsy Diver Spin Doctor Fly Combo.set with 60' to 90' of wire out. Did not mark as
many fish on bottom this AM.
6/2 Fished KBF alone 5:45am to 9:30am. Windy. Went 5 for 7, all Lakers Mostly from 90' to bottom on downrigger with
6/1 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 11 for 16, all Lakers. Started on south end did not
mark many fish. Fished north to Gold Seal. Caught fish on all six poles.
7/31 Charter aboard KBF with Larry Betz and his father. 5:30 to 8:45am. The trip was shortened by a popup
thunderstorm that really sent the rain down. The fishing was slow with long periods without hits. We went 6 for 9, all
Lakers. No set pattern today. Caught fish from 30' to 120' and what we marked on graph were scattered.
7/30 Charter aboard KBF with Mike Daley & crew 5:30am to 9am. We went 9 for 13 with 8 Lakers and 1 Rainbow. The
Rainbow came on the Glow & Silver R & R spoon set @ 37' on down rigger. Lakers hit on spoons & Flashers & Flies on down
riggers set from 45' to 80' down. One on Dipsy rod with Spin Dcotor & Fly set with 150' wire out. 3 of the Lakers in the 4 to
5-1/2 lb range. Rainbow was 22".
7/29 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5:30am to 8:30am. 6 for 9, all Lakers 3-1/2 lbs biggest. Most hit on spoon set
55' to 75' down with down riggers. Blue bird day and the fish were scattered.
7/28 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 10 for 14. All Lakers up to 3-1/2 to 4 lbs. R &R
spoons set between 40' & 80' caught the most fish. Dipsy rods had to be set with 130' to 180' of wire out to get hits.
7/27 Charter aboard KBF with Don & Mary Pascavage and their 7 year old nephew,Garrett. 5:30am to 9:30am. After
yesterday's thunderstorms, we did not know what to expect for finding fish. It started slow, but after we found the fish,
things picked up. We went 15 for 20 with 14 Lakers and one 22" Rainbow. 3 Lakers 4-1/2 to 5 lbs. The rest were 20" to 22".
Caught the most fish on spoons set at 65' to 80' on down riggers. 2 or 3 were on Dipsy poles . Rainbow hit Glow & Silver
spoon set at 37' on down rigger and was brought to the boat by young Garrett.
7/26 Charter aboard KBF with Peter & Tomas Day 2 5:30am to 9:30am. We sweat out a thunder shower from 4;45am to
5:25am, the lightning stopped so we went out. It rained off and on , but the fish were cooperating. We went 13 for 18
Lakers plus 4 Smallmouth Bass. The biggest Laker was 6+lbs. Had hits on all the rods spread out over the trip.
7/25 Charter aboard KBF with Peter & Tomas Ercolani 5:30am to 9:30am. Went 10 for 12, all Lakers. The biggest was
5-3/4 lbs. Most of the fish came between 6am & 8am. R & R spoons set 30' to 60' down on down riggers. Only 2 fish on
Dipsy rods. Both with 150' to 180' of wire out.
7/24 Charter aboard KBF wit the Grant family 5;30am to 9:30am. We went 7 for 12 with 6 Lakers and 1 Rainbow. The
Grants fished with us last year and we lost a nice Rainbow at the boat, but this year we got one in. 23" 4 lbs, it jumped 3
times and took line 3 times before we were able to land it. The Grants kept 4 Lakers & the Rainbow for this evening's fish
fry. The Rainbow came on a Glow & Silver spoon 37' down on down rigger. Most of the hits were on R & R spoons or Trout
Killers set at 35' to 60' down on down riggers. Dipsy rods had hits ,but only 1 fish boated.
7/23 Canceled Bobber charter ....Thunder & lightning storm. Did not fish.
7/22 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5:30am - 9:30am. We went 10 for 15, all Lakers. Action split on down riggers
7 Dipsy rods. Used same spoons & flies as yesterday, but had to fish them deeper 60' to bottom.
7/21 Charter aboard KBF with the Tao family 5:30am to 9:30am. Another good day, 15 for 21. All Lakers. Had 3 that
were 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 lbs. Dwn riggers set at 45' to 65' caught the most fish, but the bigger fish came on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly
Combo set with 90' to120' of wire out. See pics of kids.
