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.