Fishing Report – Saratoga Lake, NY 4/23/17

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Fishing Report – Saratoga Lake, NY 5/6/17

This trip didn’t go as planned.  I wanted to target Walleye and Pike.  It is the season opener today.  I had my son with me, and my Dad was not able to make it. So I could not fish the way I wanted to.  This turned into a father-son fishing trip.  It was still fun to be on the water with my boy. He had a good time.  We were pushing away from the dock at 8 AM. It was overcast but not raining, and there was a slight breeze that gave the boat a good natural drift.

The sonar was very active in the 12-15 foot ranges with lots of suspended fish.  I caught a 4lb 17-inch Large Mouth, in less than an hour of being out there.  I used a 4″ shiner, and a slip bobber set at 10(ish) feet of water.  When the bass hit the bobber it just vanished.

A large pike attacked my Rapala Shadow Rap just as I was at the end of my retrieve.  It was about 3 feet from the boat.

By 12:30 it was 20 mph sustained winds gusting to 26 mph.  The water was pretty rough.  With my 6-year-old son on the boat that pretty much ended the day.

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Fishing Report Data:

  • Fish Species Targeted: Walleye and Pike

  • Catch: Large Mouth Bass\Missed Pike

  • Presentation: Live bait on slip bobber, and Rapala Shadow Rap

  • Gear: Spinning Gear With Braid and Fluro Leader, and Baitcaster With Braid

  • Water Clarity: 0-13 Feet

  • Water Temp: Around 55 degrees

  • Air Pressure: Around 29.03in and rising

  • Wind: None in the morning picked  the afternoon then SSW 20 mph (26 mph gusts)

  • General Overview: Sonar was very active with fish suspended 15 foot depth ranges.

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