Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Art and his granddaughter Lilly. I met Art at the New York sportsman show this past January.
Art was looking to learn how to catch walleyes. Although we didn’t set the world on fire we did manage to catch a few during their 4 hour trip today. Now Arts off to Bass Pro Shop for some new trolling gear!
I have plenty of open dates available if you want to get in on the action. Weekends are starting to fill up for the summer though. If you need a weekend date call as soon as possible. If you are looking to learn Oneida Lake I am a teaching guide service. Let me know the techniques you are looking to master and we will set up a trip just for you.
The fishing on Oneida is normally hot in the fall and this one is no different. The good thing is it doesn’t matter if you are an expert or beginner.There are no secrets on oneida this time of year. The walleyes are eating shad! That means trolling cranks in the deep water for suspended fish.Use your graph to locate the walleyes. If all you see are clouds of bait, fish the bait as if they are walleyes as the walleyes will be close by.If you want to get out, catch a lot of fish and put some meat in the freezer give me a call.
It has been a busy few days. Sunday I fished the Oneida Lake Team Walleye Tournament. We had great expectations going into the tournament as our prefishing was excellent. Come Sunday we fell a little short finishing 9th out of 28 teams. We boated at least 30 to 40 keeper walleyes just couldn’t get one more big one that we needed to be in the money.
Yesterday I fished the Monday night bass tournament with Wayne. We started out fishing largemouth bass but when we found a school of good smallies tactics changed quickly. Out 3 fish bag was 9.87 pounds landing is in 2nd place out of 21 teams.
Today I was back after walleye for a 4 hour charter. It was another day of putting an easy limit in the boat for my guests. Jim and Frieda were great. Thank you both for the fun morning.
Trolling worm harnesses has been absolutely on fire the past couple of weeks.
If you want to get out on Oneida Lake and put some walleyes in your freezer give me a call. I even clean your fish at the end of the trip if you want.
With opening weekend behind us I figured I would give a little report on how we did. Saturday was the better day for sure. We located fish in 17 to 30 feet of water putting 18 in the net before 10:30. Blade baits were the go to lure.
Sunday was a different story. We worked hard for them and found some fish in 17 feet of water. Again it was all on blade baits with the hot colors being white and black and gold.
Overall, not a bad weekend. After talking to many other anglers and guides everyone seemed to find a similar pattern of the fishing slowing down on Sunday. I will continue to post fishing reports through out the summer along with some tips and techniques so make sure to stop by the site regularly.
If you want to get out on the water give me a call and set up a trip.
As April cruises by my favorite time of year quickly approaches. The first Saturday in May you will be able to find the Ranger somewhere on Oneida Lake.
That being said I have been busy getting everything ready. Rods have new line. Lures organized. New spinner rigs and buck tail jigs are tied. I had the pleasure of helping a friend out the other day with a brown trout trip on Lake Ontario. This was a great chance to test run all the gear before walleye season gets here.
The Salmon River was blown out and my friend Wayne Weber (Wayne-o’s Guide Service) asked if I could give him a had putting his clients on a few fish. We didn’t just put them on a few we had a great day hooking around 18 and landing 13. Twelve browns and one smallmouth bass. The first fish was hooked before we had our third rod in the water. Our three guests were nothing but smiles all day.
Walleye fishing on Oneida lake is looking to be very good this season. The returns to the hatchery were impressive to say the least. The start of the season should see many fish being caught near the creek mouths as the cold weather is just starting to let go now. This is a great time of year to troll crankbaits around those creek mouths. This allows you to cover water until you locate a good area. Once you find fish you can troll back and forth over them offering a variety of baits at the same time.
If you would like to get out on Oneida Lake walleye fishing with Full Tank Charters this season give me a call or send me an email.