Author Topic: Oneida Lake Smallmouth  (Read 558 times)

Offline Hardwater2

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Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« 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....




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Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:05 AM »
Nice one thereís some biggins in there.
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Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2021, 06:23 AM »
Nice one thereís some biggins in there.
Thank you! Sure was fun on 6lb test

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Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2021, 06:51 AM »

 Nice weed trout
 

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Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Oneida Lake Smallmouth
« Reply #6 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.

 



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