Lake George Fishing Report: 05/15/2022 at 09:49 am

Lake George Fishing Report: 05/15/2022 at 09:49 am - Nate Galimore Fishing -  -

So this was my first fishing outing on Lake George this year.  Make sure you check out the water temperature tab.  I was targeting Smallmouth Bass and Lake Trout.  I took me about an hour and half to come across a school of Smallies.  I found them after I moved from the Western side of the lake to complete opposite side on the East in the Northern Basin above The Narrows.  The smaller fish 12″-15″ inches were up close to the shore line.  The water is crystal clear on Lake George, so you can just throw a lure up against a rock faced shore line, and watch it drop on top of submerged rock ledge.  Then pull the lure over the submerged edge.  Not even ten seconds later you will get a bite.  I knew to slowly move away from the shoreline to find a rapid drop from 20 feet into 40ish feet of water.  That’s where the big ones where located.  The picture above was not the biggest Smallmouth to hit.  I sadly lost a massive one that I would put in the low 20″ range.  I was focused more on boat control since the wind kicked up some.  It crushed my lure, and I had performed weak hook set.  It torpedoed to the surface and threw my jig :-(.
Make sure you check out the water temperature tab,  I have a water temps for the full water column.

Date Caught: 05/15/2022
Time Caught: 09:49 am
Area Caught: Silver Bay NY
Fish Caught: Smallmouth Bass | Length: 17 inches | Weight: lbs

Catch DetailsLure DetailsCatch LocationCatch ConditionsWater Temperature
The Smallmouth Bass was caught while it was at the base of a ledge in 25 feet of crystal clear (16+ ft) water. The bite was a hard hit.
    • Fishing Method: Casting
    • Lure Used: Jig with Gulp Minnow
    • Lure Color(s): Smelt
    • Latitude and Longitude : 43.70953, -73.49613599999999
    • Nearest City: Silver Bay NY
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    • Water Surface Conditions: Light Ripples
    • Weather Condition Overview: Light rain shower
    • Air Temperature (F): 57.9
    • Wind Coming From: S
    • Wind Speed (mph): 4.3
    • Air Pressure (mb): 1011
    • Surface Temperature: 53.1(f)
    • Temp at 5-10 ft: 50.7 (f)
    • Temp at 11-15 ft: 50.7 (f)
    • Temp at 16-20 ft: 50.3 (f)
    • Temp at 21-25 ft: 48.9 (f)
    • Temp at 26-30 ft: 48.7 (f)
    • Temp at 31-35 ft: 47.4 (f)
    • Temp at 36-40 ft: 46.8 (f)
    • Temp at 41-45 ft: 46.8 (f)
    • Temp at 46-50 ft: 46.3 (f)
    • Temp at 51-60 ft: 45.4 (f)
    • Temp at 61-70 ft: 44.7 (f)

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Last modified: May 15, 2022