oneida lake in NY

Discussion in 'Hard Water Discussions' started by leadcorebean, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. leadcorebean

    leadcorebean Charter Captain

    Has anyone ever ice fished oneida lake up in NY? we are thinking of a trip up there this year and wanted to get some info before we go.Also if anyone is interested in going up your more than welcome to tag along.. so far i have 4 guys going some time in jan and then another trip in feb with no dates set as of yet.
    thanks for any info
  2. I used to ice fish there from 1992-1995 when I was stationed at Rome Ny in the Air Force. We always went out from the east end (Sylvan Beach area). We'd only go about 1-2 miles off shore either walking or on a sled. I used tip ups with (buckeyes - shiny minnows with big eyes) that they sold at the bait shops up there. Regular minnows didn't produce very well for me. Caught plenty of walleyes/catfish/perch. Don't let the buckeye minnow get close to the bottom because there is also a lot of (lawyers) there too (i.e. bowfin). Also swedish pimples worked well also (sometimes tip with buckeye minnow). Let me know if you need any more info. Dave Johnson (Dayton)