7/20 Charter aboard KBF with the Hall Family. 5:30am to 9:30am. Super day 18 Lakers & 2 Rainbows! Lakers to 5lbs,
Rainbows 4-1/2 & 5lbs. We caught fish on every pole. Down riggers caught more set from 30' to 110'. Dipsy poles set with
90' to 150' of wire out. One Rainbow on R & R spoon at 30' down. The other on E-chip Flasher & fly at 47' down.
7/19 Charter aboard KBF with the Rotenberg crew. 5:30am to 9:30am Things started off with a fish in the boat before we
had 4 poles in the water. The bite stayed the whole trip with a few lulls. We went 11 for 16 with 9 Lakers, 2 that weighed
4-1/4 lbs and another at 3-1/2 lbs. The rest 18" to 20". We also caught 2 smallmouth Bass 15" & 17". Most of the fish came
from around 50' deep either on down riggers or Dipsy rods with 150' to 180' of line out. Caught fish on flies & spoons.
7/18 Charter aboard KBF with Paul Sheldon & crew. 5:30 to 9:30am Got off to a show start, but when the fish started
biting, we went 8 for 14. Again this morning big fish honors went to young 6 year old, Ben. He was able to land a nice
4 lb Laker. We had 2 more Lakers almost as big, 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 lbs. We released a couple fish in the 16" - 17" range. Dipsy
Diver Spin Doctor Fly Combo set at 150' of wire took 2 fish,, a couple on R & R spoons at 35' on down riggers. & the rest 75'
to 130' down on R & r spoons.
7/17 Charter aboard KBF 5;30 to 9:30 am with the Lockledge family. Again today the youngest angler, 7 year old, Zach,
caught the biggest fish of the day, a nice 4 -1/2 lb Laker. We went 8 for 12, putting 2 back for lack of size. We caught fish
up in the water 30' to 40' until 7:30am and then they scattered. We took 2 on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo & the rest came
on down riggers with spoon set anywhere from 27' to 125' down.
7/16 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 9 for 12. We put 2 back as they were small. The
youngest member , 7or 8 years old, caught the first fish of the day which was a 4-1/2 lb Laker. He did a good job getting it
in the boat. Only 2 hits on Dipsy poles very early. The rest of the action was on R & R spoons on down riggers set between
40' and 75' down. Fleas were bothersome today.
7/15 Fished KBF 5:15am to 8:15am. Warn & muggy and overcast. 8 for 9 all Lakers 19" to 22". R & R spoons set at 45' to
60' & 100' to 120' took all but 2 fish. One on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly set with 90' of wire, 1 with slick diver with R & R spoon
set 50' back down 30'.
7/14 Fished with Bobber 5;15am to 8:30am Went 7 for 10. All Lakers a couple in the 3-1/2 to 4lbs range. The rest 19" -
20". Most hits on R & R spoons set at 45' to 65'. Only 2 hits on Dipsy rigs.
7/13 Charter aboard KBF with John & Rick Kearns 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 11 for 12 with 9 Lakers, 1 Rainbow (19"),
1 Smallmouth Bass 19". R & R spoons on down riggers set from 30' to 95' accounted for the biggest share of fish. A couple
on Dipsy set with 150' of wire out. Traded lead core for down riggers today.
7/12 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8:30amm. Due to lack of hits on lead core flat lines, we put down 2 more down riggers.
We had 9 hits and got 1 Laker on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly and 2 Lakers, 2 Rainbows 4-1/2 & 6lbs and a 19" Smallmouth Bass
on the downriggers. Bows came at 37' & 57', Bass at 37' and Lakers at 51' & 70' all on R & R spoons.
7/11 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter. We went 5 for 7, all Lakers. 2 on Dipsy poles, the rest on down riggers &
R&R spoons at 40' to 75'.
