Oseetah Lake Fishing Report near Saranac Lake, New York

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Plenty of pike

on May 22nd

You will be hard pressed to find a pike over 10 lbs. a few may exist though. The deepest water is around 10 feet toward the east end as you exit the lake going toward Flower lake. I suspect the biggest pike could lurk here. My biggest was caught in the large shallow bay in the south east corner past watch island and the house boat along the south shore with all the reeds. Use spinners, plugs, spoons, buzz baits, and plastics for success. You can catch them easiest by using the wind and let your boat drift over the vast weedy areas that occur all over the lake. Just stop the boat about anywhere in the middle and start drifting and casting. Cast downwind and fan cast to cover lots of ground. You should get and indication of if they are biting on the first drift. You may also catch a yellow perch and an occasional largemouth. It is best to target largemouths around rocks and timber. They are tons of weeds that the bass hang out under as well. Plastics are the most effective. Top water is good too. You will also catch some small mouths especially near the rockier areas. Rock bass ans sunfish are also present. When drifting for pike have someone else drift a worm with a bobber off the back. They will catch sunfish and perch. The perch aren't huge but if you catch enough bigger ones they make a tasty meal. Release all the bass. They are not worth eating compared to the perch or pike. One or two desent pike will make an excellent meal as well. Try going up into Kiwassa Lake by following the buoys in the northwest corner. Here the water is much deeper and a lot less weedy. Larger pike have to be swimming in the depths. They are harder to catch though. You may have to resort to a Jeremy Wadw method and drop a large live bait into the deep and play the waiting game. I am sure with patience you can find a 15 pounder or bigger. Largemouth and smallmouth also swim in Kiwassa. Again they are a little tougher to. Catch than in Oseetah. A great place to swim or water ski too. Fish up river towards Lake Flower too. Great pike fishing and lots of bass along the cover on the edges in the river. Take the lock and fish Lower Saranac if you have time. Bigger lake and you will need to use different tactics to catch fish as well.


Fishing Tips for Oseetah Lake

on October 5th

Even though Oseetah Lake is very shallow (7 feet max) the lake still contains a decent fishery. Don’t get me wrong though the fishing is not the best but you will find pike up to 15lbs, largemouth bass up to 6lbs, a few smallmouth, and average panfish. Try fishing the feeder creeks, fallen trees, and small coves with spinners, jigs, soft plastics, and live bait in the spring and near the stumps/fallen trees, weed lines, weed pockets, the deepest water you can find, and near the islands with weedless spinners, jigs, live bait, soft plastics, spoons, and top waters. Good luck fishing!


Fishing Hot Spots near Oseetah Lake

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