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Title: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: Hardwater2 on Feb 20, 2021, 07:06 PM
Fished the South shore out of Chapman today. Finally thinking I set the hook on a decent walleye for the evening bite, this big girl came to the hole after smashing a #3 jigging Rap. A PB smallie through the ice for me! A Very cool surprise....
(https://i.postimg.cc/4Y9H234q/42-BA1944-4-B9-D-4-FF6-B2-DD-9-EBD96395-C07.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4Y9H234q)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qzYCGKr2/D273-A937-A7-D5-4753-B45-E-60-EB0-C602-AC0.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzYCGKr2)
Title: Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: Old Goat on Feb 20, 2021, 08:28 PM


     That happened to me a few years back only mine was a dam carp.  You done good Congrats
Title: Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 21, 2021, 06:05 AM
Nice one thereís some biggins in there.
Title: Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: Hardwater2 on Feb 21, 2021, 06:23 AM
Nice one thereís some biggins in there.
Thank you! Sure was fun on 6lb test
Title: Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 01, 2021, 06:51 AM

 Nice weed trout
Title: Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: coast51 on Mar 14, 2021, 11:07 AM
Awesome small mouth. Caught on 6lb test, can I ask is that your preferred line for ice fishing for Walleye and perch on Oneida? I've been using 3 or 4Lb. test without getting snapped off. I have caught some nice perch this season but haven't caught many sizeable Walleye's to know any better. Thanks.
Title: Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
Post by: Hardwater2 on Mar 14, 2021, 12:07 PM
Thanks! For walleye I use 8 or 10 lb braid with a 6lb-8lb flouro leader. If jigging and setting hooks in deep water (25+) I think 8lb test is a bit superior to 6lb. I know a few guys who like 10lb (for real big walleyes) but I think for Oneida 5,6 or 8 is more than enough. Really think it comes down to drag. I lost a big fish this year that smashed a #5 rap just before dark. My own fault! Was jigging outside and had my left hand inside my coverall pocket. I knew it was bigger than anything Iíve caught there. By the time I got my left hand to the drag and dropped to my knees he broke the 8lb leader at midway point between lure and swivel. Had it a hair to tight. I was so bummed. Sounds like you have the perfect perch set up to me! I like 3-4 as well. Iím going to play with some 5lb next winter. I think it has its place as an excellent perch/walleye set up.