Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Fishing Spot: Lake George, NY
Weather: Sunny. These was a breeze on the lake that picked up pretty good as the day went on along with the wave action. Clouds started moving in as well.
Air Temperature: High 60’s to about 80 by the end of the day
Water Temperature: 58-59 degrees
This was a return trip to Lake George. I’d fished here a couple of times over the past ten years or so as part of the yearly bass fishing trip my friend’s family takes. Each year they spend a week on a bass lake in the upstate New York area.
This lake is simply gorgeous. It’s big, it’s deep, it’s surrounded by mountains and dotted with islands. The water is also crystal clear which make for some amazing underwater views. Oh, and the fishing is typically fantastic too !
Our morning started early, about 6 am, as we left Massachusetts for the 5 hour drive to the cottages we were staying at.
We stayed at a place called ‘Candlelight Cottages’. The cottages are well kept, the docks are solid and have space for many boats and the owners are very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the ‘Candlelight Cottages’ if you are ever looking for a place to stay on Lake George.
We arrived there some time around noon and checked in. We then proceeded to one of the large marina’s nearby to launch the bass boats. There’s a very good, easy to launch from marina just a few minute’s drive from the cottages. It’s called Norowal Marina. Be prepared to have your boat inspected, and possibly pressure washed as well, by the marina personnel. They are very strict about keeping all types of invasive species of plants and other beings out of the lake.
We didn’t venture too far away from the cottages on this day simply because it was our first day and all we wanted to do was float the boats for a bit, get a little bit of fishing in and then head back to the cottages to finish unpacking and setting them up for the week. As you can see in the image below, the cottages we were staying at are located at the red marker and the marina we launched at is at the bottom of the image. We started fishing up north of the cottages in the Northwest Bay section of the lake.
Up in that northern area there is a river that runs into the main lake and you can find largemouth bass and northern pike up there. We caught a few fish up around that area. All largemouth too. Here’s one of them…
We didn’t stay out on the lake too long though. The wind and the waves whipped up so we headed for the docks and the cottages where some hot food and cold brews awaited our return. All-in-all it was nice start to the week !
Today’s fish catching baits were: Natural colored jig with craw trailer, Senkos and jerk baits.