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Title: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 11:43 AM
I see theres no Oneida Page this year, feel free to post info or ask questions here, hope you all have a great ice season.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hinkydo on Dec 20, 2017, 01:05 PM
Glad to see you are around SNAGGER.
Hoping there are lots of fish caught and pictures !!!!


                                                            hinkydo
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: builder on Dec 20, 2017, 01:07 PM
welcome back snagger. always enjoyed your onieda pictures. some of the best
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 20, 2017, 01:08 PM
Shane did your recover from that salmon run this fall...glad to see you post agian..hope you have a good and safe ice season ...look forward to your post
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Post by: scout57 on Dec 20, 2017, 01:48 PM
hey Snag.....gonna be a good season I think
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Post by: bart on Dec 20, 2017, 01:58 PM
Snagger, glad to see you on Ice Shanty! 

Hoping for good ice for the sled so I will be able to get on Oneida this winter...

Hope all is well with you and yours, bart
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SeanP on Dec 20, 2017, 02:08 PM
Hey Snagger!   Glad to hear as I come up from the So. Tier.  Hopefully everyone has a safe and productive season!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 06:12 PM
  Yeah me filet and deadeyes had a record breaking June July jigging season in my boat, it was crazy.....and me and big jimmy had a great accidental jumbo perch time in the month May while walleye jigging, I think the lake is as healthy as it was going into winter of 2011 if anyone remembers that winter, tons of 14-17 inch eyes and a huge crop of 9-11 inch perch.  big ice season coming... big...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Dec 20, 2017, 06:13 PM
glad to see ya back snagger now just need the rest of the crew to return  :whistle:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Dec 20, 2017, 06:23 PM
With next weeks temps.... be on there soon!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 06:29 PM
   
test run on posting pictures, big 27 incher from this fall.
 

   (https://i.imgur.com/jrFUjCzh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 06:43 PM

test run this ones from my Iphone.

(https://s10.postimg.cc/qqn0dovud/0_FD2_E445-2889-4_DB6-_AD8_E-153_FC1_C1_A516.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qqn0dovud/)
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Post by: wiredstone on Dec 20, 2017, 06:49 PM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 06:50 PM
  Bought my first smart phone in june, test run for loading too iceshanty, i got it....


(https://s10.postimg.cc/4fz5de66d/243_A147_F-35_D2-4364-903_F-_B4148_DC10714.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4fz5de66d/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Dec 20, 2017, 06:56 PM
Nice fish Snag! Ya this new picture posting is pretty nice, photobucket was a pain!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 07:05 PM
   


   seems pretty easy should be a fun ice season..... ;D
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Post by: nykonsdream on Dec 20, 2017, 07:50 PM
Present
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Post by: ChiefCatchemall on Dec 20, 2017, 07:57 PM
Leave a few fish in that lake for us Shane!
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Post by: reeleyz on Dec 20, 2017, 07:57 PM
What's up Shane!

2011 was unreal for perch. I remember every time I looked for eyes I found more perch.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 08:02 PM
 


.  2011 was an insane perch year reeleyes, i agree, I think were in for a treat this winter, lots of action...


Lightning shot I snagged this summer at north bay


(https://i.imgur.com/ylochgRh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 20, 2017, 08:03 PM
Watching, Snagger.  Some nice eyes there. 

Some of the guys are over here. (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=343121.msg3736884#msg3736884)
and
Here (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=350154.msg3736193#msg3736193)

I ike the reports thread.  Gotta get down there this winter.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 20, 2017, 08:05 PM
Perch and eyes were on fire from May till November this year (except for a brief slowdown in late Aug for me). Let's hope it carries thru the winter!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 08:09 PM



  hope no one minds, going too post some pictures too kill sometime til we can walk on water.


  Filet and deadeyes as a storm was approaching us this past summer.

(https://i.imgur.com/ZWuHfZlh.jpg)
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 20, 2017, 08:11 PM
Always nice PICs.  What did ya get for a smartphone?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 08:15 PM
Always nice PICs.  What did ya get for a smartphone?
  whatever one cost 95 bucks at Walmart, I think an IPhone 5, practicing with it before I buy a better one.  thanks for links, I found where filet and KP are hiding, the friends and more pg.....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 08:28 PM



  "Lil Deadeyes"   came out on the boat this summer


(https://i.imgur.com/2OC0YpFh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 08:32 PM



   Lewis Point being struck.


(https://i.imgur.com/NzBQurLh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 08:33 PM



  Godfrey point being struck.


(https://i.imgur.com/YhtHOiHh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: builder on Dec 20, 2017, 08:38 PM
beautiful pictures
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Post by: SHUBA on Dec 20, 2017, 08:45 PM
You definitely take some insane photos Snagger
 you have my vote for photo contest winner
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Post by: darkeyez on Dec 20, 2017, 09:00 PM
Those are some awesome pictures SNAGGER, nice catches on the open water eyes!
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Post by: choo choo on Dec 20, 2017, 09:08 PM
Looking forward to some great pictures and posts Snag..... hope to see you  out on the ice !!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 20, 2017, 09:23 PM
hope too run into you out there choo choo.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Dec 20, 2017, 10:20 PM
Great photos Snagger! You catch moments in time that most of us never notice.
Fireworks, lightning, tornados and 27" walleyes! Thanks. Nice stuff. :o

All you guys be safe out there walking upon the waters.  @)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: chevy rotbox on Dec 21, 2017, 04:34 AM
great pics, ;D
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Post by: 2muchleft on Dec 21, 2017, 05:09 AM
Great shots.  Looking forward to your posts on here this winter.  Long range forecasts look promising.
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Post by: perryt on Dec 21, 2017, 05:25 AM
Nice pictures Snag .............looking forward to your posts  :clap:
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Post by: Looper on Dec 21, 2017, 06:15 AM
Looks like some serious cold weather next week!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Dec 21, 2017, 07:18 AM
Incredible pics!
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Post by: Zern on Dec 21, 2017, 07:22 AM
Hey All! Looking forward to making a trip to Oneida this year. Apps bait shop still up and running?

 Good Luck to all!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 21, 2017, 07:35 AM
Hey All! Looking forward to making a trip to Oneida this year. Apps bait shop still up and running?

 Good Luck to all!

Yes APPS is still in business.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 21, 2017, 11:24 AM


  Yep Apps is still there, talk too rick a couple days ago, he'll be fully stocked up in about a week, said he will carry minnows early this year, has them already for guys fishin big bay and what ever edges might get safe.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 21, 2017, 12:14 PM




    Heres a picture of the biggest walleye I ever saw taken threw the ice on Oneida, me and brian had already had a banner morning on eyes shallow then went deep for perch in the mud mid day when this accidental monster came swimming by , wish I video taped the battle , it was pretty crazy.


  28 incher  January 26th 2016


(https://i.imgur.com/ghcZ1Oph.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hinkydo on Dec 21, 2017, 12:44 PM
NICE !!!!!
 Looks like a Golden Crescent walleye.

                                                      hinkdo
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Dec 21, 2017, 12:59 PM
That's beauty! And funny that my best on Oneida was also 28" and came the same way. Midday, sitting out in 36fow drying my boot and eating lunch when she came on the screen. This was about 3 years ago though, off Cleveland.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 21, 2017, 01:16 PM
My son Little Bill is driving me crazy waiting for ice hasn't stop talking about it for 2 weeks he is ready to get up to camp
(https://s9.postimg.cc/p0555ds6j/0819171209_HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/p0555ds6j/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/db15h8lqj/0827172007a.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/db15h8lqj/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 21, 2017, 01:23 PM
Good stuff PP.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 21, 2017, 01:39 PM
The camera in Bernard bay is showing a good looking sheet out there
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 21, 2017, 01:41 PM
   You guys punished the Eyes this year Shane, I hope the shad are not the easy pickens they were last year. Sure made it rough on the Eye chasers. But it did make for some fat perch, never have I ever seen a 13.5 inch perch creep up on 2# like they did last season  :o
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 21, 2017, 02:32 PM
The camera in Bernard bay is showing a good looking sheet out there
pretty sure thats open water..........pretty calm winds right now but there were waves there yesterday
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 21, 2017, 02:48 PM
Make sense to me Scout I did notice the winds at 3 mph from the north....I guess I am just look too forward to it icing up haha
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Esox on ice on Dec 21, 2017, 03:12 PM
Anyone drive by big bay recently?
Got the itch!
Probably have to wait till the new year is my guess...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 21, 2017, 03:24 PM
Make sense to me Scout I did notice the winds at 3 mph from the north....I guess I am just look too forward to it icing up haha
I hear ya bud.......hate this little down period between muzzleloader and ice......hopefully we'll be on ice sooner than later
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Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 21, 2017, 04:36 PM
Wasssup homie! It was good talkin to you the other day bud. Got me pumped up for ice season....canít wait
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Post by: nykonsdream on Dec 21, 2017, 05:10 PM

(https://s31.postimg.cc/lwr2thyw7/E82_A8709-597_E-4040-_AEFA-_A5889567260_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/lwr2thyw7/)

Take that snagger
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 21, 2017, 07:35 PM
pretty sure thats open water..........pretty calm winds right now but there were waves there yesterday

I think it might have been frozen. By the time I came through it was dark but it looked like ice.

I guess we will see in the morning!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 22, 2017, 07:23 AM
It is open now. That is for sure!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Dec 22, 2017, 07:34 AM
Oneida lake isnt ready yet, where to go to scratch that itch this weekend? hmmmmmmm
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2017, 09:57 AM
I took a drive of whole northshore 2 days ago after that wind, theres about 2 miles of ice on east end and about 3 miles of ice on west end, its weak thin ice, couldn't even walk on it, but it survived, hopefully tomorrows rain washes off last nights snow and we can build from there.   a lot of major lake effect coming next week, hopefully it stays up here by me like the last 2 events.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2017, 10:05 AM


  Its a start nykonsdream, but you know me I wait for Oneida too freeze, only place I like too ice fish, unless we get lucky and a finger lake freezes this yr.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2017, 10:25 AM


    Only about 3 weeks of ice last year, I had the Flu on the first week of ice we had in January and missed it, but when we got the ice in February I did an 12 day straight marathon. heres some pictures from my birthday weekend, first time since 2011 that the perch were so big and so plentiful that's buckets were useless just threw them in a spare jet sled, some big perch over 13 inches and some big limit days of 10-13inchers.  If anyones got pics from the last couple ice seasons on Oneida, post em up.

(https://i.imgur.com/7p2BHgih.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/4qEaMTDh.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/Lea94M6h.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 22, 2017, 10:33 AM
As always, we made the best of it last February, when we lost the ice, we put my boat in, heres a couple shots from February 27th.


(https://i.imgur.com/MVn7uJzh.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/jDv7vpWh.jpg)
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Post by: chevy rotbox on Dec 22, 2017, 03:48 PM
very nice ;D
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Post by: 2muchleft on Dec 22, 2017, 04:50 PM
And that is why I make the two hour drive even though I can fill a bucket with some nice perch closer to home.  And speaking of the finger lakes,who's gonna be the first one to call for Keuka to freeze over to get to some laker water this year?  I'm saying we will be on the ice there by Feb. 15! 
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Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 22, 2017, 05:28 PM
Hey Shane what are you seeing in the command center about our long term forecast for this winter...are we gonna get another mid winter warm spell to ruin our good ice?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: nykonsdream on Dec 22, 2017, 06:27 PM

  Its a start nykonsdream, but you know me I wait for Oneida too freeze, only place I like too ice fish, unless we get lucky and a finger lake freezes this yr.
Itís never been about the fish but for the memories my father gave me and what I shall pass down to mine  :)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 25, 2017, 08:14 PM
Man was the lake ripping today!! Big waves out there. Watched a giant sheet of ice blow down to Bernhards Bay from constantia and a lot of it piled up on the north shore. Should be a nice clean sheet when this wind stops and the temps drop this week. Might be some rough spots in close where some of the ice piled up today. Merry Christmas everyone
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Dec 25, 2017, 08:18 PM
Here's hoping the snow stops before we start getting ice.  Forecast looks great so far.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Dec 26, 2017, 07:43 AM
I live south of Dunham Island and looks like it's locked up near me. With these cold temps I bet some parts will be ready to fish for New Yrs eve, might be brutally chilly though. Let's just hope the lake effect doesnt bury the lake.  :tipup: ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: conesuscrab on Dec 26, 2017, 09:37 AM
Does anyone know if App's bait and tackle is planning to be open this winter?  I hope so.  Really like giving them my business plus they always have good bait.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 26, 2017, 09:38 AM
Now the Bernards Bay camera is starting to look real good sun shining and 14 degrees parts that where open earlier today are now froze over hope it starts to crank and the snow stays away
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 26, 2017, 10:03 AM
Does anyone know if App's bait and tackle is planning to be open this winter?  I hope so.  Really like giving them my business plus they always have good bait.

Yes.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Dec 26, 2017, 11:56 AM
Now the Bernards Bay camera is starting to look real good sun shining and 14 degrees parts that where open earlier today are now froze over hope it starts to crank and the snow stays away

still open water between bernhards bay and Constantia but I think by tomorrow morning it will be fully locked.  hopefully any snow gets blown off.   this weekend cant get here quick enough. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 26, 2017, 12:23 PM
wide open in front of maple bay
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 26, 2017, 01:31 PM
Went down too Ithaca to visit my mom for Christmas, whole other world down there, no snow open water, pretty cool.

(https://i.imgur.com/KnIFSShh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 26, 2017, 01:38 PM
If Sandy pond had safe ice, there could be a blanket on it now.. ;D


(https://i.imgur.com/dyYioEYh.jpg)
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Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 26, 2017, 03:01 PM
Lol I guess so!! You guys got hammered with snow. Nothing here snow wise since Christmas morning. Just bitter cold with high winds. A lot more of the lake locked up as others have mentioned. The open water area in front of constantia has shrunk but some pretty nice rollers when I drove by an hour ago. Man is it cold out there
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Post by: swampking89 on Dec 26, 2017, 03:44 PM
Snag,you're pics always amazing!!keep them coming!!thanks and happy new year!!
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Post by: RDD on Dec 26, 2017, 04:47 PM
Went through sylvan beach on the way home from work today about 4 PM.  One lone shanty out about 100 yards off the parking lot.
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Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 26, 2017, 05:14 PM
They must of had that shack anchored down good!!
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Post by: yankmyline on Dec 26, 2017, 05:20 PM
Are you sure it didn't blow down there from the west end of the lake?
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Post by: trundog on Dec 26, 2017, 05:24 PM
Are you sure it didn't blow down there from the west end of the lake?



 ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: RDD on Dec 26, 2017, 05:28 PM
Looked like one hardy soul standing  outside of the shanty. Jigging or taking a leak. Didn't really feel the need to find out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 26, 2017, 11:20 PM
Went through sylvan beach on the way home from work today about 4 PM.  One lone shanty out about 100 yards off the parking lot.

  Thanks for the heads up, appreciate it, ...I kind of saw that coming, I checked that ice 5 days ago......won't be long now could be a good lock up, not much snow in forecast next 10 days, 8 nights in arow below zero coming, haven't done that since February of 2015 ....we'll be running machines quick if it stays snowfree.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 27, 2017, 12:01 AM

  Todays sunset shot from the web cam, ice as far as the eye can see and tonights satellite image, not much open water left, mostly the southshore...should be locked by morning.


(https://i.imgur.com/PXONucSh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/qDiAVlrh.jpg)
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Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 27, 2017, 12:44 AM
Looks good can wait to hit the lake
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Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 27, 2017, 12:46 AM
Looks good can wait to hit the lake


 amen, gonna be a banner season.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 27, 2017, 12:49 AM
Snag,you're pics always amazing!!keep them coming!!thanks and happy new year!!

  well here you go, another one from my trip too moms house in Ithaca.  hope you had a great Christmas.



(https://i.imgur.com/DzNBPFHh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 27, 2017, 01:38 AM
How bout that salmon run Shane crazy hope the ice season is as good
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 27, 2017, 05:14 AM
shane can you post some pictures of  salmon river falls   ;D
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Post by: lowaccord66 on Dec 27, 2017, 05:36 AM
Great shots Shane thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Dec 27, 2017, 09:17 AM
  Thanks for the heads up, appreciate it, ...I kind of saw that coming, I checked that ice 5 days ago......won't be long now could be a good lock up, not much snow in forecast next 10 days, 8 nights in arow below zero coming, haven't done that since February of 2015 ....we'll be running machines quick if it stays snowfree.



Great news to the feeble and frail...   ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 27, 2017, 10:49 AM
shane can you post some pictures of  salmon river falls   ;D

   trapper I've lived here 24 yrs and last year was the first time I ever took a photo of it, I think growing up around so many falls I just never noticed them until now.


(https://i.imgur.com/QL1bvWDh.jpg)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 27, 2017, 11:25 AM
that  was  my  swimming hole  camping  spot  fishing hole  and   where  my  son  came  to be   ;D

thanks  snag  I love  it  ...I  got a  few  shots  but  nothing of  quality

hope  you  don't mind if I  print that  to hang  over  my  fly tying desk .
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 27, 2017, 11:49 AM

Winter shots are awesome
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 27, 2017, 12:02 PM
Bernards Bay cam looks real good and only gonna get better....we are supposed to get 6 inches here in rochester tonight hope the Oneida lady doesn't get hit
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 27, 2017, 12:12 PM
6  inches  =))

sorry if you were  here  you  would understand
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 27, 2017, 12:15 PM
Trapp no snow hitting the lake yet I am hoping... u are north correct? I like reading your post keep them coming...I just hope we get good ice with the temps could set us up for a while
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 27, 2017, 12:17 PM
I think were  going to  do ok the  snow  was   lake  effect   so if  you were out of the  band  you  were  golden   i'm  sure  sandy pond  got  buried
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 27, 2017, 12:25 PM
Don't scare me Trapp
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 27, 2017, 01:57 PM
Bernards Bay cam looks real good and only gonna get better....we are supposed to get 6 inches here in rochester tonight hope the Oneida lady doesn't get hit

  last night the squall actually fell apart in place, it kind of retreated back towards Oswego, then the lake... never swinging down over Oneida, what luck that was, next chance around Oneida for more then a couple inches of snow is next week, if all works out we'll be running machines on it before it snows on Oneida, best lock up in years....   go ahead trap print away, fall creek falls was my swimming fishin hole as a kid...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater22 on Dec 27, 2017, 02:00 PM
Does anyone know the ice conditions near Godfrey boat launch?
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Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Dec 27, 2017, 03:18 PM
Does anyone know the ice conditions near Godfrey boat launch?

 The ice looked rough at Godfrey 4-5 large areas of open water yesterday , those spots were hard this morning.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater22 on Dec 27, 2017, 03:22 PM
Gonna head up Monday and check a few spots
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 27, 2017, 03:25 PM
It looks locked as far as I can see in the Bernhards Bay/Constantia area! I just drove by there. Ice looks kinda rough from the break up and refreeze, but it should smooth out I would think. Great ice making conditions ahead 👍🏼
Great shots Shaner! Always enjoy the pics
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Dec 27, 2017, 03:31 PM
Took a ride around lake this morning all open water areas which was alot of the lake yesterday is finally locked in. With these temps and no major snow in forecast it will make ice quick
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Dec 27, 2017, 03:44 PM
  last night the squall actually fell apart in place, it kind of retreated back towards Oswego, then the lake... never swinging down over Oneida, what luck that was, next chance around Oneida for more then a couple inches of snow is next week, if all works out we'll be running machines on it before it snows on Oneida, best lock up in years....   go ahead trap print away, fall creek falls was my swimming fishin hole as a kid...

We had a great lock up 2013/2014 season.  Sleds new years weekend that year.  I was fishing Bernhard's bay on Christmas that year.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Dec 27, 2017, 03:53 PM
2014 there was good ice everywhere, would love to have a season like that again...  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 27, 2017, 04:23 PM
We had a great lock up 2013/2014 season.  Sleds new years weekend that year.  I was fishing Bernhard's bay on Christmas that year.

That was a great year for ice. I fished the main lake the day after Christmas that year and we made it into April with machines.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: nykonsdream on Dec 27, 2017, 06:53 PM
Hey trap just got your message just donít know how to respond back haha, if your goin on Oneida this weekend let me know i would ay least like to shake your hand
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 28, 2017, 01:33 AM
We had a great lock up 2013/2014 season.  Sleds new years weekend that year.  I was fishing Bernhard's bay on Christmas that year.

  we'll be on sleds this weekend in areas that froze first.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 28, 2017, 01:36 AM
I'm 24 miles north of Oneida.....  almost 20 below zero at 2 am, were gonna build big tonight... good luck too all who fish tomorrow.  I'm still 2 days away from fishing yet, got things too get done..


(https://i.imgur.com/Z4l3pF7h.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 28, 2017, 05:11 AM
Sunday will be the start for me ill be heading up maiden voyage I am sure guys will be out today its gotta be cranking ice out there
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 28, 2017, 05:12 AM
-7 here in Constantia right now...  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 28, 2017, 05:22 AM
-4 in maple bay
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esox slayer on Dec 28, 2017, 05:23 AM
I'm 24 miles north of Oneida.....  almost 20 below zero at 2 am, were gonna build big tonight... good luck too all who fish tomorrow.  I'm still 2 days away from fishing yet, got things too get done..


(https://i.imgur.com/Z4l3pF7h.jpg)

Minus 33 here...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 28, 2017, 05:34 AM
 
Just remember Godfrey is one of the last to lock up real good and be mind full of the launch , it doesnít freeze well , every year someone takes a dip in the mud 
I have -12 here in Pulaski
Good luck to all that get out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: nykonsdream on Dec 28, 2017, 05:38 AM
-5 in Fulton get some!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Dec 28, 2017, 06:49 AM

Just remember Godfrey is one of the last to lock up real good and be mind full of the launch , it doesnít freeze well , every year someone takes a dip in the mud 
I have -12 here in Pulaski
Good luck to all that get out
Good reminder about Godfrey Fred filet....At the launch all the heat holding concrete, blacktop,  rip -rap boulders and gravel from that little feeder creek that dumps in there,...also wind action and current can all cause some ice issues ...... not to far offshore from there has Oneidas super deep water too.

Beautiful pictures Snag....The Salmon River was cranking that day !
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zimmy87 on Dec 28, 2017, 07:23 AM
Any reports on ice conditions? Thinking about checking it out tomorrow maybe lewis point. I live an hour away so any info appreciated. Thanks!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Dec 28, 2017, 08:15 AM
Did Oneida Lake miss the big snow storm? Iím in Florida now but will be back soon. Need a fishing fix bad
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Lakelivin on Dec 28, 2017, 08:19 AM
Hey Guys , I recently updated  phones , had to download the nav app , for some reason it didnt save any of my inputs ie gas holes and hot spots from the last phone.. Could someone post the Onieda lake gas holes again..Or direct me to where they may be posted.

Thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: billybob851 on Dec 28, 2017, 09:06 AM
Hey Guys , I recently updated  phones , had to download the nav app , for some reason it didnt save any of my inputs ie gas holes and hot spots from the last phone.. Could someone post the Onieda lake gas holes again..Or direct me to where they may be posted.

Thanks
https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=278992.msg3209834#msg3209834
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 28, 2017, 09:09 AM
Did Oneida Lake miss the big snow storm? Iím in Florida now but will be back soon. Need a fishing fix bad

YES! Just got a dusting.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 28, 2017, 09:13 AM
come on buckethead everyone knows thereís no fish in Oneida 🤪
   It would be nice to have the list of gas holes put  to the top of the page so new ones could be logged in like it once was
  Thanks in advance
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Dec 28, 2017, 10:29 AM
FandR , some how there seems to be enough to fill my bucket on occasion
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Dec 28, 2017, 11:06 AM
just a dusting on oneida (for now  :)). I'm live on the south shore in cicero and I can still see my grass poking through in some spots.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Dec 28, 2017, 12:12 PM
Anyone know what the east end is looking like ? Hoping maybe to fish out of Edgewater on Sat. if we have the ice
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 28, 2017, 12:21 PM
come on buckethead everyone knows thereís no fish in Oneida 🤪
   It would be nice to have the list of gas holes put  to the top of the page so new ones could be logged in like it once was
  Thanks in advance

X100000 - Can the mods help us with this one?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Raquettedacker on Dec 28, 2017, 12:31 PM
X100000 - Can the mods help us with this one?


   The old list or you going to start a new one?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 28, 2017, 12:36 PM

Dom the old list to start , and we can add to it , every year new ones seem to pop up
 Thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 28, 2017, 12:36 PM

   The old list or you going to start a new one?

I agree with Fred, the old list should be fine. Those Gasholes don't move.

This is the old one.

https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=278992.msg3209834#msg3209834 (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=278992.msg3209834#msg3209834)

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: wallyworld on Dec 28, 2017, 02:13 PM
Anyone know what the east end is looking like ? Hoping maybe to fish out of Edgewater on Sat. if we have the ice
2 guys out of Edgewater this afternoon, 8 guys off the beach....no machines
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 28, 2017, 03:13 PM
Thanks Dacker!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 28, 2017, 04:48 PM
The 7 day weather forecast shows no warmup in sight!  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Dec 28, 2017, 05:10 PM
I guess i have to make a trip up to onieda and fish ice fished it one time many yrs ago...i guess ill fallow the shantys around .exspecially the ones not moving.. ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 28, 2017, 06:25 PM
I agree with Fred, the old list should be fine. Those Gasholes don't move.

This is the old one.

https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=278992.msg3209834#msg3209834 (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/index.php?topic=278992.msg3209834#msg3209834)
You sure you don't mean bass holes :) All kidding aside, I third the motion, at the very least it will give anyone who pays attention a head's up.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Setit on Dec 28, 2017, 07:21 PM
Has anyone been to Godfrey Point? I was hoping to get out tomorrow morning. Any help is appreciated, thank you and be safe.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: greenhead on Dec 28, 2017, 10:43 PM
Stop at Apps for bait and info,bring a spud also.Didn't see anyone fishing Godfrey or Jewel yesterday.Didn't  look today but I noticed  no one's was out at Lewis pts either on my way home.No snow to speak of on the ice ,so she is making a nice  base .
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 29, 2017, 02:50 AM

Setit your in Constantia hows that look ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Dec 29, 2017, 04:07 AM
Yo Gang,

 I am back on the forum under my nom de plume. As fishforpike said, my first "YO" gave me away. Nice to be back. Admittedly,I was lurking all these many weeks in my absence from the site. The straw that broke the camels back was the posted prayer from nyconsdream and I couldn't give an "AMEN". I found it to be particularly poignant and relevant to our ice fishing adventures. I look forward to fishing with or next to each and everyone of you this season. God speed and Happy New Year. Be safe out there and SPUD SPUD SPUD

Boggey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Dec 29, 2017, 05:36 AM
Good to see ya back Old Guy have a safe season
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Dec 29, 2017, 07:32 AM
Welcome back.  Always look forward to your posts. Might catch me on Sodus or Oneida this weekend.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mink Buck on Dec 29, 2017, 10:28 AM
Haven't been there in several years but I am looking to come back to Oneida ice after the current deep freeze.
Can you still go out at Lewis Point?
Who has the best current ice report?

Thanks!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: luv2fish2 on Dec 29, 2017, 10:56 AM
Welcome back new old guy you were missed glad your back hope to meet you on ice one of these days 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: perch-hound on Dec 29, 2017, 12:03 PM
Boggey in da house!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Dec 29, 2017, 12:07 PM
Any machines out at edgewater yet?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigredonice on Dec 29, 2017, 02:17 PM
Does Oneida get big pressure ridges that form during the day like other big lakes?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 29, 2017, 02:34 PM
Yes red some get pushed up pretty good , with some good separation,
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbay crappie buster on Dec 29, 2017, 03:38 PM
Well took a trip to big bay, late morning .There is anywhere from 6-10 inches of ice and 1 huge ice pile up going towards the lake and the bay is very very shallow this year  . walking was easy very little snow .I managed 6 big sunnies and 1 big gill. a few dink perch lost a bass at the hole and had on a pike and lost it .  I must say for this being my 1st time out for the year i'm happy that there is a lot of ice  and i can walk without tip toeing around. lol...........
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: PerchEyes on Dec 29, 2017, 05:57 PM
I went off Sylvan Beach for the morning.
Caught about 15 walleyes unfortunately all were well short (6-12") plus dropped about as many.
I did get 1 keeper perch.
Ice was very walk-able with creepers with only traces of snow here and there.
The lack of wind made the day that more enjoyable.
I moved three times and found ice 6-to-9".
There must have been 30+ guys out there.
No machines yet.

Tomorrow I will try somewhere on south shore.

Stay warm (and dry!),
PerchEyes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: step2jimi on Dec 29, 2017, 06:11 PM
I was also out of sylvan today. Fished from 7 to 5. I must have caught 100 fish today. Came home with 22 perch and again onieda lake did not disappoint on the size of perch. Eyes on the other hand were all small. Caught a bunch but no keepers. Oneida is kicking my but as far as finding keeper eyes. Ice was good 6 to 9 everywhere I drilled with the exception of one spot where the shove ice was so thick I had to move. Broke through but the hole just kept filling with big pieces of broken ice.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Big Ice Hole on Dec 29, 2017, 07:37 PM
Welcome back Old Guy!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Looper on Dec 29, 2017, 09:49 PM
Does Oneida get big pressure ridges that form during the day like other big lakes?

On the south shore, west of Lewis Point, there are a lot of pushed up "icebergs".  Much more than the start of last season.  When it's time for sleds, we'll really need to watch for them, especially at night.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 29, 2017, 10:52 PM


  thanks for beach reports guys, i'm late this yr getting out, the reports sound great. only going to get better..
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bakes1212 on Dec 29, 2017, 11:33 PM
Thanks for the ice reports
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Dec 30, 2017, 04:37 AM
Yo Guys & Gals,

 Accessed from Williams Beach @8:00 am with my good friend Cusefan. The thermometer reading  on the truck read 2 degrees . There was no wind whatsoever. There were 5 other vehicles in the parking lot and most had accessed towards the island while Cuse and I opted to a GPS co-ordinate we had some luck at in previous years. Somewhere in the middle of the lake. I mention this as we would normally be on a machine and it would not require any great effort. Not so yesterday as no one is sure of the ice conditions yesterday and we wanted to give a good report . WE both had new shanties and were equipped with smittys to drag them  with.

Did I mention the drag was to be some 2 miles toward the center of the lake?  We set out, spud in hand and started cutting holes every 500 yards or so. To our amazement the first few holes were 2 to 3 inches of white ice over 4 inches of dark ice . Continuing on out, getting used to the cadence of (step step spud), we crossed 2 major pressure cracks both in early stages of formation. Crossing the second pressure crack, visually the ice was cleaner and with less snow or drifts, a sign of newer ice formation. Cutting a hole with the Nils showed the ice to be 3 and a half inches on the other side of the second pressure crack.  Each hole we cut beyond that second pressure crack we assumed to be the newest ice perhaps only created from the previous day and nights cold temperatures. The ice had a i/4 inch of dusting snow over it's entirety and the drag was (smooth as ice), how is that for a metaphor eh?

 Finally , knees burning, back aching we arrived at the "secret" gps coordinates and started cutting holes. Cuse  has all the new toys. He has one of those fish finders you can drop in the hole and it will tell you if there are any fish in any direction a hundred feet or so. Bad news, our "secret" honey hole looks more like the Mohave desert than a flourishing honey hole. Let me reiterate the important part, all holes were 3-1/2 inches of clear ice when we got there  and after 3-1/2 hours of  fishing, the ice thickness was over 4 inches. We were constantly panicked by the "growing PANGS" one hears as the ice is growing.

 Let me put a little meat on the skeleton. Cuse and I cut our holes, set up some tip downs as we were sure our secret honey hole was about to produce. Didn't happen. Still we sat in our respective flips, he in his Otter and I in my new Shappell 200 and watched out at our motionless tipdowns while jigging various arrays of colors and configuration of jigs to the non-existent fish below. My 29 dollar Coleman open burner stove acting as heater and stove worked flawlessly keeping my shanty as warm as a summers day in Key West,while Cuse's 100 dollar Mr. Heater had a frozen regulator and he had to bring it into my shanty to warm it up. No matter, I still warmed his can of soup on my burner and offered to share the heat in my new, roomy shappell. He demurred and proceeded back to his cold Otter..

Now with this lengthy dissertation one might expect a surprise ending. I wish it were so. Eventually one hapless fat 10 inch perch did gorge himself on one of my fatheads, thereby old Boggey, winning the dollar for the "first fish over eight inches"  This can hardly constitute a surprise in the middle of Oneida Lake. It only confirms,we ain't Snagger.

 The drag back in, did I mention on the drag out we traversed two chunk fields which on the way back in were much more bothersome leaving as entering. So let's recap . One hour drag out, 3-1/2 hours of non eventful fishing and an hour and a half drag back in with multiple rest stops for pain breaks. One fish between the 2 of us, a low single digits day of temps with no wind, catching up with an old fishing buddy , swapping lies and old fishing tales , I would say yesterday was priceless.

Post Script:  I have to believe, with the frigid temperatures we had last night and forecast for the day today and the next few days we will have one of the best ice season's in recent history, barring warmer weather. I did see some machines on the ice on the drag back in. As always, please be safe out there and SPUD SPUD SPUD.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Dec 30, 2017, 04:59 AM
Thanks for the report.  Heading for Sodus this morning and hopefully first trip to Oneida next week.  We're supposed to get socked with some lake effect this afternoon.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stoutrod on Dec 30, 2017, 06:44 AM
New old guy that had to be the most entertaining ice report I have ever read you made my day thank you for that can't wait to get out there
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Dec 30, 2017, 07:36 AM
Setit your in Constantia hows that look ?
I think the ice in constantia will be really good (eventually) as the thin ice that blew off went towards Cleveland before it refroze. I haven't been out yet much except riding the sled by shore in Cleveland, and there is A lot of that broken stuff or piles of it. Someone else said to be careful of these piles, some look like they are chunky enough to send you flying or rip your track off if you are really moving. Also this stuff takes longer to freeze as well, so there can be punky spots.

Be safe, looks like A good one this year in the making.

CNY
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Dec 30, 2017, 07:38 AM
Fishing out of Edgewater this morning, sold 8" of Ice, few guys out. Fishing is a little slow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 30, 2017, 08:34 AM

Thanks Tim , the wind did raise heck , down the road after we have really good ice some snow will help smooth things out,  in the mean time watch those ankle busters guys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Dec 30, 2017, 08:41 AM
Has anyone been at Taft yet? Looking to give it a try tomorrow...thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ocSpecial on Dec 30, 2017, 09:52 AM

(https://s17.postimg.cc/bn6hay1wr/1514648996853954481676.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bn6hay1wr/)

Decent morning for the first time on Big "O" this season.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: caribou on Dec 30, 2017, 10:19 AM
STOPPED AT TAFT ON FRIDAY. 1 FISHERMAN OUT HE WAS FISHING TO THE EAST. ICE IS REALLY BROKEN UP AND REFROZE LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE VERY HARD TO WALK OUT ON. SHARDS OF ICE STICKING UP ALMOST A FOOT HIGH AS FAR OUT AS I COULD SEE WITH BINOS.HOPE THIS HELPS OUT...........
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Dec 30, 2017, 10:36 AM
Anyone that's headed to Lewis Pt make sure you bring a spud. Ice may be good but tight cracks have opened up and are wet and slushy. Watched some folks scratch their heads looking for safe crossing.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Dec 30, 2017, 10:54 AM
Thanks for the report, guess I need to look at the map again...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 30, 2017, 12:07 PM
Quite a few guys out there today at the usual haunts on the northshore. Should be some more good reports coming in this evening. I was on the west end yesterday for pans and had a good 8-10 inches of ice. Heading out for eyes in an hour. Iíll post on conditions tonight
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 30, 2017, 01:13 PM
good deal deadeyz.......good luck......hit the beach last 2 days.....ice was 10"+ where I drilled.......not many keeper eyes but tons of shorts.....enough nice perch to make it worth the trip....I will be wheeling it next trip......thats just me, not saying whole lake is good to go......looks pretty rough out beyond the 24 foot depth line, lots of jam ice....could be really tough to navigate....lots of guys out today......a handful of machines.....easy walking.....bring cleats, slippery as hell in spots
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: taildancer on Dec 30, 2017, 02:05 PM
Has anyone been at Taft yet? Looking to give it a try tomorrow...thanks
I can confirm Caribou report above I went out of Taft this morning very rough ice and one spot where it must have been open and it was new clear ice 2-3" thick for 30-40' and quite a ways east and west then back to rough ice I was out about 3/4 mile ice was 5-6" thick fishing was decent. Bring the stud.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Dec 30, 2017, 02:07 PM
I also hit the beach up today figured I'd see what all the commotion was about. 9-10" ice where I drilled ( inside ice heave), alot of short eyes handful of small perch all went back in. I think the bite is a little tougher this year than our normal first ice bite. Maybe being the water got cold so quick ? Oh well back at it in am !
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 30, 2017, 05:48 PM
I headed out with the spud this afternoon. Got about 500 yards out and ran into a large area where there was 1 1/2 inches of ice. I didnít even have to hit the ice that hard with the spud when it was going through. Decided that I didnít want to pick my way back through that area in the dark so headed back in. Should be good to go in that spot in another day or two. This was in the constantia area.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: IceGeek on Dec 30, 2017, 05:58 PM
Pressure crack off east side of Lewis point right off the access is sketchy and wet.   Eventually found a place to cross it on the way in but spud would just drop right through in many places.  Witnessed two people go for a swim trying to cross it tonight coming back in near the rock jetty that sticks out near the pavillion.  Will be covered in snow tomorrow so use caution.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rayfish on Dec 30, 2017, 06:45 PM
Fished out of sylvan beach today,

28 feet of water
4-5 inches black
3-5 white

Shove ice wall limits distance out to deeper water.

