Monday June 29th I took Bob Huberty from Syracuse along with his two friends Dick and Mike from Lacrosse, Wisconsin on a guided bass fishing trip on Black Lake. The three gentleman caught a total of 17 bass, mostly largemouth, using primarily senkos and live shiners. We boated three smallmouth.

The three gentleman were staying in Clayton for a wedding and had a great time. The largemouth are still biting better than the smallmouth which appear to be recovering from the spawn. They sometimes follow lures without striking, and the ones you do catch don't seem to fight as hard. But they'll start biting better soon.

Senkos seemingly will catch largemouth at will especially on grasslines. And as always with Black Lake, the bigger largemouth are related to rock and will bite jigs and live shiners. The rock shoals and walls are already working. I have caught largemouth on mid-lake shoals as well.

Good fishing. And for great time bass fishing, check out my site at and give me a call!!

Randy Yager

Fish Species: Largemouth Bass
Bait Used: Senkos, shiners
Tackle Used: Baitcasting and spinning
Method Used: Fishing slow
Water Depth: 6 feet
Water Temperature: 72
Wind Direction: Southwest
Wind Speed: 10

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Company: Guided Bass Trips

Area Reporting: Black Lake and 1000 Islands, New York

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