7/10 Charter aboard KBF with the Meckes Family. 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 9 for 10 , all Lakers. 9 year old Christian
caught the first and biggest fish that weighed 4-1/2 lbs. He was able to land 2 more. His fish and 4 others came on R 8 R
spoons set at 45' on the down riggers, 2 fish on Dipsy rod set with 150' to 160' of wire out. Flat lines with lead core & stick
baits were quiet today. The rest of the fish came from peanuts & cowbells on bottom after 8:30am.
7/9 Fished KBF 5:15 to 8:30am. Went 8 for 12 with 5 Lakers up to 4 -1/2 lbs, 1 Smallmouth bass 5 lbs & one Brown Trout
12 lbs. Caught most of the Lakers on R & R spoons at 35' to 60' on down riggers. Bass came on R & R spoon set at 30' on
downrigger. Brown Trout on lead core 5 colors with a black & white spoon.
7/8 Fished with Bobber 5:15am to 8:15am. Marked a lot of bait on the south end, but the fish didn't cooperate. We went 7
for 7, but fished down the lake almost 3 miles and back to do it. Most hits on Dipsy diver Spin Doctor Fly Combo set with
60' to 120' of wire out.
7/7 Charter aboard KBF with Vince Pagliaro,daughter, Ande and friends, Mike, Matt, Shaun and Nick Rittweger. 5:30am
to 9:30am. We went 10 for 10, all Lakers. Dipsy rods set with 60' & 90' of wire did the most work. One on a stick bait on
down rigger set at 20'. The rest came on R & R spoons set 60' down on down riggers.
7/6 Charter aboard KBF with the Billiard Family 5:30 to 9:30am. We went 4 for 10, all Lakers. No hits on lead core or
stick baits on down riggers. R & R spoons & Trout killers on down riggers and Spin Doctor Fly on Dipsy divers were working
7/5 Fished with Bobber 5:15 to 8:30am 6 Lakers, 1 Rainbow (8"). Stick bait and R & R spoons at 35' to 60' on down
riggers, Rainbow Trout on Flat line.
7/4 Fished KBF 5:15am to 8:30am. Went 14 for 16 with 13 Lakers up to 7lbs with only 3 under 3lbs. One Rainbow 23"
long. Picked speed up to 24 to 29mph. Dipsy Diver rigs worked the best today. No hits on lead core despite adding two
7/3 Worked back of boat for Bobber Charter 5:30am to 9:30am. Fished south end zigzag up to Two Mile Point. Found little
bait. We boated 6 Lakers and 1 small (8") Rainbow. Rainbow came on a 3 color lead core with Blue & silver spoon. Lakers
came on all three set-ups set from 10' to 20' deep.
7/2 Charter aboard KBF 530am to 9:30am with Randy Pierce and his grandsons Jake & Matt. The young boys caught 7
Lakers releasing 1 because of size. We had most hits on down rigger pole set @ 55' to 65' with a bare Trout killer. One fish
on lead core with 5 colors & diving stick bait, 1 fish on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly Combo with 150' of wire out.
7/1 Did not fish today.
8/31 Fished KBF with wife, Mary, in the 6th Annual Keith Cagle Memorial Tournament 6am to 1pm. Fast action between 6
and 7:30am. Then it slowed down. We had fish on all the poles but one. Mary brought to net 11 Lakers, the biggest 5.64lbs
to put hyer in 2nd place behind a 6.0 Laker. Trout Killer at 65' caught the biggest fish. We released 4 Lakers in the 4 -1/2
lbs range. The rest were smaller. We will try again tomorrow.
8/30 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am to 10am. Went 8 for 10. All Lakers. Biggest 3-1/2 to 4 lbs. All on Trout
Killer and R & R spoon 55' to 85' down. Dipsy rods quiet again today.
8/29 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am to 10am. Went 9 for 12, all Lakers. Biggest 4 -1/2 lbs. Trout Killer and
R & R spoons . Fish 55' to 75' down on down riggers accounted for all but one fish. Dipsy poles only had the 1 hit.