Few nice perch and whites too.

No fatheads at bait shop so caught them on spikes😒

30+ shantys out there👍🏻

Not to be a pest , BUT, passed 4-5 cut holes with trash and butts left behind.

Pick it up😉


Spud is a necessity 🤘🏼


Tight lines all!


Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mooneye61 on Dec 30, 2017, 07:14 PM
Fished all day out of Edgewater. Got out SW to about 18'. A large pressure crack visible another 150yards out so we decided to set up camp in the 18' depth. We kept active jigging all the time as the bottom was active. Only three small walleyes, all caught by vansmak. I could get them to chase my jigs all the way up to 8' but they just did not like me today. We did keep some nice perch.  All the bites were light, nothing slamming it today.  Ice was clear and 8". The lake started talking right around noon. Just a light dusting when we went out mid morning but snowing pretty good when we walked in at 4. Felt good to get out for the first time this year and at least bring home a perch dinner.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 30, 2017, 08:36 PM
How about those ice quakes out there today??  :o
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Looper on Dec 30, 2017, 09:16 PM
How about those ice quakes out there today??  :o

No matter how many times I've heard them before, they still freak me out every time.  Makes you feel helpless!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Black Betty on Dec 30, 2017, 11:39 PM
Went out of Chapmanís sat am until 11am.  Ice decent but a little variable 4-7 inches.  Moved around and checked some waypoints in 30-35 FOW that were good previously but didnít mark much and didnít ice a fish. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 31, 2017, 12:00 AM
  Thanks for reports guys, I didn't fish today but I drove  from lakeport back across the beach and up to constancia for something too do, instead of buying a truck too haul my gear this fall, because my station wagon died a couple yrs ago, {my camry can't haul my gear|....I bought a sled too keep at the lake with my gear , thought that will solve my problem and wouldn't you know it, that lake froze as jagged as I've ever seen in on northshore, just my luck, that lake needs a good 2 feet of snow on it now too cover that stuff up for sleds.talked with a lot of people, everyone said tough bite today. southshore was much smoother ice, like night and day compared too northside.  for all the guys that walk out of apps, now that I have a sled if snow ever gets deep, i'll pack a nice path for the walkers.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Dec 31, 2017, 05:47 AM
Saw people all the way out by grassy and was gonna try to catch them but missed them when they came in. They were walking on the ice where it didn't have all that crap pushed up. Brave souls, all of that was open water before the cold snap, but I have to believe it has frozen better than that packed up ice. Going to try to see what's shaking today if I can catch anybody coming in after work today.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 31, 2017, 07:03 AM
I had the sled out yesterday and picked around a few things but it wasn't as bad as I thought. Just had to take my time.

Managed a limit of eyes and a perch yesterday. Oh and a pile of shorts.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Dec 31, 2017, 08:32 AM
  Thanks for reports guys, I didn't fish today but I drove  from lakeport back across the beach and up to constancia for something too do, instead of buying a truck too haul my gear this fall, because my station wagon died a couple yrs ago, {my camry can't haul my gear|....I bought a sled too keep at the lake with my gear , thought that will solve my problem and wouldn't you know it, that lake froze as jagged as I've ever seen in on northshore, just my luck, that lake needs a good 2 feet of snow on it now too cover that stuff up for sleds.talked with a lot of people, everyone said tough bite today. southshore was much smoother ice, like night and day compared too northside.  for all the guys that walk out of apps, now that I have a sled if snow ever gets deep, i'll pack a nice path for the walkers.
A nice path?? How about a nice ride?$$ You name it😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 31, 2017, 10:40 AM
A nice path?? How about a nice ride?$$ You name it😉

  maybe some morning after the newness of the sled wheres off, got too pay back the boys who helped me over the years first, looks like a very long season, maybe i'll run into sometime later in the season when were perchin, I have a feeling walleye bite could get tough in February.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 31, 2017, 10:44 AM
Saw people all the way out by grassy and was gonna try to catch them but missed them when they came in. They were walking on the ice where it didn't have all that crap pushed up. Brave souls, all of that was open water before the cold snap, but I have to believe it has frozen better than that packed up ice. Going to try to see what's shaking today if I can catch anybody coming in after work today.

  only place I ever took a drink was behind spruce grove walkin out too the pinnacle, got too be careful near constancia, those islands and pinacles must create currents that freeze funny.I'm always careful over there.  heard a bunch of guys fell threw the crack at lewis last night, she busted good, few rescues in the whiteout..

(https://i.imgur.com/HZ3sKLYh.jpg)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 31, 2017, 10:50 AM



  Anyone have any morning temps today near Oneida?, Reeleyes?   I had 18 below zero this morning, 6th straight night in arrow below zero for me.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 31, 2017, 10:53 AM


  Anyone have any morning temps today near Oneida?, Reeleyes?   I had 18 below zero this morning, 6th straight night in arrow below zero for me.

7 below here this morning.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jiggly wiggly on Dec 31, 2017, 11:07 AM
  only place I ever took a drink was behind spruce grove walkin out too the pinnacle, got too be careful near constancia, those islands and pinacles must create currents that freeze funny.I'm always careful over there.  heard a bunch of guys fell threw the crack at lewis last night, she busted good, few rescues in the whiteout..

(https://i.imgur.com/HZ3sKLYh.jpg)
lol. that's me didn't know pic was being taken, nice pic to show the dangers. I didn't get wet, had spud, I actually watching for 15 min, then followed the group.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 31, 2017, 11:15 AM


  I had - 10 at 5 am and it has warmed up to a balmy 4  ;D
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Post by: XC 600 on Dec 31, 2017, 11:16 AM
I had - 4 at 9 am Lewis Point. Cracks are tight for now but as she makes ice they will tend to open and close.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 31, 2017, 11:22 AM


   I'm up to minus 4 right now, could be our high. surprised you weren't colder reeleyes I was expecting you too say minus 10.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Dec 31, 2017, 11:24 AM

  I had - 10 at 5 am and it has warmed up to a balmy 4  ;D


 if winds go northeast tonight you beat that by 9pm tonight.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 31, 2017, 11:43 AM

   I'm up to minus 4 right now, could be our high. surprised you weren't colder reeleyes I was expecting you too say minus 10.

I think my house thermometer runs a little warm. It's always a few degrees colder in my truck. So it could have been more like -10.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Dec 31, 2017, 12:56 PM
Fished 7:00 - 11:00.  Walked out.  Won't make that mistake again.  4 keeper eyes.  Banged one right after I got set up and then 3 between 9-10.  Was sitting on 8". 
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 31, 2017, 01:26 PM
-12 at the beach house this am.........fish were tight lipped......no wind made it tolerable
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Dec 31, 2017, 01:36 PM
well didnt fish but took a ride on sled cut 3 holes to check ice all had about 6in
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Dec 31, 2017, 02:04 PM
just checked forecast for next weekend high of 1 friday and high of 4 saturday... warmest day all week is 22 and all the lows area negative or single digits.now if we can keep any real amount of snow off the lake we will really have a lot of ice.....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 31, 2017, 02:36 PM
Nice job s10!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Dec 31, 2017, 06:56 PM


  Nice Job Jay! ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Dec 31, 2017, 06:59 PM
Any reports out of Apps ? How's the ice ? Machines a go or no go ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Dec 31, 2017, 08:16 PM
Any reports out of Apps ? How's the ice ? Machines a go or no go ?
I stopped at Apps at 1 pm today for some bait. I can't tell you how thick the ice is there , but I can tell you it was a jagged mess on top and Only 2 shacks (walkers) out in front of Apps and Vellas, no machines. Only 3 other shacks from There all the way back west to Taft Bay.

2 groups walked out of Mill St . Constantia and were fishing just north of little grassy island.
Jagged moonscape type mess on top off of Godfrey and no one fishing there.
7 vehicles at Wanner Rd. Jewell where the guy's picked there way out and through the jagged ice field and were fishing the drop.
Lot's of guys and better looking conditions off of Edgewater and Sylvan , .... all or most of the fisherman were east of a big N/S pressure crack.
Lots of guy's off Lewis, mostly off the point and a little East...several visible cracks there as usual. No one fishing west of the point toward Messenger reef and shoal where there was jagged looking conditions.
A bunch fishing out of Chapman park, mostly a bit east.
No one parked or fishing at  DEC South Shore Boat Launch at Dutchman Island.
Did not check any other spots.
Traveled light today to check on my camper and get some gear up in Mexico, did not have a shack, and it was a little to cold to be sitting on a bucket out there today, so I did not cut any holes or fish.
Good job on the fish  KP, s 10, reeleyz  and all you guy's that cashed in...hope to join the party soon.
Stay safe, ..... plenty of fishing days ahead.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Dec 31, 2017, 08:24 PM
Great report..thank you  very much
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 01, 2018, 06:58 AM
-18 here this morning!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esox slayer on Jan 01, 2018, 07:03 AM
-18 here this morning!!!

-30 in Chaumont....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 01, 2018, 07:03 AM
These temps are crazy 10 day forecast shows only 1 day up to 32 the rest very cold and sub zero at night with not much snow at all very good start to the season
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bziel1 on Jan 01, 2018, 07:30 AM
Have never fished Oneida before do most people jigs for walleyes or tip ups? Was hoping to take the drive this coming weekend... catching them in the shallows or out deep?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 01, 2018, 07:41 AM
 
B-1 most guys jig , a few use tip downs and tip ups , sometimes there is a lot of moving involved
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SeanP on Jan 01, 2018, 08:02 AM
Great Report Choo Choo!  I appreciate it!  I will make the trip next weekend most likely.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 01, 2018, 08:09 AM
B1 being Mobil is key to fishing Oneida setting up tip downs and then picking them and moving slows you down in my opinion and you can't go wrong looking over a good map of the lake like navionics lots of structure
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: icecusan on Jan 01, 2018, 08:20 AM
my motto has always been its never too hot or its never too cold outside but you know what its been cold outside    age must be catching up to me  guess ill wait till noon to hit the beach
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 01, 2018, 08:37 AM
Finally got out yesterday afternoon. Same area I checked the day before. I went out midday with the spud for an hour and found a safe path out. I grabbed my gear and fished the last couple hours of light. Picked around a bit and got the ol skunk. I only marked 4 fish and my fishing partner dumped 3 at the hole!  It was good to get the rust off. Walking was good with only a couple inches of snow..didnít even need the creepers 👍🏼
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Jan 01, 2018, 09:22 AM

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How's that perch bite at the beach today? I already banged a  limit of these guys by 10. Trying to keep away from them
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 01, 2018, 09:28 AM
Nice! Good way to start of the new year! Good luck on the perch!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 01, 2018, 10:16 AM
Nice! Good way to start of the new year! Good luck on the perch!
X2
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Jan 01, 2018, 11:10 AM
-18 here this morning!!!


  I had minus 24 this morning. Lake Ontario is cooling rapidly, its ability too modify air masses is waning, you guys are now starting too almost get as cold as the north country.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Jan 01, 2018, 11:12 AM
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How's that perch bite at the beach today? I already banged a  limit of these guys by 10. Trying to keep away from them

  awesome...hey your your screen name fits you, fishin in 20 below.... hrdcore  I was on pipe patrol this morning, I have 7 bathrooms to watch.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SNAGGER on Jan 01, 2018, 11:19 AM
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How's that perch bite at the beach today? I already banged a  limit of these guys by 10. Trying to keep away from them

  you got over a foot of ice yet?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 01, 2018, 11:29 AM
  you got over a foot of ice yet?
Gotta be getting close eh? I'd wager they will be on sleds today in most places.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Oldtimer on Jan 01, 2018, 11:45 AM
Snagger is right about the eye bite getting tough in Feb. to much cold, for to long , to early on the season.   Get em early...     have seen this happen many times when winters were winter. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 01, 2018, 12:02 PM
i'm no  expert   that's  for  sure  but I think  Oneida is  going to have the  best season  it  has  ever had  ......  after a  few  years  of  little use on the ice  and  the trillions  of  shad  they had  to eat  and the  buckeyes  I  think that lake is  going to produce a lot of fish ......and theres  always a  mid  winter slump no matter where you fish
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 01, 2018, 12:07 PM
Snagger is right about the eye bite getting tough in Feb. to much cold, for to long , to early on the season.   Get em early...     have seen this happen many times when winters were winter.

X2 - 2014 got really tough for eyes but the perch bite got good.

If we get some good warm ups late January with some runoff bringing oxygen in we might be just fine.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 01, 2018, 12:10 PM
X2 - 2014 got really tough for eyes but the perch bite got good.

If we get some good warm ups late January to with some runoff bringing oxygen in we might be just fine.
That's fine with me, I can get a lot more meals outta 50 Jumbos than I can 3 15.5 inch eyes  ;) I just want one day where I get both limit's. Came within 10 a few times, but never 3 and 50.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: monkeyman2269 on Jan 01, 2018, 02:10 PM
Anyone know the ice thickness at the south shore launch
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 01, 2018, 02:20 PM
Great report choo choo!! 😎
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 01, 2018, 02:47 PM
Anyone know the ice thickness at the south shore launch
should be fine saw a sled come out of there today and the bay stayed iced over when the rest of the lake broke up before xmas....i do not know the thickness tho...b
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: whitelightning on Jan 01, 2018, 03:00 PM
I had a good morning, a nice mix of eyes and perch.  A lot of shorts eyes,but I was still able to get off the ice by 10 with 12 perch and 3 eyes. About 10 inches of ice where I was and an amazing moon on the walk out. Happy New Years!! 

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 01, 2018, 05:32 PM
Great pics and reports guys. 👍🏼
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: forkhorn on Jan 01, 2018, 05:37 PM
Making my first trip to Oneida trying to get some of the basics down ,jigging rapalas ?  minnow heads ?   not looking for all the secrets ,guys work hard for them ,just don't want to go blind ,driving up from buffalo
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 01, 2018, 06:01 PM
I got the 5 year old out for an hour tonight at sunset. We had fun sorting through shorts. We caught 2 keepers each. He did good with some jigging and hook set assistance.  ;D


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 01, 2018, 06:04 PM
sweet deal.......awesome job to that young man
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Post by: paul23 on Jan 01, 2018, 06:06 PM
Great jon Bruce and lil man.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 01, 2018, 06:07 PM
Thatís awesome Bruce! Always fun to get the kids in on the fun
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 01, 2018, 06:08 PM

The little guys got a great teacher
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: carpy on Jan 01, 2018, 06:08 PM
Awesome, that's what makes it all worthwhile.  :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Glow Perch on Jan 01, 2018, 06:09 PM
Stretched the legs out of Constantia this afternoon for a quick trip.  Plenty of ice out there.  Marked only a couple of fish in 2 hours and then humped it back in to Encon waiting for me.  I wished I could have showed him something nice but all i had was my license. Great guy though.  Beautiful sunset and great walking.  8-9 inches of ice by the 1st island.  Great to get out this early.  Love it.   ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 01, 2018, 06:17 PM
I got the 5 year old out for an hour tonight at sunset. We had fun sorting through shorts. We caught 2 keepers each. He did good with some jigging and hook set assistance.  ;D


(https://s13.postimg.cc/4swhtx5oj/IMG_4005.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4swhtx5oj/)
Great father/son teamwork!! Good work boys!!!🎣🕳
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kingfisher22 on Jan 01, 2018, 06:29 PM
  you got over a foot of ice yet?
Not yet.  9" inches off the west side of Lewis Pt in 25 fow - measured.  Had my machine out there today.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 01, 2018, 06:54 PM
Thanks guys! It was nice to get him on some fish.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 01, 2018, 06:55 PM
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First trip out to my evening spot that we go to early ice, lost A few and put back twice as many as the 6 me and my buddy got. It was an epic 2 hours fishing really, i'm hooked for trying in the morning again. Had an epic meal tonight, no fish since spring panfishing. We were on 8-10 inches of ice where we were, not saying it was like that everywhere. Lots of pressure cracks, I almost took A tumble over one. Pissing cold as A well diggers butt too. :)

CNY
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 01, 2018, 07:09 PM
Great job on the eyes, guys. The evening bite has been unreal this year. This is the first year I've consistently caught more fish in the last hour of daylight and beyond.

And there is a lot of 12"+ ice out there already. Just not consistent lake-wide.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mytjason on Jan 01, 2018, 07:14 PM
Great posts guys can't wait to get out ther for the first time Saturday for the tourney
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Jan 01, 2018, 07:18 PM
Awesome Bruce. I can't wait for a few more years to get my lil guy out.  He is 2 and already saying daddy I wanna catch the big fish through the ice.  Lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Jan 01, 2018, 07:19 PM
  you got over a foot of ice yet?
[/quote]
Only at the beach...no perch there but plenty of short eyes.
Any body heading out of Mill St there is an pressure crack that opened but was hidden by fresh snow. My spud found it. The crack runs north to south.
Lots of machines out . I was sitting on a solid 6"+...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 01, 2018, 07:27 PM
reeleyz   great  job  for   both you  and  the little  big guy  ...nice picture too  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 01, 2018, 07:36 PM
Making my first trip to Oneida trying to get some of the basics down ,jigging rapalas ?  minnow heads ?   not looking for all the secrets ,guys work hard for them ,just don't want to go blind ,driving up from buffalo

Best odds for putting fish on the ice is a #5 jigging rap with a buckeye head on the treble, jigged fairly aggressively. Everything has it's time, but day in and day out that will get it done.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 01, 2018, 07:39 PM
My daughter and I made our first trip up this afternoon and had about an hour flurry of shorts and this keeper, we also dumped 3 at the hole #*%*! Oh well it was fun just the same. We have a little contest each yr to see who lands the most keepers and so far the totals are... Walleye Bob 1, Moose 1, Specs and  Hondo....0!
(https://s9.postimg.cc/u2s4l6ryj/IMG_2455.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/u2s4l6ryj/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: conesuscrab on Jan 01, 2018, 08:22 PM
I went out of Lewis Point yesterday with a buddy.  Started out in 18 FOW to the west of the point.  We didn't mark much.  Ice ranged from 6-8" every place we cut holes.  Ice was very jagged, but walking was easy.  We moved east off the point in 27 FOW.  Fishing picked up, several times the screen on my buddies Garmin lit up with fish.  Some guys were out on four wheelers and snowmobiles.  In my opinion, it is still early to venture out with them due to ice thickness variance.  Got to use my Christmas present from my wife, a new K drill.  Unit works really well, it's going to make life a lot easier this year.  We had to work for them.  Ended up with 2 Walleye and 7 Perch.  Great to get out!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: lockdown199 on Jan 01, 2018, 09:31 PM
Dropping my kid off at Oswego in a coupe weeks and was wondering if some could give me some info on the lake. Not looking for secret spots just access points.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 01, 2018, 09:56 PM
Awesome Bruce doesn't get any better than that
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigZin315 on Jan 01, 2018, 10:08 PM
Good job everyone sounds like we will have a nice long season this year. I hope to get out this week.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: crappiekiller315 on Jan 02, 2018, 02:44 AM
Hi I'm new here  ::) ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Hondo419 on Jan 02, 2018, 07:42 AM
New guy here to the Oneida Lake thread.  I am looking for an access point/parking on the East end of the lake, any help will be appreciated.  I really do not want to drive 2 hours and search for an access point first thing in the morning..Thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 02, 2018, 07:46 AM
The beach at east end is a good start lots of parking and easy to find
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mbald123 on Jan 02, 2018, 09:13 AM
guys doing good on the walleye.. have they been hitting jigs tipped with minnow or spikes or does it not seem to matter much  ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 02, 2018, 09:27 AM
guys doing good on the walleye.. have they been hitting jigs tipped with minnow or spikes or does it not seem to matter much  ?

The usuals. Jigging raps, flutter spoons, rattle spoons, heavy metal spoons, all tipped with buckeye head, and rattle/vibe baits. I've gotten a number of fish on all of them so far. Just seems to matter at an given time which ones they want to eat or just look at. Also on which ones just slam shorts and which ones get the keepers. I usually get lots of shorts on flutter spoons, the other night was the complete opposite. Couldn't keep the shorts off the rattle spoons and rattle baits but was getting real nice fish on the flutter spoons and raps.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: schenkieboy on Jan 02, 2018, 12:41 PM
Where are perch located on Southside first time going out I'm looking for perch and walleye mostly perch though anybody know a good location
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: lockdown199 on Jan 02, 2018, 01:23 PM
Going off sylvan on Thursday, never fished this lake before. How far do I need to go out to get into them and are there any bait shops around that area.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slipbob on Jan 02, 2018, 03:50 PM
Going off sylvan on Thursday, never fished this lake before. How far do I need to go out to get into them and are there any bait shops around that area.

Right in Sylvan Beach is East End bait and tackle.  The Oneida regulars would know other places but that's the closest one I know of from fishing there in the summer. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 02, 2018, 03:55 PM
Apps bait shop in Cleveland on Rt 49 north shore middle of the lake they have everything that work on the lake and if u hang out a bit u might hear some chatter on good bites around the lake only bait shop I go to
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 02, 2018, 03:57 PM

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: schenkieboy on Jan 02, 2018, 04:29 PM
Where's the better place to catch perch on oneida lake off Sylvan Beach or Lewis point and how deep of water
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 02, 2018, 06:56 PM
Apps bait shop in Cleveland on Rt 49 north shore middle of the lake they have everything that work on the lake and if u hang out a bit u might hear some chatter on good bites around the lake only bait shop I go to
If one leaves PBRíS in the bait tank.. you may get all the info you want!! 😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: greenhead on Jan 02, 2018, 07:27 PM
Oh yeah,I've seen a few PBR tall boys in there.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 02, 2018, 07:44 PM
Oh yeah,I've seen a few PBR tall boys in there.
Iíve left some there in the past.... but, I did not consume any......😇🙄
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: craigski1980 on Jan 02, 2018, 08:29 PM
I am looking for suggestions on a location I can get a buddy of mine out on the ice. He is very limited mobility wise so closer is better. He has never iced a walleye before so any help is appreciated. Steep hills are no good and jumping pressure cracks is out. I know it is a lot to ask so thank you in advance.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Growler_ on Jan 02, 2018, 09:38 PM
I am looking for suggestions on a location I can get a buddy of mine out on the ice. He is very limited mobility wise so closer is better. He has never iced a walleye before so any help is appreciated. Steep hills are no good and jumping pressure cracks is out. I know it is a lot to ask so thank you in advance.

I live on the lake and last year I tore my meniscus and had to have knee surgery I walked out of Lewis point because my normal spots were too far to walk and the ice was crap for a sled, I found the walk doable. It's about 500 yards from parking to deeper water, iirc. Hope that helps.
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Post by: chubrock on Jan 02, 2018, 09:38 PM
Has anyone fished out of Williams Park at all. Any fish? How is the ice?
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Post by: Mytjason on Jan 03, 2018, 02:37 AM
Can any one recommend a rod set up to catch perch and walleye on same set up.  light enough for perch but still stand a chance of landing a walleye with out breaking? Thanks
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 03, 2018, 03:37 AM
Heading to Sodus in a few hours after work to sight in my jigging rods for Oneida next week when my real season begins
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Post by: buz23 on Jan 03, 2018, 04:05 AM
Can any one recommend a rod set up to catch perch and walleye on same set up.  light enough for perch but still stand a chance of landing a walleye with out breaking? Thanks
A solid fiberglass rod will do it.  I use a very light solid noodle rod at Lake George and it works great for perch with small tungsten jigs and will still handle the occasional laker.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 03, 2018, 05:17 AM
Going off sylvan on Thursday, never fished this lake before. How far do I need to go out to get into them and are there any bait shops around that area.
Yes east shore bait and tackle on 13 in sylvan beach 315-418-6238 , owners name is Ben
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Post by: hunts2long on Jan 03, 2018, 06:28 AM
Reading those post about hanging around bait shops makes me miss the one I worked in. You meet some great people, hear some good stories, (some are true) and learn a lot about your local lakes. One thing I wouldn't miss, this winter, is chipping ice to get to the bait. Dave didn't keep it very warm overnight. I would have to dress like I was going out on the ice....h2l
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hot_spot18 on Jan 03, 2018, 09:46 AM
Has anyone fished out of Williams Park at all. Any fish? How is the ice?

I was there on the 1st.  Fished between 14-18 FOW.  Marked more in shallow water than deeper water, but that may have been timing as we didn't want to leave fish to find fish.  Strong AM bite in 15 FOW, but lots of dinks (3:1 dink to keeper give or take).  Moved deeper and struggled to mark fish, but managed a couple keepers before moving shallow again.  Ended up with with 20 or so jack perch and a pickerel between a couple guys.  Not a great day, but still fun.  No eyes for us yet this year, thinking of running to Sylvan my next day off.   
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Post by: oneidawalleye on Jan 03, 2018, 10:45 AM
Hey Doug...famous Dave from Bunker Hill Road wanted me to tell you that he is opening up a shop again and you can go back to chipping away ice at the bait tanks again.
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Post by: schenkieboy on Jan 03, 2018, 11:38 AM
Where's the better place to catch perch on oneida lake off Sylvan Beach or Lewis point and how deep of water
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 03, 2018, 11:51 AM

Welcome aboard Schenkieboy
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Post by: flukeman on Jan 03, 2018, 12:38 PM
Those of you who bring ATV's to Sylvan beach I was wondering where the best spot to park is and where the best access to drive on the ice is?

Thanks in advance!
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 03, 2018, 04:14 PM
Those of you who bring ATV's to Sylvan beach I was wondering where the best spot to park is and where the best access to drive on the ice is?

Thanks in advance!
there is a beach parking lot right behind the amusement park.......go over bridge on rte 13 and take a right at the bottom of the bridge.....follow the road around and go past the restaurants and follow the crowd.....plenty of parking.....you have to access the lake at the end of the parking lot onto the beach    there is usually a path to follow ......good luck Fluke
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Post by: nykonsdream on Jan 03, 2018, 07:56 PM
Any good place to park near constantia? Donít want to drive to other end of lake and big bay is always packed
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Post by: brian7 on Jan 03, 2018, 08:18 PM
X2 - 2014 got really tough for eyes but the perch bite got good.

If we get some good warm ups late January with some runoff bringing oxygen in we might be just fine.
  That was the year we fished eyes in 10 feet of water at season,s end Bruce.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigZin315 on Jan 03, 2018, 08:59 PM
How much ice at Lewis and beach? Thinking about bringing the sled tomorrow?thanks
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Post by: 2muchleft on Jan 04, 2018, 05:13 AM
12 inches at the beach.  Machines were out yesterday.
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 04, 2018, 07:08 AM
I have been out twice since my last report. Last night got out with little deadeyez for last hour of light and got skunked. Monday evening I went out solo and went 7-10 on eyes. Ice was in good shape everywhere i checked. This snow we are getting should help with those rough spots. Looks like some serious wind today and tomorrow. Gonna get the sled registered so I can be a little more mobile.
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Post by: flukeman on Jan 04, 2018, 07:21 AM
there is a beach parking lot right behind the amusement park.......go over bridge on rte 13 and take a right at the bottom of the bridge.....follow the road around and go past the restaurants and follow the crowd.....plenty of parking.....you have to access the lake at the end of the parking lot onto the beach    there is usually a path to follow ......good luck Fluke

Thanks Scout
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 04, 2018, 07:41 AM
I have been out twice since my last report. Last night got out with little deadeyez for last hour of light and got skunked. Monday evening I went out solo and went 7-10 on eyes. Ice was in good shape everywhere i checked. This snow we are getting should help with those rough spots. Looks like some serious wind today and tomorrow. Gonna get the sled registered so I can be a little more mobile.

Nice job Bobby. That snow should make big difference.
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 04, 2018, 08:34 AM
I have been out twice since my last report. Last night got out with little deadeyez for last hour of light and got skunked. Monday evening I went out solo and went 7-10 on eyes. Ice was in good shape everywhere i checked. This snow we are getting should help with those rough spots. Looks like some serious wind today and tomorrow. Gonna get the sled registered so I can be a little more mobile.
My sled is good to go for evening trips Bob, I wanna fish like 3:30 - dark and get some in the freezer.

I went out last night at like 3:30 and got 3 and like 3 short ones. Batting 1000 so far, ice is good, same spot I was on Monday has another 2 inches of ice already. Those rough spots can send you flying if you are moving along on A sled, they are like oversized concrete blocks, keep your eye out if you are on machines.

CNY
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rayfish on Jan 04, 2018, 08:53 AM
Good morning all. I have a opportunity to fish tomorrow and Saturday! 👍🏻

I'd like to be adventurous and try the north side of the lake.

Which is an easy walk to fishable water..heading out of Godfrey or apps?

No techniques or coordinates needed, just some friendly advise.

Thank you..

RF
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 04, 2018, 09:01 AM
Good morning all. I have a opportunity to fish tomorrow and Saturday! 👍🏻

I'd like to be adventurous and try the north side of the lake.

Which is an easy walk to fishable water..heading out of Godfrey or apps?

No techniques or coordinates needed, just some friendly advise.

Thank you..

RF

I would go to Apps, pick up some bait and ask them where to go and walk out of there. Before I lived on the lake that's how I had my best days on the ice.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 04, 2018, 11:32 AM
Good morning all. I have a opportunity to fish tomorrow and Saturday! 👍🏻

I'd like to be adventurous and try the north side of the lake.

Which is an easy walk to fishable water..heading out of Godfrey or apps?

No techniques or coordinates needed, just some friendly advise.

Thank you..
I would pay close attention to the weather forecast........danger ous weather for friday and saturday........cold,snow and nasty wind
RF
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Post by: longhunter on Jan 04, 2018, 12:11 PM
Starting to feel like days of old.hope it's good safe travel with lots of ice and gas augers and those old comfortable shanties it really was fun with all the old farts along the north shore.
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Post by: rayfish on Jan 04, 2018, 12:50 PM


will do!👍🏻
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 04, 2018, 03:38 PM
Decided to fish out of Chapman today, ice was great every where I drilled, 7-10". Bite was not so good and only had a few good looks, threw everything at them, several moves from 22-34 row, only a hand full of guys out and the parking lot was empty for the most part. Would have thought with this front moving in and the pressure dropping the bite would have been better, oh well still nice to get out....
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Post by: forkhorn on Jan 04, 2018, 06:03 PM
Good to hear ice conditions are good for machines coming out for the first time next weekend
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Post by: Black Betty on Jan 04, 2018, 07:23 PM
Hello Bug Eye Brew.  My buddy and I spoke to you in Chapmanís parking lot this am.  We moved all over today and got it handed to us.  1 perch all day.  Very few marks.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigZin315 on Jan 04, 2018, 08:20 PM
I measured 9.5 inches at Lewis today, fished from 130-430 got a couple decent perch and one short, marked a bunch just werenít biting for me today.
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Post by: PerchEyes on Jan 04, 2018, 08:34 PM
Good morning all. I have a opportunity to fish tomorrow and Saturday! 👍🏻
No techniques or coordinates needed, just some friendly advise.

RF,
You do realize that tomorrow will be 3 degrees with 25mph wind?
And Saturday is no better.
Good recipe for frost bite.
Friendly advise:  Wait till Monday.

PerchEyes


Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rayfish on Jan 04, 2018, 09:22 PM
RF,
You do realize that tomorrow will be 3 degrees with 25mph wind?
And Saturday is no better.
Good recipe for frost bite.
Friendly advise:  Wait till Monday.

PerchEyes



I know.....just sucks having zero responsibility for a Friday and Saturday! I could fish all day...better safe then sorry....long season ahead🙂👍🏻
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 05, 2018, 03:52 AM
Good morning all. I have a opportunity to fish tomorrow and Saturday! 👍🏻

I'd like to be adventurous and try the north side of the lake.

Which is an easy walk to fishable water..heading out of Godfrey or apps?

No techniques or coordinates needed, just some friendly advise.

Thank you..
I think I'd go to Apps, get some bait, hang out by the wood stove, get some advise and go fishing on Monday ;)
RF
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Post by: New Old Guy on Jan 05, 2018, 08:24 AM
Yo Guys & gals,

 I am starting to hear a lot of wisdom in these last few posts. Being retired has it's benefits. Monday looks good to me as well. I am chomping at the bit to get out there myself. I think i will use the 2 days to get familiar with imgur and to start posting pictures. We will see if I can finally master posting pictures eh?

 Boggey
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Post by: Rugburn on Jan 05, 2018, 08:29 AM
You no longer need those posting sites. Just use the new IS "add image to post" blue click bottom left of the box you're typing in.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 05, 2018, 08:50 AM
Hello Bug Eye Brew.  My buddy and I spoke to you in Chapmanís parking lot this am.  We moved all over today and got it handed to us.  1 perch all day.  Very few marks.
I notice you guys didn't move for quite a while so I thought you might have located some fish, the bite was definitely tough. Hope you and your buddy from P.A. have better luck today, the winds are going to be a bit to take and work has me staying warm...lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 05, 2018, 10:21 AM
well im headed out to try it 1st time.... man it looks rough out there,,, compass gps phone,,,, pack the shanty in snow and stay put lol
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Post by: monkeyman2269 on Jan 05, 2018, 10:32 AM
I tried I turned around
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Post by: craigski1980 on Jan 05, 2018, 12:34 PM
Looking like another year of hard walking on the lake. I can only hope these high winds are keeping a lot of the snow on shore and off the ice. Really want a few walleye but not going to fight -30 and 2 foot of snow to get them. I guess I am just not a diehard 😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 05, 2018, 12:39 PM
The wind looks like itís keeping the snow off. We only got 3 inches of snow here in the constantia area so far
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 05, 2018, 01:52 PM
it appears the wind is doing it's job........3" of snow so far that has pretty much been blown off the lake.....can see bare ice spots from shore......could be some drifts which could cause problems with being able to see the chunked up ice fields out there......sleds and wheelers should us caution and slow down
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 05, 2018, 02:43 PM
well that was brutal not much snow bare in some spots, at most maybe 3in in some spots but its snowing hard now but the wind is whipping, 1 perch
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: chubrock on Jan 05, 2018, 03:28 PM
Fished Wednesday out at Williams. End up with 20 perch and 1 eye. Ice was in good condition 10in plus. Had to work for them switching lures and jigging hard. Hope to get out Sunday.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: littlefish14626 on Jan 05, 2018, 05:36 PM
Headed to Oneida this coming week. First time fishing the lake. Any good advice on where to set up for perch and eyes?
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Post by: b ice on Jan 05, 2018, 05:57 PM
Anybody have any advice for Bluegill or crappie fishing on Oneida Lake where to start and what areas maybe good
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 05, 2018, 06:05 PM
Anybody have any advice for Bluegill or crappie fishing on Oneida Lake where to start and what areas maybe good
Big Bay
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Growler_ on Jan 06, 2018, 07:07 AM
Headed to Oneida this coming week. First time fishing the lake. Any good advice on where to set up for perch and eyes?

Lewis point
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Tbell112 on Jan 06, 2018, 08:42 AM
How much snow is on Oneida? Tough walking conditions? Or has a lot of It blown off with the wind?
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 06, 2018, 08:47 AM
Read previous posts
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Post by: whitelightning on Jan 06, 2018, 09:08 AM
Iím out here now, not much snow most of it has blown off.  North shore
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 06, 2018, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the snow report white lightning. We got another 4-5 inches in constantia. I was wondering how it was out there today.
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Post by: slamboney on Jan 06, 2018, 11:58 AM
anybody know where to bring a power auger for repair. I spent most of last weekend trying to get my sled running now it's at the shop. I don't have any more patience to try and fix the auger myself. I called motor mender in Liverpool that used to service strikemaster but message said he retired on December 31st.  Not my year so far. I'm walking out tomorrow with a hand auger. The wind looked like it was blowing most of the snow off today, we got probably 7-8" yesterday on the south side.
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 06, 2018, 12:44 PM
Dont know the name of the place but is located on RT31 about 1/2 mile east of RT.13,,, they fixed my old power auger several times
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Post by: jprfishin on Jan 06, 2018, 01:08 PM
Is it Parts LLC 4072 NY31 Canastota, NY 13031, 315-697-5440?  I was just searching on Google maps.
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Post by: Lakelivin on Jan 06, 2018, 01:10 PM
That place is called parts..315-697 -5440
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 06, 2018, 01:31 PM
anybody know where to bring a power auger for repair. I spent most of last weekend trying to get my sled running now it's at the shop. I don't have any more patience to try and fix the auger myself. I called motor mender in Liverpool that used to service strikemaster but message said he retired on December 31st.  Not my year so far. I'm walking out tomorrow with a hand auger. The wind looked like it was blowing most of the snow off today, we got probably 7-8" yesterday on the south side.
what about the shop where you took the sled?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 06, 2018, 02:45 PM
Welcome to the site Tbell 122
 Might be more info on the conditions page
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Post by: slamboney on Jan 06, 2018, 02:54 PM
ok thanks, didn't know parts fixed augers, that is where my sled is, guess I'll pick up the sled and drop off the auger.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 06, 2018, 02:58 PM

Slammy sorry to hear , but itís early youíll make up for these set backs Iím sure
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 06, 2018, 04:31 PM
In my plow truck going along lake Ontario this evening saw some pretty cool clouds out over the lake thought I would share looks almost this they are sucking the moisture out of the lake
(https://s13.postimg.cc/9iuabktr7/0106181631.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9iuabktr7/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/mzr8ugbsj/0106181631c.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mzr8ugbsj/)
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Post by: Zeker259 on Jan 06, 2018, 04:55 PM
In my plow truck going along lake Ontario this evening saw some pretty cool clouds out over the lake thought I would share looks almost this they are sucking the moisture out of the lake
(https://s13.postimg.cc/9iuabktr7/0106181631.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/9iuabktr7/)

(https://s13.postimg.cc/mzr8ugbsj/0106181631c.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mzr8ugbsj/)

Cool pics. That's why it's been snowing here for days.
 

