Good Morning, it is Friday, May 24th and officially Memorial Day weekend. It is a blow day, strong wind out of the NW and rain is making it a great day to sleep in. Currently, 39 degrees. Fishing picked up yesterday for most that were fishing. Fishing picks up and the lake went on a roll. It is rocking out there. Small craft advisory until noon when the lake might calm down enough to get out there. The winds and weather are probably going to move things around again – so there may be some great fishing for the weekend. Lake temp is 50 degrees , warming up a little so fishing gets better - close to ideal temps. Just can’t predict what and how the action will be. With this crazy weather this year – it is difficult. Bring your warm gear if you are spending the weekend on the lake. It is going to be cooler Saturday and Sunday. Have a great day.
Good Morning, it is Thursday, May 23rd and the starts to Memorial Day weekend. The weather is expected to be mild - in the low 60's - great for some fishing. The fishing has been different so far this season. It is staggered and picky. The lake is still too cold - so it looks like we may have our spring in June. This week has been a bit of a struggle for the anglers out there- with some picking up 4 or 5 kings, some picking up small lakers, someone got a 30 pound king yesterday, some just say they are getting their lures wet. The air temp has warmed up, so the lake might start getting some good action any time now.
Don't be too shocked if you get into any of the tributaries and see several dead fish floating around. Those are Gizzard Shad who have died off by the thousands. They don't do well in the cold water and when that happens - they die off in great numbers. They are a bit larger than usual and are a huge feast for the seagulls, ducks and all types of game fish are getting plenty of nutrients they need. Don't feel bad for the shad, one female can lay 280,000 to 400,000 eggs. They have a of life cycle where they build up in numbers and then die off in great numbers.
On the brighter side, Matt Bedient had quite a surprise when he caught himself a, Blue Pike Walleye. He gave it to the DEC for testing. They were the biggest best eating fish from the 20's to 1975 when they became supposedly extinct. I'll have pics for you shortly!
The Olcott Weekly has officially started - $20 a boat for the entire week.