8/28 Charter aboard KBF with Bob, Jacob & Mike Adelman 6am to 9:30am. We went 7 for 10, all Lakers, 4 above 3 1/2 lbs,
one was 5 3/4 lbs. Only one fish on Dipsy rods. Everything else on Trout Killer fished between 55' and 75' down on down
8/27 Charter aboard KBF with Mike & Tara Schestag and Don Jones and Barb Gerhart 6am to 9:30am. The fish continued
to cooperate through the whole trip. We went 10 for 13, all Lakers up to 5lbs. R & R spoons and Trout Killer on down
riggers and the Dipsy poles with Spin Doctors & flies were all active tody. Most fish came from 50' to 90' down.
8/26 Charter aboard KBF with Doug Mergler, 83 years young Sal Scicchitani, and Mike Wright 6am to 10am. We had a
very good day today going 15 for 17. We had several fish 3lbs or better to 4 1/2 lbs. Started out fishing a little deeper this
morning. Started with the bottom down rigger about 5' off bottom and kept it there the whole trip. We used Trout Killer
lures and R & R spoons. The fish were hitting either, as long as it was close to the bottom. Dipsy rods set at 120' to 150'
down were dead all day.
8/25 Charter aboard KBF with the Sullivan's and Kowalczak's. 6am to 10am. Another slow start today almost 7am before a
hit. We lost 2 fish ina row than another dry stretch. We fimally got a fish in the boat. Young Jeff Sullivan brought the 5
lb Laker to the net. We went 3 for 3, all Lakers. Threw everything but the kitchen sink out. The fish were not interested in
8/24 Charter aboard KBF with the Modrick family. 6am to 10am. The morning started slow, we marked lots of fish in close
on the south end, but the fish were scattered. We would hit a small school of fish and pick one up, circle back and not be
able to get another to hit. There were several lulls in the biting during the course of this trip. We were getting close to the
end when the Dipsy rod took off. That resulted in a 5 3/4 lb Rainbow. As we were picking up the last rod up we came with
another Laker. We went 8 for 10 with 7 Lakers and 1 Rainbow.
8/23 Charter aboard KBF with the Glenn Bateman family. 6am to 10am. Things started a little better this AM with two
fish coming before all the lines were set. The first fish came off down riggers set at 55' with R & R spoon and was brought to
the net by 5 year old Jadon. Then things slowed down and we went 5 for 5, all Lakers. One of the young ladies aboard was
keen on catching a fish, but insisted that any fish she brought to the boat be released. She released the biggest Laker of the
trip in the 5 to 5-1/2 lb range. Switched out lures and even tried some sawbellies on meat flies and behind Flashers, could
not entice the fish to bite after 8:30am.
8/22 Charter aboard KBF with John Hanna and crew 6am to 10am. Fishing slow again today. It took awhile to get the first
one to the boat and than they did not want to cooperate any better or faster. We did go 5 for 5 with 4 Lakers and 1 very
nice Small mouth Bass 5-1/2 to 6 lbs. It hit the Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo set with 160' of wire out. One Lakes on Dipsy
the rest on down riggers most set at 65' to 70' down.
8/21 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am to 8:30am. Short trip due to steering cable malfunction. We went 8 for 8.
Clients released all the fish except for one that was hooked in the gills. Lots of bait , but no biting fish on the south end.
We moved about a mile up the lake & started to catch fish. Biggest close to 6lbs. It hit on Dipsy pole with Spin Doctor Fly
combo with only 60' of wire out. Used our normal spread of R & R spoons on down riggers.
8/20 Did not fish.
8/19 Charter aboard KBF with the Pete Brayda family 6am to 10am. We went 8 for 12 with 7 Lakers and 1 Rainbow 20".
Started slow again this AM, but the action picked up until about 8:45. The Lakers came on both down riggers & Dipsy rods
today. We had the Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo set with 160' to 190' of wire out. We had hold of another good fish today
that straightened out a snap. I was taking line headed for Penn Yan. Lakers were taken at 55' to 75' down.
8/18 Charter aboard KBF with Ron Sixt and crew. This was a charter we donated to the community where I live in Florida
to auction off to support our Homeowners Association. 6am to 10am. We went 3 for 5. We caught the 3 fish early and about
the time the sun came up over the hills the fish shut down. We had a nice fish on towards the end of the trip , it started
thrashing around on top of the water behind the boat and the hook pulled. One fish on Dipsy pole, the rest on R & R spoons
on down riggers.