 :flex: :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :icefish:
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 06, 2018, 05:00 PM
In my plow truck going along lake Ontario this evening saw some pretty cool clouds out over the lake thought I would share looks almost this they are sucking the moisture out of the lake

Pretty cool pics, thanks for sharing.
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Post by: rayfish on Jan 06, 2018, 06:08 PM
Sylvan Beach today:

It was windy and cold!

Walked out to 23-28 ft...caught a few perch..rap tipped with minnow head...ran out of propane....came in!

Ice was great ...7-10 inches

Snow actually helped the walk by filling in the inconsistent ice. Wind blown and crusty.

Still spud!

RF
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 06, 2018, 06:29 PM
your a hearty soul Rayfish........had to have been a little chilly to say the least
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Post by: rayfish on Jan 06, 2018, 07:17 PM
your a hearty soul Rayfish........had to have been a little chilly to say the least

Iíve been home with my parents and mother in law! Finally shipped them back to Florida....I needed to fish🐟

Be out a Godfrey in the am!
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Post by: Gnarfish on Jan 06, 2018, 07:19 PM
Can anyone post gps coordinates of the best hole they fished this year? So I don't accidentally fish your spot of course.
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 06, 2018, 07:23 PM
ok thanks, didn't know parts fixed augers, that is where my sled is, guess I'll pick up the sled and drop off the auger.
Get those machines running bud... gonna be an EPIC beat down on the fish!!!😈
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jnatoli93 on Jan 06, 2018, 08:45 PM
Anyone have an ice report from big bay? headed out early am first round of the season!
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Post by: Birdslayer on Jan 06, 2018, 09:37 PM
Can anyone post gps coordinates of the best hole they fished this year? So I don't accidentally fish your spot of course.

My wife read this and wanted to know why anyone would give up their best spot!!! I said "isn't it obvious he's being nice and doesn't want to accidentally fish someone else's spot says it right there!" She didn't get it.... I thought it was hilarious  :cookoo:
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Post by: zadvorney on Jan 06, 2018, 09:38 PM
Anyone find a box of lures off Lewis Point today? Pm me if you do.
Ice was 12 inches. Fish were there.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 06, 2018, 11:43 PM

Welcome to the site gnarfish ,
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Post by: New Old Guy on Jan 07, 2018, 04:17 AM
Yo Gnarfish,

 Got to hand it to you bud. That shows initiative and a sense of humor. You will do well on these forums. Keep up the good work and oh yeh. Did you get any pm's you want to share with me ?   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 07, 2018, 06:06 AM
Anyone have an ice report from big bay? headed out early am first round of the season!

try  spikes   on small jigs  in  6 foot of  water  close to weed   early mornings and  just before  dark  seems the  best .......  hey   you can copy and  paste  this  and  use  it  ever year big  bay  never changes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 07, 2018, 06:32 AM
I hit these cords yesterday 43.0790 N 75.6509 W fish were ok
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 07, 2018, 07:38 AM
Has anyone tried rock pile off Lewis point 28fow crushed them there last two years all on mossy oak UV shad rap
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 07, 2018, 11:02 AM
poor fishing this AM,,,, ice is in great shape
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 07, 2018, 01:05 PM
I hit these cords yesterday 43.0790 N 75.6509 W fish were ok
You get a shake with that lmfao. I had to look.

CNY
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 07, 2018, 04:07 PM
fished williams park this morning.....holy crap, can you say cold.......slow as hell......ended up with 6 good perch and 1 14" eye in 4 hrs........didn't mark many fish where I was......s.e. of dunhams....18 fow........ice is fantastic....at least 10" plus ........only issue was the jack asses who double parked in the lot and blocked multiple folks in......I got lucky and found my way out.........just food for thought folks - if there are no parking spots left you can't park.....1st come first serve.......  ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 07, 2018, 05:19 PM
feel free to block me in but remeber i'm old and  can't  see any better then mr  magoo hope  I see ya there! if  not don't worry I  paid  4 hundred  bucks  for  my  truck  so if  I  dent it   pushing ya outta my wat I probably won't care  much ....just saying....it's all good  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Jan 07, 2018, 05:48 PM
Got out today from 7:30-10:30.  Ice was good.  Slow except for a little flury I had around 9.  Ended up with 3 keepers - 4 shorts - and 2 perch. 
(https://s10.postimg.cc/y9kj9ceut/IMG_20180107_161538100.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/y9kj9ceut/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 07, 2018, 05:57 PM

Look out Jason youíll have company 😉
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 07, 2018, 06:02 PM
I love  red  snow  ...^5  s10 
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Post by: TeamWalleye on Jan 07, 2018, 06:07 PM
Hey s10xr what no pic of the deer you cleaned on the ice. Had to be a monster.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 07, 2018, 06:07 PM
S10 u gut a deer on the ice...nice job
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 07, 2018, 06:10 PM
Slower today but found some hungry fish.


(https://s10.postimg.cc/rx5dzgm2d/7_FC9894_A-11_CD-4_E89-8_AA5-_DB2597_A73_A72.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/rx5dzgm2d/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 07, 2018, 06:22 PM
Nice work guys!!😎
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 07, 2018, 06:23 PM
Nice pic Chow.

Jason be careful, guys will be out there looking for the big red mark in the snow!  ;D
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Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Jan 07, 2018, 07:40 PM
Went out of Godfrey this morning 10-12" of ice 3"white 7-9" clear lots of slush under ice. Punched my first and only whole today put transducer in water and what do u know broken  >:( I was going to leave but decided to go old school for few hrs . Ended up doing 3 outta 4 , 2 shorts 1 nice perch. Now the big wait for new transducer 8-10 days
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 07, 2018, 07:56 PM
Nice pic Chow.

Jason be careful, guys will be out there looking for the big red mark in the snow!  ;D

Haha have at it.  That was in my parents driveway. 
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 07, 2018, 08:02 PM
Haha have at it.  That was in my parents driveway.

 :roflmao:
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 07, 2018, 08:31 PM
You get a shake with that lmfao. I had to look.Th

CNY
The fish was ok the fries sucked 😉 There's been a change in the leader board for Eyes landed on Oneida... Walleye Bob and Hondo snuck up there today and had some luck... well, Walleye Bob did! Congrats on a couple nice ones Bob
(https://s17.postimg.cc/u8e3etqvv/IMG_2464.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/u8e3etqvv/)
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Post by: ocSpecial on Jan 07, 2018, 08:35 PM
Fished 7:30 -11:00.  Pretty slow. 
(https://s10.postimg.cc/hxf2xbnc5/IMG_20180107_092021757.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hxf2xbnc5/)
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Post by: slamboney on Jan 08, 2018, 09:34 AM
Get those machines running bud... gonna be an EPIC beat down on the fish!!!😈
Machines are being worked on, I had an epic drag yesterday. 
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 08, 2018, 01:05 PM
Great reports guys! Awesome pics as well 👍🏼
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 08, 2018, 01:54 PM
pretty good morning
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ya5aekix7/20180108_124127.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ya5aekix7/)
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Post by: jrogbuff on Jan 08, 2018, 03:20 PM
Just catch Scout.  Ice fishing from my computer at work.  Thanks for the post
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Post by: jrogbuff on Jan 08, 2018, 03:21 PM
Should say Nice catch, not Just catch.  Wish I could type
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 08, 2018, 03:28 PM
pretty good morning
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ya5aekix7/20180108_124127.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ya5aekix7/)

Nice going Scout, I'm hoping to get out Sat ...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rlejr on Jan 08, 2018, 03:31 PM
Just wondering how the ice is in front of Chapman park. My favorite place to fish but I have to have my atv to get out to 30-40 fow. Are people going out with snow machines and atv's? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 08, 2018, 03:38 PM
Just wondering how the ice is in front of Chapman park. My favorite place to fish but I have to have my atv to get out to 30-40 fow. Are people going out with snow machines and atv's? Thanks in advance.
I would think so.....rest of lake is good to go
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 08, 2018, 04:14 PM
Just wondering how the ice is in front of Chapman park. My favorite place to fish but I have to have my atv to get out to 30-40 fow. Are people going out with snow machines and atv's? Thanks in advance.
I fished out of Chapmans on Thurs. ice was great 9" plus, had my ATV out and had no issues
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Post by: hot_spot18 on Jan 08, 2018, 04:23 PM
Nice bunch of perch there! Hoping to get out before work Wednesday.  10:30 to 6:30 has it's advantages ;-)
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 08, 2018, 04:32 PM
Nicely done Scout!
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Post by: firstcast 2 on Jan 08, 2018, 04:50 PM
Fun day today got my limit had to sort through alot of shorts
(https://s18.postimg.cc/max9q9205/20180108_130007.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/max9q9205/)
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 08, 2018, 04:54 PM
Fun day today got my limit had to sort through alot of shorts
(https://s18.postimg.cc/max9q9205/20180108_130007.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/max9q9205/)
Looks like some fatties!
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 08, 2018, 04:56 PM
pretty good morning
(https://s17.postimg.cc/ya5aekix7/20180108_124127.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/ya5aekix7/)
Good job Scout, nothin like a pile of perch fillets
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Post by: schenkieboy on Jan 08, 2018, 05:05 PM
Where the perch at Oneida Lake ???
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 08, 2018, 05:07 PM
WTG SCOUT!!!😎
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Post by: hrdcore on Jan 08, 2018, 05:09 PM
Where the perch at Oneida Lake ???
Not the beach...
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Post by: rlejr on Jan 08, 2018, 06:23 PM
Thanks for the response on Chapman. Will be there on Wednesday. Thanks again
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Post by: crappyfisherman on Jan 08, 2018, 06:34 PM
   Fished Williams Beach this afternoon. Worked from the collection of shanties about 150 yards from shore all the way to the north side of Dunhams. There was 2-4 inches of powdery packed snow so it is like walking in sand with some slick areas underneath. Don't need cleats yet. Slush is forming a bit due to warming temps. Ice ranged from over 8 inches to 6 inches near the island. Some drifted snow but the Snowmobiles and ATV's seemed to have no problem traversing. No pressure cracks at the beach or out to the island itself.
   The perch were on but was like a day at Sandy Pond- 10:1 dinks to keepers. Eyes drifted in after 4pm. Good Luck and be safe.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 08, 2018, 07:47 PM

Welcome to the site schenkieboy
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 08, 2018, 07:53 PM
Fished from 3:30-5 yesterday. After a mile long walk out I got set up. Managed to go 15 for 20 on eyes. Action was fast and furious. Fished today from 3:30-5 and went 2 for 5 on eyes. Took the sled out this time. Ice was 12 inches where I was.
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 08, 2018, 08:04 PM
Fished from 3:30-5 yesterday. After a mile long walk out I got set up. Managed to go 15 for 20 on eyes. Action was fast and furious. Fished today from 3:30-5 and went 2 for 5 on eyes. Took the sled out this time. Ice was 12 inches where I was.
Good Work...can you give me the cords where you were? Much appreciated!!!😎
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 08, 2018, 08:21 PM
Sure. Sending them right over 😈
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 08, 2018, 09:12 PM
Fished from 3:30-5 yesterday. After a mile long walk out I got set up. Managed to go 15 for 20 on eyes. Action was fast and furious.
I would walk 2 miles for that many bites Bobby DeadEyez ! Awesome !
Did you even need to put bait on your Lure ? Must have been nuts out there.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 08, 2018, 10:03 PM
DeadEyez nice job
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 09, 2018, 04:31 AM
Fished from 3:30-5 yesterday. After a mile long walk out I got set up. Managed to go 15 for 20 on eyes. Action was fast and furious. Fished today from 3:30-5 and went 2 for 5 on eyes. Took the sled out this time. Ice was 12 inches where I was.
Hey if you need A ride I might be about in the afternoons for the night bite after work in the shop. That or i'll just follow your footprints. :)

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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 09, 2018, 04:42 AM

Nice going Mr 👍🏻
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 09, 2018, 05:26 AM
Sure. Sending them right over 😈
🤔
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 09, 2018, 05:36 AM
Well done Bobby. I think you should walk next time!
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Post by: bobcat85 on Jan 09, 2018, 06:41 AM
Does anybody know what I need to be legal to take my 4 wheeler on the lake? I'm from pennsylvania.
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 09, 2018, 07:11 AM
Does anybody know what I need to be legal to take my 4 wheeler on the lake? I'm from pennsylvania.

I would say a valid PA registration, insurance, helmet.

Solid tow bar is the law though I have never been ticketed for using a rope...
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 09, 2018, 08:09 AM
I would say a valid PA registration, insurance, helmet.

Solid tow bar is the law though I have never been ticketed for using a rope...
Rigid towbar is only required if towing people.

Here are the majority of the rules (https://dmv.ny.gov/brochure/atvs-information-owners-and-operators)  Your out of state registration is good in NY.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 09, 2018, 08:11 AM
I would walk 2 miles for that many bites Bobby DeadEyez ! Awesome !
Did you even need to put bait on your Lure ? Must have been nuts out there.
Thanks guys! Steve good to see you on IS. Some of the eyes didnít require bait while others wouldnít touch it without bait
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: schenkieboy on Jan 09, 2018, 08:48 AM
How much snow on oneida  Lake I want to take a ATV out there ???
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 09, 2018, 03:06 PM
lovin this pic thingy.........same area as yesterday and slammed the eyes.....must have iced a couple dozen keepers and a slew of shorts....perch were not there like yesterday.....best eye bite I've had in years.....did see some wet spots out there....wheeler guys keep your eyes peeled
(https://s17.postimg.cc/6jvdrzwnf/20180109_145128.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6jvdrzwnf/)
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 09, 2018, 03:21 PM
Wow. Nice job, Scout and DeadEyez. Sounds like a blast out there.
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 09, 2018, 03:41 PM
Wow. Nice job, Scout and DeadEyez. Sounds like a blast out there.
when you find em it is Chow
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 09, 2018, 04:44 PM
Well done again Scout.
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 09, 2018, 04:46 PM
when you find em it is Chow
Way to stay on them bud!! you mind giving up your hotspot cords?? 🤔 Deadeyez stiffed me with his hotspot cords!!😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Squeakysteve on Jan 09, 2018, 05:44 PM
Fished the eastern side of Lewis pt from 8 to 3 . One keeper eye with some shorts and a few nicE perch. Overall tough day had to work for the ones I got 25 - 30 fow. Need scout57 to teach me his ways .
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 09, 2018, 05:46 PM
Way to stay on them bud!! you mind giving up your hotspot cords?? 🤔 Deadeyez stiffed me with his hotspot cords!!😁
And you got stiffed for coffee 😜
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: crappyfisherman on Jan 09, 2018, 06:37 PM
Another good day at williams. The snow was the same but the wind made the walk a bit chilly. No slush and snow was 2-6 depending on the drifts.
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 09, 2018, 07:03 PM
Thanks guys! Steve good to see you on IS. Some of the eyes didnít require bait while others wouldnít touch it without bait
Great hot bite when you don't need to tip most winter lures with bait...again great job.


Awesome job today Scout...I thought I did good until I saw your post !
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 09, 2018, 08:00 PM
And you got stiffed for coffee 😜
I get no respect!!🤪
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 09, 2018, 08:38 PM
lovin this pic thingy.........same area as yesterday and slammed the eyes.....must have iced a couple dozen keepers and a slew of shorts....perch were not there like yesterday.....best eye bite I've had in years.....did see some wet spots out there....wheeler guys keep your eyes peeled
(https://s17.postimg.cc/6jvdrzwnf/20180109_145128.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6jvdrzwnf/)
Good job Scout!
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 09, 2018, 09:09 PM
cords are on the way Larry.......of course you might end up at cazenovia lake.....lol........ju st on a pretty good hot streak right now......makes up for all those smelly skunky days......being retired really helps.......thanks guys
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 10, 2018, 05:30 AM
Lol! Hope you stay on them!!😎
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Post by: sfirmstone on Jan 10, 2018, 07:30 AM
Hey guys could someone give me info if you could get an atv out of apps or Godfrey?  I donít have chains but wondering if itís worth taking
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Post by: billybob851 on Jan 10, 2018, 09:23 AM
Hey guys could someone give me info if you could get an atv out of apps or Godfrey?  I donít have chains but wondering if itís worth taking

I would say yes, we were out on sunday not much snow on the ice just areas of jagged ice to navigate through. there were machines all over the lake
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Post by: sfirmstone on Jan 10, 2018, 10:09 AM
Appreciate it billybob
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 10, 2018, 11:56 AM
Well this has nothing to do with fishing but it's a pretty cool pic from my new Spypoint Cell camera
(https://s17.postimg.cc/aecq0dpkb/IMG_2476.png) (https://postimg.cc/image/aecq0dpkb/)
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 10, 2018, 12:27 PM
Great pic moosefeet. How do you like the Spypoint cam?

I have one and it took some trial and error to get it working. The batteries blew up in the first one and they replaced it. The new one has been rock solid after I got it working initially.
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 10, 2018, 03:53 PM
These were the first pics I got it seems pretty simple to use. I have 3 others not cellular but they work well.
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Post by: scott1805 on Jan 10, 2018, 04:23 PM
What condition do you think the ice will be Saturday with the warm temps and possible snow coming. Wanna know if worth a 2 hour drive up.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 10, 2018, 04:43 PM
The ice isn't going anywhere rain is gonna smooth it out if the snow misses we are gonna really build ice next week
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 10, 2018, 05:00 PM
X2 on what PP said.
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 10, 2018, 06:29 PM
I haven't heard anything on the conditions at Taft this season, anyone been out on that part of lake ?
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 10, 2018, 06:39 PM
back down to earth today..........sunrise to sunset.......iced 4 keeper eyes and a zillion shorts.......a few decent perch......marked fish all day but was hard gettin em to commit....long day to say the least......BEAUTIFUL day out there today
(https://s17.postimg.cc/amnbtujij/20180110_153341.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/amnbtujij/)
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Post by: LingFling on Jan 10, 2018, 06:46 PM
Looks like a great day to me. Nice batch of fish!
We'll have to get out together.
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Post by: Walnut109 on Jan 10, 2018, 06:56 PM
Also fished today out of Jewel.  No keeper eyes but 5 shorts and enough perch to get a couple meals.  Very light bite and lots of fish staring at the presentation.  Beautiful day to be out.
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Post by: crappyfisherman on Jan 10, 2018, 06:57 PM
   My daughter convinced me to head back to Williams's Beach again today. Snow and ice conditions were the same but with the wind up it was brisk. Several folks bucket sitting and moving. The bite was slow and size was small. Shanties were spread out as each hunted for some decent fish. Got several similar reports from others we encountered. The big disappointment was that we left our auger leaning against the post in the park and someone decided they needed it more then us. Thanks to the guys who lent us the open holes !
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 10, 2018, 07:24 PM
Looks like a couple of fish fries Scout! Tough luck with the auger crappy, if it ain't nailed down it will grow legs!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DUGuy on Jan 10, 2018, 07:46 PM
Anyone fish after the sun goes down? Obviously being careful of snowmobiles with proper lighting. Just wondering if the bite dies down at dark? Thinking of staying a few hours after to see what happens.
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Post by: brian7 on Jan 10, 2018, 07:48 PM
I haven't heard anything on the conditions at Taft this season, anyone been out on that part of lake ?
Went out of Taft on Sunday. 10 inches out to buoy 128
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 10, 2018, 08:02 PM
128 perfect ill be there in the AM
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Post by: flukeman on Jan 10, 2018, 09:00 PM
Congrats Scout, you are on a roll!  I need to get me retired so I can get out.
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Post by: bigbuck on Jan 10, 2018, 09:06 PM
Fished this afternoon until sunset on South East end. Slow but picked up as sun lowered and wind died down. Got a limit and released 5. Dropped 2 heaviest fish on the fight. Nice day.
(https://s13.postimg.cc/43b1kkfz7/20180110_202058.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/43b1kkfz7/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 10, 2018, 10:09 PM
Anyone fish after the sun goes down? Obviously being careful of snowmobiles with proper lighting. Just wondering if the bite dies down at dark? Thinking of staying a few hours after to see what happens.

Iíve posted this before but this year has been the first that Iíve done well after dark on Oneida. Still a flurry at dusk and then they hunker down close to the bottom after dark but you can pick at them.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 10, 2018, 10:10 PM
Nice fish Scout and Bigbuck
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Post by: 2muchleft on Jan 11, 2018, 05:56 AM
Went out of Lewis yesterday to several spots 23 -30 fow.   Spotty action early and again late in the afternoon.  Brought home 3 small keepers and a few nice perch between 2 of us.  Ice solid in and out and drag easy with a Smitty sled.  Beautiful day to be out.
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 11, 2018, 10:06 AM
saw Bridgeport FD heading down to the south shore state launch......5 vehicles with trailers parked there....hope nothing bad happened.....didn't talk to them
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Post by: mbald123 on Jan 11, 2018, 10:25 AM
News channel 9 posted something saying guy was trapped on ice off of shackleton point.. maybe crack opened up with this warm up?
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 11, 2018, 10:31 AM
Cleveland appears to be involved as well.

Hopefully everyone gets off safely.
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Post by: Loudmouth879 on Jan 11, 2018, 11:11 AM
Nice Fish
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 11, 2018, 11:20 AM

All is well heís safe and equipment dragged in , caught iton the noon news , didnít say if it was a gas hole or a week crack
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 11, 2018, 11:27 AM
That is good news. Thanks Fred!
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Post by: tack on Jan 11, 2018, 12:02 PM
I'm not looking for GPS coordinates, but a little help. If you had 1 afternoon only for the entire season to take your 3 sons fishing on Oneida (I hope for more but you never know), where would you park and how deep of water would you fish? Kids will target perch, I will target eyes. I have a machine and all the gear, just lacking free time these days. I won't be able to jump around and chase fish as I will surely be busy baiting hooks, passing out snacks, unhooking gloves from lures, checking heater, reminding kids to keep hands out of minnow bucket and holes, etc...... if you had 1 afternoon, where would you park and how deep would you fish? I can take the adventure from there.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Jan 11, 2018, 12:50 PM
I'm no expert on Oneida but I would head for Sylvan Beach in your scenario.  Check in with a local bait shot and find out current conditions on ice and fishing.  Not a lot of structure at the beach so you can pick a spot and stay there without scouting out other areas.  Look for the huts, usually 20 feet of water minimum.  Hope thats a start.
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Post by: shantymaniac on Jan 11, 2018, 04:37 PM
Making long ride mid morning to hopefully fish the evening and stay till Sunday Also bringing my quad. So my concern is should I even come down ? Conditions have me nervous so any suggestions from the guys and gals would much be appreciated.Thanks
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Post by: Mjnoff21 on Jan 11, 2018, 04:53 PM
anyone know how the north shore looks after the warm up??
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 11, 2018, 04:56 PM

Welcome to the site Mjnoff 21
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Post by: fishinpreacher on Jan 11, 2018, 05:17 PM
Good afternoon folks, I'm hoping to get some info from some of you guys that fish Oneida a lot.
Some friends and I will be coming up to fish the lake for Walleye and Perch February 7,8,9,10 we'll be staying in the Angler's Bay Cottages in Cleveland and fishing the Eastern end of the lake.
The questions I have are...
What do we need to do to be able to legally use ATVs to access the lake?
How many lines can each man have in the water in NY?
What "must have" lures and baits do you suggest and in what colors and sizes do you find them to be most productive?
Any other information, advice, or tips you feel would be helpful would be very much appreciated as well. 
Please feel free to PM me with anything you don't want to put up on the board, and thanks in advance for any help you can give.
We are looking forward to fishing this lake, and maybe getting to meet some of you!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 11, 2018, 05:34 PM
I was out off of North shore today fishing 2 to 3 miles out first mile ice is still a little bumpy but getting better as it warms couple good cracks to cross had to go 1/4 mile to get over one but found a safe solid crossing crack has some good sized shoved up ice out there so be careful traveling I would spud cracks before crossing
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: snuffynra on Jan 11, 2018, 08:21 PM
I'm not looking for GPS coordinates, but a little help. If you had 1 afternoon only for the entire season to take your 3 sons fishing on Oneida (I hope for more but you never know), where would you park and how deep of water would you fish? Kids will target perch, I will target eyes. I have a machine and all the gear, just lacking free time these days. I won't be able to jump around and chase fish as I will surely be busy baiting hooks, passing out snacks, unhooking gloves from lures, checking heater, reminding kids to keep hands out of minnow bucket and holes, etc...... if you had 1 afternoon, where would you park and how deep would you fish? I can take the adventure from there. we had a good day wed and great day today at williams beach, not sure if you have navionics or something like it. but if you leave williams and take a heading from 0 to 20 degrees you will hit good water ,if your going early 630 7ish head out about .06 mi to 18 ft ,good for walleyes and perch.if you go out few hundred yards of shore into the 16 ft range you will run into lots of perch to keep them kids busy.you can run into some eyes in there also. we have had good luck with jigging raps tipped with minnows ,the perch colors have been the best the last couple days,we took more walleyes with whole minnows and many more perch with just the head or tail of the minnow. ill probably get scolded for giving good intel .LOL but that has always been good areas for many. and good luck.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: snuffynra on Jan 11, 2018, 08:29 PM
   My daughter convinced me to head back to Williams's Beach again today. Snow and ice conditions were the same but with the wind up it was brisk. Several folks bucket sitting and moving. The bite was slow and size was small. Shanties were spread out as each hunted for some decent fish. Got several similar reports from others we encountered. The big disappointment was that we left our auger leaning against the post in the park and someone decided they needed it more then us. Thanks to the guys who lent us the open holes !
[/
quote] sorry about the auger, we talked to you when we were leaving, i hope you and your daughter did better in the holes we left, we went out today and it was great in the morning but slowed in the afternoon ,but the big walleyes were out for short time in the am .
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 12, 2018, 05:17 AM
They moved us into the 10-15" range for snow tonight and tomorrow. That should take care of the bumps out there at least. No more ice making for a while though.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 12, 2018, 06:24 AM
They moved us into the 10-15" range for snow tonight and tomorrow. That should take care of the bumps out there at least. No more ice making for a while though.
hope it flash freezes quickly before the heavy snow starts.....shorelines might be a little screwy with all this runoff and the lake rising
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 12, 2018, 06:39 AM
Avoid the creeks,  with all this rain they get under cut causing thin ice a considerable ways out, guys on wheelers take a spud to check before crossing pressure cracks they can be deceiving , play hard and play safe
 And to let guys know the men in green are watching , I got checked out which I donít have an issue with ,  so make sure all is in order , Iím glad to see them checking , and donít forget they read our reports 👍🏻🎣
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 12, 2018, 07:48 AM
They moved us into the 10-15" range for snow tonight and tomorrow. That should take care of the bumps out there at least. No more ice making for a while though.

And no more 4 wheelers if that happens. I should have picked up that sled last week.

It already looks smoothed out from the rain in front of me right now too. A lot of that jagged chunk ice appears to be gone and this area had some of the worst. Now it's a crap shoot with all the water on the ice, cold temps coming, mixed precip turning to snow. Should be interesting.
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 12, 2018, 08:04 AM
Got home late last night from a day trip up to Oneida. Fished south shore  and had a slow day walking.  Some Small white perch and stripers ....some short walleyes and finally a good sized keeper very late, a gift from heaven.
 Headed home with my tail between my legs. Hoping for better action next week.

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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 12, 2018, 08:41 AM

Engalls performace
Has 1 tundra left as of 2 weeks ago  Iím sure some one might get a nice deal
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Post by: Tyler2487 on Jan 12, 2018, 09:44 AM
Anybody have any insight if onieda is gonna be in decent shape come tomorrow ?
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 12, 2018, 11:25 AM
Well now. I just took the spud and walked out 100 yards or so. Yard is flooded, basement is flooded, lake has a good 6"of water on top out a couple of hundred feet with more pouring on by the minute. The chunk ice is beat down but still making quite a barrier. This is going to be interesting.

The upside is I still saw 12"+ of ice everywhere. But with the weight of the water, wind coming and the cracks we already have it's still going to be dicey. Especially with snow on top. Be careful out there tomorrow.

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Post by: choo choo on Jan 12, 2018, 02:49 PM
Sorry about the basement Chowdaire.
Thanks for the conditions update, looking to get back up there Sunday or Monday.
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Post by: Looper on Jan 12, 2018, 04:05 PM
The weather is nuts, close to 60 now and going down to 10 tonight, WOW!
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Post by: bobcat85 on Jan 12, 2018, 05:48 PM
Went up to the lake yesterday afternoon fishing for the first time on the north shore. My buddy caught about 12 shorts and a perch and I got about 6 shorts. So this morning we moved to the south shore later in the morning and marked a bunch but i only got one eye with a couple perch and my buddy caught a few shorts and perch or two. Only fished 2 hours. Had a blast and thanks everyone on here for the help and enjoyment of reading the posts keep the pictures coming!!!

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Post by: bigZin315 on Jan 12, 2018, 07:37 PM
Any die hards going to try and fish tomorrow?
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Post by: komo15 on Jan 12, 2018, 07:44 PM
Not sure I'm considered a die hard, but I'm going.  Gonna try out of williams.  Gonna get there extra early, but not venturing out until light.  I have a sled.  Imagine with snow pull is gonna suck
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Post by: komo15 on Jan 12, 2018, 07:48 PM
Can someone let me know if parking lot across from Williams is ok to park in?  Do I need to pay someone?  C a lot of people parking there, just have no clue!  I have a trailer and sled and would hate to take up spots at Williams if I can park across street.  I will pay!  Please help!
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Post by: dthrckt on Jan 12, 2018, 08:05 PM
Anyone know if camping is allowed off season at Verona Beach State park?  Hoping to make a long weekend of it next weekend.  Also hoping to find perch around there...
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Post by: SHUBA on Jan 12, 2018, 09:09 PM
the lot across the street is intended for trailers and overflow cars and trucks
your good to go
STAY SAFE AND FISH HARD WATER
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Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 13, 2018, 05:11 AM
How much snow u guys getting ?
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 13, 2018, 05:14 AM
How much snow u guys getting ?
A lot, maybe like A foot in some spots, heavy snow too.



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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 13, 2018, 06:09 AM

I live 30 min north of Oneida lake and I have between 8-10Ē of that nasty white stuff ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 13, 2018, 06:42 AM

 the snow is hard to say here in volney  dtifts are deep my bet 10 to 12  fillet i got my new shanty set up  out in the shed lol ..... i'll get my use out of it one way or the other
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 13, 2018, 06:55 AM
snowing to beat the band here on the south shore.......I would say at least 8-10"......and heavy as hell......all = a not so user friendly lake......use your heads out there fellers
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 13, 2018, 07:00 AM

🤬🤯 that figures , if my map is right looks like It will end about  1:00 🤞
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Post by: BROOKIEGILLY on Jan 13, 2018, 08:16 AM
i live about 1.5 miles north of the lake in Constantia we have about 10" here.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 13, 2018, 08:49 AM
8Ē here in NB. Real fine and still coming down but a lot slower.
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Post by: Growler_ on Jan 13, 2018, 08:57 AM
I'm on south shore, mid lake, we got about 10" here. Still some wet spots near shore on the lake. Use a spud getting on or near any cracks
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 13, 2018, 09:13 AM
Any idea how much slush there is or going to be? Pretty sure it gonna suck dragging snotty sled or not!
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Post by: Dsportman on Jan 13, 2018, 09:16 AM
Anyone make the venture out? Thinking about hitting the grassy shoal area tomorrow after a day of cold temps to tighten things back up
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 13, 2018, 09:23 AM
Any idea how much slush there is or going to be? Pretty sure it gonna suck dragging snotty sled or not!

Where I am, near shore 6Ē of Water with 8Ē snow dumped in it? Not pretty, Iím guessing.

Past the debris field on the main ice didnít have too much water yesterday so Iím hoping thatís just straight snow which is very fine and icy but not wet.

All just speculation until I get out there though.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 13, 2018, 11:44 AM
Update to my above post. Just ran the wheeler out to the crack running E/W at about the 20fow mark.

Shoreline slush is deep but not too long. I made it thru fine in 4L with chains on the back. Debris field is much easier. I was able to cross in 4 different spots where I had to smash one path before to get back and forth. Lake is smoothed our past the debris with a lot of shards left so Iíd be careful with speed. The crack is a problem. I spudded across it in a few spots but in all of them the inside sheet was shoved under the outside sheet leaving 18Ē+ of slush at the edge of the sheet. Wet to cross by foot but a no go with the wheeler. I tried, but basically hit a wall at the outside sheet. Was able to jump off and back it out but itís prettt dangerous and not crossable in my area with a machine unless you bring planks.

That is all. Play safe!
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 13, 2018, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the detailed report Chow! 👍🏼
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Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 13, 2018, 12:51 PM
Chow , the big crack that u speak of is it near Lewis point. I have three buddyís of mine fishing there today , they said lake is covered with snow , also could they make it to rock pile. Tight lines be safe guys
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 13, 2018, 01:21 PM
No. I'm on the North shore. On the East end we have big cracks going east-west off the north and south shores. I haven't crossed the south shore crack in a couple of weeks so no info on it.

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Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 13, 2018, 01:32 PM
Thank u chow good luck too u fishing , thanks for the info, this sight is really good
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 14, 2018, 08:45 AM
I'm fishing north shore this morning out of Apps, machines are out, little slush under the snow but not too bad on a wheeler, ice is a solid 11", lots of lookers so far but that's it
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Post by: burningdownthehouse on Jan 14, 2018, 08:55 AM
Fished out of Williams (SE of islands) for a short time before church this morning, 17 FOW, marked lots of fish, two nice perch on blue and white Genz worm tipped with a buckeye, 12" of ice and machines all over, shoreline has a small slush pocket, but I'm assuming that will be frozen solid after today, ice was popping
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Post by: burningdownthehouse on Jan 14, 2018, 08:57 AM
Fished out of Williams (SE of islands) for a short time before church this morning, 17 FOW, marked lots of fish, two nice perch on blue and white Genz worm tipped with a buckeye, 12" of ice and machines all over, shoreline has a small slush pocket, but I'm assuming that will be frozen solid after today, ice was popping


Mostly sleds out there, but I did see one wheeler and he seemed to be going along just fine
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Post by: New Old Guy on Jan 14, 2018, 09:00 AM
the snow is hard to say here in volney  dtifts are deep my bet 10 to 12  fillet i got my new shanty set up  out in the shed lol ..... i'll get my use out of it one way or the other
Yo Trap,

 What is your new shanty? Did you finish your smitty?  That will make it an easier drag for a young feller like you  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 14, 2018, 10:42 AM
wanted something light and cheap so i got a frabil recon  from herb p's down in oswego on sale  i got the  smitty ready! waiting for  a trail now   boggey give mea text so i can add you to my contacts i got my phone broken and wet so new phone same number
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2018, 11:01 AM
went out south shore west of chapman ice was good no slush bite was a no go.....
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 14, 2018, 11:09 AM
way that lake was on fire before ice ya would think they would be pounding.....
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Post by: rlejr on Jan 14, 2018, 02:44 PM
Oneida 1, walking or riding?
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 14, 2018, 03:06 PM
fished williams park this morning.........cold as hell...slow.....ice was fine except for a little watery area near shore......sled was fine.....saw wheelers out also and didn't appear to have trouble.......8 perch....didn't mark many fish at all
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Post by: esocidae on Jan 14, 2018, 03:24 PM
Thinking about going out Monday morning out of Apps.
Can anyone tell me how will the walk be?
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2018, 05:08 PM
Oneida 1, walking or riding?
riding sled
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2018, 05:09 PM
Thinking about going out Monday morning out of Apps.
Can anyone tell me how will the walk be?
didnt go near apps but i think the walk is doable but rough about 6in of snow with little drifts
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Post by: esocidae on Jan 14, 2018, 05:37 PM
Thanks Oneida1
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Post by: conesuscrab on Jan 14, 2018, 07:01 PM
I went out of Lewis Point yesterday.  Snow was crazy in the morning.  Drag sucked considering I was cautious and left my sled at home.  I won't make that mistake again.  Slush was a pain out about 100 feet from shore.  Went out to the East to 22 FOW.  Marked quite a few.  Caught 5 shorts.  My buddy caught a nice Walleye and a beauty Perch.  Great to get out, can't Waite to do it again.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 14, 2018, 07:23 PM
Slush tightened up enough on the north shore today that it held my wheeler.

