Fishing has been hot this past week on Lake George. The smelt are piled up outside the creek mouth and the expected rain this week should really get them running. Trolling stickbaits outside the creek mouth in waters around 40 feet and running baits between 15 and 30 feet has been putting plenty of fish in the boat for the Highliner's customers.
Warrensburg locals Paul Kane and his son Nathan, brother- in law- Terry Williams and Greg Davidson and his son Chris from Plymouth, Mass, all teamed up on board the Highliner Saturday morning and proceeded to whoop on the lakers. By morning's end, the boys had boated 14 fish and kept 4 for the grill. All had a lot of laughs and fun. Excellent trip for all.
The afternoon charter was my favorite kind of charter. Brian Gedes came from CT with his family on the afternoon charter. A cold front was moving in and rain would be falling on us shortly. Fishing was going to be tough for the afternoon. Why is this my favorite type of trip? Brian's two youngest boys, Reese and Rhett, had both recently taken an enthusiastic interest in fishing. They had never been on a downrigger fishing charter before and both were excited to learn, and eager to catch fish. The rain came, the temperature fell ten degrees, the wind put two foot white caps on the lake and guess what? The poles popped and shouts of "fish on" rang out over the next several hours.
By trip's end, the boys had boated 8 lakers; Reese took top honors w three lakers. Everyone had lots of fun and laughs watching the boys reel them in. Best of all, everyone stayed warm and dry inside the Highliner's heated cabin. Here's a few pictures from the two trips. Give me a call and enjoy some of this hot April fishing on Lake George. Call and take advantage of special April pricing! (518) 885-3838