The Highliner team and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who fished Lake George with us in April. Temperatures were chilly on several mornings even below freezing, but the fishing was absolutely fantastic. There wasn’t one trip the entire month that left anyone without bragging rights. This was truly both a Captain’s and a fisherman’s dream month. We ended the month with two outstanding trips. Saturday, I fished with brothers Sergey and Andrea Pavlenko ; both have been fishing with me for several years now and we have a lot of laughs while on the water. Saturday morning when we left the dock, temps were around 28 degrees and winds were blowing out of the northeast at 15 to 25 mph. The lake was frothing with 2-3 foot white caps. That’s ok though. The heat was on in the cabin and the coffee mugs were full. I decided to run north to a bay I thought would be holding fish and also give us a little protection from the howling winds. When we arrived at the bay the winds were still howling. I just looked at both guys and said, “Let’s see what happens”. We are going to run 4 downriggers that morning at various depths. The fish are still suspended from top to bottom. I set the first downrigger and was putting up the line on the second one when the first one popped. Fish on! It took us three more tries of setting our four lines down before we were able to get all four set up without one popping. At morning’s end we had boated 19 lakers. Needless to say, we were all very happy.
Sunday morning I had Lee Madsen and his son Trevor come over from Massachusetts. Lee and Trevor have also fished with me several times. They brought along their friends, also a father and son team, Fred and Zach. Lee and Trevor are both hard- core outdoorsmen. They hunt and fish as often as they can. In fact they hunt here in the Adirondacks and do very well, not an easy task in the big woods here. Fred and Zach were a little less familiar with this type of fishing and were excited to learn. The morning again was nothing short of awesome. The boys boated 13 lakers and I have a funny feeling that both Fred and Zach will be back soon to do some more fishing on board the Highliner. Enjoy the pictures from these two trips and give us a call if you’d like to fish Lake George on board the Highliner. Give us a call at (518)885-3838. We still have some May dates open- I hope to see you on the water.
Captain Justin Mahoney
Highliner Charter Fishing