Iím still waiting for Snagger to get back on here and dump a weekís worth of pics on us but in the meantime hereís a big girl that went back to do her thing in the spring.


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Post by: northernnyice on Jan 14, 2018, 07:26 PM
As always, we made the best of it last February, when we lost the ice, we put my boat in, heres a couple shots from February 27th.


(https://i.imgur.com/MVn7uJzh.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/jDv7vpWh.jpg)

What did you guys do, say, "take my pic with these walleyes, then i will hand them to you and i will take your pic with them!" Lmfao.....
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 14, 2018, 07:34 PM
Now eye chow! Sounds like the bite was on.
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Post by: bigbuck on Jan 14, 2018, 07:35 PM
Nice one Chowdaire!
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Post by: vansmak on Jan 14, 2018, 07:43 PM
Fished out of Williams today, moved everywhere,  mraked fish at all spots but very finicky on the bite.  Several perch and 1 short walleye between 4 guys.

A little help understanding Lady O......when we walked on, no issues at shore, when we walked off, there was knee deep water on top of the ice.  Where does that much water come from on a day that didn't get above 12 degrees?  Ice and snow too heavy and push up along the edge?
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Post by: Lakeside41 on Jan 14, 2018, 08:02 PM
Drove up tonight with the kids to give it a try in the morning. Tried last week off Lewis and didnít do to well. Hopefully tomorrow is the day.
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Post by: RiserMiser on Jan 14, 2018, 08:07 PM
Everyone using the access can degrade the ice in that area
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 15, 2018, 06:24 AM
Went out yesterday morning.  Picked up 3 keepers and a couple shorts in 45 min.  Then it went dead.  Marking lots of fish and they wanted to play but would not commit.   Picked up another keeper around 10:30 then decided to make a move to a spot I do ok at for perch.  Gave it a hour and nothing.  Next weekend we do it again.   Weather looks like it should be comfortable to fish. 
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Post by: kawz on Jan 15, 2018, 07:54 AM
a somewhat late request  - Was out at Verona Beach park Friday and on the return (11ish AM), I inadvertently dropped my Strikemaster laser around the parking lot.  If anyone found it, I would appreciate a response to makawz@yahoo.com.  I will pay for its return.  Thanks very much. 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 15, 2018, 08:06 AM

Nice fish guys ,
 I wish you luck Kawz
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Post by: rlejr on Jan 15, 2018, 09:15 AM
Any word on atv's out of chapman. Last week before the rain was getting a little rough going up and down the hill. Plus, can we cross the break yet out at 28 feet? Want to get to 40 or so with wheeler. If not Chapman maybe south shore launch?  Thanks in advance.
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Post by: bigbay crappie buster on Jan 15, 2018, 09:34 AM
has anyone been to big bay since friday i was there water was gushing out from the pipe like a major river  ice was fine when got out on it but had to walk 20-30 right of pipe to get on without  walking in water on ice tys for info .................
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Post by: burningdownthehouse on Jan 15, 2018, 09:45 AM
Fished out of Williams again this morning, short trip since my seven-year-old got cold feet, managed a handful of keeper perch, dumped a couple nice ones at the hole and threw some back, perch Kastmaster tipped with spikes in 18 FOW did it today, slush near shoreline froze solid...looks sketchy at first glance but machines were making it across without breaking through the crust like yesterday
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Post by: Kleistna on Jan 15, 2018, 10:02 AM
Nice fish!
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Post by: shantymaniac on Jan 15, 2018, 11:04 AM
Fished Lewis on Saturday and did well.Between two of us we caught around 60 eyes and only 3 keepers all day.A lot were close but no cigar. Did Chapman on Sunday and got stuck on the bottom of the hill with my quad,water and slush.A big thanks to the two guys who helped us who were on their way out. Fished a few hours and caught nothing.So when I came back in and getting close to that slush I put the pedal to the metal and got through no problem.
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 15, 2018, 03:43 PM
has anyone been to big bay since friday i was there water was gushing out from the pipe like a major river  ice was fine when got out on it but had to walk 20-30 right of pipe to get on without  walking in water on ice tys for info .................
just drove by there and was shocked to not see 1 soul out there.........that tells me something,  what I don't know
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 15, 2018, 03:46 PM
went out of Lewis this morning.....getting on was a breeze........3 keepers and 8 jumbos and a few shorts.......not a bad day......
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 15, 2018, 04:14 PM
If you were looking to drive 2 hours to fish Oneida for the first time alone in an attempt to catch you first hardwater walleye where would you launch from? It would be on foot with a hub Shanty and fishing gear...
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Post by: coast51 on Jan 15, 2018, 04:36 PM
Walked out at sunrise from Williams Beach, released 3 of the 5 perch caught. Slow bite but caught a respectable 12" perch. Tomorrow will seem like a walk in the park with a slight warm up in the forecast.  Ice is 6" and easy walking.
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Post by: 2muchleft on Jan 15, 2018, 05:15 PM
If you were looking to drive 2 hours to fish Oneida for the first time alone in an attempt to catch you first hardwater walleye where would you launch from? It would be on foot with a hub Shanty and fishing gear...
I have a 2 hour drive myself anytime I head to Oneida so I'm no local either.  I had some luck last week walking out of Lewis Pt.  My best advice is to contact one of the local bait shops for current info on conditions and fishing reports.  I'm familiar with East Shore Bait and Tackle in Sylvan Beach and App's out of Cleveland on the north shore.  Good luck.
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 15, 2018, 05:23 PM
I have a 2 hour drive myself anytime I head to Oneida so I'm no local either.  I had some luck last week walking out of Lewis Pt.  My best advice is to contact one of the local bait shops for current info on conditions and fishing reports.  I'm familiar with East Shore Bait and Tackle in Sylvan Beach and App's out of Cleveland on the north shore.  Good luck.

Will do, thanks for the info
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Post by: taildancer on Jan 15, 2018, 05:27 PM
Can anyone give a report out of Constantia for walking
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Post by: firstcast 2 on Jan 15, 2018, 05:51 PM
Good day on oneida today lots of lookers  me and my son managed 4 had a good time
(https://s13.postimg.cc/gxzs8plc3/20180115_115452.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/gxzs8plc3/)
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Post by: burningdownthehouse on Jan 15, 2018, 05:55 PM
Will do, thanks for the info

North Bay, Lewis Point or Shackelton Shoals for walleye, SE of the main islands if you're into perch
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Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Jan 15, 2018, 06:38 PM
North Bay, Lewis Point or Shackelton Shoals for walleye, SE of the main islands if you're into perch

Much appreciated, thanks!
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Post by: zadvorney on Jan 15, 2018, 07:35 PM
Tried to launch at Chapman and got eaten by the slush Saturday morning  for three hours.  Oh yea, and a sled works better with the parking break off.  Just sayin.   ::)  Dried off then hit Lewis for the afternoon.  Got perch and eyes on Swedish Pimples and Moonshine jigging raps. Tipped with minnows or perch eyes.  Lesson two, slush and snowmobile tracks are not friends. Get that stuff out of there in a hurry or you are going no where.  Sunday started with a bang.  Literally. I left my 20# tank hooked up to the Buddy Heater like I always do.  Opened cover off the clam shelter and smelled gas.  Huh.  Just leaned right in and pushed the start button on the heater as I thought to myself, I smell gas.  BLUE flame engulfs me in a large fire ball! Lesson three, turn off tank when not in use. That's ok.  My friend's heater flashed while he had it on his lap! That will get your attention.  Same lures produced for us all day. Jig jig jig, repeat.  Best lure of the day? A small black hair jig I use for steelhead tipped with a minnow.  Got my biggest eye on it.  I used to use a black and white hair jig with a red head when I fished Onieda as a kid.  Brought back memories.  Madison Bistro Farm to Table Restaurant in Wampsville has a slammin burger.  Smoked brisket was good as well. Highly recommend it.  A great weekend with friends.
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Post by: dog4up7 on Jan 15, 2018, 07:50 PM
Nice report "Z" glad you lived to tell it. Nice detail on lures will help when I am up there. Thanks
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 15, 2018, 07:52 PM
Holy Cow Zad, you better take up Golf! It doesn't involve Sleds, Slush or Propane. Your lucky that the tank didn't catch fire!!
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Post by: beachshanty on Jan 15, 2018, 08:36 PM
Tried to launch at Chapman and got eaten by the slush Saturday morning  for three hours.  Oh yea, and a sled works better with the parking break off.  Just sayin.   ::)  Dried off then hit Lewis for the afternoon.  Got perch and eyes on Swedish Pimples and Moonshine jigging raps. Tipped with minnows or perch eyes.  Lesson two, slush and snowmobile tracks are not friends. Get that stuff out of there in a hurry or you are going no where.  Sunday started with a bang.  Literally. I left my 20# tank hooked up to the Buddy Heater like I always do.  Opened cover off the clam shelter and smelled gas.  Huh.  Just leaned right in and pushed the start button on the heater as I thought to myself, I smell gas.  BLUE flame engulfs me in a large fire ball! Lesson three, turn off tank when not in use. That's ok.  My friend's heater flashed while he had it on his lap! That will get your attention.  Same lures produced for us all day. Jig jig jig, repeat.  Best lure of the day? A small black hair jig I use for steelhead tipped with a minnow.  Got my biggest eye on it.  I used to use a black and white hair jig with a red head when I fished Onieda as a kid.  Brought back memories.  Madison Bistro Farm to Table Restaurant in Wampsville has a slammin burger.  Smoked brisket was good as well. Highly recommend it.  A great weekend with friends.
[/quote oh my gosh. Great report. Glad you ate okay and that i'm not the only clumsy fisher out there...
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Post by: Hondo419 on Jan 17, 2018, 08:00 AM
Just a quick question before I take the two hour drive tomorrow to Oneida.  Is the launch on Bush Road accessible this time of the year to access the lake near Shackleton?
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 17, 2018, 09:03 AM
Just a quick question before I take the two hour drive tomorrow to Oneida.  Is the launch on Bush Road accessible this time of the year to access the lake near Shackleton?

That is the south shore State boat launch. It should be open.
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 17, 2018, 07:58 PM
Got out for the last couple hours before dark this evening. The drag was better than I thought it would be. Got out to about 23 feet of water. Ended up with 3 keeper eyes and one lonely perch. Dumped a few more and lost one beauty of an eye at the hole!  Marked quite a few fish while time I was there. Water was stained but not chocolate milk. Got lucky tonight and sat right on top of them for the short time I was out there.
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 17, 2018, 08:03 PM
Good deal Bobby.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 17, 2018, 08:24 PM
Nice! Sounds like a fun couple of hours.
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 17, 2018, 08:36 PM
Good work Snoop! :afro: :afro:
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Post by: Hondo419 on Jan 17, 2018, 09:18 PM
Thank you Reeleyz.    Good to go for tomorrow
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 18, 2018, 12:49 AM
Well Done bobby
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 18, 2018, 06:10 AM
Thanks guys. Trying to get my clutch fixed on my sled so I can get around a little better. Looks like a lot of that rough ice has smoothed out from the last thaw
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 18, 2018, 06:58 AM
 :thumbsup: :icefish: Nice little fishing trip Bobbby DeadEyez
hate when a big one gets away grrrrrrr :'(
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Post by: billybob851 on Jan 18, 2018, 12:13 PM
Hello guys,  Im looking to take my wife and 10 year old nephew on saturday. Just wondering the best lot to park with trailer to get on east end of shackelton.  usually park at chapman but wasnt sure what the cracks and ridges are like this year.  Doesnt matter if north or south shore.  Also What is ice thickness like out there? We went out of taft 2 weeks ago and had 14 inches just want safe for them. Thanks for your help
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 18, 2018, 12:16 PM
South shore state launch has lots of room,,,,,, ice is about the same
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Post by: billybob851 on Jan 18, 2018, 01:23 PM
South shore state launch has lots of room,,,,,, ice is about the same
thank you
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Post by: wild1ce on Jan 18, 2018, 03:26 PM
Howís the slush and snow situation around the n. Shore ? Any wheelers getting around ok?
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Post by: robinhoodsucci on Jan 18, 2018, 04:03 PM
Was in Johnson bay / 3 mile area 18 ft on a sled no slush in those two bays I was riding close to shore to, did see one wheeler out there no problem, ice is 12 inches every where I drilled, saw one guy by bank Constantia! 3 jewell looked good there for walkin to fishin was slow!
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 18, 2018, 07:06 PM
Thanks guys. Trying to get my clutch fixed on my sled so I can get around a little better. Looks like a lot of that rough ice has smoothed out from the last thaw

Night and day difference from 2 weeks ago to this past weekend
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Post by: kmanz on Jan 19, 2018, 08:41 AM
Thinking about trying Onieda this weekend for the first time. Been fishing Sodus but I want something different. Going to have to get bait at the East end in Sylvan. I wondering if anyone has any info on if they think the Lewis Point or North Side would be better fishing ??  Access and safe ice out too 25 ' ????  Any help would be appreciated.
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Post by: TeamWalleye on Jan 19, 2018, 08:49 AM
Brought the Smitty last weekend. Will I need it again this weekend? Thanks and tight lines all.
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 19, 2018, 10:46 AM
Brought the Smitty last weekend. Will I need it again this weekend? Thanks and tight lines all.
I would say yes. This snow that's on here isn't going anywhere unless we get a lot of wind or a nice melt.
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Post by: hot_spot18 on Jan 19, 2018, 12:18 PM
Thinking about trying Onieda this weekend for the first time. Been fishing Sodus but I want something different. Going to have to get bait at the East end in Sylvan. I wondering if anyone has any info on if they think the Lewis Point or North Side would be better fishing ??  Access and safe ice out too 25 ' ????  Any help would be appreciated.

Ice was a good 8-12 inches over 35-40 ft. out of Chapman last weekend, and we haven't had any conditions that would make me think the ice has done anything but grown since then.  Caught a mix of eyes and really nice perch.  A buddy of mine caught some burbot as well there.  half a minnow and a pimple or jigging rap.  Shackleton, Lewis, or Sylvan your likely to get into them pretty good.   
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Post by: hot_spot18 on Jan 19, 2018, 12:30 PM
Just an FYI I thought maybe some locals on here would be interested to know that there is a BANFF Mountain Film Festival coming to North Syracuse which I thought was pretty exciting.  It'll be nice to not have to drive to Rochester this year for it! 
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Post by: Nysportxman on Jan 19, 2018, 01:00 PM
If you're at BIG BAY and lost a blue pair of scott gloves, I put it on the mail boxes at the access trail head by the bar.
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Post by: swampking89 on Jan 19, 2018, 01:35 PM
Is the access atBB doable? Heard it was a gusher coming out of the drain!!thx.
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 19, 2018, 01:41 PM
Finally had a great day on Oneida, limit of eyes and some perch mixed in. Fishing 32 fow on the north shore. Someone on here PM me a tip that I decided to try after my usual go to didn't produce and that made the difference today ....
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 19, 2018, 02:02 PM
Brought the Smitty last weekend. Will I need it again this weekend? Thanks and tight lines all.
When Iím walking I always bring mine,
I was out yesterday and it was windy , And the snow really didnít move much , but the warmer temps will help it settle ,  then some cooler temps might tighten it up and make for easier walking at least for us old codgers  😉
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Post by: Gremlin on Jan 19, 2018, 04:00 PM
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19 inch walleye, 7 1/2 inch shad down its throat! Just saw the tips of its tail, pulled it out with forceps. Hungry sucker.
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Post by: Jigemup247 on Jan 19, 2018, 04:38 PM
Fished from 7:30 to 3 off Lewis point. Between 2 of us we caught 50 walleye with 5 keepers. Fishing 30ft of water just off bottom. Lost my buddy heater on the way out but other than that it was a great day to be out.
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Post by: ICEROGUE on Jan 19, 2018, 04:44 PM
Hey ya'll. I don't get a chance to fish the big O very often (2+hr drive for me) so when I do its a treat. ive made 2 trips this year 1)Williams 2)taft...besides a few perch...nothing.. been throwing jigging raps, slender spoons and lipless crankbaits at them....all for not...I get a chance to go back out again tomorrow.. and im torn between godfrey and literally anywhere else on the north shore... I don't have a machine so I cant quite get to shackelton sholes or any of the other common places....what do you guys think? also, the few times ive been there I got there a few hours before sunrise, is dark a productive time in this lake?
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 19, 2018, 05:03 PM
well most of my fish had lock jaw marked them but very few takers
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Post by: ICEROGUE on Jan 19, 2018, 07:23 PM
Is apps landing public parking? or are you better off parking at the dec launch on Godfrey point? any info would be much appreciated.
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 19, 2018, 07:30 PM
Apps is public not very big tho, we have gotten some eyes out of Godfrey before and not a long walk either
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 19, 2018, 07:34 PM
Rick at Apps told us that you can also park at Villas Market next door with no issues
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Post by: ICEROGUE on Jan 19, 2018, 07:35 PM
Apps is public not very big tho, we have gotten some eyes out of Godfrey before and not a long walk either
good news. Im new to this lake so I don't want to step on anyones toes...
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Post by: zaphod4 on Jan 19, 2018, 08:04 PM
What time does apps open on Sunday's?
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Post by: tigerwoodsmuskie on Jan 20, 2018, 04:16 AM
Where's waaasuuup?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2018, 04:21 AM
What time does apps open on Sunday's?
6:00am
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 20, 2018, 07:04 AM
Went off North shore yesterday perch flurries where crazy lost two more eyes at the whole and dumped 5 or 6 on the way up
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 20, 2018, 07:05 AM

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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2018, 07:07 AM

Nice fish PP ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 20, 2018, 07:13 AM
pp nice job man
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Post by: Crappie slammer on Jan 20, 2018, 08:58 AM
Ok so I'm out in front of vellas grocery in 25-30 foot range had some lookers but can not get a bite tried perch colored rap lipless jigging crank now a rattle pimple thing next a gold flutter spoon are these all the wrong jigs for this lake and apps gave me fat heads are they good to use here any help would be greatfully appreciated
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 20, 2018, 09:39 AM
Ok so I'm out in front of vellas grocery in 25-30 foot range had some lookers but can not get a bite tried perch colored rap lipless jigging crank now a rattle pimple thing next a gold flutter spoon are these all the wrong jigs for this lake and apps gave me fat heads are they good to use here any help would be greatfully appreciated

#5 perch rap is good most of the time. I know guys that prefer fatheads over buckeyes even on Oneida.

Some days are tough and some days you need to move.

Looks like a zoo off of Cleveland today. That probably doesn't help when the circus is in town...
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Post by: Crappie slammer on Jan 20, 2018, 09:46 AM
Ty appreciate the info I'm def not near the zoo for that reason just wasn't sure if it was the wrong depth or what def seeing a lot on the vex and get them too come up anywheres from 2-4 ft off bottom and sit there and look
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Post by: zadvorney on Jan 20, 2018, 10:10 AM
If you can get to the edge of a drop off I've found it productive.  Try the top and bottom edge.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 20, 2018, 10:24 AM
I also brought along a couple Oneida virgins from work pretty sure they are hooked now
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2018, 10:40 AM

Well I am glad itís a big lake 😉 wait and see how big the cities get tomorrow 🤓
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Post by: Crappie slammer on Jan 20, 2018, 10:42 AM
Man pimple I'm a virgin too lol those are some nice eyes I'm not sure how to post pics but I change up my jigging cadence and got an 18"
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2018, 10:47 AM

When you hit reply look down bottom left corner click on it and your on your way , take a couple practice pics 👍🏻
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Post by: chummer16 on Jan 20, 2018, 11:43 AM
Ty appreciate the info I'm def not near the zoo for that reason just wasn't sure if it was the wrong depth or what def seeing a lot on the vex and get them too come up anywheres from 2-4 ft off bottom and sit there and look
Try down sizing. When I can't  get them to hit I go small, sometimes it works.
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Post by: zaphod4 on Jan 20, 2018, 12:59 PM
6:00am
Thanks filet
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 20, 2018, 02:01 PM
same old story can find the fish but very tough to get them to bite
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 20, 2018, 02:11 PM
same old story can find the fish but very tough to get them to bite
got some nice eyes on my waypoints marked for perch out from lakeport oneida1.....perch in numbers are hard to come by so far for me out there.....only been twice out of here though
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Post by: ICEROGUE on Jan 20, 2018, 04:45 PM
fished off of Godfrey this morning 3am-noonish..FINALLY found some waldos..95% were 10in lol..but I did lock into one FAT 19incher (female). She hit a small heavy shiner colored jiggin rap tipped with a fathead head.. the rest of the short came by way of variety of spoons.. 30 ft of water....Something really wierd happened..drilled a couple holes at the dropoff...14in of ice..went about 20 ft farther 2+ FOOT OF ICE...then 20 ft further right back to 14in of ice...I was stumped why there was one section with soooo much more ice then everywhere else.
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Post by: Buckethead on Jan 20, 2018, 04:48 PM
Great day for me with eyes,got out just before noon and had 3 keepers in15 minutes and play catch and release for 3hrs steady
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 20, 2018, 05:17 PM
fished off of Godfrey this morning 3am-noonish..FINALLY found some waldos..95% were 10in lol..but I did lock into one FAT 19incher (female). She hit a small heavy shiner colored jiggin rap tipped with a fathead head.. the rest of the short came by way of variety of spoons.. 30 ft of water....Something really wierd happened..drilled a couple holes at the dropoff...14in of ice..went about 20 ft farther 2+ FOOT OF ICE...then 20 ft further right back to 14in of ice...I was stumped why there was one section with soooo much more ice then everywhere else.

Most likely over some shove ice so doubled the thickness.
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 20, 2018, 06:01 PM
Great pics and reports guys!! I made the walk out at 3:30 this afternoon and was set up by 4:00. The bite for eyes was silly. Lost count as the action was fast and furious. Lost a bunch on the way up to. Took home 3 nice eaters. Packed up and headed in at 5:00. Beautiful night to walk off the lake!


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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 20, 2018, 06:40 PM
Nice job Bobby. It was a perfect evening on the ice.

Did a quick trip tonight with my oldest boy and brought my mom's pup along. I managed a limit of eaters while they played in the snow.


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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 20, 2018, 07:32 PM
#5 perch rap is good most of the time. I know guys that prefer fatheads over buckeyes even on Oneida.

Some days are tough and some days you need to move.

Looks like a zoo off of Cleveland today. That probably doesn't help when the circus is in town...
Ya should've been at Lewis Pt😉 Sounds like most of the lures you used should work but you still need active fish and presentation.
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Post by: Hijinks on Jan 21, 2018, 06:49 AM
Little warm up coming this week. For you guys and gals who fish Oneida, what are you thoughts for access this upcoming weekend? I don't forsee the foot of ice melting, but shore ice could be an issue. Making the trip to give it a shot for the weekend.
Thanks,
Henry
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 21, 2018, 09:06 AM
Awesome Bruce!! It was def a great day to be out yesterday. Saw quite a few little shanty towns out there! 
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 21, 2018, 09:15 AM
Awesome Bruce!! It was def a great day to be out yesterday. Saw quite a few little shanty towns out there!

Thanks.

It looks like the good old days in Cleveland right now!

Quick trip this morning. My mom hasn't been on the ice in about 7 years. She kept me busy unhooking fish!


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Post by: Crappie slammer on Jan 21, 2018, 09:27 AM
Very nice catch and ty you the pointers yesterday gonna have to try it again but I came to Whitney point today take my frustrations out on the lips of some eyes here a buddy and are up to about 25 so far not one keeper only if the size limit was 17" I would be home snuggling already
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 21, 2018, 09:29 AM
CS - every one of those eyes came on a #5 perch rap with NO minnow.
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Post by: Crappie slammer on Jan 21, 2018, 09:34 AM
Awesome just can't believe how many fish I was marking yesterday and only one short and one at eighteen maybe I was not presenting the way they wanted next time they won't know what hit them lol
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Post by: Floatman on Jan 21, 2018, 09:56 AM
Not very familiar with the lake but have friend who lives on the water in the westerly outskirts of Cleveland.  I see it drops to 30í fairly quickly from shore.  Worth a try in that general area? Thanks
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Post by: Buckethead on Jan 21, 2018, 12:39 PM
Had a good morning,a hand full of perch and 3 eyes. Had to work for them but would not like every day to be as easy as yesterday
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Post by: IceLabrador on Jan 21, 2018, 01:30 PM
East Shore BAIT .......did anyone else get BAIT there this morning...  went in they immediately asked if I wanted bucks.....I said yes, she says all I have is large.  I said okay I'll take 2 scoops.  Bill came close to 15 dollars for maybe 30 minnows....the size was maybe an inch and half.....hardly large buckeyes.  Anyone else deal with this?  I think that's ridiculous.  Will post pics soon. 
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Post by: swampking89 on Jan 21, 2018, 01:46 PM
Hit BB this AM.super slow,2 keepers and 2 dinks.released all.might have stayed a little longer if I didnt forget my jacket!!about 20 or 30 guys out.2 guys had about 20 keepers.but an easy walk and nice morning to be out.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 21, 2018, 02:33 PM
Good weekend with my father and son.....my son got sick of watching me catch fish so he took my Vex away and chased the eyes himself
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 21, 2018, 02:36 PM
Last night was a beauty of a sunset
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 21, 2018, 04:07 PM
Good stuff PP!
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Post by: hrdcore on Jan 21, 2018, 05:21 PM

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Same hunting grounds as before. Grabed a limit at around 9 then moved to deeper water for perch. Silver & blue rap for the eye's & gold kastmaster for the perch. The eyes we're hit the spoon as well. The bite shut down around 2pm for me. 2 trips 2 limits... not too shabby.
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 21, 2018, 05:31 PM
went out a lil after noon 6 perch then moved to an eye spot and crushed them had my 3 by 315 and then just cr was an epic eye bite
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Post by: Buckethead on Jan 21, 2018, 05:39 PM
The lake sure is fun right now,hope it keeps up.
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Post by: Buckethead on Jan 21, 2018, 06:00 PM
3 from yesterday
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Post by: Buckethead on Jan 21, 2018, 06:04 PM
Sorry pics didnít work, after a hr of trying
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Post by: kc_ on Jan 21, 2018, 07:26 PM
us another browser, like firefox
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Post by: TeamWalleye on Jan 21, 2018, 08:03 PM
Hey Diehards. Need some help. Fished out of Godfrey today and my Brother in Law who started his day out well catching his first eye through the ice, had it not end so great. His sled broke down on his way across the lake. Does anyone know of someone that can help get it a mile or so to the launch at Godfrey, or do a repair on the ice? The 4+ mile walk was a bear and he could use some help. Thanks to anyone with advice.
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 22, 2018, 04:28 AM


  Finally made it out and it was worth the wait. Easily over 30 eyes, just non stop action! Ice looked great, snow was about 4 inches with some slush in spots. Couldn't get away from the eyes to get on the perch but did manage a few and 1 giant.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 22, 2018, 04:36 AM
Sorry just noticed
Team walleye did yo get the sled off the ice , if not try Appís 315-675-8334
They may have a number to call if not I will try and break away and try assist if I can
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 22, 2018, 04:42 AM
Nice job Eddie  eyes sure seem to be on the menu this season ,and they are just the way we like them plump and dumb , not itís time for the perch-n to begin , now if the perch will be a little slow witted like their cousins 😊
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Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 22, 2018, 04:56 AM
Nice job Eddie , eyes sure seem to be on the menu this season ,and they are just the way we like them plump and dumb , not itís time for the perch-n to begin , now if the perch will be a little slow witted like their cousins 😊
I know right! The eyes are nice and fat too, even the shorts are stocky.
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 22, 2018, 05:05 AM
Hey Diehards. Need some help. Fished out of Godfrey today and my Brother in Law who started his day out well catching his first eye through the ice, had it not end so great. His sled broke down on his way across the lake. Does anyone know of someone that can help get it a mile or so to the launch at Godfrey, or do a repair on the ice? The 4+ mile walk was a bear and he could use some help. Thanks to anyone with advice.

I can give you a tow this afternoon if you still need help. Shoot me a PM if you do.
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 22, 2018, 05:07 AM
I know right! The eyes are nice and fat too, even the shorts are stocky.

Nice first trip DD...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 22, 2018, 05:28 AM

Congrats all on a good bite
Bruce I can definitely get down this afternoon, Bruce send a pm Iím only 30 min away
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 22, 2018, 05:30 AM
Great job Eddy........   :thumbsup:
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 22, 2018, 06:14 AM
 I got in on the action too.Fished 3 straight days : 2 afternoons and a morning on both the east shore and south....very good walleye bite. Fun Times.
 3 limits of eater size walleyes , many throwbacks and lots of shorts. Perch were hard to find.
Walking and dragging equipment is getting tough on this old guy.


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Great job by all  of you guy's that scored...nice to see so many kids and families out there fishing.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 22, 2018, 06:56 AM
Just ordered another Vex I am not having mine taken away from me ever agian....anyone out there besides me catching any female eyes all mine have been males so far at least the ones I have cleaned some are real fat look like hens but ended up males
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 22, 2018, 06:58 AM
Just ordered another Vex I am not having mine taken away from me ever agian....anyone out there besides me catching any female eyes all mine have been males so far at least the ones I have cleaned some are real fat look like hens but ended up males
I know some of my buds are getting females....but only males for me too PP.
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Post by: pkosatka09 on Jan 22, 2018, 07:19 AM
anybody fish off Chapman Park? what's the parking situation and how's t he pull from there?
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Post by: hrdcore on Jan 22, 2018, 07:58 AM
anybody fish off Chapman Park? what's the parking situation and how's t he pull from there?

Bring a smitty sled with you. There was a couple inches of snow with the occasional drift. As far as parking was I don't know I fish out of the north side.
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 22, 2018, 08:04 AM
chapman park has plenty of parking. The drag is not bad, after the rain today the drags should be a lot easier.
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Post by: pkosatka09 on Jan 22, 2018, 08:20 AM
thanks guys, i don't fish Oneida very often - usually go to Cayuga and Sodus but didn't get a nibble on Cayuga last weekend and Sodus was a miss

how's the fishing off Chapman park? looks like this year has been great for Oneida - what have you guys been using for minnows?

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Post by: monkeyman2269 on Jan 22, 2018, 08:50 AM
Jig raps and buckeyes idk about Chapman
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Post by: TeamWalleye on Jan 22, 2018, 09:35 AM
Dead sled. Thanks to all that offered help with the sled. He wound up going to Apps Mon morning and Rick is going to get him out. Thanks . That's why I always buy a lure  as well as bait every time I  go to Apps. Gotta help them stay around because they are there when needed. Also there are a lot more great folks out there. Also caught keepers with that rap.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 22, 2018, 09:42 AM
Great to know there are guys out there anytime willing to help a fellow fisherman out that's what sportsmanship is all about to all the guys that offered help you deserve a pat on the back.....and Apps is the only place I go for bait and tackle hands down best shop on the lake
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 22, 2018, 11:34 AM

TW glad Rick was able to help you out
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 22, 2018, 11:37 AM
TW glad Rick was able to help you out

X2
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 22, 2018, 11:37 AM
Nice job on the eyes choo choo!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 22, 2018, 12:33 PM

Maybe you remember Bruce their use to be a number to call for a tow soft or hard water , got a new phone lost the number maybe they no longer are in business
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 22, 2018, 12:50 PM
Mostly males,3 on  the ice now that look to be males 10 perch. Bite has stopped
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Fishin-Mission on Jan 22, 2018, 01:04 PM
Just ordered another Vex I am not having mine taken away from me ever agian....anyone out there besides me catching any female eyes all mine have been males so far at least the ones I have cleaned some are real fat look like hens but ended up males

At least two out of the three I caught Friday were female as I noticed the eggs when I was cleaning them.  The two I cleaned Sunday were males.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 22, 2018, 05:01 PM
We've cleaned a dozen and 10 were males 2 females. PP, I bought a Lowrance Hook 5 Ice Machine so I could use it both soft and hard water and hate to say it but..... I'm starting to like it more than my Vex!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 22, 2018, 05:24 PM
I love fishing with my vex, but the Hook 5 has Navionics+, so it gets to go if I'm scouting. Think I can tell fish size, and bottom composition better on the Lowrance too.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: whitelightning on Jan 22, 2018, 07:18 PM

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Another great day on Oneida...We hit the north shore Sunday morning to find perfect conditions.  The bite was consistent throughout the morning finishing with a nice mix of eyes and perch. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 22, 2018, 07:23 PM
Nice job Eddie and Steve!! This bite is crazy so far this year. Well overdue!

Pounder,
  Iíve been getting pretty good mix of male and female walleyes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 22, 2018, 07:25 PM
nice fish everyone........been doing well myself all year.........lake is a real gem......fished this afternoon from noon to three......did ok with a dozen good perch......neighbor is happy ;D......it was getting really sloppy when I came in....made a mess of the shanty :'(.......might have to get the wheeler back out after tomorrow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Jan 22, 2018, 07:36 PM
Nice job Eddie and Steve!! This bite is crazy so far this year. Well overdue!

Pounder,
  Iíve been getting pretty good mix of male and female walleyes
Thanks Bob! Sure has been. glad to have the work, but sure wouldn't mind a week of fishin every day lol.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 22, 2018, 07:41 PM
Good work on the fish everyone. Glad to hear Rick helped a man in need of assistance... again! Great folks at Apps!!😎
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Jan 22, 2018, 07:49 PM
Great job on all the walleye guys heard alot of good reports of walleye cooperating I decided to try for perch this weekend first time back out since receiving my new transducer. I took home 21 slobs Saturday ranged from 9 1/2"  to biggest being just shy of 14" . Tossed back a bunch under 9" . It slowed to a crawl by 11ish but managed few more slobs before I left . Alot tougher bite Sunday I went back to same spot and managed 12 more slobs biggest being 13". No eyes at all which surprised me not even a short. And 2 slime darts one which was 25" I thought it was a really good eye coming up then he showed himself  >:(
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 22, 2018, 07:57 PM
Maybe you remember Bruce their use to be a number to call for a tow soft or hard water , got a new phone lost the number maybe they no longer are in business

It sounds familiar but I don't have their number. I bet it is in here somewhere buried.  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oldbuck on Jan 23, 2018, 05:13 AM
i hate it when i see pics of walleyes that some people keep and i know that they are not legal size   >:( i caught and released 45 walleyes on sunday that were not 15 inches
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: icecusan on Jan 23, 2018, 05:28 AM
I know what you mean  had one sunday it kept measuring either 14 7/8 or 15 no matter how many times I measured  back in the hole he went
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Jan 23, 2018, 05:30 AM
Thanks DeadEyez and reeleyz....great walleye bite this year. Been watching the posts on here this year and you 2 guy's along with scout chowd, moose and a bunch others have been on fire with amazing consistent numbers for weeks now...great job by you local guys..... North shore, south shore, east end and west end, ....mid depths , deep depths and even some shallower depths , all producing fish.....darn I wish I lived closer .

Great picture of your Mom with the eyes reeleyz...congrats to her too.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 23, 2018, 06:18 AM
Thanks Bob! Sure has been. glad to have the work, but sure wouldn't mind a week of fishin every day lol.
I hear ya there Eddie! Gotta keep the WIFI on is what I tell the kids 😂
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: billybob851 on Jan 23, 2018, 07:48 AM
Can someone please tell me where I can get on where the walk won't be so bad . Thank you
just about any spot along the north shore.  the drop isnt far from any of the parking lots (jewel, godfrey point, apps bait). there was only a few inches of snow left on sunday and im sure most of it is gone by now
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Squeakysteve on Jan 23, 2018, 09:01 AM
Does anyone have any predictions on ice for this weekend ? Got the itch bad
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 23, 2018, 09:50 AM
Plenty of ice
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mdm25549 on Jan 23, 2018, 09:57 AM
Another good story from Oneida for me yesterday. I went out of apps and fished along the north shore. Caught probably 15 walleyes with most being shorts however did get a limit and about 10 nice perch. Plenty of ice and nice conditions. My new to me snowmobile which never showed a sign of issue was with me and on the ride back in completely died. Engine seemed seized up, however did get it running again but still couldnít move it. It would die when you give it the gas. A nice guy named Scott came and towed my stuff in on his sled and then towed me in. If youíre on here thanks again. Then in the parking lot I had to manage a touring sled up onto a tilt trailer. Several strangers and rick from apps all helped push her on. Fishing was good the trip was bad but the people were great. If you helped me and read this youíre very appreciated. Apps has my business. Shoreline was a little busted right at the point off apps and the slush was getting bad when I left so be careful out there.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: billybob851 on Jan 23, 2018, 10:11 AM
thank you is there public parking there . I want to bring my 10 year old son .
yes they all have public parking. apps fills up quick but great place for bait and info, but godfrey point boat launch has a ton of parking
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Squeakysteve on Jan 23, 2018, 10:37 AM
Plenty of ice

Fingers crossed. Going to get my first Oneida  limit I can feel it
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 23, 2018, 11:12 AM
Fished this morning,ice is good but it sure is different without snow on it. Cracks everywhere and the water on top of it is spooky. Nice limit of eyes and few shorts. Perch turned on at 10 30 and my battery for my marcum died at 11 30 so call it a day.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigfish1212 on Jan 23, 2018, 11:43 AM
Looking for a recommendation on a cheap place to stay I don't need a whole lot just somewhere to sleep as close as possible to fishing. It would be my first time going to the lake would be bringing a machine so we can travel.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 23, 2018, 11:59 AM
Creepers are must until we get more snow,slippery today but tomorrow will be dangerous slippery
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hot_spot18 on Jan 23, 2018, 12:14 PM
Hi All! 

