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04-12-10      
       

 

FISH REPORT (May 7, 2010) :

PERCH: Mostly have moved back to deeper water - small perch still around docks and shore structure. Fish for the larger ones in 15' + water with jigs tipped with live minnows. Small tube jigs or minnow imitations will still work.

CRAPPIE: They are spawning and in the shallower water now. But, the wind and weather have made it difficult to fish for them. Use the usual techniques in shallow, rocky bottom shore lines.

BASS:  Don't forget - you can fish bass year around now but just can't keep them until season begins in June. The small mouth fishing has been HOT and big ones too! Friday evening was calm for the first time in a while. Shore fishing with a Zara Spook Jr. produced 7 fish and 18 top water blowups in 1 1/2 hours (7 - 8:30PM). 3 fish were 5 lbs. plus and one probably over 6 lbs.

TROUT: There are many excellent trout streams for browns and brookies within a short drive of the motel. We can give you more information.

MUSKY:  Musky have been seen feeding in the shallows and will continue to move in for the spawn and a little warmer water. It is still illegal to target them out of season (unlike the new regs for bass). Season opens on the 3rd Saturday of June.

WALLEYE: Season opened May 1st and the near shore bite has been good after about 8:30 PM. Don't forget keepers have to be 18". Floating and shallow diving stick baits like 3 1/2" grandmas, 4" rapalas and challengers are working. Storm minnow soft baits also work.

 

FISH REPORT (APRIL 12, 2010) :

PERCH: There are lots of perch being caught all over the lake from boat and shore. Mostly 10" and under. The bigger ones are in a little deeper water and hitting near the bottom. 1/16th oz. chartreuse jig head and white with silver fleck tube or 1 1/2 " silver grey minnow imitation are working well when bobber fished or slow retrieve near bottom. When they move in warmer water to spawn which has been happening for about a week, some 10-12" can be picked up near bottom with slow retrieve. Minnows always work.

CRAPPIE: Many are being caught in the canals over at Lakewood (Smith Boys) area. The biggest I've heard of so far were caught in Bemus Bay near shore on tubes and minnow imitations when they moved into warmer water to spawn. Quite a few 12-15" slabs were taken last week. Long Point has produced some also.

BASS:  Don't forget - you can fish bass year around now but just can't keep them until season begins in June.

TROUT: There are many excellent trout streams for browns and brookies within a short drive of the motel. We can give you more information.

MUSKY:  Musky have been seen feeding in the shallows and will continue to move in for the spawn and a little warmer water.

BAIT:

There are two bait shops with minnows, worms, lures and supplies nearby. One within 5 minutes and the other about 10 minutes away.

The Happy Hooker - located on the west side of the lower lake (s. of route 86) is a full service bait shop and can give up to the minute fishing information.

Happy Hooker
2415 W Lake Rd
Ashville
, NY  14710-9717
phone: 716-763-5815

Hogan's Hut - located in Stow just on the west side of the lake (n. of route 86) right off route 86 & 394. They have lots of minnows and a fair selection of common tackle. It's a general store with great subs and sandwiches.
http://www.hogans-hut.com/

3503 Old Bridge Road
Stow, NY 14785
phone: 716-789-3831

 

 

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Chautauqua Lake Motel is located just off Route 430 in view of beautiful Lake Chautauqua. We are about 1 mile south of Bemus Point and less than 10 minutes drive to Jamestown, Mayville and The Chautauqua Institute. This is an American family owned motel which has 16 well cared for efficiencies including 3 one bedroom units, 1 two bedroom and 12 efficiencies. All have kitchenettes and all are fully furnished.

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