Saturday I had the pleasure of taking out Carrie and her kids Delaney and Derek. It was a special trip for Derek as it was his birthday.
Unfortunately for the kids it was a slow day for us. We marked a lot of fish but had trouble getting them to go. We did manage a few keepers and a bunch of shorts. Not getting more keepers definitely bothered me more than the kids. They had a blast being on the boat and reeling in fish even if they weren’t big enough to keep.
Sunday it was like someone flipped a switch and I was glad because it was tournament day. We went back to the same place I had marked the fish the day before. This time they bit and bit very well.
Trolling crankbaits was the ticket Sunday. I was fortunate to have a great tournament partner, Craig Francis. He is a trolling machine.
We weighed in 13.22 pounds which was enough for the win. This was Craig’s first win and I was very happy to be part of it.
If you want to get out on Oneida Lake walleye fishing give me a call. Dates are starting to fill up so don’t wait.
Yesterday afternoon the weather was beautiful and Lake Ontario was flat. With the launch open and the icebergs gone it was time to take the boat out for a test run just to make sure everything was in good working order before the season really kicks off.
Everything is good to go and it is time. I am now booking brown trout trips until walleye season begins. If you want to get out give me a call.
Yesterday Wayne and I set up and made 2 quick passes. We had multiple hits putting a few smaller browns and one big bass in the net. Unfortunately we didn’t locate any of the large browns we were hoping for but we were happy for the limited time we were on the water.
I had a great weekend fishing with the Evan’s. David, Chrissy and Jaxon had such a good time catching walleyes on Saturday that they decided to go again on Sunday. Sunday was a carbon copy of Saturday with another limit coming in the boat.What a great weekend spent with a great family. Trolling crankbaits was the ticket as it often is this time of year. There is still time to get in on the awesome fall fishing. Give me a call to set up a trip.
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.
When you call to book a trip I will do everything I can to accommodate your needs. I will always tell you the truth about the ideal times, conditions, or techniques. That being said I am willing to do what needs to be done to get you on the water.
Yesterday was a perfect example of this. Dominick, Kyle and Guy wanted to go walleye fishing and 11 to 3 was when they were available. As you probably know this is not the prime time for fishing not only on Onieda but as a general rule everywhere.
Dom has a tough time getting around as he uses a scooter. We got him into the boat and ready for a great day of high noon fishing.
The bite was tough as expected but we still managed a couple limits and lots of smiles. Fish were taken trolling worm harnesses in 35 feet of water.
Want to get out walleye fishing but your schedule isn’t ideal? Give me a call. I will find a time slot that works for you and we will put some fish in the boat.
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.