I am hoping to take up to 10 teenagers from the CanTeen out for their first ice fishing trip during the DEC's free fishing weekend on Feb. 18 (the sign up sheet just got put out today, so I don't have details yet on numbers).  I've been ice fishing for several years, and I've got some potential volunteers lined up, but my goal is to make it as fun and hopefully successful as possible.  I'd like for them to have access to flashers or underwater cameras to make it a bit more interactive and exciting for them, and I may need some extra rods depending on the number of kids we get signed up.  If you are in anyway interested in helping us or meeting us out there please let me know via PM.  Thanks so much!

Trip is 8:00AM-1:00PM, We will most likely be targeting perch out of Williams but Chapman is an option as well depending on reports and conditions. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 23, 2018, 12:24 PM
she is going to be slick  no snow left a lil water bring your greepers
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Jan 23, 2018, 01:41 PM
2:35pm big wall of gusty wind just came thru here in camillus, probably headed your way. Batten down your hatches if u are out....over.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oldbuck on Jan 23, 2018, 04:27 PM
I want to fish out of Godfrey on Saturday.  How far from buttom do you guys set your tip ups . Never fished hard water  at Oneida.  Thanks to all
Ive never had much luck with tip ups on Oneida. I always have a couple jiggin rods and some jiggin raps. with that being said the walleyes and perch are right on bottom on my fish finder so id say about a foot off bottom.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Jan 23, 2018, 06:00 PM
Is the ice deep enough for a gas auger  or will a hand do

Bring it.   :thumbsup:


 :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :icefish:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: IceLabrador on Jan 23, 2018, 06:24 PM
Was cutting over a foot of ice on the east end Sunday. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stasui on Jan 23, 2018, 08:41 PM
Gas power is not essential but makes life easier there was atleast 10 " on north shore this past weekend
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: perch chacer on Jan 23, 2018, 10:06 PM
I want to fish out of Godfrey on Saturday.  How far from buttom do you guys set your tip ups . Never fished hard water  at Oneida.  Thanks to all
Leave the tip-ups home and concentrate on jigging with jigging raps tipped with minnow or minnow head.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: TeeBugg on Jan 23, 2018, 11:15 PM
Any info on big bay? Might head that way this weekend. Never fished onieda before,  and really like to try for some gills!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 24, 2018, 05:20 AM
anybody venturing out today use caution.....wind is cranking here on south shore.......I am sure the lake is like an ice skating rink.......if you don't anchor everything down it will end up at the beach
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 24, 2018, 05:31 AM
Leave the tip-ups home and concentrate on jigging with jigging raps tipped with minnow or minnow head.
X2 On the jigging , and try some spoons like Kastmasters ,and stay mobile
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Spikehorn11 on Jan 24, 2018, 05:35 AM
I know some of my buds are getting females....but only males for me too PP.

For 2 weeks all I caught was males, then this weekend all I caught was females.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 24, 2018, 06:08 AM
Iíve been getting mostly males,about 2 to 1. Some males are as big around as females. No fishing today
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: sportsmenoftheyear on Jan 24, 2018, 06:57 AM
the easy bite was not there yesterday.  marked very few unlike the weekend.  fished out of godfrey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 24, 2018, 07:56 AM
Any new reports on Lewis point? Has there been a lot machines out , weíre headed up for weekend to get some more teeth lol. Be safe guys and tight lines
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 24, 2018, 07:57 AM
Fished this morning,ice is good but it sure is different without snow on it. Cracks everywhere and the water on top of it is spooky. Nice limit of eyes and few shorts. Perch turned on at 10 30 and my battery for my marcum died at 11 30 so call it a day.
no old school fishing ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater22 on Jan 24, 2018, 08:25 AM
Heading out tomorrow. Canít decide between godfreys or apps. Last time out I got skunked. Didnít even mark fish. Hoping for a decent day.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 24, 2018, 09:15 AM
Filet,Iím spoiled ,the marcum is like watching tv with all the things it does. If I could figure out how to use the elects in my boat Iíd fish all summer
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 24, 2018, 09:25 AM
Filet,Iím spoiled ,the marcum is like watching tv with all the things it does. If I could figure out how to use the elects in my boat Iíd fish all summer
Ok , any addiction is hard to over come , so try Ice fishing anonymous 🧐 maybe a few sessions will help , just busting, marcum does make a nice toys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: dedminnowz on Jan 24, 2018, 10:13 AM
Anyone ever try fishing in Lakeport on S side? My Mother-in-law live there so I have a spot to park. Always wanted to give it a try.......
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mistertwister on Jan 24, 2018, 10:27 AM
Any new reports on Lewis point? Has there been a lot machines out , weíre headed up for weekend to get some more teeth lol. Be safe guys and tight lines

Iím wondering the same thing, a buddy and I wanted to potentially try tomorrow, we would be on foot. Wondering how the shorelines held up.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 24, 2018, 11:19 AM
well the lake is mostly bare ice shoreline is fine in my area.... use creepers im guessing the hot bite from the weekend is over for awhile with the weather change
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 24, 2018, 11:47 AM
You getting any snow up there? I'm sure the way this winds blowing its not sticking!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 24, 2018, 12:39 PM
I can attest that the lake is glare ice......only wacko out of Chapman this morning.......cleats are a must.......did pretty well considering the wind....ended up with 20 jacks.....all quality fish.......lake is perfect for wheelers although chains or studs would be better than not having them like me....no problems if you take your time
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 24, 2018, 01:46 PM
No,no I like the hot bite ,it can not be over! But I bet your correct.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 24, 2018, 02:23 PM
Well done scout , who wants those nasty eyes when perch are on the menu 🤔
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Jigemup247 on Jan 24, 2018, 02:30 PM
Any machines out of Lewis point today?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 24, 2018, 02:42 PM
Well done scout , who wants those nasty eyes when perch are on the menu 🤔
thanks Fred
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Quackstacker14 on Jan 24, 2018, 03:28 PM
Is there a tournament this weekend?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 24, 2018, 05:51 PM
Well done scout , who wants those nasty eyes when perch are on the menu 🤔
Yep, Eyes are ok but perch is where it's st
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Jan 24, 2018, 06:35 PM
Mmmmmmm perch !
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 24, 2018, 07:38 PM
I never met a perch I didnít like!!!😁 Good work Scout!!😎
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Morrocco_Mole on Jan 25, 2018, 12:43 AM
How thick is the ice now? We are planning to come up and fish if Oneida still has good ice.
Thanks in advance.  :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 25, 2018, 03:20 AM
How thick is the ice now? We are planning to come up and fish if Oneida still has good ice.
Thanks in advance.  :tipup:
yes....ice is great
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Jan 25, 2018, 05:25 AM
How is the ice for snowmobiles? Is there any snow or crust for the scratchers to keep the sliders lubricated or snow for getting on/off the ice?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: paleofish on Jan 25, 2018, 08:49 AM
I'm coming up to stay with a friend who lives close to apps. Planning on riding atv from house to apps. Is this little bit of road riding going to be an issue? Also can you ride the lake from apps to Lewis point? Thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 25, 2018, 08:53 AM
bart very lil crust and no snow on ice ... the shore is just about bare too
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Jan 25, 2018, 09:49 AM
bart very lil crust and no snow on ice ... the shore is just about bare too


Thanks, more rain this weekend, but snow Monday... maybe Tuesday will be better?

I was thinking about Friday(tomorrow) Thanks again!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 25, 2018, 09:54 AM
The Barometer is climbing like a monkey. ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 25, 2018, 10:05 AM
The barometer is a great topic to talk about when not fishing what's everybody take on best barometer for fishing I always heard upper 29's to low 30's
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 62&done on Jan 25, 2018, 10:40 AM
I've just recently started watching the barometer. I've all ways been one of those guys that has to go no matter what and maybe get lucky (or not).  seems to me that a falling pressure system is the time to be there. those blue bird days of high pressure just stink for me like tomorrow will be. I'm going out tomorrow and then again on Sat when the pressure will be falling. It's an experiment that I can't resist. would be interested to here other opinions. I'm neither a weather guru or an expert fisherman. I just like to eat fish.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 25, 2018, 11:00 AM
I've just recently started watching the barometer. I've all ways been one of those guys that has to go no matter what and maybe get lucky (or not).  seems to me that a falling pressure system is the time to be there. those blue bird days of high pressure just stink for me like tomorrow will be. I'm going out tomorrow and then again on Sat when the pressure will be falling. It's an experiment that I can't resist. would be interested to here other opinions. I'm neither a weather guru or an expert fisherman. I just like to eat fish.

Almost word for word the post I was writing. We're at 29.00 inHg now and rising. New study for me too.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mono_mono on Jan 25, 2018, 11:04 AM
I HATE fishing under golden sunshine. Any time of year. Stand by for that private pond report Rug, Ill get there when the cold comes back
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FlagsUP on Jan 25, 2018, 11:14 AM
Barometer is up from 29.5 to 30.5 in 36 hours. In your opinion is there a magic number? Under 30? Or is it just better if it's going down?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Jan 25, 2018, 11:22 AM
yep high pressure this weekend everyone should stay home! With all the people in the fishing cities  the fish always feel high pressure.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 62&done on Jan 25, 2018, 11:27 AM
XC  I got a giggle out of that   that was good
 I'm just trying to come up with some type of strategy that makes sense.  the fish know what it is so why shouldn't we?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 25, 2018, 11:50 AM
We must be getting out of the hot bite phase when we start talking about the barometer.  ::)

I am going to paraphrase something Shane Mahar said about this topic many moons ago. "29.50 and below with a storm and the bite gets tough, above 30.5 for a couple days and the bite gets tough".

I love a falling baro before a storm. It is the only consistent thing I have found. SE wind maybe just before the rain hits.

That being said, they are ALWAYS biting somewhere. Every time I use the barometer or blue bird skies as an excuse, somebody talks about how they slammed the fish that day.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 25, 2018, 11:56 AM
Sounds good Bruce I am going tomorrow anyway no matter the barometer haha
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 25, 2018, 12:51 PM
I,m out now 2 eyes about noon then lost 2 at the hole since then a few nlce perch
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Oldtimer on Jan 25, 2018, 01:11 PM
Over the years I have read so much about fishing from barometer, to lures, to rods, to reels, to line ,to where the fish are, to where they are supposed to be,  that now I look back And realize the more I forget the more fish I catch.  Somewhere along the line I have learned that no one has told the fish any of this stuff. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 25, 2018, 01:41 PM
Got my 3rd, itís perch time I hope
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbuck on Jan 25, 2018, 02:07 PM
Way to go Bucket. Like your real time reports.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Keebs on Jan 25, 2018, 02:15 PM
Anyone have recommendations for a good place to try out this weekend for walleye/perch? Haven't been out ice fishing in years and a buddy and I plan to head out this weekend. Also what is the ice thickness like currently?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Jan 25, 2018, 02:41 PM
XC  I got a giggle out of that   that was good
 I'm just trying to come up with some type of strategy that makes sense.  the fish know what it is so why shouldn't we?

I have this special calendar with me at all times. It has the best days to fish highlighted in Blue. Come to think of it EVERY day is highlighted in Blue.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: perch chacer on Jan 25, 2018, 02:42 PM
Anyone have recommendations for a good place to try out this weekend for walleye/perch? Haven't been out ice fishing in years and a buddy and I plan to head out this weekend. Also what is the ice thickness like currently?
A lot of tight lipped guys on here when it comes to location.   Try the Southeast end out at marker 109 or 111 you can access that area from either Lewis Point (get there early for parking) or Sylan Beach.  You can go a little further East of marker 111 to Messenger Shoal.  Been good out at this end lately.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 25, 2018, 03:03 PM
How is the ice for snowmobiles? Is there any snow or crust for the scratchers to keep the sliders lubricated or snow for getting on/off the ice?
not good Bart.......bare ice
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 25, 2018, 03:09 PM
fished north shore first time this year........out of apps.......tough for me until about 10:30, then game on for a while....got my eyes and a few perch.....dumped a pig at the hole......guess would be 24"+........ice is slick, saw a few guys popping clips on their sleds today.......lube lube lube.....good seein ya Freddy
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Jan 25, 2018, 03:52 PM
not good Bart.......bare ice



Thanks, hoping to get out next week...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: whalerman on Jan 25, 2018, 03:53 PM
I check for moon phases, falling barometer, storm fronts, etc. I've found the best days to fish is when my wife will let me!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: swampking89 on Jan 25, 2018, 04:06 PM
Amen,brother!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 25, 2018, 04:31 PM
How do you guys lube your sliders on glare ice?

I normally just take my time and keep my trips short.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 25, 2018, 04:58 PM
I have a buddy that uses windshield washer fluid mixed with dish soap to keep the slick and he never has a problem couple squirts every time he moves
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 62&done on Jan 25, 2018, 05:11 PM
need some advice... I coming thru Sylvan Beach Sat AM between 6&7 on my way to Jewel. Is there any place near to stop for breakfast?    thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 25, 2018, 05:11 PM
Thanks PP.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: firstcast 2 on Jan 25, 2018, 05:17 PM
Put scratchers on your snowmobile for riding on ice
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Jan 25, 2018, 05:39 PM
Yo Guys & Gals,

 I fished out of Jewel today. I got into the eyes early. Problem is they were all cooky cutter 12 inchers. Not a keeper all day long. Good thing I set the tip downs up at least I got 6 nice fat Oneida perch. Yo Old Timer, you got to come back up here and show me where they are my friend, the keepers that is.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Boggey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Jan 25, 2018, 05:42 PM
I have scratchers, but do not work great on glare ice. I am a little on the heavy side and all my gear ride on the sled, so I like to have at least some crusty stuff.
Crusty stuff...
(https://i.imgur.com/FByHwq7h.jpg)

I don't like to beat up my sled on the ride on/off the ice also. Probably going to leave somebody a nice sled when I kick the bucket!  :-\
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Jan 25, 2018, 05:55 PM
I have scratchers, but do not work great on glare ice. I am a little on the heavy side and all my gear ride on the sled, so I like to have at least some crusty stuff.
Crusty stuff...
(https://i.imgur.com/FByHwq7h.jpg)

I don't like to beat up my sled on the ride on/off the ice also. Probably going to leave somebody a nice sled when I kick the bucket!  :-\
I hear you on that Bart...that sled and set up you have is awesome.
There are a couple of Oneida locations where you could off load your sled and gear very close to the ice , then go park vehicleand trailer.... and only a short sled drive out to some decent fishing.

Would a second set of scratchers make a difference? looks like you have room.... not sure ...just  some suggestions.
( I have the manual up and down spring style scratchers that were only, I think, $45 dollars a pair)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kc_ on Jan 25, 2018, 06:02 PM
I have scratchers, but do not work great on glare ice. I am a little on the heavy side and all my gear ride on the sled, so I like to have at least some crusty stuff.
Crusty stuff...
(https://i.imgur.com/FByHwq7h.jpg)

I don't like to beat up my sled on the ride on/off the ice also. Probably going to leave somebody a nice sled when I kick the bucket!  :-\

Put me on the list after your son, Bart. lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Jan 25, 2018, 06:25 PM
Would a second set of scratchers make a difference? looks like you have room.... not sure ...just  some suggestions.
( I have the manual up and down spring style scratchers that were only, I think, $45 dollars a pair)

I have seen people have additional scratcher that is mounted on the skis, some a simple nut and bolt on the rear end to scratch the ice. As far as the spring style scratchers, they wouldn't last long with me, senility...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bart on Jan 25, 2018, 06:27 PM
Put me on the list after your son, Bart. lol



lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 25, 2018, 06:27 PM
I've been keeping track of it some with my own fishing as well as posts on here, seems to be a few variables besides pressure. Sunny days vs overcast, snow fall, etc. Better days seemed to be from 30.1- 30.6 and dropping. Anything above that the fishing was slow but some still caught fish.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Jan 25, 2018, 06:33 PM
I have seen people have additional scratcher that is mounted on the skis, some a simple nut and bolt on the rear end to scratch the ice. As far as the spring style scratchers, they wouldn't last long with me, senility...
lol...tough getting old and forgetful!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Oldtimer on Jan 25, 2018, 07:16 PM
Yo Guys & Gals,

 I fished out of Jewel today. I got into the eyes early. Problem is they were all cooky cutter 12 inchers. Not a keeper all day long. Good thing I set the tip downs up at least I got 6 nice fat Oneida perch. Yo Old Timer, you got to come back up here and show me where they are my friend, the keepers that is.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Boggey

Iíll try again come May....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Otto on Jan 25, 2018, 07:31 PM
I have a buddy that uses windshield washer fluid mixed with dish soap to keep the slick and he never has a problem couple squirts every time he moves
Thanks for that tip.  I had a tough time today with the sliders.  My track actually locked up after 5 mile run, we had to tip the sled on its side and pry the track off.  Very glad my buddy had a pry bar with him, said he had to do it a few times himself. 
I have scratchers ready to install, just did not get around to it before today.  Definitely on the weekend agenda.  They will help, but the washer fluid and soap will too.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Jan 25, 2018, 07:57 PM
I had my track lock up on me way out midlake on Oneida a few years back. Had to walk a long ways to ask 2 guys fishing for help. They were awesome , friendly and willing to help me .
 We used my spud bar to free the track.......another good reason to carry a spud bar!!!

Glad everything worked out for you.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 26, 2018, 02:27 AM

Once back in the 80s I froze up my sliders , nice learning curve , after that it has been a dish soap solution , a squirt now and then and go slow ,
  Far as this barometer thing and moon phase to me it doesnít matter , I just play the fish cards Iím dealt 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Pequod1 on Jan 26, 2018, 03:55 AM
Filet, I heard about the dish soap solution but have never tried it. Will it freeze up on a cold day?   I bought some real nice scratchers a few years ago but the Polaris 2 up trail I now own has no good place to install them. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Donogard on Jan 26, 2018, 06:40 AM
Where are the fish on Oneida lake I have been out of Cleveland by large groups and no one is catching anything really
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Otto on Jan 26, 2018, 07:14 AM
 Not to sidetrack this thread too much..... but I read last night not to use dis soap, it can break down the grease.  Windshield washer fluid can pit the aluminum.The best suggestion I found is to use RV Anti freeze.  It is not toxic and wonít freeze down to -50.    2 or 3 inches of snow would be really nice!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 26, 2018, 07:46 AM
Well the good thing is that we rarely have this problem on Oneida. Normally have the opposite problem of too much snow!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Jan 26, 2018, 08:07 AM
Once back in the 80s I froze up my sliders , nice learning curve , after that it has been a dish soap solution , a squirt now and then and go slow ,
  Far as this barometer thing and moon phase to me it doesnít matter , I just play the fish cards Iím dealt 😉

Well said on the barometer Freddy I fish when I can and hope they bite. I think it drives us all nuts when we can't catch fish so we try to justify a bad bite on the barometer or something else we can't control.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 26, 2018, 08:27 AM
Iíve got tracks on my 4wheeler do they need lube like a sled?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 26, 2018, 08:49 AM
We working stiffs just plain got bored and started talking barometer. Put the blame on Wang! Lol.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 26, 2018, 10:21 AM
I’ve got tracks on my 4wheeler do they need lube like a sled?
What tracks?  If they are all-season - No.  If they are for snow only, I wouldn't.  I have the Camoplast Tatou 4s system and never have had an issue with them on the ice, bare or not.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Shantymcduff on Jan 26, 2018, 10:38 AM
Can anyone say how the bite is today off Lewis?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 26, 2018, 10:58 AM
Fp , same tracks,thatís what I was thinking,thanks.  As far as the bite,all lookers for me and not many. Iíve pounded the eyes for 6 days but not today, did lose 2 early.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ice head Ed on Jan 26, 2018, 11:23 AM
Can't wait to hit the ice this weekend. It sounds like I'll have to take it slow & easy with the 4wheeler. No chains.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 26, 2018, 02:14 PM
Just got back from Taft, bite was real slow today, lots of lookers , only eight perch no eyes, small jigging rap , did better without tipping it with a minnow head, perch color ....lots of guys out, all scattered about, ice was 12-14" everwhere I drilled ...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Jan 26, 2018, 02:27 PM
Well Rug and Moose my spot was dry today did some hole hopping, few marks only 3 small perch that went back. Must be the east wind east is least, west is best lol.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 26, 2018, 02:36 PM
went back to my home turf this morning.....south shore......fish were not very active at all.......12 decent perch that had to be teased to death to hit......made a gentleman at chapman park happy by donating them to his 4 that he got.......ice was making some serious noise today....ice fractured right thru my hut about 11 am......pucker time to say the least........don't forget your ice cleats this weekend fellers....you will regret it if you do
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pkosatka09 on Jan 26, 2018, 02:54 PM
that makes me uneasy - how much ice was there in front of chapman?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 26, 2018, 03:05 PM
that makes me uneasy - how much ice was there in front of chapman?
plenty of ice......at least 14" where I was........tremor was just normal ice making noise.......there are some cracks forming that need to be paid attention to if you are on machines.....nothing to serious but should be watched......ice is in awesome shape.......be careful with sleds though, no snow for lubrication
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pkosatka09 on Jan 26, 2018, 03:12 PM
thanks Scout for the scouting report!
i'll be out tomorrow morning
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kmanz on Jan 26, 2018, 03:38 PM
Do the bait stores in and around Onieda sell emeralds and fat heads ???  And if so what works best in your guys opinion???
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 26, 2018, 03:49 PM
Do the bait stores in and around Onieda sell emeralds and fat heads ???  And if so what works best in your guys opinion???
yes they do.....both are good......some guys like emeralds some like fattys.....all about preference......don't be afraid to downsize with spikes or moussies if you are after perch ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kmanz on Jan 26, 2018, 03:56 PM
Thanks scout I like emeralds better on my home turf in Sodus but just wanted to see.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 26, 2018, 04:44 PM
Filet, I heard about the dish soap solution but have never tried it. Will it freeze up on a cold day?   I bought some real nice scratchers a few years ago but the Polaris 2 up trail I now own has no good place to install them.
Just put in a little wind shield washer fluid in problem solved
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 26, 2018, 04:54 PM
Very true slammy , some guys canít pick there days , Iím fortunate to be able to after 35 years ,
 I fished with my bud iceaddict today we each had a favorable day with  a limit of eyes and 10 or 11 nice perch but they had to be worked , Iím not a finesse guy where John is , but to me 12 nice perch and 3 16Ē eyes is a great day
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 26, 2018, 06:01 PM
Well Rug and Moose my spot was dry today did some hole hopping, few marks only 3 small perch that went back. Must be the east wind east is least, west is best lol.
Well that's not good! Might try some new ground,might not.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 26, 2018, 06:06 PM
Good job Fillet sounds like it's a grind out there
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 26, 2018, 06:38 PM
F and r, good job I tried all day but only got 1 short. Back to earth after 6 great days
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbuck on Jan 26, 2018, 08:26 PM
Fished out of Jewel today. From 1:45 until dark. Caught a number of short eyes (~10 or more), 1 keeper eye and 2 perch (kept 1). Felt colder than the forecast due to that wind from the east. Nice day to be outside. Started out at 36 fow and moved once to 30 fow. Good marks on screen but but many of them were window shopping more than eating.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bassmaster16 on Jan 26, 2018, 11:34 PM
I live in eastern ny and love ice fishing walleye on saratoga lake. My cousin and I have always wanted to try oneida through the ice. I use to do bass tournaments on it when i was younger and had a blast. Was wondering if anyone could offer some tips on where to start or what depth to target for oneida eye's through the ice. We travel on foot but dont mind walking a mile. Any info would be greatly appreciated. We plan on fishing it next weekend :)
Thanks everyone
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 27, 2018, 02:17 AM

Bass Master If I was on foot I would most likely launch out of Appís bait and tackle or Taft bay , walking is great right now as there is no snow on the ice, look for some structure, depths vary , lately,30-35í have been producing in good numbers , far as lures and bait ,for  Bait I tip with buckeye heads  ,raps in 3s and 5s med size cast masters and moon shines have been working , some are having luck with pimples and slender spoons ,and be mobile, weekends are crazy get there early for a spot to park , just remember  day trips are tough I would recommend , getting some lodging , if I left anything out Iím sure others will add to this , there are lots of good fishermen on the lake and the NY threads
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 27, 2018, 06:24 AM
Bass master I personally would not venture out without my electronics meaning vexilar and navionics but that's just me it makes it faster for me to find biting fish
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 27, 2018, 06:54 AM
Well Rug and Moose my spot was dry today did some hole hopping, few marks only 3 small perch that went back. Must be the east wind east is least, west is best lol.
Hey XC do you suppose all the runoff has something to do with the bite being off over there? High Barometer also?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Jan 27, 2018, 02:20 PM
Out on Oneida from Chapman for the first time ever, terribly slow for me
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: chummer16 on Jan 27, 2018, 03:42 PM
Out on Oneida from Chapman for the first time ever, terribly slow for me
Don't feel bad, the odds of catching on Oneida on your first trip ever are somewhere around 3%.  It is a hard lake to figure out. Don't let the regulars on here get your hopes up.  They are masters at this and have been prefecting it for years or decades.  Bucket time is the only thing that helps.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Jan 27, 2018, 03:49 PM
Don't feel bad, the odds of catching on Oneida on your first trip ever are somewhere around 3%.  It is a hard lake to figure out. Don't let the regulars on here get your hopes up.  They are masters at this and have been prefecting it for years or decades.  Bucket time is the only thing that helps.

Thanks, I have caught 3 short eyes and 2 perch. Not marking many either
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 27, 2018, 04:35 PM
Thanks, I have caught 3 short eyes and 2 perch. Not marking many either
what chummer said.......was a tough bite today theval.......been fishing this lake for 50+ years and it still brings me to my knees way too much......follow the advice of the regulars on here and you will get it.......but I would say today was just not a good day for your first try on the old girl
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esocidae on Jan 27, 2018, 05:38 PM
So what is this rain going to do to ice conditions tomorrow?
Just make it sloppy on top?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Jan 27, 2018, 06:14 PM
Got off about 2hrs ago. Very slick with a little water on top in areas. Got my limit of eyes & tryed to go to work on the perch for the rest of the day. Picked away at a half dozen decent ones with eyes and on mud monster. Wish I could have fishe'd tommorw.

(https://s13.postimg.cc/mhx5fr3ib/20180127_122318.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/mhx5fr3ib/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Jan 27, 2018, 06:25 PM
Moose water was pretty clear, no current from 13' out to channel. High baro yesterday falling today fished till it rained same results lookers no takers the perch I did catch seem to be smaller. People I talked to had same results. I think it's just the late Jan early Feb lul. Bite will pick up in March.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 27, 2018, 06:42 PM
Well tough day for me 1 keeper eye and 6 perch , to make things worse I dumped several fish in a row and after that they weíre just lookers and lots of them 🤯
Oh well next time maybe 🙏
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 27, 2018, 06:59 PM
It was definitely a tougher bite today. Slow for me until noon. Made a big move and then I hit 2 Keeper eyes in 15 minutes but I had to leave soon after.   >:(

Avoided the skunk though!

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Jan 27, 2018, 07:11 PM
Thanks guys I'll keep at it, would I be better off hitting North shore in the morning or sticking to the South?

Is parking at apps free? Decent number of spots? Sorry for the questions just wanna be sure, staying in brewerton tonight before going home tomorrow.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Jan 27, 2018, 07:27 PM
Fished this pm. Lots of lookers. I had a little flurry when the rain started but for the most past the ones I marked were very fussy. The rain/water had the ice really slick walking off with no creepers. Ice is still in great shape though.
(https://s17.postimg.cc/7w32gsdd7/788662_F0-649_F-45_F2-_A398-716_B339_B8235.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/7w32gsdd7/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: burningdownthehouse on Jan 27, 2018, 07:53 PM
Thanks guys I'll keep at it, would I be better off hitting North shore in the morning or sticking to the South?

Is parking at apps free? Decent number of spots? Sorry for the questions just wanna be sure, staying in brewerton tonight before going home tomorrow.

Parking at Apps is free, but I would recommend getting there early. There is a limited number of spots. Rumor has it that you can park at Vella's (gas station next door) if the lot at Apps lot is full. Somebody posted this earlier this year, but I haven't had to do it. If you park at Vella's, I would recommend filling up with gas or buying something at the store in exchange for their generosity. Lance and Lisa are top-notch people and they deserve our business. Also, lunch combo of sub, chips and drink is the best buy on the north shore! Just my two cents...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Jan 27, 2018, 08:00 PM
Parking at Apps is free, but I would recommend getting there early. There is a limited number of spots. Rumor has it that you can park at Vella's (gas station next door) if the lot at Apps lot is full. Somebody posted this earlier this year, but I haven't had to do it. If you park at Vella's, I would recommend filling up with gas or buying something at the store in exchange for their generosity. Lance and Lisa are top-notch people and they deserve our business. Also, lunch combo of sub, chips and drink is the best buy on the north shore! Just my two cents...

Awesome thanks for the great information!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 27, 2018, 08:11 PM
Howís the shore ice holding up at Lewis point boys? Coming this week for some more teeth , be safe out guys tight lines
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 27, 2018, 09:00 PM
Moose water was pretty clear, no current from 13' out to channel. High baro yesterday falling today fished till it rained same results lookers no takers the perch I did catch seem to be smaller. People I talked to had same results. I think it's just the late Jan early Feb lul. Bite will pick up in March.
I talked with another guy who fishes there and he said it was slow as well
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Jan 28, 2018, 03:00 AM
Tough bite for sure yesterday kept 8 nice perch and dumped 2 keeper eyes at the hole. Threw back few short eyes and some smaller perch. Spoons w/ meat worked better than raps for me yesterday and earned every bite.
 
 Congratulations to the person who pulled   a 28" er out of here sometime this week, a really nice fish for the lake.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 28, 2018, 04:22 AM
To mention Vellas , try the fish dinner you wonít be disappointed , , 
  Nice limit fish shack
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ds14432 on Jan 28, 2018, 09:56 AM
Has anyone caught brown trout out of oneida before Chase I did yesterday
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 28, 2018, 11:17 AM
i havent got a brown in years out of oneida but every once in awhile you here some one getting one
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 28, 2018, 11:58 AM

I havenít  been lucky enough to catch 1 in all my years fishing Oneida , I did see a 4- 5#er caught last , in the parking lot  , they didnít know they were out of season , I explained it end of story
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 28, 2018, 12:37 PM
Has anyone caught brown trout out of oneida before Chase I did yesterday
caught one a few weeks ago at Sylvan Beach
(https://s17.postimg.cc/6pzj1n0y3/20171229_092148.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6pzj1n0y3/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 28, 2018, 12:39 PM
lake is really sloppy right now........should firm up tonight........
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esocidae on Jan 28, 2018, 12:58 PM
Fished out of Godfrey launch this morning.
Must have landed on the walleye preschool.
About 15 or so shorts.
Lost two keeper eyes at the hole
Everything on raps
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 28, 2018, 01:03 PM
havent been out myself due to being down with flu but heard theres spots with water ontop and bite was very poor
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 28, 2018, 01:24 PM
Slow weekend for me too. 1 keeper and a pile of shorts yesterday. This morning I got away from the shorts a bit. 4 keepers and a few nice perch. Lots of water on top even when I left at 10:00.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Kowasz Custom on Jan 28, 2018, 01:35 PM
Found a small silver key with a John deer key chain on the ice out in front of app's, left it with rick in the bait shop.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Jan 28, 2018, 01:48 PM
Fished from apps today lots of Lookers but only three takers, one keeper.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 28, 2018, 03:04 PM
  Sorry to hear your under the weather
 O-1 , well look at the bright side you were sparred the torture 😉 I got out of it to my grandson had a wrestling tourney , good time
  I heard even my bud snag had a tough day 🤔
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 28, 2018, 04:19 PM
Fishing was slow again today for me,just 2 perch,fished less than 2hrs. Yesterday was bad on the 4 wheeler,had a track coming off then the carb float suck poring gas on the ground and in the air box. That was not enough. 
Lost power to the engine and winch
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Jan 28, 2018, 05:00 PM
Hit it hard this weekend.  Friday, sat, and this a.m..  got out late Friday 1 keeper eye, some pins, and a couple perch.  Saturday was the die hard derby and I took third.  All my fish came in a.m..  5 keeper eyes, around 10 shorts and pins, and 8 perch.  This morning I dragged my ass out of bed and didn't even care to fish.  Alot of bsing with friends and hanging out and didn't want to make a move.  Came off with one keeper and lost another at the hole.  Can't wait till next weekend. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: builder on Jan 28, 2018, 05:05 PM
what are those pins you talk about
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 28, 2018, 05:15 PM
what are those pins you talk about

Pin pike, small walleyes.

Great job in the tourney Jason.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: builder on Jan 28, 2018, 05:16 PM
thanks
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 28, 2018, 06:17 PM
S10xr great job
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Squeakysteve on Jan 28, 2018, 06:59 PM
Fished from 7-12 around messenger shole caught 2 shorts marked fish on and off. Fished from noon until dark on the south shore off Lewis and caught over 10 shorts lost one keeper. Took home a couple dozen yummy Fat perch. Also thought I had the wallets of my life on ! After around a 4-5 minute fight it was a big ass burbot ! Anyone having any luck in the 40 fow range ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Jan 28, 2018, 07:36 PM
Went out from Godfrey. Moved about a dozen times but finally found em out in the deep water. Good luck all and be safe
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: beershanty on Jan 28, 2018, 07:46 PM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/6d6kao6r9/20180128_170130.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/6d6kao6r9/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/72pcn0zl1/20180128_171305.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/72pcn0zl1/)
finally got to make it to oneida, northeast corner. lots of pins but managed a few. ice was thick and slick with some water on top here and there.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: TeamWalleye on Jan 28, 2018, 08:08 PM
Really tough day off Godfrey. 7-5, 6 guys. 2 keepers, 10 perch, and 100 shorts. They would Chase and look and slide away. Threw everything we had. Beautiful day though. Still much better than the Pro Bowl. Ice was great. Couple cold night will harden it up. Pics from 7am and 530 pm.
(https://s18.postimg.cc/i3p35xu45/IMG_20180128_070727276.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/i3p35xu45/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/igghc44o5/IMG_20180128_172519340.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/igghc44o5/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: TeamWalleye on Jan 28, 2018, 08:20 PM
Better photos from am and pm. Last post we're panoramic and I'm not sure they converted well. Beautiful day.
(https://s18.postimg.cc/aozrdhnn9/IMG_20180128_070708202.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/aozrdhnn9/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/50tgmlr0l/IMG_20180128_074858721.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/50tgmlr0l/)

(https://s18.postimg.cc/633n54ued/IMG_20180128_172605021.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/633n54ued/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: zadvorney on Jan 28, 2018, 08:38 PM
Love those pics!
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Post by: hrdcore on Jan 28, 2018, 08:45 PM
Nice pics...miss it aready.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 29, 2018, 07:03 AM
I fished Sunday evening. Pretty much same results as everyone else. I put one keeper on the ice and marked a zillion more but couldnít sweet talk them into my bucket lol. Nice job on the tournament s10. I heard Stormy made out pretty good 🤑🤑
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ice head Ed on Jan 29, 2018, 07:27 AM
Fished all day Saturday and caught 14 perch between my son & myself. (mostly my son). But we had allot of fun chasing flags. Most of the time it seams like they would take the minnow & then drop it. Better than taking the wife shopping.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Jan 29, 2018, 08:21 AM
tough bite for me Saturday but did scrape up a limit of eyes, I got 2 in the am then a couple more after 4:30. It was a zoo out there.  I wouldn't have stayed all day but my ride was in the tournament so I hung out. For those coming from out of Town, Oneida can be tough but stick it out and you'll eventually run into them.

I still don't have my sled going, I tried to fix it with the help of a friend and the new cdi box we put it was totally dead so I brought it to a repair shop where they ordered a new part, not realizing my engine was swapped out they order the wrong part, delivery truck got stuck in an ice storm out west which delayed delivery for over a week, now the part (hopefully the correct one) is being delivered from somewhere in Canada, can't make this stuff up. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 29, 2018, 09:23 AM
Well Rug and Moose my spot was dry today did some hole hopping, few marks only 3 small perch that went back. Must be the east wind east is least, west is best lol.

Gave Oneida a break this weekend XC 600, don't think Moose made it out as of Saturday. Did find some perch elsewhere. Quiet and peaceful day on the water. And yup that sheep skin seat is warm & comfy.

