Lake George Fishing Report 4-10-99

From: Captain Michael Mollica
Date: 15 Apr 1999
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Report 4-10-99

The ice is off Lake George this week and this season’s fishing is just beginning. With the surface temperature of the lake 40-42 degrees we are looking forward to the beginning of the smelt run. I expect that next week will be schools of smelt gathering at the feeder brooks to spawn and with that the hungry lake trout and salmon will be in a feeding frenzy. This week anglers were excited to find big lake trout gathering in front of the docks in Hague and catches of 28 to 31inch fish were being landed. In the southern basin off Edmonds Brook fishing was slow. In northwest bay off Indian brook while trolling very slow a slammer salmon hit a green rainbow speedy shiner. I wish there was a good ending to that but the drag was set a little to tight and you know what happened after that. The rod bent over and smacked the down-rigger rod holder behind it and another lesson was learned. Of course we checked our drag settings before we set out our rods. It seems that after sitting idle for five months the drag wasn’t functioning as it should have. I say this because it’s important to make sure your equipment is working as it was the previous season. And hopefully you won’t miss that big slammer. Live bait, Michigan Stingers in orange and copper, and green rainbow Speedy Shiners were lures that produced this week.

Lake George is one of the north countries finest grand slam fishing hot spots in the northeast. With breathtaking views and pristine waters, you will experience some of the most exciting sport fishing you will encounter anywhere. Beautiful Lake George is 35 miles long and runs through the northeast section of the Adirondack Park. With over 300 islands the lake runs to depths of 190 feet.

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