April in NY Means Bass & Pike Too!

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David Lehmann
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April in NY Means Bass & Pike Too!

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We finally had a weekend with warm non-rainy weather, so I got the boat on the water for the first times this year. On Saturday afternoon, the goal was to verify everything was operating correctly, and I took the boat to a small tributary on Lake Ontario near my house. I was out solo but, of course, had fishing gear with me. Caught an about 5 lb, pre-season smallmouth bass in a wide water area at the mouth of the tributary. She was quickly photographed and returned to the water.

Went back out on Sunday afternoon to show a friend the Lake Ontario shoreline, and--of course--I brought fishing tackle again. Caught a 26" pike in Braddock's Bay--not a monster, but it pulled hard and jumped twice. Both were on modern tackle, but will start fishing vintage tackle again soon!
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Re: April in NY Means Bass & Pike Too!

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Nice catches. That warm weather spell woke up everything. Even the Largemouths were prowling the shallows. But as is typical, mother nature rules and we had snow last night.

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