Lake George New York Fishing Report Update 9-19-98 + 9-26-98

From: Captain Michael Mollica
Date: 05 Oct 1998
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Report 9-19-98

With the season change and lower air temperatures the surface water temperature of Lake George is dropping, 69-71 degrees. Still however we find 60 degrees at 90 feet and will see a slow change of temperature as the fall season is upon us. Lake trout can still be found off Dome Island to Refuge Island in 120-180 feet of water. Storm Jr. thundersticks in purple and black and Mooslook wobbler in blaze orange and black spots are taking our lake trout. Salmon seem to be on vacation with no signs of any this week. Lake trout are plentiful in the lake and seem to have their feeding spurts. Be persistent and have patience you never know when you're your gonna hookup. Some nice catches of 25 + 27 1/2 inch lakers at 100 feet.

While fishing we see action at different rates from charter to charter. I tell each group that there is no schedule to when feeding is best. On some charters we pick up fish immediately and on others hookups are spread out, and on one this week we trolled for 3 hours and 45 minutes till our first release and two more hookups while pulling up our rods to end the trip. This is fishing. As frustrating as it can be, the point is never give up hope as long as you have a rod set out.

Bass fishing on Lake George has been excellent as usual..