8/17 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am to 10am. We went 11 for 14, all Lakers. Biggest was 4 lbs. Caught 6 fish
before 7am. The rest came slow the rest of the trip. Used same set-up as yesterday until 8am, then started changing out
lures. E-chip Flasher and peanut worked best.
8/16 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5:45 to 9:45am. We went 9 for 13 , all Lakers. Four were 3-1/2 lbs to 5 lbs.
We had our first fish just after getting all the lures set. The hits came pretty steady until about 7:30, then things slowed
down. We caught fish on our regular set up of R & R spoons on down riggers & Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo. Starting to
see more spiny water fleas on our lines every day. Not a problem yet.
8/15 Charter aboard KBF with the Nelson Family. 6am to 10am. Things started slow again this morning then we lost 3 fish
in a row before the youngest angler landed a small Laker . We got another small Laker after then a dry spell that was
broken by a nice 23" Rainbow that was brought to the net after 3 jumps and a couple nice runs. A couple more Lakers were
taken after that. We wound up 5 for 8. Rainbow on R & R spoon 28' down. Lakers on spoons and E chip Flasher &
Peanuts behind Dipsy Diver 150' of wire out.
8 /14 Charter aboard KBF with the Strauss clan. 6am to 10am. Still slow . It was awhile before the first hit and we lost 2
in a row. .We wound up going 8 for 11. We had 2 fish in the 3 1/2 lb range, the rest were smaller. The fish are scattered.
You catch one on bottom in 130' of water and the next is 28' down then 130' of water or anywhere in between. Dipsy rods
with Spin Doctor & Flies did well set with 150' of wire out. Down riggers set at 50' were quiet. Started to see some fleas on
the lines today.
8/13 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5;30am to 9:30am. Catching was a little better today. We went 10 for 12, all
Lakers , 2 of them in the 4 to 5 lb range. The fish are still scattered and it's hard to find schools. We found a lot of bait, but
hardly any fish near them. Biggest fish on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo with 150' of wire out. Down riggers set from 40' to
60' took the most fish with R & R spoons.
8/12 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am to 10 am. Clear, 60F. Went 6 for 9 with 5 Lakers , one 5 1/2 lbs and one
20" Small mouth Bass that gave a good fight. Fish were scattered again today as were the schools of bait. Dipsy Diver Spin
Doctor Fly caught the biggest fish, one set with 150' of wire and the other 90' of wire. Most hits on down riggers were at 60'
8/11 Charter aboard KBF with Ron Seger and Andy DeSorbo & kids 6am to 10am. We went 3 for 5 with 2 nice 5 to 5 1/2 lb
Lakers and a 3 pounder that we put back. The fish were scattered all over the south end and at all depths. The two big fish
came on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo set with 90' of wire out. We got those two fish before 7:30am and had just 3 more hits
after that . Had hits & releases on down riggers, but no hookups.
8/10 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5:30am to 9;30am. Went 14 for 18 with 13 Lakers to 3 1/2 / 4 lbs and 17"
Small mouth Bass. Dipsy Diver Spin Doctor Fly combo took the biggest fish set with 150' to 180' of wire out. Down riggers
set at 54' with R & R spoons took the rest. Bass was on R & R spoon at 44' down.
8/9 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am to 10am. 9 for 14 with 8 Lakers & one Rainbow Trout 22". Biggest Laker
23" long. Rainbow came on R & R spoon 25' down on down rigger. A couple of Lakers on Dipsy Divers, the rest on down
riggers set between 55' & 80' R &R spoons.
8/8 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5;30am to 9:30am, 9 for 12 with 8 Lakers (one 5-1/2 lbs) and one 19" Small
mouth Bass. Lots of bait on south end, but did not mark many fish wit it. Moved out to 100' to 110' of water and started
marking fish on graph. 2 fish on Dipsy rods, 1 set with 160' of wire out. Bottom down rigger set about 10' off bottom took
the most fish. Bass came on R & R spoon set 34' down. Biggest Laker on R & R spoon set @ 54' down. Did not notice any
8/7 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6am - 10am. Went 8 for 10, all Lakers. 6 on down riggers, 2 on Dipsy poles.
