Honeoye Lake, Ontario County

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7/17/15 @ 3:33 PM
FISHING REPORT
Frank Tennity
Tennity
USER since 6/12/15

MOON PHASE (3%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Honeoye/Conesus/ Seneca Friday, July 17th, 2015 Honeoye has been producing some nice fish, but the numbers are not as good as I would expect them to be at this time of year. We have fished depths and used different lures, along with several colors, and there does not seem to be a consistent pattern. Greenpumpkin centipedes have done the best. Two trips early this week have put smiles on the faces of Matt, Mike and Izzie. They all caught many nice bass with grandpa and grandma also being in on the action. Zoom trick worms were used Monday and Wednesday with colors adjusted to match water clarity.

Conesus has been a carbon copy of Honeoye. I believe the turbid water along with post spawn bass has been a major cause of the drop in fish activity. A mix of baits has worked on both lakes, but the bites have been scattered. The bass are also running smaller than they were three weeks ago. Chatter baits with craw type trailers and Zoom trick worms produced on Saturday the 11th.

Seneca was also a test. We fished the main lake areas where we have caught fish over the years and it was slow. We managed a few in the lake, then came back into the canal to finish out our limits. Wacky rigs fished very slow was a key to success. Watermelon Red Zoom trick worms fooled some nice bass.

Water clarity on these lakes has influenced color selection. Use lighter colors in clear water and darker colors as the clarity changes. Wind, waves and boat wakes will loosen dirt that has attached to weeds, making the water dirty. Help the bass find your bait by using a bait with a vibration, like a worm rattle, or shake the bait to send out vibrations. If what you’re using doesn’t work, keep experimenting.

Wear your life jacket and maintain a proper lookout.

Frank

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6/24/15 @ 4:47 PM
FISHING REPORT
Frank Tennity
Tennity
USER since 6/12/15

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
My last report told of finding some quality bass on Sodus and having a very good day of fishing. Moving forward to June 20th, something had changed. My clients broke off two big fish, but then I had to dig deep into some of my old areas from bygone years to find a few willing biters. It was, at best, a slow day.

June 19th on Conesus was a very good day with the bass willing to bite for several hours. The weather conditions made fishing a test as the wind was quite strong. We went to the north part of the lake and found some good bass shallow. Then we fished the east and west sides of the lake using a mix of plastic baits. We caught a good numbers of fish in the 3-5 pound range, but none over 5. Some bass had spawned and a few were pre spawn.

Honeoye was very good for bass fishing on June 18, but a storm came through on Monday the 22nd with high winds and rain. The water went from clearing to turbid and the bite all but disappeared. As we fished, a friend and neighbor asked if the sheriff had lifted the 5 MPH no wake order, and I informed him that I was unaware of any issued. He told me it was posted at the marina and the NYS launch. As a NYS licensed guide and USCG Captain, I am very careful to try and present a good image for bass fishermen and had read the D&C, and watched the local news on TV covering the flooding, but did not read or hear of the no wake/5 MPH order. According to my neighbor, several people were issued tickets for exceeding the 5 MPH order. If a boater did not launch at the marina or the NYS ramp, the other media did not do a good job of making the order available to the general public. It is my opinion that warnings should have been given and upon a second offense, a ticket issued. Now, if a speed offense was committed within 200 feet of shore, then a ticket was justified.

Good fishing, wear your life jacket, and maintain a proper lookout.

Frank

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6/21/15 @ 7:03 AM
FISHING REPORT
Frank Tennity
Tennity
USER since 6/12/15

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Saturday the bass fishing on Honeoye Lake was much slower. A hard morning produced about half to two thirds the fish I would have expected. Then the evening bite was also slow. We caught bass but the numbers were not great. On Sunday, a small group of fishing buddies found the bass very negative. The only answer that I have is possibly post spawn condition. However, we all know what happened Sunday afternoon and evening. Huge rains once again raised the water level to our docks and turned the lake into a turbid mess. Visibility in the water was close to zero but a few bass bit. The over night color change in the fish was amazing, going from the normal dark bass color to almost white.

Conditions were not the best and with high water and poor water conditions, a trip to Sodus Bay was in order. We hit the bay about mid morning and took a quick look at the Big O, and went back in the bay. We managed a bass here and there, but Sodus was not her usual self. Shortly after noon we found an active school of nice bass and the bite was setady. Just a fun day. A mix of Zoom baits worked on Honeoye and primarily, wacky rigged Zoom kudzu trick worms on Sodus.

Good fishing.

Frank

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