Lake George New York 5-15-99

From: Captain Mike
Date: 18 May 1999
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Report 5-15-99

As the air temperatures are warm (in the mid 70’s) the surface temperatures of Lake George are rising 52-59 degrees. Both lake trout and salmon are being caught. We know we can’t predict how fishing will be from day to day however we found this week the lake trout to be very productive at various times. We fished 2 feet off the bottom on downriggers trolling Christmas trees with flatfish at less then mile per hour. The flats just south of Pilot knob in 80-90 feet was the area that produced. Anglers are still targeting Crown Island to Tongue Mountain, the mouth of the narrows to Huckleberry Island to Refuge Island to Pilot Knob, the west shore from Edmonds Brook to Lone Tree Island to Three brothers Island to Green Island, Diamond Island south to Paulist Fathers and in the village of Lake George. At times the bite was slow but when the bite was on we boated 8 lake trout in an hour. Smaller salmon are being caught in the village. The lures of choice were silver back jointed Rapalas, orange and copper Michigan Stingers, orange streamer flies behind a dodger, blue and white jointed Rapalas, and Wordens Flatfish Blue rainbow and blue-silver-red. Live minnows on lead core line wind drifted also picking up fish.

Bass season opens June 19-99

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.