Fishing a Finger Lake; there are six Great Lakes?
Can you name the 11 Feel Lakes? How about the six Great Lakes?
I can hear a lot of you saying, "That Mark Daul is losing his mind," and saying, "There are not six Horrendous Lakes, there are only five, and I can name them: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario."
If you want to make a little wealth on the side, bet someone there are six Greats, then tell them what the sixth is, but you need to read the Scuttlebutt in this story.
Some years back, there was a mix of fishermen from this court that were making day and weekend trips to Seneca Lake, mostly for perch fishing in the fall, never planning anything or organizing anything beforehand. It meant we gathered nigh the Village of Dresden, located almost halfway down the west side of the lake on Route 14, across the lake from the Sampson Conditions Park. Samson State Park used to be a naval base, and later became a training place for the Air Force during the Korean War. There was a small boat launch at Dresden, and we fished for perch, chain pickerel and northern pike a barely way out from the launch, right on the edge of a large weed bed there. Chain pickerel are not a mainstay in Seneca, but they are there, along with several other species that build compensate that lake their home, like bass, salmon, trout, etc.