Otisco Lake 5-9-16

Well I finally got all the upgrades on the boat finished and the new to me motor doesn’t run right yet. So it has been an awfully tough start. Hopefully it won’t be much longer as I just heard from my mechanic. In the meantime I made it out with my son on his bass boat Monday to test some Lucky Craft pointers they sent me on Tiger Musky and Smallmouths.
Clear, Sunny,Mid fifties and 16 mph out of the NW
Water level was full, clarity excellent in main lake, water temp 51 and steady whitecaps
20lb seaguar braid
25lb seaguar premier leader changed after every tiger
Shimano stradic
Denali Noirwood MH 7′
We mainly tried to get just out of the wind on either side of the lake behind points and use the power pole to hold us whope we worked wind swept points casting across a the wind and where the waves crashed below the points casting downwind.

We fished 4hrs with an aggressive jerkbait presentation and ended up with 4 tigers 6 smallies and 1 largemouth. Overall I was impressed with action of this very naturally buoyant jerkbait and consider fishing to be excellent right now on Otisco Lake casting jerkbait. Here is a pic of our last fish…it wasn’t as big as the first but the nicest 1 to handle and photo. I was able to finesse it to the boat with out it knowing it was hooked and the fish was very fresh and perfect to handle and photo. Anyone fishing with me needs to be prepared to NOT be allowed to handle, photo, and measure every fish. I make the decision based on the condition of the fish. I will teach proper handling and how to read the fish’s condition and always try to get a quality photo of the angler with his or her fish…but the fish comes first…ALWAYS…no discussion. Sub legal fish aren’t measured and really small fish aren’t handled at all. I do not measure my own fish in most cases. I consider tigers to be a sportfish and practice catch on all fish.