The 2022 Fall Bite Is Here

The fall is one of the best times to fish Oneida Lake. The lake fishes well all season but when the fall comes the walleyes put on the feed bag in preparation for winter. This time of year trolling crankbaits produces a lot of action most days.

It is safe to say the fall bite is here and will only continue to get better as the cooler weather arrives. I will be running trips until the snow flies. If you want to get in on the action give me a call as soon as possible. Dates are filling fast as this is the prime time to put some fish in the freezer.

Oneida Lake Walleye Fishing 8/1/22

I have been busy running trips most days of the week. The only thing consistent has been the early bite. Getting on the water first thing has been critical.

Each day the bite has been different but every day it has been best early. Many days we are putting fish in the boat trolling then finishing the day jigging. Other days the trolling bite has been good enough to put a limit in the boat.

Limits aren’t hitting the net every trip but plenty of fish are. Some days the bite us really good and we limit early. Other days it has been tougher and we fish hard to get as many as possible during our time on the water.

This year’s theme has been teaching. Many of my trips have been people looking to learn. I am always willing to share my knowledge and help fellow anglers.

If you want to learn or just want to go catch a bunch of fish give me a call to get in on the action. I will be running trips until the snow flies.

Oneida Lake Walleye Fishing Report 6-23-22

Walleye fishing on Oneida Lake has been good. We are getting fish trolling and jigging. Each day one produces better than the other but most days both have produced.

Fishing is not lights out constant limits but it has been steady. Some days we have struggled but still put fish in the boat. Other days the fishing has been nothing short of fantastic.

If you want to get in on the action give me a call and I’ll get you on the water. If there is a technique you are looking to learn let me know. I am always willing to teach anglers during the trip.

Deer season is my favorite

Now that deer season is open across the state, there are even less boats on the lake.

This is a great time of year to be out there. The walleyes are putting the feed bag on getting ready for winter and there is little fishing pressure.

Today was another great day walleye fishing on Oneida Lake and there are more great days to be had before it freezes. Call now to get in on the late fall action. I am also starting to book trips for 2022 so if you have dates you want it would be a good idea to get them locked in soon.

Oneida Lake Walleye Fishing 10-26-21

Not a lot to say other than the fishing has been very good. We have been putting limits in the boat each time out. Trolling has been on fire but jigging is producing fish as well.

Call today to set up a fall walleye fishing trip. This bite should last right up until the launch freezes over.

Oneida Lake Fishing Report 9/1/21

Walleye fishing on Oneida Lake has been up and down. The Lake level is finally getting back to normal but our weather has been inconsistent. Steady weather patterns are always better than weather that is constantly changing.

That being said we are still getting fish. Trolling and covering a lot of water has been the trick to putting walleye in the net. Our fish have been in 35 to 40 feet of water 20 to 40 feet down.

The fall provides some of the best walleye fishing of the year. If you want in on the action give me a call to book a trip today.

Recent catches 7/13/21

Walleye fishing on Oneida Lake has been ok to good as of recent. We are catching fish every trip but some days are slow going. Bouncing between trolling and jigging along with changing locations has been the trick to figuring them out each day.

Here are pictures from the last few trips. Give me a call if you want to get in on the action.

Weekend Report 5/25/21

I guess the title should be long weekend report as it is Tuesday. It was a busy four days for sure.

Saturday was a great start as we finished our trip with a boat limit. Sunday was another excellent day as Craig and I finished 2nd in the tournament.

Monday and Tuesday I was back on Oneida Lake with guests and they were all smiles. Both days ended with boat limits.

If you want to put some Oneida Lake Walleye in your freezer give me a call.

Lake Erie Walleye Fishing

Last week some friends and I took a trip out to Lake Erie. Erie is probably the only place I like more than Oneida.

If you take the average Oneida fish and add 5 inches you have the average Lake Erie walleye. The catch rate is very close on both lakes. Some days on Erie we average more fish other less than what we do on Oneida Lake.

The biggest difference between the lakes is the wind. You don’t want to make the trip to Erie for just one day. If you plan for 5 days you hopefully will get to fish 3. When the wind blows Erie gets very mean.

As for the taste I can’t compare as I have never ate a walleye out of Lake Erie.

Oneida Lake Fishing Report 11/6/20

Yesterday’s trip was 5 guys so that meant two boats. Mike, Mike Jr. and shamus went with me while Bill and Glen were second boat.

We started off trolling. The bite was exceptional so we were very picky about what went in the livewell. After 2 passes we moved to try jigging up a few.

The jigging bite was good but nothing like the trolling bite. Overall it was a great day on Oneida Lake putting fish in the boat with every technique we tried. We ended the day with 2 boat limits of Oneida gold in the livewells.

I am still fishing and open for trips. The bite doesn’t get much better than it is right now. Give me a call to get in on the action while we still have nice weather.