Monday July 6th I had a full day trip scheduled for Dave and Kathy Vickers on Black Lake. Dave and Kathy rode their motorcycles all the way from Massachussetts to fish with me. Unfortunately the day began with threatening skies and distant thunder. Kathy decided to stay in the cabin while I took Dave out for what turned into a half day trip. Dave caught seven largemouth with the largest being 4 1/2 pounds. All but one came on shiners.

The artificial bite has slowed down compared to a couple of weeks ago. The smallmouth should begin picking up soon as they begin to group up on shoals and points. Shiners and live crayfish are still most recommended for novice fisherman. For more experienced anglers, you still can't beat the Senko for consistent bites from both species. Topwaters and jigs are good on bigger fish when placed in the right spot.

If you are looking for a relaxing and productive day of bass fishing in the North Country please visit my site at and give me a call.

Good fishing,

Randy Yager

Fish Species: Largemouth bass
Bait Used: Shiners
Tackle Used: Baitcasting
Method Used: Still fishing
Water Depth: 6-8 feet
Water Temperature: 72
Wind Direction: South
Wind Speed: 10-15

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About The Author: Randy Yager

Company: Guided Bass Trips

Area Reporting: Black Lake and 1000 Islands, New York

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