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.
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.
Well after what seemed like a long winter open water season is finally here. Opening week has not disappointed and it’s obvious Oneida is going to fish very well again this year.
The state changed the limit and you are now allowed to take 5 of these delicious fish home for dinner. I do clean your fish for you at the end of the trip as well.
Opening day I had a chance to fish with my long time friend Louie. We put a hurting on them fishing blade baits and jigs. This weekend I am have a charter and a tournament so look for an update on Monday.
If you want in on the action give me a call and let’s put some fish in the net and your freezer.
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.
As always I spend opening weekend of walleye season fishing Oneida Lake.
Saturday the bite was tough for us. We found our fish shallow and put them in the boat using blade baits and jerk baits.
Sunday we decided to move out to deeper water. This turned out to be the right move. Not only did we put more fish in the boat but they were larger as well. Trolling stick baits was the ticket out deep.
The season is open and I have dates available if you want to get in on the action. Call soon if you are looking for certain dates as they are filling quickly.
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.
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.