Down riggers set 65" to 85" down. Dipsy set 160' of wire out. Cool 50F. Had a few fleas today.
8/6 No Show on KBF Charter. Did not fish.
8/5 Charter aboard KBF with Dave, Amy & Kevin Turissini 6am to 10am. We went 8 for 12 with 7 Lakers and one 10"
Rainbow. Fish were widely scattered again today. We did have one double and got both fish in the boat. 3 of the Lakers
were 3 1/2 to 6 lbs. Caught fish on Dipsy rods with 60' of wire out and on down riggers set from 30' to 90' down.
8/4 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter. 5;30 to 9:30am. Went 9 for 12, all Lakers. Fish were scattered with no pattern
to depth or location. Had 3 hits on Dipsy rod set with 60' of wire out and a couple on down riggers set at 120' down. The fish
today were on the small side with 3 sub-legal.
8/3 Charter aboard KBF with the Ash Family, Kevin, Patty, Julia & Reed. 5:30am to 9:30am. We went 10 for 12, all
Lakers, nothing over 3 1/2 lbs. Started slow again this AM , but got to be steady after 7am. Down riggers with R & R
spoons had the most hits again today only 2 hits on Dipsy rods. Down riggers were set between 60' & 120' down.
8/2 Charter aboard KBF with Tom & Kevin Sager and Mike, Michael & Ryan Stefkovich 5:30 to 9:30am. 9 for 12, all
Lakers, 5 of the Lakers were 3 to 5 lbs. It was slow to start and we had to move up the lake about 1/2 mile. We had 2 fish
on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo set at 150' to 180' of wire out. Most of the fish on down riggers came on R & R spoons 65' to
8/1 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 5:30am to 9:30am. 14 for 18, all Lakers. Almost all the fish came on R & R
spoon set 65' to 95' down on down riggers. Only 2 or 3 came off Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo set with 150' to 180' of wire
9/30 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:30am to 9am. Went 9 for 14. All Lakers to the boat, but lost a jumping silver fish ,
Rainbow or Salmon on his third jump. Trout Killers at 55' to 75' down. No hits on Dipsy rods.
9/29 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter 6;30 to 10:30am. Started slow but when the fish woke up, we were busy. We
went 12 for 20 with hits on all the rods that were set from 40' to 90' down. Most of the fish caught came from 45' to 65'
9/28 Bobber charter cancelled. Did not fish.
9/27 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:30 to 8:30am. Went 11 for 14, all Lakers. Trout Killers at 75' and R & R spoons at 54' on
downriggers . No hits on Dipsy rod.
9/26 Worked back of boat for Bobber charter. Party was a little late, so we didn't get started until 7am and fished until
10:45am. We went 19 for 24...a lot of small fish a couple less than 15". Had hits and fish on all 6 poles set anywhere from
30' to 90'. Most fish again on Trout Killers set at 80' to 90'/
/25 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:30 to 8:30am...cool & breezy. Surface temp 64.5F. Went 9 for 16. Lost a lot of fish right
behind the boat. Most of the fish came on Trout Killer s set at 60' to 85' on downriggers. No hots on Dipsy pole.
9/24 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 8:30am. Went 16 for 18. 15 Lakers, 1 Small mouth Bass. Trout Killers hot again
today set 60' to 80' down. Two hits on Dipsy Diver rods. Cool 44F.
9/23 Fished KBF with Bobber & Peter Ercolani 6:30am to 8:45am. 7 for 10. All Lakers, biggest 3 -1/2 lbs. Trout Killers at
65' to 70' were the hot lures today. One fish on Dipsy rod. Cool again this AM 46F.
9/22 Cancelled charter aboard KBF due to high winds 20-30mph.
9/21 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 8:30am. 60F and overcast. Had trouble finding fish. We saw bait on the graph, but no
fish around them. We had 6 hits and got 2 Lakers and 1 Small mouth Bass. All at different depths & on different lures.