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Jan 29, 2018, 10:07 AM
I got out early this am and Lady O was good to me. I think she felt bad for eating my phone over the weekend. The water/slop on top froze up and it was slick!!!!!    I should have brought ice skates...or at least creepers.  I was able to sneak out and be back to work by 10.  Fish were a little more aggressive....maybe due to less commotion?? 
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Jan 29, 2018, 11:58 AM
Well Rugburn you didn't miss much awful slow weekend for us. Ever since the snow cover left it's been slow lots of lookers not many takers. Not sure if it's the light or just the late jan mid feb blues. At least you got a meal lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kmanz on Jan 29, 2018, 01:24 PM
Tried onieda for the first time Saturday. It is and hour forty from me so I left very early and got bait in Sylvan beach. Very good bait store. Went to Godfrey and out on the ice in the early dawn light. On foot but I made it out to what seemed like good area with a bunch of others setting up. Fished until maybe 10 without even a single bite. I then said no way I'm getting skunked and moved way way out to the middle. I had no sooner started fishing and a giant rifle sounding crack right under my feet went off and the ice continued crackling for about  45 seconds followed by a large bang against the bottom of the ice . Sooooooo I went back in to where there were others Lol   I am not counting onieda out tho, very pretty there and I met a couple of great guys and fished, along with traded stories with them for quite awhile. Sometimes its not about the fish but the experience. I definitely don't like getting skunked tho......cant  even catch a perch ???  what the heck.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Jan 29, 2018, 03:19 PM
Tried onieda for the first time Saturday. It is and hour forty from me so I left very early and got bait in Sylvan beach. Very good bait store. Went to Godfrey and out on the ice in the early dawn light. On foot but I made it out to what seemed like good area with a bunch of others setting up. Fished until maybe 10 without even a single bite. I then said no way I'm getting skunked and moved way way out to the middle. I had no sooner started fishing and a giant rifle sounding crack right under my feet went off and the ice continued crackling for about  45 seconds followed by a large bang against the bottom of the ice . Sooooooo I went back in to where there were others Lol   I am not counting onieda out tho, very pretty there and I met a couple of great guys and fished, along with traded stories with them for quite awhile. Sometimes its not about the fish but the experience. I definitely don't like getting skunked tho......cant  even catch a perch ???  what the heck.
Sounds like my first trip or two to Oneida.  Takes some getting used to but it is addictive.  I'm coming from  Irondequoit so I too pass a lot of good perch water to get there.  Once you hit some of those Oneida perch or get into a walleye or two you're hooked.   Get em next time.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 29, 2018, 03:40 PM
Quote from: DeadEyez link=topic=350554. msg3808551#msg3808551 date=1517230999
I heard Stormy made out pretty good 🤑🤑

You mean Craig doesn't donate the profits to some children's charity?   ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 29, 2018, 03:53 PM
You mean Craig doesn't donate the profits to some children's charity?   ::)
Take a wild guess lmao
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 29, 2018, 03:58 PM
 Think I'll burn my 2014 hoodie... :P
 Congrats on getting into the $ s10xr!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 29, 2018, 05:03 PM
I wouldnít burn it. Could prob sell it for big money to one of his followers 🤩
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 29, 2018, 05:10 PM
tough bite for me Saturday but did scrape up a limit of eyes, I got 2 in the am then a chouple more after 4:30. It was a zoo out there.  I wouldn't have stayed all day but my ride was in the tournament so I hung out. For those coming from out of Town, Oneida can be tough but stick it out and you'll eventually run into them.

I still don't have my sled going, I tried to fix it with the help of a friend and the new cdi box we put it was totally dead so I brought it to a repair shop where they ordered a new part, not realizing my engine was swapped out they order the wrong part, delivery truck got stuck in an ice storm out west which delayed delivery for over a week, now the part (hopefully the correct one) is being delivered from somewhere in Canada, can't make this stuff up.
Not so EPIC fishing and sled repair!!! Your right... no making this stuff up!!!🤨
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: zadvorney on Jan 29, 2018, 05:38 PM
Great sunrise. Worked hard for a dozen perch and two eyes. Fished west of Chapman's closer to the island.  As always, a good time.
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 29, 2018, 05:50 PM
Gave Oneida a break this weekend XC 600, don't think Moose made it out as of Saturday. Did find some perch elsewhere. Quiet and peaceful day on the water. And yup that sheep skin seat is warm & comfy.

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Fishing my 'spot' weren't ya! Fish and eggs?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 29, 2018, 06:23 PM
I got out early this am and Lady O was good to me. I think she felt bad for eating my phone over the weekend. The water/slop on top froze up and it was slick!!!!!    I should have brought ice skates...or at least creepers.  I was able to sneak out and be back to work by 10.  Fish were a little more aggressive....maybe due to less commotion?? 
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Dandy Walleye!!
Mondays were always good for me. I used to pay attention to where the first guys on the ice would head to Monday morning...I figured they were locals who fished the weekends and headed right back to their hot spot from the weekend...I never followed them, just made my way there a little later... ;)
I always figured the fish moved away from the coming sleds in the morning, and the power augers...So I always fished further away from where they all stopped or I always stopped away from the crowds if I was looking for active fish...and did quite well over the years. Less commotion is a good thing. :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 29, 2018, 08:16 PM
Awesome pics and reports guys!! Helps me get through the work week 👍🏼
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: caliking on Jan 29, 2018, 08:52 PM
We are staying at apps for a few days.. got out for a couple hours this afternoon and me and my buddy each picked up a limit of nice eyes.. quite a few lookers in the first spot then took a ride toward shack n things turned around nicely. Beautiful afternoon 12-14" of ice and perfect travel on quads. Back at it in the a.m
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ernye_LRFG on Jan 30, 2018, 07:56 AM
I haven't posted much yet but the information on here is great. Have a rare four day weekend so I thought it's about time I chime in on how the season is going for me.

This is my third season on Oneida, so I'm still very much in the rookie category but after the first few weekends hoofing it out to the drop from Taft my mind is gravitating towards getting a machine. Fishing was solid out there for eyes off the drop in the 25-30ft range, with the normal early morning and dusk bites being the best. Went 4/4 early in the season as far as limits.

After the first few trips I decided to switch it up and change locations so have since been out from Godfrey last weekend and Cleveland on Sunday and yesterday. It's been nothing but shorts for me since, a lot of them. Just can't seem to find keeper sized walleye the farther east I go. Been setting up on gigantic schools of pins just waiting for the big marks to show up but they just havent. Must've caught 30-50 shorts a day and found myself having a few questions that I hope aren't beat to death.

Is the walleye game like the perch game, if you're on a pile of dinks should you move because they're most likely all dinks?

Are there separate basin and structure related schools of fish?

How deep is too deep? disregarding the catch and release factor that deep water poses. Stressing the fact that I'm not looking to c&r a ton from deep water but if I'm looking to fill the frying pan.

Just wanted to say thanks again for the resources on here. It's been fun following this thread and hope to contribute more when time allows. Good luck to everyone this season, have fun and stay safe.


Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 30, 2018, 08:32 AM
The small fish seem to hang together. That being said I have caught some shorts on every trip but 1 so far. I have fished 5 different locations East, mid-West, North, and South 19' - 35'.

I avoid those spots with a lot of pins. When you get them deep I think a fair amount of them die. Also I try to bring them up slowly when I know they are small.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: crappyfisherman on Jan 30, 2018, 08:42 AM
Fished out of Taft Bay Park yesterday. Glare ice with no snow. About 10 inches of ice everywhere I checked. Fished off the edge of the shoal to the southeast of the park covering 100 yards from 15-32 feet of water. Did not mark any fish.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chuckup on Jan 30, 2018, 09:19 AM
Great sunrise. Worked hard for a dozen perch and two eyes. Fished west of Chapman's closer to the island.  As always, a good time.
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I should have given you some of my perch when you gave me those eyes.  :wacko: Didn't think of it until u were a mile away. I can't believe you drove home after sunset, that was a long day for you. New hitch for big hut will be here tomorrow...and it will be ready for next weekend. I'm making up for time lost due to poor ice conditions the last two years.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 30, 2018, 10:05 AM
Do I hear $20, got 20 now 25.......25..25....Fol ks it's an XL!     25?
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 30, 2018, 10:14 AM
Do I hear $20, got 20 now 25.......25..25....Fol ks it's an XL!     25?
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Baahhaaa 🔥 sorry 🤔
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hunts2long on Jan 30, 2018, 10:18 AM
It's a used, 4 year old hoodie and smells like fish....$5....lol...h2l
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 30, 2018, 10:21 AM
"Vintage" is the word we're looking for!  :woot:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 30, 2018, 11:00 AM
I need a new hand towel to wipe off the fish slime.  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: coachwarner on Jan 30, 2018, 11:24 AM
Give them to the homeless!!😂
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Jan 30, 2018, 11:53 AM
Not so EPIC fishing and sled repair!!! Your right... no making this stuff up!!!🤨
Epically Bad repair - I am ready for open water,  I have to show you that ice out smallmouth bite, it was the must fun I had last year. 

Picking sled up today, told him to put it back together and I'll take it somewhere else.  Unbelievable, who orders the wrong part twice for 2 different engine sizes, now 3 weeks later they are saying it's the stator. At this point we only have 5-6 weeks left anyway.  They also screwed up my auger repair, I told him it was leaking gas and not running right probably the carb, so they clean out the exhaust and say it's fixed, really - I laid it in my garage overnight and it lost half a tank of gas on the floor.

Eryne - keep moving if you're not on good fish, they can definitely run together. Location, just depends on the year, some areas that were loaded a fews years ago are dead this year.  Usually when I'm around pins, meaning walleye less than 10" or so I'll move, I think these guys get active when the big eyes aren't around to scare them off - just a guess on what really happens but in my experience pins are not a good sign.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 30, 2018, 12:18 PM
Do I hear $20, got 20 now 25.......25..25....Fol ks it's an XL!     25?
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Iíll take it!!! Itís going to smell a lot worse when Iím done with it... that XL hoodie should give me about 30 days worth of wipes when I go to the bathroom!!!!🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: coachwarner on Jan 30, 2018, 12:24 PM
 :woot: :woot: :woot:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 30, 2018, 01:01 PM
 Ok KP, it's yours, I just want to see it go to a good loving home.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 30, 2018, 02:11 PM
I knew it would take something special to draw Coach out!  ;D  Ok KP it's yours, but you have to take me fishing to get it, lol! I won't bother laundering it.....
Deal!!! Donít waste your time or detergent on it!!!!😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Jan 30, 2018, 02:35 PM
KP is just sore from not getting his very own!! :woot: :woot: :roflmao: :roflmao:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: caliking on Jan 30, 2018, 07:31 PM
Went back out to our numbers near shack this  a.m in the snowstorm.. caught quite a few shorts a keeper and a few perch 11 before the wind chased us off for a bit. Came back out around 2 and finished off a couple limits by dark.. tough bite today but that last hour was worth the grind.. i wish i could post some pics
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 30, 2018, 10:35 PM
I know this question is gonna be like taking a baby bottle away from a 1 yr old but. Is there any lake acces to the lake in lennox...thanks if you reply ...if ya dont thanks also...  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 31, 2018, 03:59 AM
I know this question is gonna be like taking a baby bottle away from a 1 yr old but. Is there any lake acces to the lake in lennox...thanks if you reply ...if ya dont thanks also...  ;D
Sylvan Beach.....Edgewater... ...Chapman Park just down the road in town of Sullivan......plenty of parking during the week but can get crowded on weekends
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 31, 2018, 04:29 AM
what the hell is a die hard .....it sounds like the irs scam where they call you demanding money or your going to be arrested
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 31, 2018, 05:14 AM

Scout I think heís talking about that large pond in the town of Lenox
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 31, 2018, 05:30 AM
Fished all day Saturday and caught 14 perch between my son & myself. (mostly my son). But we had allot of fun chasing flags. Most of the time it seams like they would take the minnow & then drop it. Better than taking the wife shopping.
Use treble hooks on those perch, small but sharp new ones you will lose less fish. Just an idea.

3 foot wide pressure cracke between Cleveland and Shakleton shoal about 3+ miles out. A guy got his back wheels stuck in it, the shanty he was towing kept him from going in. Seems there was A similar one A couple years ago.

cny
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Jan 31, 2018, 05:35 AM
Hate those cracks, snow covers them with a thin layer of ice and they can change by the hour
















Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 31, 2018, 05:35 AM
 :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
what the hell is a die hard .....it sounds like the irs scam where they call you demanding money or your going to be arrested
😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 31, 2018, 05:42 AM
what the hell is a die hard .....it sounds like the irs scam where they call you demanding money or your going to be arrested
  Thanks Tim for the heads up
I thought it was a movie ⭐️Ing Bruce Willis 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 31, 2018, 06:08 AM
what the hell is a die hard .....it sounds like the irs scam where they call you demanding money or your going to be arrested
😂 itís someone who is on the computer while everyone else is fishing...guilty as charged 🤣
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 31, 2018, 07:11 AM
DeadEyez some of us know who holds the creative talent and who takes ideas for their own monetary gain. We just won't patronize people that drop to that level, period. And yes Trapper, perhaps the IRS should be included! Time to go fishing! How about that barometer folks...... ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 31, 2018, 07:48 AM

If you got time go fishing , donít worry about that baro , go have fun
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: caliking on Jan 31, 2018, 07:57 AM
My buddy hit that crack on our way in from Shackleton yesterday a.m.. whiteout didn't help but the crack was just snowed over and open 2-3'.. put his back wheels in i got over it and dragged him out quick with my quad. Coulda been worse thats for sure.. went in dried off a bit and went back out to finish up our limits off of the condos for the evening.. does that count in the diehard category? 😁😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jackie bushman on Jan 31, 2018, 08:11 AM
My buddy hit that crack on our way in from Shackleton yesterday a.m.. whiteout didn't help but the crack was just snowed over and open 2-3'.. put his back wheels in i got over it and dragged him out quick with my quad. Coulda been worse thats for sure.. went in dried off a bit and went back out to finish up our limits off of the condos for the evening.. does that count in the diehard category? 😁😁

Big Dan forgot to mention they've been biting well the last couple days .. I'm just his PR man .. I wasn't able to make the trip. 


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: caliking on Jan 31, 2018, 08:16 AM
Thanks for the tech help jackie! We r out here now fresh 6-7 inches on the lake and we r officially "back on em"..  😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 31, 2018, 08:49 AM
Nice job staying on the bite caliking! Wow 6-7" of new snow, an hour south we only got a dusting. Glad everything worked out well on the pressure crack. Enjoy your day!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 31, 2018, 10:19 AM
Can anyone help me out , Iím wondering what u guys call Buckeyes? I use Lake Erie emarids , and flatheads . Headed up in couple days like get back into few teeth lol. Be safe guys tight lines
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbuck on Jan 31, 2018, 10:28 AM
Buckeyes are same as Emeralds just called by various names in certain regions.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 31, 2018, 10:38 AM
When I was a kid the old timers also called them icicles
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 31, 2018, 12:08 PM
6"-7" of snow  ???.....maybe got 3-4" total on south shore.......lake has anywhere from 1" to 6" of powdery drifted snow.......sleds should be good to go....wheeler worked fine......slippery as hell under it.....still recommend cleats......perch were pretty active till 9:30 then 1 here and there.....ended up with 25....quit at 11:00
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 31, 2018, 12:56 PM

Well done guys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 31, 2018, 01:01 PM
Nice fish guys....i was talking about rite in lennox on the lake...or lakeport...i didnt realize i work 6 minutes from lakeport...not to familiar with that area..
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chuck66 on Jan 31, 2018, 01:22 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 31, 2018, 01:37 PM
wow.....whiteout here in maple bay.....not gonna last long though
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Jan 31, 2018, 02:14 PM
Well done on the fish Scout. Hope some of that blows off, tough on the walkers. Guess maybe it's time to register the wheeler, just hate dragging it down salty roads.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 31, 2018, 02:38 PM
Nice fish guys....i was talking about rite in lennox on the lake...or lakeport...i didnt realize i work 6 minutes from lakeport...not to familiar with that area..

Sorry big guy I thought you were talking about the large pond 🤪Lewis point is another access , scout 57 gave you the rest
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Jan 31, 2018, 03:01 PM
According to an old timer I fish with, he's got over 70 years on Oneida, Buckeyes are Mooneyes and Fatheads are Hardheads lol.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Jan 31, 2018, 03:08 PM
According to an old timer I fish with, he's got over 70 years on Oneida, Buckeyes are Mooneyes and Fatheads are Hardheads lol.
I remember when we called the alewife a mooneye.  Anyone remember sawbelly?  Might have been a finger lake term. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 31, 2018, 03:35 PM
Well done on the fish Scout. Hope some of that blows off, tough on the walkers. Guess maybe it's time to register the wheeler, just hate dragging it down salty roads.
I hear ya Rug........my wheeler is old so not as big a deal for me......unfortunately we just picked up another inch or two in the last 2 hrs....might have to put the sled back on the trailer
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: caliking on Jan 31, 2018, 05:59 PM
Sorry scout i didn't spend too much time measuring the snow when i walked out this a.m but it sure looked like 6" of fresh fell overnight to me at app's.. we went out this morning and spanked the eyes damn good for a few hours. U guys have it made out there I'd fish the big O everyday if i lived near it. We took full advantage of our three day trip that's for sure.. back on my home turf in the a.m for some Erie eyes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 31, 2018, 06:09 PM
We definitely got 6" of snow last night on the north shore. Should be perfect for sleds now.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 31, 2018, 06:23 PM
Sorry scout i didn't spend too much time measuring the snow when i walked out this a.m but it sure looked like 6" of fresh fell overnight to me at app's.. we went out this morning and spanked the eyes damn good for a few hours. U guys have it made out there I'd fish the big O everyday if i lived near it. We took full advantage of our three day trip that's for sure.. back on my home turf in the a.m for some Erie eyes
good job on the eyes.........glad you guys had fun........lake effect snow band must have been a little more intense up there......a couple miles makes a big difference sometimes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 31, 2018, 07:07 PM
Boy it does on Oneida, that's for sure Scout.
Sometimes when I left the lake heading home from the North Shore when it was snowing so bad you couldn't see either shore, I'd drive over the bridge heading south on Rt 81 and look at the lake and see nothing but a HUGE white snow cloud over the water...And I would be in blue skies, just on the Rt 81 bridge and all the way home.
It was an awesome sight I saw more than once. Snowing on the lake and not very far around it... And I was smilin' with fish in the bucket sayin' what a grand day it was.

Caliking, you and your buddy come back soon. Oneida will humble you sometimes, like you've read here; but it sure is sweet when she's good to you.
I really enjoyed your story too by the way and glad you hammered 'em on your last day. :tipup:
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 31, 2018, 07:23 PM
Rumor has it that the bite was going to be bad today.... hmmm....🤔 Friend of mine, lives 2 hours away, who has only icefished Oneida maybe a dozen times in his life.... went catching today. He iced 13 keeper sized eyes, lots of short eyes and took home 11 or so perch. Not too shabby for a bad bite.
I donít believe in bad barometers, moon phases, alignment of stars, power auger noise, the guy whoís passing gas while sitting on a bucket is spooking fish from biting. 😁 What I do believe in is.... when I get a chance to go fishing...Iíll go fishing!! 😎 End of story!!!
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Post by: fishshack on Jan 31, 2018, 07:41 PM
Rumor has it that the bite was going to be bad today.... hmmm....🤔 Friend of mine, lives 2 hours away, who has only icefished Oneida maybe a dozen times in his life.... went catching today. He iced 13 keeper sized eyes, lots of short eyes and took home 11 or so perch. Not too shabby for a bad bite.
I donít believe in bad barometers, moon phases, alignment of stars, power auger noise, the guy whoís passing gas while sitting on a bucket is spooking fish from biting. 😁 What I do believe in is.... when I get a chance to go fishing...Iíll go fishing!! 😎 End of story!!!
.   Agree!!!!! Itís nice to have an excuse lined up before hand if it doesnít go well though.  ;)
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Post by: caliking on Jan 31, 2018, 07:45 PM
I hear ya Kp.. Believe me i read this thread religiously as do thousands of other diehards or weekend warriors or even folks who don't fish yet or are just getting into it. I knew the bite was gonna slow and i also heard of plenty stories of 50 fish days from my friends that have been out in the past month during the "hot bite".. when the boys said they were heading up for a few days i was up for the challenge and it was a very enjoyable trip with some good memories made. Ice fishing is my passion and there's absolutely nowhere else I'd rather be than sittin on a bucket playing the game with the 🐡🐠🐟🐋🦈🤗
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Post by: sawdust on Jan 31, 2018, 08:38 PM
Amen KP!
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 01, 2018, 12:01 AM

I agree KP , how many times Iíve posted Something similar over the years ,great post KP ,
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Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 01, 2018, 03:42 AM
I agree KP , how many times Iíve posted Something similar over the years ,great post KP ,
X2!!
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 01, 2018, 05:05 AM
I have never had a bad barometer, every one I have owned has worked just fine.  ;D

Yesterday should have been a good baro, it was dropping most of the day...

Hopefully today is a good baro day.  ;)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 01, 2018, 05:21 AM
I have never had a bad barometer, every one I have owned has worked just fine.  ;D
Lol
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Post by: KingPerch on Feb 01, 2018, 06:03 AM
Every day is a good day.... there are no bad days!! LIFE IS GOOD!!😎
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Feb 01, 2018, 08:16 AM
I have been going out of the north side every weekend. This past weekend for me was a slow bite. For the people fishing out of the north side this week, how has the bite been the last couple of days? Just curious, either way bite good or bad ill be on the ice and enjoying every minute of my time again this weekend.
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 01, 2018, 11:18 AM
Hit the lake this am and landed on a school on my 3rd spot. Got a limit of eaters then experimented a bit with some new lures. There was 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ice with a few wind whipped bare spots. Be careful as the snow has covered up some of the cracks making them harder to see.  As soon as the sun got bright the bite died so I headed back to work. All in all not a bad am
(https://s18.postimg.cc/vo0ahh9j9/8546_A561-_DD2_E-4133-_A464-8_E0014369_E6_C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vo0ahh9j9/)
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 01, 2018, 11:27 AM
Great job again, fishshack. I love getting my limit and then playing around with new stuff seeing what else will get them to go.
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 01, 2018, 12:29 PM
north shore humbled me today...again.....out of apps at sunrise and went west.......not many guys out.......could not find keepers.....4 shorts and could have kept 5 perch....all went back......tried 6 spots to no avail......guess I'm just a south side guy ;).....ice is great....slick as hell under the snow
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Post by: caliking on Feb 01, 2018, 12:34 PM
Were u out around the condos scout? Out to the west around 1-1.5 miles? We did well there for the evening bite one night in ~32' but my buddies went there in the a.m first day n couldn't do much but marked fish most of the morning perch and eyes..  went back to same holes for the evening n smashed em
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Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 01, 2018, 12:40 PM
Hit the lake this am and landed on a school on my 3rd spot. Got a limit of eaters then experimented a bit with some new lures. There was 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ice with a few wind whipped bare spots. Be careful as the snow has covered up some of the cracks making them harder to see.  As soon as the sun got bright the bite died so I headed back to work. All in all not a bad am
(https://s18.postimg.cc/vo0ahh9j9/8546_A561-_DD2_E-4133-_A464-8_E0014369_E6_C.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/vo0ahh9j9/)
Fishshack,
Never, I repeat NEVER, go back to work!! Clean/rearrange your tackle box, clean your guns, go for a drive...ANYTHING but going back to work!!!  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 01, 2018, 12:41 PM
yessir cali........not much happening there this morning.......did well there last week......perch I caught were nice jumbos though......was after eyes though so back they went.....
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 01, 2018, 03:09 PM
Ha Hardwater- gotta pay for those buckeyes somehow.  Not sure if you guys saw this huge walleye on LOU. A huge Quinte eye. Said it was 18.5lbs and 33 inches.   Holy walleye!!!!
(https://s9.postimg.cc/eotmaag97/0_D209506-724_A-4_E3_B-8_D15-_F786_C053272_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/eotmaag97/)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 01, 2018, 04:22 PM

Good job guys,  that  Quinte eye is a brute 👍🏻
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Post by: Rugburn on Feb 01, 2018, 05:07 PM
That is a BIG eye for sure!  @) 
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Post by: bart on Feb 01, 2018, 05:10 PM
18.5 lb walleye!  :o

Congratulations on a fish of a lifetime!
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Post by: Chuck66 on Feb 01, 2018, 05:23 PM
Hey snagger are u still catching fish? Havenít seen u post any pictures in awhile kid lol . Great job on a sweet walleye, any good news on the eyes hitting at Lewis point, weíll be safe guys itís slick under the snow
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Post by: crzyeyevan on Feb 01, 2018, 05:49 PM
Ha Hardwater- gotta pay for those buckeyes somehow.  Not sure if you guys saw this huge walleye on LOU. A huge Quinte eye. Said it was 18.5lbs and 33 inches.   Holy walleye!!!!
(https://s9.postimg.cc/eotmaag97/0_D209506-724_A-4_E3_B-8_D15-_F786_C053272_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/eotmaag97/)
That's why we try to make that trip at least once a winter, hopes of that big girl at the end of your line. Got a few big ones there but not like that bruiser. Congrats for sure.
Headed for the East end of Oneida this weekend for some good times with some good people, hope the bite is on, if not oh well I'm on the ice.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 01, 2018, 07:07 PM
18.5  would  be a state  record   
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 01, 2018, 07:08 PM
18.5  would  be a state  record

It's in Canada Trap.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 01, 2018, 07:09 PM
want to thank the  bearded bucket  puncher  for  pointing me  in the right direction .....having a   sunfish  diner  tomorrow  sally  thanks ,good  to see ya man
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 01, 2018, 07:11 PM
I know  but  18.5  would be a state record by 2 pounds  ....that's big !
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 01, 2018, 07:29 PM
I know  but  18.5  would be a state record by 2 pounds  ....that's big !

That is true!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 01, 2018, 07:41 PM
I read that a 22 pounder was caught in the niagra river  ...can you imagine  that fish must have same in new York waters too  ;D
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 01, 2018, 08:19 PM
How come the Canadians have all the big ones???
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Post by: crzyeyevan on Feb 01, 2018, 08:38 PM
Chaumont is producing some real hogs lately, same strain of Ontario eyes just a bit east. New state record could come from that area in the near future. 👍
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Post by: bigbuck on Feb 01, 2018, 08:45 PM
Fished to the East side of Lewis Point today from 1 till dark. Started in 27 fow and caught 6 keeper perch and a bunch of walleye shorts. Moved in to 24 fow for final hour and took a several more shorts. Bigger marks would not bite. Easy drag and snow was melting away fast. Rain started on walk in.
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Post by: Budbucket on Feb 01, 2018, 09:51 PM
Chaumont is producing some real hogs lately, same strain of Ontario eyes just a bit east. New state record could come from that area in the near future. 👍
Are people letting them go so they can grow?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 02, 2018, 06:44 AM
How come the Canadians have all the big ones???

i seen a 14 something come out of Oswego
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Post by: billybob851 on Feb 02, 2018, 08:12 AM
Hi guys, I know some of you guys fish chaumont bay and I am heading up there tomorrow for the first time ever.  I plan on hitting the hardware store for bait and info but was wondering if anyone had some advice where to start. I was looking at herrick shoal to start out. any info is appreciated thank you
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 02, 2018, 09:50 AM
How come the Canadians have all the big ones???

Slot limit system, and good CPR ethics, and good genetics of course.. and probably an aggressive stocking program... you gotta have everyone on board.


That walleye is huge holy wahhh!!!
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 02, 2018, 09:52 AM
Are people letting them go so they can grow?

No. Chaumont all the way up through to the seaway in my area, tons and tons and tons of 10-14lb walleyes killed. But what can you say? Perfectly legal. No slot system.
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Post by: Budbucket on Feb 02, 2018, 10:03 AM
No. Chaumont all the way up through to the seaway in my area, tons and tons and tons of 10-14lb walleyes killed. But what can you say? Perfectly legal. No slot system.
I understand, I've killed many many big walleye over the years but not by choice.hard to get a paying customer to release a fish of a lifetime
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Post by: muskydib on Feb 02, 2018, 10:12 AM
Im from Pa and we have the same problem the big females are the future of our fishery  small ones  better eating we need a slot a lot of my friends will not keep any over 22
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 02, 2018, 10:13 AM
I understand, I've killed many many big walleye over the years but not by choice.hard to get a paying customer to release a fish of a lifetime

Right. Especially when its perfectly legal. I cant say ive never kept a big one for the wall.. but when we come off the river and it was a really good night, and you see a dad/son team and they have two 10 pound walleyes, a 9 pounder, a couple 8 pounders, and a 7 pounder all frozen in the sled, its like ouch :-\... BUT, perfectly legal. Lol im done blatting! Neat topic to me..
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 02, 2018, 10:26 AM
20Ēand over go back as soon as I can. The 18Ē and under are the best eaters.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 02, 2018, 10:46 AM
bucket you are 100% correct
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 02, 2018, 10:52 AM
Chaumont is producing some real hogs lately, same strain of Ontario eyes just a bit east. New state record could come from that area in the near future. 👍

they had been saying that about Oswego since the 70's and the state record came from mastic  lake . I'm sure a monster will come out of  Ontario ... Canada's record is 22 lbs and that was caught in the niagra river .....that fish could  easily have been caught on the US side
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 02, 2018, 11:40 AM
I caught 31 1/2Ē male out of the Oswego river 20 plus years ago, did not weight it but wish I had.
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 02, 2018, 11:41 AM
they had been saying that about Oswego since the 70's and the state record came from mastic  lake . I'm sure a monster will come out of  Ontario ... Canada's record is 22 lbs and that was caught in the niagra river .....that fish could  easily have been caught on the US side
. I donít know Trap.....you canít get over the boarder anymore without a passport.
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Post by: PerchEyes on Feb 02, 2018, 11:47 AM
Right. Especially when its perfectly legal. I cant say ive never kept a big one for the wall.. but when we come off the river and it was a really good night, and you see a dad/son team and they have two 10 pound walleyes, a 9 pounder, a couple 8 pounders, and a 7 pounder all frozen in the sled, its like ouch :-\... BUT, perfectly legal. Lol im done blatting! Neat topic to me..

And sadly, they all probably tasted like crap.
Give me a 16" any day.
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 02, 2018, 11:50 AM
I caught 31 1/2Ē male out of the Oswego river 20 plus years ago, did not weight it but wish I had.

Without a big belly, probably 10-11lb
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 02, 2018, 12:16 PM
yes,thatís
what Iíve been told before. 31 1/2Ē eye is not a eater. And thatís for sure!
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Post by: hrdcore on Feb 02, 2018, 03:27 PM
Fished northwest today on previous waypoints. That crack that runs parallel with the north shore opened up enough to ruin somebody's day. I crossed in the dark and it was 3" wide,on the way back it was a foot and covered with snow. Walkers & ATV's beware.  Glad I brought the spud. Dozen perch & 2 eyes. 1 short, 1 dumped at the hole...Section V wrestling the rest of the weekend. I'll be back next weekend hopefully the walleye bite will be better.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 02, 2018, 03:45 PM
i remember when word got out on the big walleyes in Oswego and ever guide around  booked walleye trips ....looked like salmon season on the harbor and  a lot of big fish went home ......so if you catch a few on your own and keep them i don't care .... if you like eating them who am i to complain that's really what fish are ....food .....i had people  tell me i was wrong in keeping smaller eyes  for the table and letting big ones go .....does it matter  the fishery is supported by a stock truck
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Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Feb 02, 2018, 04:34 PM
I've never been fortunate to hook into a big walleye , 30" or larger would be on my wall I like smaller walleye to eat anything  20" or larger I always put back just don't have the same taste imo . My biggest was shy of 27" came out of Oneida river fishing from the bank  and largest from the lake was 25 3/4" outta big bay . Hooked into some large eyes from otisco and Ontario but never landed them. Looking forward to getting back out after a long work week hope they cooperate for us !!
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Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 02, 2018, 04:36 PM
How much snow is there now on the ice? Thanks
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 02, 2018, 04:57 PM
How much snow is there now on the ice? Thanks
zero.....as of noon.......all blowing off
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 02, 2018, 04:58 PM

Thanks scout for the snow report
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Post by: Yotecatcher on Feb 02, 2018, 05:04 PM
Thanks scout for the snow report
Yes thank you 👍
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Post by: conesusguy on Feb 02, 2018, 05:35 PM
Brutal day out of Godfrey. Coldest air Iíve ever experienced, the walk in was awful. 1 white perch out of dozens we marked. Love it when Oneida hands me a proper beating :P
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 02, 2018, 06:22 PM
I got out for the last hour. One keeper and dumped one. Lots of zombie marks. Not even reacting to the bait unless you whacked em in the head with it and then they just swam away. Maybe sheephead or just zombie eyes.

Lake was great for travel. Light snow and finally flattened out a bit.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 02, 2018, 06:30 PM
Apparently that guy's 3rd walleye of the season on Quinte. Saw this from another message board, not sure if it's real but no fish finder or camera!

"Been fishing Quinte since the early 1980's. This is by far my biggest walleye ever. Fish was caught in Big Bay. I went out from Wagar's. She was caught on a 1/2 oz. silver Kastmaster. I doctor them a little bit by putting red prism tape on one side and silver prism tape on the other. I also put a larger treble hook on them. I've used that lure for years and usually have decent luck with it. I was riding my ATV so my normal strategy is to run and gun. I pop a hole and if I don't have at least a solid hit after 30 minutes or so I move to a new spot. I fish pretty low tech. when ice fishing. No fish finder or camera. I do have a GPS so I do punch in way points when I either catch or lose a fish. I just keep moving and hope I drop my lure in from of one that will bite. This guy hit in about the 3rd hole I cut at about 8:30 am. This is only the 3rd fish of the ice fishing season that I have caught. Previous two were small eaters. Over the years I have caught a lot of fish in the 8 to 10 lb category and honestly this guy didn't fight any harder than those. He did make a couple of runs against the drag. Getting his head in the 8 inch hole was the toughest part but he did come in eventually. When I laid him on the ice I new he was big and probably the biggest walleye of my life. I had no scales or tape measure with me but I suspected she was over 14 lbs. I normally put these big girls back but since I was pretty certain she was my new PB, I decided to keep her for the wall. When I got her home and measured and weighed her I was in shock. I really thought 17-18 lb walleye's were only a myth and never dreamt that I would catch one myself. This fish was the only bite I had all morning with the exception of a single jumbo perch."
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 02, 2018, 06:32 PM
I got out for the last hour. One keeper and dumped one. Lots of zombie marks. Not even reacting to the bait unless you whacked em in the head with it and then they just swam away. Maybe sheephead or just zombie eyes.

Lake was great for travel. Light snow and finally flattened out a bit.
had some of those zombie marks myself this morning Chow.........would just show up on the vex out of nowhere......mostly suspended.......did coax a couple to hit and they were big fish......unfortunatel y lost both fish 6 ft from the hole....one snapped 6 # flouro leader and the other spit it......ticked me off cause I just wanted to see what they were......don't think they were eyes.......guessing sheepies or burbot, but they pulled as hard as any fish I've ever caught thru the ice.....ended up with 9 perch and pulled the plug at 9:30 with that gaddam wind......south shore....31 fow
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Post by: hrdcore on Feb 02, 2018, 08:13 PM
Glad to hear I wasn't the only one struggling out there...
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Post by: darkeyez on Feb 02, 2018, 09:05 PM
i remember when word got out on the big walleyes in Oswego and ever guide around  booked walleye trips ....looked like salmon season on the harbor and  a lot of big fish went home.

We used to go up there 30 or more years ago, one trip my buddy had 10, 11, and 13# walleyes. We fished it at night from a boat and the wall was almost shoulder to shoulder with people who were throwing stick baits and flashers were constantly going off to charge lures, seemed like during the day they were all fishing with night crawlers, there were plenty of boats out around the rock breakwalls also.
A buddy of mine and his BIL go up to Oneida for both ice and in the spring, told them about Oswego and to try it. They haven't done overly great there, but the BIL has one 31 1/2" 10+lbs., not too shabby there's still a few there!!!!
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Post by: Budbucket on Feb 03, 2018, 03:00 AM
i remember when word got out on the big walleyes in Oswego and ever guide around  booked walleye trips...
Sometimes it makes me sick to my stomach.... I was one of those guides.my first mate at the time and i still talk about it . We were young and if only knew.
Took 168 in the first 45 days of the season in the early 2000's
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 04:42 AM
I remember going over to Oswego and watching charter boats and drift boats trolling at night and smashing 10#ers , well it took many years of pounding but now the average size isnít even close to what it use to be , guys thought it was a never ending supply , old timers had been catching those old gals for many years before they were discovered by the masses , it wonít happen in my life time but you younger guys keep an eye on what happens up north 😉 some of you fellas that live up there know what Iím talking about on whatís going on
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Post by: taildancer on Feb 03, 2018, 06:32 AM
Anyone been out of spuce Grove lately... looking for ice conditions as u head for the channel. Cracks to cross?
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 07:00 AM
I remember going over to Oswego and watching charter boats and drift boats trolling at night and smashing 10#ers , well it took many years of pounding but now the average size isnít even close to what it use to be , guys thought it was a never ending supply , old timers had been catching those old gals for many years before they were discovered by the masses , it wonít happen in my life time but you younger guys keep an eye on what happens up north 😉 some of you fellas that live up there know what Iím talking about on whatís going on

after what I seen happen in Oswego I'm surprised there isn't a one fish limit in big walleyes ...I can remember  drift boats  off the  detach wall in the dark with no lights  screaming because  you came  to close  and they would fight with the coast guard saying they didn't need lights  under  man power ...... was  crazy
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 07:11 AM
It was crazy , ten#,were run of the mill
I remember all that , captains-guides letting their clients keep there limits to and I can also remember the times before all that nonsense
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Post by: choo choo on Feb 03, 2018, 07:29 AM
We decided to give that Oswego walleye night fishing a try one night ...got over towards the break wall ( with both portable lights on) and all of a sudden in the pitch dark this boat (with no lights on)  starts screaming at us that we were "going in the wrong direction" ! **censored** I didn't know we were supposed to go in a certain direction.....they were doing that to avoid collisions or tangled lines while trying to troll along the hot zones.... it was a "follow the leader" procession in the night darkness. It really worked quite well. Most boats were using those giant f-13 rapalas.


