Late season lake trout

Exceptionally cold and wet Spring weather created an opportunity to catch some late season lake trout near the surface by shallow trolling.
Water temps are much cooler this year but the air temps warmed up close to 80 degrees last Friday the 13th, so I went fishing for a couple of hours on my favorite nearby Finger Lake as a low pressure thunderstorm rolled through. I was targeting bass, but after getting drenched in the rain and only catching a couple of pickerel I started paddling back to the launch...
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Fall Finger Lakes Fishing

Finger Lakes Small Mouth Bass
All it takes is a kayak, and a little intestinal fortitude. Even after the clock change this weekend, Western New York mornings can be a bit brisk. When I arrived at our launch spot Sunday morning, the air temperature was a vulgar 31 degrees. Water...
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