9/20 Charter aboard KBF 6:30am to 10:30am with Jack & Diane Israel and Christopher Herrington. Cool and breezy 45F,
fog coming off the water. Went 11 for 16, all Lakers. The party released all but 4 to take home for the barbeque. Biggest
fish was 3-1/2 lbs. Deep down riggers were the busy poles today with only 1 fish on down riggers set above 50' and 1 fish
on Dipsy rods set with 100' of wire out.
9/19 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:30am to 8:30am. Cool 47F. Went 7 for 10, all Lakers, all in the 18" to 20" range. Every
fish came on Trout Killers set at 60' to 80' on down riggers. No hits on spoons or Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly Combo.
9/18 Did not fish, rain and windy.
9/17 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 9am. Went 12 for 15, all Lakers 18" to 22". Most fish on Trout Killer set at 60' to 70'
down on down riggers. Got a couple hits on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly Combo set with 140' of wire out.
9/16 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:30am to 9am. Went 11 for 14, all Lakers. 18" to 22". Most hits on R & R spoons at 55' on
down riggers. 3 hits on Dipsy poles at at 120' of wire out.
9/15 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 8:30am. Went 12 or 14, all Lakers. Trout Killers and R & R spoons set at 65' to 80' .
One hit on Dipsy rod
9/14 Charter aboard KBF with Adam & John Johnson 6am to 10am. We got an early start, but the fish slept in until
around 7am. Then the action was pretty steady the rest of the trip. We went 12 for 15, all Lakers. Anywhere from 16" to
24". Most of the hits were on the Trout Killers and spoons set from 50' to 80' on down riggers. Only a couple on the Dipsy
9/13 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 8:30am. Went 6 for 10 with 5 Lakers and 1 Small mouth Bass. Only 2 hits on
Dipsy rods. The fish we caught were on Trout Killers set from 55' to 80' down. All the fish were hooked very lightly. The
fish we lost only shook their heads a couple of times and were gone.
9/12 Charter aboard with the Johnstones 6am to 10am. We went 8 for 14 with the clients keeping 3 fish to take home for
dinner. We released 1 fish of 5-1/2 to 6 lbs. The rest were in the 18" to 20" range. The fish hit steady between 6:30am and
8am and slowed way down after that. All the fish hit Trout Killer & R & R spoons set 45' to 85' down on down riggers. Had
2 fish on Dipsy rods with 140' to 190' of wire out.
9/11 Fished with Bobber 6:30am to 8:30am. Cold 46F, but the fish cooperated until about 8am. We boated 13 and lost 3.
Most fish 2 to 3 lbs. Had hit on every pole.
9/10 Charter aboard kBF with Luther, Pat & John Perkins. 6am to 10am. Pat started the day off with a nice 5-1/2 to 6lb
Laker. We went 6 for 9. All Lakers most on down rigger with Trout Killers at 60' to 70' down. Fleas starting to disappear.
9/9 Fished with Bobber 6:45am to 8:30am Went 8 for 9 with 7 Lakers 18" to 20" and one 6-/12 lb Rainbow. Rainbow came
on Trout Killer 100' down on down rigger . Most Lakers 60' to 80' down.
9/8 Did not fish windy.
9/7 Fished KBF with Bobber 6:15am to 8:30am. Went 5 for 7. Fish were scattered and hard to find. What fish we got
were on the Trout Killers set at 55' to 70' on down riggers. 2 fish on Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly at 140'.
9/6 Fished with Bobber 6am to 8:30am Went 10 for 14. Had to watch poles close or you missed a hit. Trout Killers the
lure they like again today.
9/5 Fished KBF with Bobber 6am to 8:30am. Fish hitting short. Lost 6 before boating one. Wen 6 for 14 or more. Hits
mostly on Trout Killer 55' to 70' down. Fleas starting to disappear.
9/4 Worked back of Bobber's boat for charter 6am to 10am. We went 11 for 15 with 10 Lakers and one 21" Rainbow. All
the poles saw action. Trout Killers and R & R spoons set 35' to 85' down and Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly set with 120' to 180' of
9/3 Cleaned the boat.
9/2 Fished KBF Day 3 of Cagle Tourney with wife, Mary. 6am to 11:30am. We caught and released 9 Lakers up to 5 lbs.