That giant walleye picture is awesome and amazing. I would have thought an 18 lb. walleye would have been a little longer than 33 inches.  I have caught 32 inch fish in Quinte the first day or 2 of December that only weighed 12 1/2 lbs.
The girth of her is really huge I guess....darn 18 lbs....I don't even dream of walleyes that big!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: conesusguy on Feb 03, 2018, 07:32 AM
had some of those zombie marks myself this morning Chow.........would just show up on the vex out of nowhere......mostly suspended.......did coax a couple to hit and they were big fish......unfortunatel y lost both fish 6 ft from the hole....one snapped 6 # flouro leader and the other spit it......ticked me off cause I just wanted to see what they were......don't think they were eyes.......guessing sheepies or burbot, but they pulled as hard as any fish I've ever caught thru the ice.....ended up with 9 perch and pulled the plug at 9:30 with that gaddam wind......south shore....31 fow

The one we plucked was suspended 22 feet in 29 feet of water. Was a big white perch. Had a ton come in suspended high and sniff the baits, tried everything to get them to snap.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: northernnyice on Feb 03, 2018, 08:01 AM
It was crazy , ten#,were run of the mill
I remember all that , captains-guides letting their clients keep there limits to and I can also remember the times before all that nonsense

What was the biggest one you caught
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 08:28 AM
What was the biggest one you caught
12# Measured ,weighed , pic and gone , I see your pics of some really nice ones 👍🏻🎣 keep-m coming
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 09:29 AM
my biggest was 13lbs 7oz  ...casting  j-18's  blue and silver  .....  the detached wall was dangerous place to fish  you could  be in a collision  easy ... and the charter boats would crowd you in a heart beat ....

before word got out  and before linear park was built we would  fish for the gaints.... but  we got tons of 26 inchers and less too .....

and you can google blue pike ...long gone now commercially fished to extinction listed in the 1970's what a shame
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 03, 2018, 10:23 AM
Awsome fish. Sounds like wild times. Everyone was Young & Reckless at one point. I hope the big river is a little more sturdy then the Oswego, but it will begin to decline some day..  and everyone will say, **censored**! Why? Where did the big walleyes go? Lol. We are notorious from not learning from our mistakes though (Americans).

Sorry to infiltrate and derail this thread. Oneida! Lets see some nice Oneida eyeballs. How come no giants?  High density/competition??
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 12:06 PM

NNYice you didnít derail anything , I thought airing that out was a good thing , Iím sure trapp will to ,
 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 12:13 PM
not just americans people in general are greedy  look at japan and china  and the decline in fishing off our coast....

from what I seen it was the  guides and charters that put the hurrying on oswego's fish .... after a few big ones for pictures  everyone  went up in the river drifting worms for smaller fish that tasted good .... I'm not sure how long it takes a walleye to get over 10 pounds .... catch on get a picture or put him on the wall ,other then that toss them back catch something that taste good .....I just had walleye sandwich from Oneida lake  :thumbsup:
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Post by: KingPerch on Feb 03, 2018, 12:18 PM
Oneida could grow giants.... like the Oswego gig... if guys would learn to put the bigger fish in Oneida back... there would be bigger eyes to catch. Personally, I keep 15-19Ē fish with an occasional 20Ēer. Doesnít hurt to conserve a bit to catch bigger fish later in life. Oneida is a put and take fishery... never hurt the population of eyes.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 12:27 PM
looking in my freezer I know I didn't hurt the population  :roflmao:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 12:44 PM
looking in my freezer I know I didn't hurt the population  :roflmao:
Best thing they ever did was lower the size limit , and I was skeptical at first but Iíve seen good things come from it , I to toss 20Ē and over back unless they have issues or maybe a tourney , but thatís just me , i dont say a word when guys keep bigger , itís a choice 👍🏻itís all good
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 12:53 PM
all this walleye talk makes me wonder about dragging some big white jigs on the bottom  hmmmmmmm
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 01:24 PM
all this walleye talk makes me wonder about dragging some big white jigs on the bottom  hmmmmmmm
Later not right yet 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 01:31 PM
few weeks and it will get good right up to closing ..... fish will be heavier too full of eggs
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 03, 2018, 01:39 PM
Eyes were more aggressive this morning. High marks but moving faster and dropping and firing up on the bait when they saw it. No shorts until I started on the perch too. First time this year I can say that.

I found perch but weeded thru a pile of 8&9Ē fish to get 9 worth taking home.

Windy as heck but all in all a nice morning out there.
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Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 03, 2018, 02:47 PM
Thanks for the report Chow. Good to hear!
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Post by: s10xr on Feb 03, 2018, 04:52 PM
Fished about 7-1.  Had some ice chunks that kept popping up my hole and blocking a couple keepers.  Lost 3 keepers, a bunch of pins, but I made it home with a meal.  Finicky fish today.  Hopefully back at it early a.m..
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 03, 2018, 05:14 PM

Thatís enough fish to clean
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 03, 2018, 05:16 PM
Looks like a perfect day s10.

Nice job Chow.
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Post by: choo choo on Feb 03, 2018, 06:02 PM
my biggest was 13lbs 7oz  ...casting  j-18's  blue and silver  .....  the detached wall was dangerous place to fish  you could  be in a collision  easy ... and the charter boats would crowd you in a heart beat ....


You are right trap, those giant Rapalas were 18's not 13's..... they give out nice vibrations and gave those walleyes a big target to crush !
 Nerve racking and dangerous for sure .    13lbs 7 oz is a monster...never got one close to that anywhere.
Trolling the shoreline over there was hairy too. Those regular charters would "claim" the sweet spot going east towards cemetery, then re-claim it coming back west towards the harbor. We all had boards out too and they would run you in way to shallow and you'd slam a board into the rocks and hang a lure on the bottom if you did not move out of their way !
But I was not a regular there, and they were trying to make a living, so I gave them a WIDE berth when passing .

Nice job on the fish today guy's
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Post by: paul23 on Feb 03, 2018, 06:08 PM
Walleye were on fire the last 90 mins.  Grabbed a limit n sent many back down below.  Many over 20Ē.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: alfed on Feb 03, 2018, 06:11 PM
How much snow is on the ice..horth shore?
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Feb 03, 2018, 06:29 PM
Fished about 7-1.  Had some ice chunks that kept popping up my hole and blocking a couple keepers.  Lost 3 keepers, a bunch of pins, but I made it home with a meal.  Finicky fish today.  Hopefully back at it early a.m..
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That looks like a murder scene
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 03, 2018, 06:29 PM
How much snow is on the ice..horth shore?

An inch or two of snow and quite a bit of bare ice.

Nice job Paul. Much better bite tonight than a couple days ago...

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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 06:36 PM
coo coo 13-7  and  I was  beat  by  13-9  in the  derby
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: PerchEyes on Feb 03, 2018, 06:37 PM
Way to go Chow,S10,Paul  :clap:

S10, aren't you concerned that red marks the spot?

PerchEyes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 03, 2018, 06:46 PM
nice fish guys ,I couldn't get out today
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Post by: s10xr on Feb 03, 2018, 07:15 PM
Way to go Chow,S10,Paul  :clap:

S10, aren't you concerned that red marks the spot?

PerchEyes

That was in my back yard.  I don't dump my bucket till I get home unless I drop some blood down the hole to call em in.  I have a lid for it during transport.  I've been lucky no shanty followers been setting up within 150 yards. 
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Post by: KingPerch on Feb 03, 2018, 07:16 PM
Good work Gents!!😎 Iím headed out in the morning.
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Post by: fishinpreacher on Feb 03, 2018, 08:08 PM
Myself and 3-4 friends are headed up about mid week from Williamsport PA to fish Onedia for the first time.
We'll be staying at the Angler's Bay Cottages and going out on 4 wheelers. We are all really really stoked! (40 something year old men feeling like kids at Christmas!)
Any warnings or advice for us Oneida first timers?
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 04, 2018, 03:14 AM
Myself, a friend, and his son hit the lake yesterday pm. Less snow up at the lake than the Syracuse area got from the am snowfall. Easy travel maybe an inch of snow on the ice. Itís mostly all blown off. Friends son was using his new camera. Pretty cool seeing how the fish react to and approach the lure. He got some cool video but Iím not sure how to post them. 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 04, 2018, 04:00 AM

Fishshack thatís a nice bag of walleye
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 04, 2018, 07:36 AM
Thx Fred. We got lucky and found fish at first spot. Looks like no fishing today as will be stuck in the plow truck. Then pulling for anybody but Patriots!! Good luck to those that get out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 04, 2018, 07:54 AM
Nice job S10! Great pics and reports guys
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Post by: Chuckup on Feb 04, 2018, 09:42 AM
want to thank the good guys who towed me in at chapman yesterday. also to the other guy who looked for a plug wrench for me. there is no doubt that ice fishermen are a great bunch of guys!
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Post by: 62&done on Feb 04, 2018, 10:31 AM
Fishshack thatís a nice bag of walleye
   
     Nice haul FISHSHACK   hope some of the right people see this as they have just about forsaken the Big O.  it's all in knowing how, when & were   tight lines
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Johnnyed on Feb 04, 2018, 11:53 AM
Congrats on the eyes fishshack I'd love a day like that
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 04, 2018, 01:37 PM
slow morning for me......chapman park.......had a little flury about 10 and ended up with 8 perch for my neighbor......couple short eyes also.......not the best weather day I've ever seen but doable......saw a couple pail sitters on the way in.....brought back memories......looking outside and seeing the prettiest big snowflakes......should put a nice coating of snow for the sledders
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: alfed on Feb 04, 2018, 02:59 PM
Onieda has humbled me for the 3rd straight Sunday. Im yet to put a legal eye on the ice..dropped to at the hole at chapman last week..went out of Godfrey this morning. Started at 32ft moved twice to 39 ft..then moved back in working into 18fow..only one short eye..could pull them 6-8 foot off the bottom but they would only watch...I knew it was going to be one of those days when my buddy landed a mudpuppy....maybe I will try a afternoon outing seems like guys do better on the late bite. Ice and drag was good at least
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: zaphod4 on Feb 04, 2018, 03:35 PM
Is it snowing? Coming up Tuesday and want to bring the sled.No longer have an atv.Repair cost was more than it was worth. Hate buying used.Only got 3 seasons out of it.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: alfed on Feb 04, 2018, 04:14 PM
When I left it a few hours ago it was a mix of bare spots and a inch or two of snow. I guess enough snow for a shed not to much for 4 wheelers and ok for the draggers like me
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Post by: PerchEyes on Feb 04, 2018, 05:20 PM
Fished morning only off of North Shore.
I went to 32ft spot where I did well 2 weeks back.
Lucky enough to ice 7 wallys (smallest 14", largest 18") and 6 perch (not jumbos).
A few biters but most were caught sucking on the perch eye I was using for bait.
Dumped as many as caught due to light bite.
Most on #7 white glow jigging rap, a few on a huge yellow-prism pimple.
Great conditions for sled.
Strangely, all but one perch were male.

Go Pats!
PerchEyes
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Post by: burtbomberz on Feb 04, 2018, 06:11 PM
Got a 22" and a few perch today..a 16"   four shirts and few more perch yesterday...lite biters..most on glo rapalas tipped with a minnow head
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 04, 2018, 06:26 PM
Got a 22" and a few perch today..a 16"   four shirts and few more perch yesterday...lite biters..most on glo rapalas tipped with a minnow head
Would luv to see a pic of that 16Ē perch that would be an absolute giant for Oneida
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 04, 2018, 06:28 PM
I think he meant a 16" eye Freddy.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 04, 2018, 06:59 PM
I think he meant a 16" eye Freddy.
Thanks Bruce she confused me a bit, but thatís not hard lol
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 05, 2018, 08:00 AM
We got about 10" of snow in the past day here in Constantia. Looks like more coming Wednesday...
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Post by: mcully on Feb 05, 2018, 08:14 AM
fished mid lake yesterday and was a good eye bite in 25' with 1 ounce kastmaster doing most damage on eyes. Had to move from one hole because I finished my limit and just couldn't get anything but eyes to hit.
 The perch have just been tough with only a dozen on spikes , kastmaster, blade bait and dead stick. Just keep switching and using blade or bigger spoon to draw them in. Water was little dirty where I was.
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Post by: northernnyice on Feb 05, 2018, 08:53 AM
fished mid lake yesterday and was a good eye bite in 25' with 1 ounce kastmaster doing most damage on eyes. Had to move from one hole because I finished my limit and just couldn't get anything but eyes to hit.
 The perch have just been tough with only a dozen on spikes , kastmaster, blade bait and dead stick. Just keep switching and using blade or bigger spoon to draw them in. Water was little dirty where I was.

1oz wowza, are you battling current?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 05, 2018, 08:55 AM
what a crappy forecast for the week.......wind,wind,wind.......heavy snow on wed......oh well.....it's winter after all
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Post by: Zeker259 on Feb 05, 2018, 09:26 AM
what a crappy forecast for the week.......wind,wind,wind.......heavy snow on wed......oh well.....it's winter after all

Yup, better stay home scout. I got this.  :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

 :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :icefish:

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mcully on Feb 05, 2018, 09:45 AM
1oz wowza, are you battling current?
No current but big flash sometimes has a big benefit and slamming that slab on the bottom at times results in aggressive fish. Cuts down on short eyes at times too. It's not for many of the rods guys typically use on Oneida but both perch and eyes don't seem to mind heavy metal at times. Braided line and a stiffer than normal stick all good. I hate having to grub in deep water if I can stir them up. Sink traps are typically as long if not longer than the 1oz slab but they flutter farther and get hooked in my dead stick rod too often if I'm running one.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Feb 05, 2018, 09:50 AM
I have been fishing the north shore all winter, im getting them but the bite has been slow and not very aggressive. How has Lewis point produced this past weekend?
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Post by: bigbuck on Feb 05, 2018, 09:52 AM
What is a "sink trap"?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 05, 2018, 10:48 AM
What is a "sink trap"?
Itís a home made spoon that the old timers used back in the day ,
    I to sometimes run big stuff like mcCully for perch , itís like everything else sometimes it works and sometimes not , thinking out side the box doesnít hurt
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Post by: firstcast 2 on Feb 05, 2018, 10:58 AM
Sink trap drain pipe
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Post by: mcully on Feb 05, 2018, 11:22 AM
Itís a home made spoon that the old timers used back in the day ,
    I to sometimes run big stuff like mcCully for perch , itís like everything else sometimes it works and sometimes not , thinking out side the box doesnít hurt
I have a few rolls of old lead solder if anyone wants to make up some. Need to look for the older P traps though as they work better than the new thinner stuff.
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 05, 2018, 11:31 AM
These in copper are killers but can't find them anymore. Same basic shape as the sink spoons but a bit smaller.


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: firstcast 2 on Feb 05, 2018, 11:40 AM
How many of them r laying on the bottom of oneida lake?
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Post by: taildancer on Feb 05, 2018, 12:43 PM
Anyone out today on 4 wheeler today and how was the traveling...I heard anywhere from 5 -10inches of snow yesterday?

Thanks
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Post by: chummer16 on Feb 05, 2018, 03:51 PM
Would luv to see a pic of that 16Ē perch that would be an absolute giant for Oneida
What is your biggest or biggest you have seen out of Oneida? I have two 14"ers that ironically caught same day no where near each other.  I could never break the 14" mark.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 05, 2018, 04:04 PM

I have seen a 14 5/8Ē
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Post by: robinhoodsucci on Feb 05, 2018, 04:33 PM
15Ē caught it a few years ago, itís on the wall Mickeys bait,left of the counter, caught it threw ice north of Dunhamís 18ft weighed 2.2 frozen
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 05, 2018, 04:35 PM
Anyone out today on 4 wheeler today and how was the traveling...I heard anywhere from 5 -10inches of snow yesterday?

Thanks
.  I just got off the ice. Seemed like anywhere from 2-8 inches or so of snow on the ice.  Great for sleds, prob not horrible for wheelers, tough for dragging on foot. Found some biters. Itíll get interesting after Wed. Forecast calling for 6+ of additional snow
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Post by: chummer16 on Feb 05, 2018, 04:36 PM
15Ē caught it a few years ago, itís on the wall Mickeys bait,left of the counter, caught it threw ice north of Dunhamís 18ft weighed 2.2 frozen
That is where I got one of mine.  I love fishing that spot but some years not a fish to be found.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 05, 2018, 05:34 PM
I got to make a trip down to see Al Iíll take a look , as many times i have been there Iíve never noticed it sorry
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Post by: bigbuck on Feb 05, 2018, 06:26 PM
Nice catch Fishshack. I am going out tomorrow pulling sled. Was your snow report on north or south shore?
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Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 06:35 PM
I have a few rolls of old lead solder if anyone wants to make up some. Need to look for the older P traps though as they work better than the new thinner stuff.

Sink Trap is nothing like what is depicted in pics in posts.

The spoons in these pics depict what guys used to make out of Sutton trolling spoons by adding lead solder to get them down...Swedish pimple made them obsolete somewhat...and modern day spoons like Kastmaster iced their existence...The Sink Trap that old timers on Oneida used was just that...and old school sink trap...like the steel ones that set in grandmas sink...they were cut and grounded...and then big hooks soldered in circle around bottom...with eyelet attached to top...it was a poachers device best used to rip and snag walleye and perch laying on bottom or swimming just above...
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Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 06:40 PM
Worked best attached to a piece of broomstick
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 05, 2018, 06:52 PM
Ice Vader some of us know exactly what they were and what was the out come , thatís why I didnít pursue it
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Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 06:54 PM
Those days are gone anyhow...I think...
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Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 06:58 PM
These days the sink trap goes by a different name...Jigging Rap...;)
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 05, 2018, 07:01 PM
Those days are gone anyhow...I think...

yeah now we have sonars  :roflmao:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 05, 2018, 07:05 PM
These days the sink trap goes by a different name...Jigging Rap...;)
Now thatís not true I catch a lot of eyes on raps and spoons and they arenít snagged and I use several types of spoons I donít snag with them either if that was the case  I wouldnt carry a 12# tackle bag just for ice fishing , duh
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 07:11 PM
Oh sorry...was not implying that you snag...just defining what was a ďsink trapĒ ... the actual definition of what was used by fishermen in the 50ís, 60ís, 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and...in some places on Oneida...today...Inter esting thing is that I remember when the first eagle portables showed up on the ice...in the early 80ís...wow...guys took them off their boats...brought them to Lewis Point...and oh man...all those suspended fish suddenly became targets and filled buckets...before that it was bounce, bounce, bounce and wiggle and wait...a foot of the bottom.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 05, 2018, 07:16 PM
These days the sink trap goes by a different name...Jigging Rap...;)
Well ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 05, 2018, 07:19 PM
Oh sorry...was not implying that you snag...just defining what was a ďsink trapĒ ... the actual definition of what was used by fishermen in the 50ís, 60ís, 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and...in some places on Oneida...today...Inter esting thing is that I remember when the first eagle portables showed up on the ice...in the early 80ís...wow...guys took them off their boats...brought them to Lewis Point...and oh man...all those suspended fish suddenly became targets and filled buckets...before that it was bounce, bounce, bounce and wiggle and wait...a foot of the bottom.

there was flashers  un the late 60's that I know of ....not colored like today
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 05, 2018, 07:37 PM
my dad had one ran off two 6 volt square  lantern batterys .....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 07:42 PM
Yah...I remeber those...the small eagle graphs that were mounted on coolers or whatever...and hooked to twelve volt worked pretty well...in fact still do...I grew up with graph..so never made the switch to...vex...stuck on lowrance...I donít see the difference except in shallow water perhaps...
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Post by: yankmyline on Feb 05, 2018, 08:01 PM
I remember the old Lowrance Green Machine and the Hummingbird Bird Trap which I still have one.
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Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 08:17 PM
Yah...I rely on Lowrance elite x and raymarine dragonfly units that I set up as portable...I am stuck on LCD graph...just never made the switch...cost is a factor too...tried to outfit my Elite 7TI to the ice...but does not work with bad ground for touch screen and a scrolling speed issue...I am interested in the hummingbird units that present a stationary cone...no scrolling...might get one...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: icevader on Feb 05, 2018, 08:18 PM
For the price...the Garnin Steuker and lowrance elite x are very adequate
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 05, 2018, 08:33 PM
What the hell is sink trap you guys speak of??? Will they work on mud monsters and sluggish fish??? Whatís the hot color....? Gold or chrome???? 🤔
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: taildancer on Feb 05, 2018, 08:39 PM
.  I just got off the ice. Seemed like anywhere from 2-8 inches or so of snow on the ice.  Great for sleds, prob not horrible for wheelers, tough for dragging on foot. Found some biters. Itíll get interesting after Wed. Forecast calling for 6+ of additional snow
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Thanks fishshack
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Post by: slamboney on Feb 06, 2018, 07:13 AM
I was on a school of walleye probably 20 years ago off North Bay and a couple guys rolled up on me on wheelers and watched me catch one. They power augered holes about 20ft from me and dropped one of those kitchen sink spoons down the hole and started ripping it from the hole to about a foot over their head using a rod that was 3 or 4ft long and started snagging the crap out of eyes. Everything came up sideways.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 06, 2018, 07:26 AM
Sounds like some real sportsmen Matt.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigdub22 on Feb 06, 2018, 08:27 AM
I saw pics of someones catch a bunch of years back.  Maybe 6 years or so.The device and a  wooden sled that looked like it had 100 eyes in it. They still poach them like that.  Device was just as vader described it. They used a rope though i think.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 06, 2018, 10:13 AM
These days Speed dial is a wonderful thing ,
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mcully on Feb 06, 2018, 11:11 AM
Now thatís not true I catch a lot of eyes on raps and spoons and they arenít snagged and I use several types of spoons I donít snag with them either if that was the case  I wouldnt carry a 12# tackle bag just for ice fishing , duh
No snagging here either. 5/8 ounce blades get bit really often if you know what line and method to use. Had a great rap bite last week where they were inhaling it on the drop. slack line= set hook
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 06, 2018, 02:53 PM
If I see any law being broken on ice or open water... I wonít hesitate to make a call. Be real careful who your moving in on, and, attempt to break the law!!!  End of story!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ice4066 on Feb 06, 2018, 04:27 PM
We are coming up for the weekend Friday, 2.5 hours away ,what amount of snow they calling for there to be on ice by Friday,?
Thx
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Feb 06, 2018, 05:58 PM
We are coming up for the weekend Friday, 2.5 hours away ,what amount of snow they calling for there to be on ice by Friday,?
Thx

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 10 PM EST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...HEAVY SNOW. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 8 INCHES, WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS UP TO 10 INCHES, ARE EXPECTED.

Lake Effect after that. Already 2" to  6" on lake where I was today. Could all blow away by Friday. Hope not, seen enough winds lately.  ??? ???

 :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :icefish:



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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: swampking89 on Feb 06, 2018, 06:36 PM
I remember when I was about 15 or so,my brother and I made some spoons out some actual forks that my mom was going to throw away.cut off the fork,drilled holes on both ends,attached hooks with o rings and off we went.my dad dropped us off at borio's,walked out east of the islands,spuded two holes,and started jigging.no bait.we caught about 20 nice slab perch and 3 keeper waldos between us.our dad met us at sundown and was so happy that we slammed on lures we made!! Best day ever!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ice4066 on Feb 06, 2018, 08:45 PM
thx zeker,greatly appreciate info
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 06, 2018, 10:24 PM
Got out after work for the evening bite. Fished from 4-5:30. 3-6 inches of snow on top of 15 inches of ice where I was. Decided to try a bit shallower than I normally fish so I drilled over 20 fow. I like fishing a little shallower near structure before approaching storms. Started marking fish immediately but had trouble getting them to commit. Took the bait off my jigging rap and it was game on. Ended up going 7 for 10 on eyes. Two of the fish I landed were shorts and the other 5 were keepers. It was nice to get on em as Iíve been a slave to my job lately lol. That was my first trip out in 2 weeks. Should have my sled back soon so I can get out after this snow we are supposed to get.
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 06, 2018, 10:34 PM

Good job Bobby
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 07, 2018, 04:49 AM
Nice job, Dead!! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 07, 2018, 04:51 AM

More snow on the way ,😡
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 07, 2018, 05:15 AM
Were suppose to get over a foot here they just closed school
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: sportsmenoftheyear on Feb 07, 2018, 05:16 AM
Fished 27 ft yesterday and the eyes were biting way up in the water column. Got a limit jigging 10-15 down. Not sure why they were cruising so high
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Feb 07, 2018, 05:20 AM
I remember when I was about 15 or so,my brother and I made some spoons out some actual forks that my mom was going to throw away.cut off the fork,drilled holes on both ends,attached hooks with o rings and off we went.my dad dropped us off at borio's,walked out east of the islands,spuded two holes,and started jigging.no bait.we caught about 20 nice slab perch and 3 keeper waldos between us.our dad met us at sundown and was so happy that we slammed on lures we made!! Best day ever!!
Nice story swampking.
  No ATV , no snomobile, no auger , no electronics, no shack, no bait {catch your bait),......  just a couple of jigging rods, a spud bar, and some home made lures  !

....man have things changed !


Nice job on the shallow eyes Bobby Deadeyez .


Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 07, 2018, 05:24 AM
Nice job Deadeyez!!!

Oh, and I never bait my jigging raps.  :nono: ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 07, 2018, 05:40 AM
Nice Deadeyez!!!  Way to throw em a curve. Going to have to try that next time they are being finiky.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 07, 2018, 05:51 AM

Bobby being the old wore out carpenter you are 😉I think the sno sled is going to come in handy after this ,
     I tried heading north yesterday but I turned around at Adams , it was miserable, visibility was poor at best ,
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Feb 07, 2018, 07:39 AM
Got out after work for the evening bite. Fished from 4-5:30. 3-6 inches of snow on top of 15 inches of ice where I was. Decided to try a bit shallower than I normally fish so I drilled over 20 fow. I like fishing a little shallower near structure before approaching storms. Started marking fish immediately but had trouble getting them to commit. Took the bait off my jigging rap and it was game on. Ended up going 7 for 10 on eyes. Two of the fish I landed were shorts and the other 5 were keepers. It was nice to get on em as Iíve been a slave to my job lately lol. That was my first trip out in 2 weeks. Should have my sled back soon so I can get out after this snow we are supposed to get.
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I have wheels and i'm available in the afternoons for the night bite, no problem.

Just started snowing here, lets see if it lasts or it is just weather people crying wolf again. :)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slipbob on Feb 07, 2018, 07:58 AM
Took the bait off my jigging rap and it was game on.


Did you ever try fishing chubby darters on Oneida? In that situation it might be a good option and they work very well at times on a couple of our lakes here. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 07, 2018, 08:01 AM
I had a spud to start out with then a spoon auger .....rods were home made  broken rods  with a wooden dowel handle and  bent wire to wrap  black Dacron line on  sinker 2 hooks and a stop at martys bait in port Ontario .....bobber watching   then  we moved up to a Swedish pimple  or a pop top with a hook and a split shot ....I remember   ice fisherman stopping at the wigwam for a few drinks after ..... life was good
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 07, 2018, 08:05 AM
Did well this summer out of the boat jigging perch with a chubby darter. We were on a slow drift, and I was able to keep the lure under the transducer, just like ice fishing, tease 'em up. It was great until my buddies figured out what I was up to, then they all seemed to want to fish in my corner. lol.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 07, 2018, 08:17 AM
I have wheels and i'm available in the afternoons for the night bite, no problem.

Just started snowing here, lets see if it lasts or it is just weather people crying wolf again. :)
Was that you I saw yesterday afternoon out on the ice. Had a guy circle us on same sled as u have.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 07, 2018, 08:21 AM
Thanks guys! I usually donít bait my jigging raps either Bruce. The eyes usually canít resist the action of those lures  without bait on them. I never used the darter slipbob. Usually never have to leave my tried and true whether casting or jigging. I think itís more of a confidence thing for me.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 07, 2018, 08:41 AM
A lot of guys don't like the light weight sluggish feel of the chubby, but some days the fish go bonkers for that action. "Some days"  ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slipbob on Feb 07, 2018, 09:05 AM
A lot of guys don't like the light weight sluggish feel of the chubby, but some days the fish go bonkers for that action. "Some days"  ;)

That's great you tried them out of the boat.  I've never used them in open water but once you start getting down past say 20 feet you start to lose a little feel on the drop but when walleyes are responsive to the chubby "D"'s you won't miss the bite :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slipbob on Feb 07, 2018, 09:12 AM
Thanks guys! I usually donít bait my jigging raps either Bruce. The eyes usually canít resist the action of those lures  without bait on them. I never used the darter slipbob. Usually never have to leave my tried and true whether casting or jigging. I think itís more of a confidence thing for me.

Gotcha and I think we're all the same with confidence baits on our home lake or lakes.  I try and force myself to fish different ways at least commit to it for an hour or so.  Last couple years I've been using the snap raps out of the boat while slowly backtrolling humps and points after marking walleyes and having good luck with that when they quit biting bucktails or plastics.  The snap raps you never feel the hit but they are just there when you go and lift it again. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 07, 2018, 09:24 AM
I had a spud to start out with then a spoon auger .....rods were home made  broken rods  with a wooden dowel handle and  bent wire to wrap  black Dacron line on  sinker 2 hooks and a stop at martys bait in port Ontario .....bobber watching   then  we moved up to a Swedish pimple  or a pop top with a hook and a split shot ....I remember   ice fisherman stopping at the wigwam for a few drinks after ..... life was good
careful Trap....my favorite finesse rod is 25 years old, at least.....old wooden dowel handle......crap, I am gettin old....just can't part with some things
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 07, 2018, 10:08 AM
I have a box of chubby darters up to 2.5Ē I have used them on Oneida I have caught a few eyes and some perch ,tough to beat a rap and spoons

   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Feb 07, 2018, 10:14 AM
careful Trap....my favorite finesse rod is 25 years old, at least.....old wooden dowel handle......crap, I am gettin old....just can't part with some things
Still have a few of my old home made ice rods like yours and trappers .  The tip of an old broken full size  fiberglass fishing rod and a wooden dowel handle..no reel.
In fact ,looking back , fished for years and years and never had a reel on a jigging rod. Set the hook and hand line 'em in.  First reel I ever put and used on a jigging rod was one of those round plastic ones .
 Still have an original spoon auger too ...and even knowing it will never be used again , just can't get rid of it. Like you said scout, "just can't part with some things".


Would like to know if the snow is piling up on Oneida ? (don't have the web cam )

I've got afew Chubby darters too, in 2 sizes,....great colors and finishes, but I never had much luck with them.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: perchice on Feb 07, 2018, 10:52 AM
Still have a few of my old home made ice rods like yours and trappers .  The tip of an old broken full size  fiberglass fishing rod and a wooden dowel handle..no reel.
In fact ,looking back , fished for years and years and never had a reel on a jigging rod. Set the hook and hand line 'em in.  First reel I ever used on a jigging rod was one of those round plastic ones .
 Still have an original spoon auger too ...and even knowing it will never be used again , just can't get rid of it. Like you said scout, "just can't part with some things".


Would like to know if the snow is piling up on Oneida ? (don't have the web cam )

I've got afew Chubby darters too, in 2 sizes,....great colors and finishes, but I never had much luck with them.

Webcam http://oneidalakeview.com/webcams/oneida+lake+view/first
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 07, 2018, 11:25 AM
I have tried a chubby darter a few times and always went back to the rap. I even tried it out of the boat last year. Maybe I need to give it more time, I am sure it is a confidence thing.

Snowing steady here choo choo. Guessing we have gotten about 4" so far.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Feb 07, 2018, 12:15 PM
Thanks perchice and reeleyz...want to get up there in the next few days or week end.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 07, 2018, 12:20 PM
snowing pretty good in Maple Bay.....like reeleyz said around 3-4" so far.....could make wheelers a tough go without chains
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kc_ on Feb 07, 2018, 12:53 PM
Thanks perchice and reeleyz...want to get up there in the next few days or week end.

Hey Steve you need to meet us up on the river sometime soon. The fishing has been pretty good this year.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Feb 07, 2018, 02:26 PM
Hi kc.. Will pm you when I get up north...
Got to find elusive  jumbo perch on Oneida first !

say hi to kowboy for me ...have not seen any Oneida reports from either of you .


PM sent to you kc
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kc_ on Feb 07, 2018, 06:52 PM
Hi kc.. Will pm you when I get up north...
Got to find elusive  jumbo perch on Oneida first !

say hi to kowboy for me ...have not seen any Oneida reports from either of you .


PM sent to you kc

I don't fish Oneida very often, so I don't know my way around there very well.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 07, 2018, 07:28 PM
careful Trap....my favorite finesse rod is 25 years old, at least.....old wooden dowel handle......crap, I am gettin old....just can't part with some things

my finesse rods  for the past 30 years been 36 inch micro lite bream rods with 2 pound golden stren  ... the broom handle rods were  60 years ago lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 62&done on Feb 07, 2018, 08:15 PM
I just purchased an ultra_light tickle stick 27" long   I have many different types of rods including custom ones but after landing a limit of gills yesterday, this may be my rod of choice.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 07, 2018, 08:36 PM
27 is  ok in a  shanty  when your sitting down  but a  36  is  great for  walking around  and  in 1o foot of water I  don't need a reel
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Feb 08, 2018, 04:33 AM
Guys that run machines out of Godfrey use extreme caution .... the crack opened up at the end of boat launch my spud went through with 2 whacks. I'm a walker so I accessed the lake directly in front of state launch sign..... right of concrete pier. Fishing was slow managed a 17" eye   and a bunch of smaller perch .  Raps worked better than spoons for me yesterday no meat . 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 08, 2018, 05:26 AM
Thanks for the heads up about the launch , I personally donít use the launch either  as it is very unpredictable, many people have got wet and muddy over the years , it doesnt freeze well ,
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esocidae on Feb 08, 2018, 05:30 AM
Hey XxFISH4EYEZxX
Were you there before the snow or after the snow came yesterday?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ice4066 on Feb 08, 2018, 06:31 AM
hey gentelmen
we will be headed that way tommorow morning for weekend wondering on amount of snow you got from this "storm" that didnt really happen here
we go out of park at sylvan beech,
thx
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esocidae on Feb 08, 2018, 09:20 AM
So has anyone taken a walk on the northside towards cleveland  area after this bit of snow we got?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneidaSteve on Feb 08, 2018, 10:26 AM
I live in front of the Jewel DEC access and as of right now weíre just shy of 12Ē of heavy lake effect snow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Feb 08, 2018, 11:08 AM
Was that you I saw yesterday afternoon out on the ice. Had a guy circle us on same sled as u have.
Maybe so , I been riding the lake A lot as the trails suck. I haven't rode around anyone though. I did pull some sleds in for some guys from Pulaski last week when there was a full blown blizzard on. They were walking into the wind towards Taft park, about 1 1/2 miles out, saved their day I think.

:)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 08, 2018, 02:00 PM
Maybe so , I been riding the lake A lot as the trails suck. I haven't rode around anyone though. I did pull some sleds in for some guys from Pulaski last week when there was a full blown blizzard on. They were walking into the wind towards Taft park, about 1 1/2 miles out, saved their day I think.
No matter what they say, Timmy, youíre all right!! :roflmao: :roflmao: :thumbsup:


:)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 08, 2018, 02:32 PM
4 wheelers are on the ice,Iívegot my Side by side on the ice with no issues. Walking would be hard
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 08, 2018, 02:51 PM
crossed the lake from Williams park to wantry area.......bumpy ride with the sled......drifted snow anywhere from 3" to 12"......saw some wheelers out and they were going slow but making it....I would think chains would be helpful......thick snow cover has got the fish a little sluggish IMHO....did get a dozen perch and dumped a couple eyes but they were not very aggressive.....beautif ul day ......no wind to speak of
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 08, 2018, 03:19 PM

Thanks for the reports guys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Feb 08, 2018, 04:27 PM
Scout, that was always one of my favorite spots! Perch on the bottom in 19' and walleyes would show up above them.
I had several of my best days there. I first found it after launching from Three Mile Bay...Word was out that guys were catching pike off Doris Park. I could see their group.
It was just after 1st ice when it was just getting good to go on a machine. I don't like crowds and I knew Wantry meant structure, so I headed there. I got lucky and hit the right spot! Later when it was good to go everywhere, I went to Spruce Grove and paid to leave my machine and shanty there.
Then I'd travel to Spruce Grove each day. It was much better than towing each day.
All the Oldtimers would leave the marina around the same time each morning and head for their favorite spot...Shantytown, let's call it. I'd just keep going until no one followed me...I figured the noise from all those guys herded the fish to another spot...away from the noise...I fished there off and on all season...Sounds like it's still a good spot to check.
I'm remembering it right now, like it was yesterday. What a blast fishing in a hut with a heater AND with a fishfinder!! ;D
All that snow can be a game changer, that's for sure. In your yard or on the lake!
Knee deep snow sucks on the ice! I hated getting stuck after the track on the sled spins all the snow out from under it and then it just spins on the ice...
But it's not just icefishing, it's an Adventure! @)
You guys be safe out there shoveling, plowing or fishing...no matter where you fish. :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Feb 08, 2018, 06:21 PM
Hey XxFISH4EYEZxX
Were you there before the snow or after the snow came yesterday?