Late yesterday a 8-1/2 lb Lakers was weighed in and the son of the man who caught the 8 -1/2 lb pounder weighed in a 7.7
lb Laker this morning. The final results put my 6-1/2 lb Rainbow in 3rd place. I believe there were 105 entries plus 19
kids. This tourney is a scholarship building deal in the memory of one of my fishing buddies, Bill Cagle's son, Keith. The
money generated goes to the scholarship fund with hope of building it to be self sustaining to give two $1000 scholarships
each year ,1 to Haverling and 1 to Dundee.
9/1 Fished KBF Day 2 of Cagle Tourney 6am 0 10:30am with Mary and 12:30 to 3:30pm alone. We caught a total of 12
Lakers and one Rainbow. The Rainbow was second fish of the morning. Mary had caught and released a Lakers of about
4-1/2 lbs when one of the Dipsy rods went off. I handed it to her and she started to crank. The rod was bucking quite had
so she told me to take it after about 4 or 5 minutes. We had the fish behind the boat still thrashing pretty good. Mary
netted the Rainbow like she had done it everyday. It was the first fish she had ever netted. The fish weighed 6.53 lbs and
put us in first & third place. The rest of the Lakers boated were smaller than the 5-1/2 lb Laker Mary had on the board.
The Rainbow hit a fly behind a Spin Doctor with 155' of wire out.
10/7 Charter aboard KBF with Ashwin & Ajita Rajendra 6:30am to 10:30am. This was the last trip of the season. We
started off with a couple misses then broke the ice with a nice 4 lb Rainbow on an R & R spoon set at 40' down. We boated
9 Lakers , mostly on Trout Killers 65' to 90' down on downriggers. Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly combo caught 3 fish.
10/6 Did not fish.
10/5 Fished KBF alone 6:45am to 8:30am. Fish moved from east side to the west side and developed lockjaw. Marked fish
around bait on west side, but had only 2 hits, both fish around 18" -19". Both on Trout Killers set at 70' on downrigger.
10/4 Fished KBF alone 6:45am to 8:30am. Went 7 for 11, all Lakers. Kept 1 fish 4-1/2 lbs. The rest were 18" to 20" .
Trout Killers hot again today.
10/3 Fished KBF alone 6:45 to 8:30am. In case you are wondering what happened to Bobber, he has been deer hunting.
Went 5 for 7, All Lakers all of them were around 18". All but one came on Trout Killer set at 65' to 75' down on
downrigger. Did not use Dipsy set up today.
10/2 Fished KBF alone 6:30 to 8:15am. Went 9 for 12.Same set us as yesterday.
10/1 Fished KBF alone 6:30 to 8:30. Went 11 for 15. All Lakers biggest 4-1/2 lbs. Did not put out Dipsy rod, used 3
downriggers set at 45', 55' & 65'. Caught fish on all of the rods using Trout Killers and R & R spoon.
5/21/13 Fished KBF 5:30am to 8am. Surface temp 57.2F. South end to the slide, 6 for 9. Had hits on all the poles, fished
everything above 45'.
5/20/13 Fished with Bobber 5:30am to 8:30am. South end to Two Mile Point, 9 for 12. 4 downriggers with Trout Killers
and Laker Takers 30' to 50' down. 1 Dipsy Spin Doctor Fly, one 4 color lead core.
5/19/13 Fished KBF 5:30am to 8:30am. South end to Snug Harbor, 6 for 10 used 2 downriggers with Trout Killers, 2 Dipsy
Divers Spin Doctor Fly combo, one 3 color lead core . Had hits on every pole, everything set 50' and above.
5/18/13 Fished with Bill Cagle 5:30am to 10am. South end to Snug Harbor, 2 for 6, all Lakers. 2 downriggers, 2 Dipsy
Divers, one 4 colors lead core. Trout Killers, Laker Takers
5/17/13 Fished with Bobber 6:45am to 10:00am. Surface Temp 53.2F. 4 for 6, all Lakers. South end to Two Mile Point.
Used 4 downriggers, one 4 color lead core. Fish were 20" to 23" long. Trout Killers