 
I was there Tuesday and yesterday before the storm . It was different to have the whole place to myself lol doesn't happen often. I seen two guys start heading out but turned around and one guy watching me from parking lot.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Feb 08, 2018, 06:53 PM
Thanks for the heads up about the launch , I personally donít use the launch either  as it is very unpredictable, many people have got wet and muddy over the years , it doesnt freeze well ,

 Not at all and just deep enough to ruin your day and now that it's covered in snow... not good. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 08, 2018, 07:24 PM
I hit the ice this afternoon.  Probably a 10 inches-foot of snow on the ice. Not sloppy underneath as of tonight. That may change. Great for the sled. I definitely wouldnít want to be walking/dragging though.  Have a few more inches of snow coming in the next day and a half as well. Landed a 16Ē,20Ē, 21Ē and two shorts. I also forgot my heater and realized what a spoiled baby I am 😀.  Brrrrr!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 08, 2018, 08:13 PM

Good job fishshack
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Feb 08, 2018, 08:23 PM
Itís a home made spoon that the old timers used back in the day ,
    I to sometimes run big stuff like mcCully for perch , itís like everything else sometimes it works and sometimes not , thinking out side the box doesnít hurt
I remember that day you spanked me and Spanky with the big spoon TOI painted, perch were powerless to resist  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbuck on Feb 08, 2018, 10:53 PM
Way to go Fishshack. You have them figured out!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Feb 09, 2018, 06:02 AM
I rode the lake last night after dark as the C4 trail was wadded, it was A hell of A ride with all that snow. I found A bad slushy spot in Bernhards bay, but it is over by Dickinson island and won't affect most people there. Wheelers are gonna have A tough time of it for sure, I saw one coming in from grassy last night and he was getting through it.

:)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pkosatka09 on Feb 09, 2018, 06:49 AM
hey guys - anybody know the ice conditions off Chapman by the shoals?
i was going to head to Cayuga this weekend but ice conditions are very poor i guess
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zimmy87 on Feb 09, 2018, 08:04 AM
I was out of Chapman yesterday. Walked out to 32 feet the drag SUCKED! Was wishing for my wheeler as there was some out there. On the flip side they are predicting more snow so a sled would be better. Ice was 12 to 15 no slush bite was slow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pkosatka09 on Feb 09, 2018, 08:24 AM
thanks Zimmy - i consider the drag my work out for the week so it should be a solid work out this weekend
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FlagsUP on Feb 09, 2018, 10:42 AM
Fished off Lewis. Drag is def slow. Bite is also. Marked a bunch. Got one nice Waldorf and a couple nice perch. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 09, 2018, 10:57 AM
Fished yesterday afternoon and this morning, got 1 eye but lost 3 dew to line breaking (6lb mono). Should I be using something other than that, any help would be great
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: QDAWG44 on Feb 09, 2018, 11:09 AM
Shouldnt be breaking off with 6lb. Sounds like u need to spool some new line on!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 09, 2018, 11:25 AM
Yea. Like Qdawg said- 6 should be fine unless itís old/brittle.  Lots of guys even use 4
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 09, 2018, 12:31 PM
Yep sounds like your line is old maybe drag set to tight as well but it takes a lot of fish to break 6#
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 09, 2018, 02:28 PM
Changed the mono, try again in the morning. Thanksgiving
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: RedWolfUSAF on Feb 09, 2018, 02:33 PM
Changed the mono, try again in the morning. Thanksgiving

You sure Mike isnít screwing with you by nicking your line???
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: robinhoodsucci on Feb 09, 2018, 03:15 PM
Was out by 3mile today with wheeler had chains will travel! No snow over 6 inches from what I saw bite slow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigdub22 on Feb 09, 2018, 03:35 PM
I felt the bite off lewis was good today. Was able to get a limit and two perch. Drag was to be reckoned with. Got to target the high flyers. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Feb 09, 2018, 03:49 PM
I fished out of Apps this morning, tough bite to say the least, first drop I caught a real nice perch but that was it, had some lookers though, made one other move to deeper water and had no marks so I called it a day around 12:30. Snow was 8-12" , my 4 wheeler didn't have much trouble with it....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 09, 2018, 03:53 PM
good early morning bite for the eyes today......got 3 with a few throw backs.......perch were a little finicky with a half dozen hittin the pail......gaddam jigging rap hooks cost me a few fish.....tough gettin those fat eyes up a 6" hole  ;D.....all the machines I saw were handling the conditions fine.....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 09, 2018, 04:15 PM
I cut the hooks off of my 7's, cut front hook off the 5's and left 3's as is.I also added a split ring with bigger trebles. Too many times that front hook catches the hole and they're gone! Can't tell you how many times I've iced an eye to have the Rap fallout of its mouth!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 09, 2018, 04:38 PM
Don't cut off the hooks, drill bigger holes and guide them up through.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 09, 2018, 04:40 PM
Nice job on the eyes and thanks for the reports, guys.

Glad to hear wheelers are still a go. Now we'll see what this snow/ice does.

Can't tell you how many times I've iced an eye to have the Rap fallout of its mouth!

Maybe because you're cutting the hooks off?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 09, 2018, 04:44 PM
well i got to say this is a tough year for me as far as catchin fish .... all my normal spots seem to hold fish but getting them to hit is another matter all together.... fished from noon to 5 today six spots all had fish at them 2 i marked fish instantly only 2 perch and a short....its been awhile since i struggled like this...i hope the march bite improves glad to see some of you guys r scratching out a few....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 09, 2018, 04:46 PM
So figured id ask this here since you guys know everything there is to know about eyes. I caught a eye yesterday in a lake by my house and it had blue slime coming off the tail. Anyone have an idea of what that was about? Never seen an eye with blue slime.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 09, 2018, 05:15 PM
Nice job on the eyes and thanks for the reports, guys.

Glad to hear wheelers are still a go. Now we'll see what this snow/ice does.

Maybe because you're cutting the hooks off? 95% of the hookups have been on the treble hook whether it was a keeper eye or a 9" perch! The Moonshine Raps don't have a front hook and maybe it's marketing maybe not. I also added a leader with a barrel swivel to give me an idea how much space I have left to play with. The smaller Raps get inhaled so it doesn't seem to matter
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 09, 2018, 07:44 PM
So figured id ask this here since you guys know everything there is to know about eyes. I caught a eye yesterday in a lake by my house and it had blue slime coming off the tail. Anyone have an idea of what that was about? Never seen an eye with blue slime.
...its actually called a bluefinn waleye..blue slime willvdrip off and onto the ice its not a dark blue but there is blue in the finn
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SHUBA on Feb 09, 2018, 08:12 PM
Well today was rough day out by lewis for me very slow and lot
of window shoppers only couple takers. ended the day with 4 jacks and one keeper eye
 Fished the same spot Tuesday and managed a limit and 37 hog perch
 fish held real tight to bottom today and most of the suspended marks I had today
 ran as soon as I  jigged up to it . Still managed a nice meal with lot of work
As far as walk , well it sucked getting real hard on walkers  was like the good old days lol
Getting too old to walk through heavy snow , glad it has been great season so far ice conditions and fishing
 being a walker I'm going to have to wait for the snow to settle or melt lol
GOOD LUCK TO ALL esp THE WALKERS THIS WEEKEND , TAKE YOUR TIME BE SAFE  DONT GIVE YOURSELF
A HEART ATTACK
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 09, 2018, 09:08 PM
...its actually called a bluefinn waleye..blue slime willvdrip off and onto the ice its not a dark blue but there is blue in the finn

thats what I figured after reading a bunch of stuff online. Had the same colors as a regular eye.... I thought the blue ones were extinct?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 10, 2018, 03:18 AM
No they are still around i got a few out of owasco lake yrs back no idea how many there are or how they get that way..maybe someone will chime in and know ..
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 10, 2018, 08:37 AM
Iíve seen a few blue eyes come out of Eaton Brook Res,itís been maybe 15 yrs ago
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigfish1212 on Feb 10, 2018, 10:11 AM
Neat article explaining it.

https://freemap.ca/articles/articles.php/Blue+Walleye
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 10, 2018, 10:40 AM
hmm interesting.... guess it still had a lot of the yellow pigment in it because the coloration looked like a normal eye. thanks for the info
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Feb 10, 2018, 02:43 PM

(https://s9.postimg.cc/67ruxwdwb/79950_ADE-_F1_F2-44_EC-8_A5_C-15_DADDCE8_E4_E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/67ruxwdwb/)
Fished out from constantia today,morning bite was fantastic but then it slowed down for us. Did great on the eyes but couldnít locate the jumbos. Definitely sleds are the way to go but wheelers were getting through it.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: swampking89 on Feb 10, 2018, 02:47 PM
Wow that 1 Waldo was a fatty!!how big?nice job!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Feb 10, 2018, 02:51 PM
Thanks my friend Steve landed that monster this morning. I believe he said it was 22 or 23 inches.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 10, 2018, 03:31 PM
Good job with the conditions that are out there.That female looks like she's ready to spawn!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Feb 10, 2018, 03:46 PM
If you go out of Godfrey , don't go out the boat launch or you are gonna get wet. Take the side trail to the left. :)

CNY
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 10, 2018, 04:18 PM

Nice solid eye for Oneida, well done
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 10, 2018, 07:23 PM
Nice job on the eyes. I had my worst day since the first time out back in December. The old skunk! Zero keepers. Handful of shorts and decent perch.

Snow was real wet and heavy late in the day but travel was still doable A bit of a chore for the wheeler and I would not want to be on foot, myself.

Weíll see what this rain does to it. Good luck to all venturing out tomorrow.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 10, 2018, 08:02 PM
Rewolf how ya been,Mike was up fishing 2weeks ago,just about when everything went to hell. Could it be,na!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 10, 2018, 08:02 PM
Rewolf how ya been,Mike was up fishing 2weeks ago,just about when everything went to hell. Could it be,na!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 10, 2018, 08:14 PM
true blue pike lived in lake erie with a few fish being caught in Oswego river ,they were declared extinct


from the new York DEC

Blue Pike

Blue Pike Image
Sander vitreum glaucum

Blue pike lived in Lake Erie and the Niagara River until 1964 and is now extinct. It spawned in tributaries but otherwise lived in nearshore and offshore areas. Occasional catches in Lake Ontario and the mouth of the Oswego River were considered downstream migrants.


http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/94668.html (http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/94668.html)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: RedWolfUSAF on Feb 10, 2018, 08:33 PM
Rewolf how ya been,Mike was up fishing 2weeks ago,just about when everything went to hell. Could it be,na!

Good!  We need to get together!!

I wouldnít put it past him Barry....lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 11, 2018, 04:38 AM
anyone know if the slush is in good shape on big bay????
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 11, 2018, 08:37 AM
Iím at camp 3or 4days a week just let me know when
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Feb 11, 2018, 02:55 PM
Well tough bite for me this weekend with a few perch and some pins. Plenty of marks just pushing stuff around. Water 1" deep around my holes going to be slushy spots.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Feb 11, 2018, 03:59 PM
Yesterday morning was slow.  Couldn't seem to find consistent marks or a bite called it a day with 3 perch after 4 moves. Today was a different ball game.  Set up 19 ft of water and had my 3 keepers and 5 pins in 45 minutes or so.  Made a move to find some perch and pulled 2 more keepers up and a short and 5 perch in 30ft.  Packed up by 11.  Now I gotta wait till Saturday to get back out.  Can't wait.  I love having a good winter again. 
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 11, 2018, 04:02 PM
Nice catch!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 11, 2018, 04:17 PM
fished yesterday and today...........bite was not bad saturday with 2 eyes and 12 perch......sunday tried some new water......shak shoals......marked fish but was a struggle to get em to commit.....3 moves and 4 perch was all she wrote......from what I hear that has been the story out there this year......rain sucked
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 11, 2018, 04:28 PM

Well done Jason , scout you will Gett-m next time , great running with the sled , wheelers were getting around ok , chains wouldnít hurt
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 11, 2018, 04:29 PM
Nice job guys!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 11, 2018, 06:31 PM
Nice catches guys!!  3 of us got out for the am bite. We got 7 total but the ones we marked sure were fussy. The snow is melting down some and there was a bit more slush around. Going to try some bacon wrapped walleyes sometime this week.
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Feb 11, 2018, 06:43 PM
Looks like the wheeler guys are gonna Dodge a bullet.  Lake was slushing up coming in today but next weekend will be back to a clean slate maybe even melting sliders and overheating my old xlt.  Will see. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 11, 2018, 08:35 PM
Scout I have no idea whats up with the shoals this year fish are there but will not bite
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 11, 2018, 08:47 PM
Scout I have no idea whats up with the shoals this year fish are there but will not bite
certainly was the case today......marked a bunch of fish........I think there a ton of gobies out there, which might have an effect....although they would chase the bait with authority but most times stop short......weird
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ice4066 on Feb 11, 2018, 08:51 PM
we took our annual weekend ice trip to onieda this weekend best weekend on ice there ever for us ,only one keeper eye (alot of shorts) one nice burbott ....but brought home over 100 nice perch and half were tanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ice was great and weather for most part great!
Having a sled to pull stuff out and back in was great
hope to get back again this ice season
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 12, 2018, 07:38 AM
Looking at the forecast there is more 30s and 40s than 20s. It looks like we are going to start heading in the wrong direction.  :'(
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: billybob851 on Feb 12, 2018, 09:27 AM
Looking at the forecast there is more 30s and 40s than 20s. It looks like we are going to start heading in the wrong direction.  :'(

I was just looking at the 10 day and its not showing much for below 32 degrees next week and rain.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Feb 12, 2018, 09:35 AM
I think you're right Bruce, and I just got my sled fixed.   

I got out on my sled yesterday for the first time in a long time, thanks again KP. I got a limit of eyes and 8 perch. Lots of lookers that wouldn't commit. I had a guy set up pretty close to me around noon, I think he spooked fish to me or something, I caught all the keeper eyes, 5 of the good perch and a pile of eyes that were just short in the next hour or so. Seemed the fish were there  but really funky acting most of the day.  I relocated 6 times and 4 of the holes had fish come off the bottom on the first drop but then they would disperse pretty quickly, weird. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Feb 12, 2018, 11:07 AM
Be careful crossing the crack heading toward grassy from constantia. Started looking a little shady on the way in last night
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 12, 2018, 04:26 PM
Hey guys anyone think it'll be ok for a wheeler this weekend? Heading out with the gf for a weekend trip. We're excited lol good luck guys.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Garufi518 on Feb 12, 2018, 05:17 PM
Can anyone recommend lodging on southern shore around Lewis point fishing it for the first time this weekend figured make a trip out of it
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Feb 12, 2018, 05:50 PM
Be careful crossing the crack heading toward grassy from constantia. Started looking a little shady on the way in last night

I crossed that crack on foot headed for grassy Sunday...a couple hits and the spud went  through and had to cross elsewhere.As far as fishing was concerned I ended up with a limit of eyes & 2 jumbos with a few throw backs. Had to switch it up with different lures to make them bite then it shut down when the rain moved in.
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: swampking89 on Feb 12, 2018, 05:54 PM
There's a hotel in Canastota only about 15 minutes from Lewis point.good luck!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Feb 12, 2018, 07:10 PM
I crossed that crack on foot headed for grassy Sunday...a couple hits and the spud went  through and had to cross elsewhere.As far as fishing was concerned I ended up with a limit of eyes & 2 jumbos with a few throw backs. Had to switch it up with different lures to make them bite then it shut down when the rain moved in.
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....nice job on the catch! I almost put the wheeler through it on the way off last night. Took about a 2foot nose dive but powered across it.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 13, 2018, 12:36 AM

Yes sir that good old puckering affect ,
Glad you able to power out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 13, 2018, 05:22 AM
my latest big bay trip !!!!!  as I pulled into the 4 dollar parking area and I was talking to Freddie I realized I did something I have never done before ...left my spikes home ...great a quick trip to bartles and back ...I  park and got out ... great windy .....take a hit off the inhaler cover my face and   drag to the  access pipe ......someone had to do it and I'm sure I wasn't first .... I sliped on the ice and landed on my .......buttock  sooooo a few minutes of  catching my breath and cursing the local land owners that tore that spot up I headed out to the magical  sunfish grounds ....oh boy .....no this isn't my first rodeo and I may have been on this water a time or two before  so I headed way out ..... not a hit other then the pickerel that swallowed my jig and did not recover from the removeal ... oh well i'll count him on my pickerel limit I headed in close in hopes for some gills ....now a few guys were pulling fish so I set up camp great no propane in heater ..... set up  getting cold but I'm tough ,really wish I brought coffee 2 hours later and 4 holes drilled ...4 small blue gills I decide to make my final move to mc donalds for a large 99 cent coffee ....putting my stuff away I notice I'm sore .... I went to put the cover on my auger ....ouch  another first I'm leaving a blood trail on the ice ...bandaids  come out of my wallet  I notice it's still windy cold and now snowing .... the access still sucks  I still hurt and I decide i'll leave my gear and get my truck .... I hurry and pull my truck down, toss my gear in, getting into my truck wheezing cold and bloody a women that reminded me of a Klingon from star trek pulls up at worp speed and decides to take out her lifes frustrations on me ,screaming I'm blocking her drive way  and there is clearly a sign posted .... now I'm not in a good mood but I know better then to fight when this is our only access and clearly  this gorilla girl could kick my ass ..... I apologize and figure it's done ...oh no ....she wants me to see the sign she gets out and points to the sign ....biting my tongue and fighting the impulse to tell her I work for national grid and it is illegal to post signs on our poles  I said ty ma'am, I didn't see that  ....I leave go to mc donalds  get my coffee to realize my wallet is in my suit  in my shanty locked in the back of my truck .....I count a dollar 8 in change hand it to the kid  and head home........it was not my best day .............my advice  watch out for the Klingon  and  the  icy rocks  feel free to use my holes  they are like brand new no fish   removed threw them ....I'm going to otisgo
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: crappyfisherman on Feb 13, 2018, 05:33 AM
Went out from Constantia towards the shoals, crusty snow with some slush  under it but walkable. Ice was about 8" and cut easy. Marked no fish- caught as many.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 13, 2018, 05:52 AM
Holy crap trap  ;D that rhimes sounds like you had a blast from the past...hopefully your buttocks arent to sore ..and glad you didnt hurt your back...you better stick with otisco...at least until open water...either that or stay away from fred. ;D..and STAY AWAY FROM BROOM HILDA
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 13, 2018, 05:53 AM
Sorry to hear of your bad outing Trap!! We all have had  days like that. But, I wouldíve paid for your coffee and breakfast if I was there and you indeed told that Klingon your national grid story!!!! 😜 give them hell next time bud!!!🎣🕳
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:04 AM
no kp I wouldn't risk more  bs over that access spot ,I just told her I was sorry I didn't see the sign ...but driving away  below my dash I was waving a universal hand gesture to her .....  and  now I look back at the day I'm smiling ...... i'll make up for it today :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 13, 2018, 06:09 AM
Well Trap at least you got out and had some fun.... this is fun isn't it?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:11 AM
 lol ..........hey the pickerel had a worse day then me   :roflmao:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stringer01 on Feb 13, 2018, 06:39 AM
Good story trap im sorry but sounds like a few days ive had my back still sore
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 13, 2018, 06:55 AM
 Glad your ok bud
Dam trapp I think some of my luck rubbed off onto you from the other day , well I guess release will have to stop down and lay some of his charm on her 😘
  on a better note I ran into 1 of our local wardens yesterday and had a nice conversation
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 13, 2018, 07:15 AM
She sounds like a real sweetheart.  :o

I hope you have a better day today Trap.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hunts2long on Feb 13, 2018, 07:21 AM
Trap, it takes a day like that to make the next day GREAT....It could have been worst, that women could have been on her way to work at Mac D's...h2l
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Feb 13, 2018, 07:46 AM
Calmly say with a big smile ďdonít tell me,let me guess......you didnít vote for trumpĒ. Then take three steps back and watch the meltdown🤣
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stringer01 on Feb 13, 2018, 08:07 AM
You explained the whole problem it was freddy getting the skunk off so he and snag could go lip rippin!!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scottcny on Feb 13, 2018, 12:55 PM
Trapped, that was some story, angry old lady I guess! I to am NG...gas pressure dept., beacon north.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 13, 2018, 01:17 PM
thank you Trapper.....it's stories like that, that make my bad days more tolerable........laugh it off and start anew tomorrow bud
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:08 PM
35 large  gills and  some  decent company .....all good  today  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 13, 2018, 07:33 PM

Nice job trapp
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 13, 2018, 07:36 PM
The luck usually averages out Trap. Nice catch.   My son and I got out for eyes the past two pms. Last night we didnít mark many and landed 3 total. Tonight there were more fish around. I landed 3 and he got 2. There was about 15 inches of ice where we were and the snow on top is melting down and firming up. The warmth in the forecast is not looking too good for the ice.
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 13, 2018, 07:45 PM
Freddie and a easy on and off lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbuck on Feb 13, 2018, 08:20 PM
Nice job fishshack.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 14, 2018, 04:05 AM
Nive catch fishshack..that ones a fattie
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 14, 2018, 04:21 AM
Nive catch fishshack..that ones a fattie
X2
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 14, 2018, 06:17 AM
Thx guys. Even blind squirrels find nuts sometimes.  Fish have been fussy. Downsizing seemed to help last night
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stringer01 on Feb 14, 2018, 06:35 AM
Nice job trap way to recover great catch fishshack !!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 14, 2018, 06:50 AM
Great job fishshack.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 14, 2018, 01:08 PM
Never hear of sheepshead being caught through the ice. What are the sheepies up to during the winter? Maybe some of those marks that show no interest in biting?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 14, 2018, 01:20 PM
Never hear of sheepshead being caught through the ice. What are the sheepies up to during the winter? Maybe some of those marks that show no interest in biting?

Yep. Definitely some of them. I put the camera down at LP earlier this year and when the screen would fill up on the sonar it was hundreds of sheepies. The sheep never reacted to the bait but there were a few eyes and a pickerel traveling with them that did. They must react once in a while though because I have caught a couple.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 14, 2018, 01:25 PM
Thanks Chowdaire, I don't have a camera but that confirms my suspicions. Zombie Sheep.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: polarbear on Feb 14, 2018, 02:09 PM
Condolences to my friend Big Jim on the passing of his Mom this past Monday. She was a very nice lady.If you see Big Jim,give him a hug.It's tough to loose your Mother
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 14, 2018, 02:23 PM
That is sad news polarbear.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 14, 2018, 04:57 PM
Yep. Definitely some of them. I put the camera down at LP earlier this year and when the screen would fill up on the sonar it was hundreds of sheepies. The sheep never reacted to the bait but there were a few eyes and a pickerel traveling with them that did. They must react once in a while though because I have caught a couple.
I've used my camera at LP before to see what all those marks and just as you said it was a school of  sheepheads with Walleye mixed in and as  the school passed we'd catch a few eyes. Seems like they would pick thru what the sheephead stirred up
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 14, 2018, 10:27 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you Big Jimmy.

I got out for couple hours late morning and again for last couple hours before dark. Beautiful day to be out. Fishing was crap for me today. One pin pike and lost a keeper on the way up. Back at it tomorrow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 15, 2018, 03:36 AM
Very sorry for your loss, Big Jimmy. May she Rest In Peace.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 15, 2018, 03:59 AM
big jim ,our prayers
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: iceman260 on Feb 15, 2018, 07:20 AM
Sorry for your loss big jim, prayers to family and friends.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 15, 2018, 08:40 AM
Prayers sent Big Jim. Sorry for your loss .       
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stringer01 on Feb 15, 2018, 01:38 PM
SORRY  big jim
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 15, 2018, 03:17 PM
Prayers are with ya big jim
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Feb 15, 2018, 03:40 PM
   well , this extended weather forecast does not look good, just checked the camera , she's lookin a little soft on top ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 15, 2018, 06:20 PM
2 of us got out tonight. My son was hooked up and landed a keeper within a minute on his first drop. I thought we were in for a great night. Kiss of death!!  He had dropped one other and I never got a hit. I checked out several spots and marked very few tonight. Tough night. The top was getting mushy and there was some water on top in spots on the ride in. Iím not liking the forecast!!  Too warm for February l
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stringer01 on Feb 15, 2018, 06:56 PM
Nice walleye freddy
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 15, 2018, 07:06 PM
Nice fish guys can't wait for tomorrow, thinking I'll have to be cautious on the wheeler.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 15, 2018, 07:17 PM
Got out this evening. First spot was a bust so made a quick move. Got a few marks and landed one keeper eye then lost a slob at the hole. Was heaviest eye Iíve hooked all winter. I was on 16 inches of ice. Was a little wet on way in. Should firm up for the weekend then itís  anyoneís guess next week with the warm temps coming.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 15, 2018, 07:38 PM
Same here tonight. One nice eye, cruising 8í down over 29í. 3 decent perch and some shorts. That was all. Dead at dark.

Wet on top but ice is in great shape.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: troutperchbeeman on Feb 15, 2018, 08:07 PM
I don't post much but I got out today, nice to fish in a t shirt for an hour or so around noon. Got a few perch some short eyes and a nice ling. I kept the ling to try. Wow is all can say.... delicious!!!! Boiled in lemon juice and old bay then sautťed in garlic butter... Now that's some good eats!
 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 15, 2018, 11:24 PM
long term forecast dosnt look great but only a few nights dosnt get below 32degrees Tuesday we may loose some ice it said 62 as a high WOW... shore will get bad before the main ice is unsafe
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Feb 16, 2018, 01:48 AM
Ice season will come to an end fast to when it comes..because of the rain...if its not run off from snow ..its rain...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 16, 2018, 05:05 AM
I  don't like  the  forecast  but it's far  from over ......
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 16, 2018, 05:10 AM
I  don't like  the  forecast  but it's far  from over ......

X2
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 16, 2018, 05:18 AM
of  course I will be  wearing my float bibs  and  have  my spud 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ActiveTrapChecker on Feb 16, 2018, 07:58 AM
Ice season will come to an end fast to when it comes..because of the rain...if its not run off from snow ..its rain...

What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? He!!  no!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: yankmyline on Feb 16, 2018, 08:01 AM
Reel funny!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 16, 2018, 09:00 AM

Good job fellas,
 Not over by a long shot
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DW45 on Feb 16, 2018, 11:50 AM
Headed up tonight for a long weekend.  We have camps on the east end and fish a lot in the spring/summer but haven't been out on the ice in many years.  Would someone mind telling me if we can park at Taft Bay Park or I am told there is a roadway to the West of it where you can drive down to park and then take a trail through the woods for lake access?  Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DW45 on Feb 16, 2018, 11:53 AM
And is Rick still open at App's?  Sorry to bother with the questions...much appreciated. :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 16, 2018, 11:54 AM
And is Rick still open at App's?  Sorry to bother with the questions...much appreciated. :tipup:
Yes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Jsmartin1112 on Feb 16, 2018, 01:45 PM
Any opinions on if wheelers will be ok tomorrow morning? Hoping whatever mess is on top will freeze tonight. Will shoreline be weak from rain and warm temps?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 16, 2018, 01:47 PM
wheelers are good not much of a mess just wet might set up tonight
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 16, 2018, 02:15 PM
Another slow morning for me. Took about 10 moves to land on fish. Ended with 2 keepers and one just short. Eyes were high in the water column, perch on the bottom. I made up my mind I wasn't going to clean perch today, kinda wish I hadn't because after a bunch of 8 inchers early some chunks moved in.

Lots of water on top. One spot had such a whirlpool going I couldn't fish it. Old holes in those areas are opened up enough to be dangerous for walkers. Gonna be slick tomorrow when it sets up so bring your creepers.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 16, 2018, 02:29 PM

Thanks for the heads-up chowdaire   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DW45 on Feb 16, 2018, 02:38 PM
Thanks Filet.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 16, 2018, 02:40 PM
Headed up tonight for a long weekend.  We have camps on the east end and fish a lot in the spring/summer but haven't been out on the ice in many years.  Would someone mind telling me if we can park at Taft Bay Park or I am told there is a roadway to the West of it where you can drive down to park and then take a trail through the woods for lake access?  Thank you in advance!
.  Yes You can park at Taft
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 16, 2018, 02:43 PM
Any opinions on if wheelers will be ok tomorrow morning? Hoping whatever mess is on top will freeze tonight. Will shoreline be weak from rain and warm temps?
. Yup like Oneida1 said. Wheelers will be fine tomm. Supposed to go down to 12 tonight. Everything will tighten back up
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hrdcore on Feb 16, 2018, 04:20 PM
And is Rick still open at App's?  Sorry to bother with the questions...much appreciated. :tipup:

Is Apps open any earlier than 6AM. I'm coming in from Rochester and would like to get to my spot before 1st light. I hate to by bait from any body else...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 16, 2018, 04:47 PM
ice is already firming up with temps dropping water is going away will be solid and slick in AM
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 16, 2018, 06:46 PM
Yes it firmed up after sundown. Another rough go for me today as well. Got 2 keepers and dropped my third at the hole this morning. Went back out this evening to try to get my third and survived the wind somehow. Marked a few but no takers.  Beautiful sunset tonight.
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 16, 2018, 07:25 PM
I think I can post this here but I have a couple of Lowrance Ice Machines for sale on the For Sale page if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 16, 2018, 08:36 PM
Nice job Chowdaire and Deadeyez.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rlejr on Feb 17, 2018, 05:56 AM
My fishing buddy thinks the water will be to stained on the north shore, east end area of the lake for Sunday's fish. I didn't think it is anything to worry about, but he's old and doesn't believe me. What's the rest of the world think?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 17, 2018, 06:19 AM
The water is not very stained. We didn't get much rain so there was not a ton of runoff yet...

I wouldn't let stained water hold you back anyway.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 17, 2018, 07:40 AM
Yep. Water clarity is very dependent on location still. I covered about 2 miles on the NE end yesterday. Hit clear water, white murky water and straight brown water.

I wouldn't let that stop you. It's not like the heavy runoff time yet where its chocolate milk for miles and you've got a current.

And even then. The fish still bite.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 17, 2018, 07:59 AM
I would rather fish stained water than gin clear water. Always seem to do better fishing stained. Iím not talking chocolate milk either
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 17, 2018, 08:07 AM
Saw a guy get his sled into some deep water and slush out of apps this morning, looked knee deep at least maybe waste. He got pulled out and dragged back. Be careful
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 17, 2018, 10:54 AM
finally found some perch limit before noon
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rlejr on Feb 17, 2018, 11:17 AM
Thanks everyone on the dirty water issue. Helps a lot.   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 17, 2018, 11:29 AM
Saw a guy get his sled into some deep water and slush out of apps this morning, looked knee deep at least maybe waste. He got pulled out and dragged back. Be careful
That was me , shes over to rocks getting dried out , it was all water , big depression about 2í deep
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DW45 on Feb 17, 2018, 11:34 AM
Marking fish but no bites out of Taft
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SHUBA on Feb 17, 2018, 11:41 AM
Good to hear your ok filet ,also great job on the perch Oneida1
 will be out looking stripers tomorrow
Please all stay safe out there and FISH HARD WATER
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hunts2long on Feb 17, 2018, 11:49 AM
Glad you are OK and got it back to dry out. That 2' may get deeper before the week is out...h2l
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 17, 2018, 11:52 AM
Finally got on them today. Two limit of eyes working on perch now
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 17, 2018, 11:59 AM
Glad you got out I was headed down the hill onto the ice when I saw the guy pull you out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 17, 2018, 12:00 PM
That was me , shes over to rocks getting dried out , it was all water , big depression about 2í deep
Hope everything is OK Freddie.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 17, 2018, 12:18 PM
Hope everything is OK Freddie.
The young man said heíd get in the shop , he put it on rush for me but it will cost a little more is , good people at rocks in parish
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 17, 2018, 12:57 PM
anyone ever get a sucker thru ice i got one today came up just like a perch or eye and hit my diamond jig with spikes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 17, 2018, 01:22 PM
anyone ever get a sucker thru ice i got one today came up just like a perch or eye and hit my diamond jig with spikes
Now thatís a new one 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 17, 2018, 01:25 PM
I am glad you got out okay Fred.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 17, 2018, 01:34 PM
Wow. That stinks, Freddy. Hope you get her back running soon.

50 perch and a sucker?! That's a neck of a day. Nice job, Oneida1
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 17, 2018, 01:55 PM

That water is between vellas and Appís
About 300 yards out ,
 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 17, 2018, 02:01 PM
That sucks Fred....hope they get er running quick and they donít sting you too bad. I had one of my guys put a walk behind mower in a lake once. It was completely submerged. Drained all the fluids, dried it out, new plugs and it was good as new (at least as good as before the swim).   Anyone can catch an eye or perch Oneida1.....you should get some sort of prize for catching a sucker thru the ice
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hunts2long on Feb 17, 2018, 03:45 PM
Sucker....first sign of Spring...h2l
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 17, 2018, 04:07 PM
Bet you're glad you didn't come down to deer camp Oneida1. Our hot perch bite in the deep fizzled today hour south of O. Nice catch guys, glad you got her out F&R. Very exciting time of year to be fishing! I love it... ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Feb 17, 2018, 04:46 PM
Sucker....first sign of Spring...h2l

Yup, that and dead skunks alongside of the road. ;D 

Glad you're Ok Fred, scary feeling I know. I drove into a BIG puddle once out from Spruce Grove. The water was so deep the belt just slipped...
engine never quit. I thought everything was going down; but there was solid ice under me. :o
An old timer came along with a red 3 wheeler and a long rope and saved my butt and got me out of a bad spot.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: rlejr on Feb 17, 2018, 04:53 PM
Wondering if atv's can get out from Sylvan beach today?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 17, 2018, 05:22 PM
sure am rug but ill bet tmrw they r gone or wont bite we will see
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: burningdownthehouse on Feb 17, 2018, 05:28 PM
That sucks Fred....hope they get er running quick and they donít sting you too bad. I had one of my guys put a walk behind mower in a lake once. It was completely submerged. Drained all the fluids, dried it out, new plugs and it was good as new (at least as good as before the swim).   Anyone can catch an eye or perch Oneida1.....you should get some sort of prize for catching a sucker thru the ice


Maybe not appropriate for this thread, but I've gotta ask...what is somebody doing on the lake with a walk-behind mower???    :wacko: :roflmao:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 17, 2018, 06:02 PM
Freddie  man i'm  sorry that happened to you  glad your  ok ..... my day wasn't  so  bad  I  took pictures  of  my fish  just the way I really like seeing them !


(https://s18.postimg.cc/5j3ym2a79/thumbnaildinner1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5j3ym2a79/)

now i'd  bet money  Freddie  can tell  where these  eyes   came  from  just by the fillet  ;D



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they put up a pretty good  fight right here  I  even  got  burned  but.......



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they look so  purty  all golden brown



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and  with some  pasta  salad and a  cold  rolling rock  life is  good  ......... ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 17, 2018, 06:44 PM

Maybe not appropriate for this thread, but I've gotta ask...what is somebody doing on the lake with a walk-behind mower???    :wacko: :roflmao:
.   Lol.....he was mowing a property on the lake. Slid down a steep hill, off a break wall, into 4-5 ft of water.  He wasnít actuall on the lake until he was in the lake  :o ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Feb 17, 2018, 06:46 PM
Looks tasty Trap.....now Iím hungry!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 17, 2018, 06:48 PM
slides  fishshack  a  plate  and  a  cold beer  ...we  always  have  room at the table  buddy
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Feb 17, 2018, 07:11 PM
Freddie  man i'm  sorry that happened to you  glad your  ok ..... my day wasn't  so  bad  I  took pictures  of  my fish  just the way I really like seeing them !


(https://s18.postimg.cc/5j3ym2a79/thumbnaildinner1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5j3ym2a79/)

now i'd  bet money  Freddie  can tell  where these  eyes   came  from  just by the fillet  ;D



(https://s18.postimg.cc/n95n74in9/thumbnaildinner2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/n95n74in9/)

they put up a pretty good  fight right here  I  even  got  burned  but.......



(https://s18.postimg.cc/45cbq8fxh/thumbnaildinner3.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/45cbq8fxh/)

they look so  purty  all golden brown



(https://s18.postimg.cc/k3l1gdpl1/thumbnaildinner_4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/k3l1gdpl1/)

and  with some  pasta  salad and a  cold  rolling rock  life is  good  ......... ;D
Those fillets look like Haddock from price chopper 😉 Looked pretty good with that pasta salad tho!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 17, 2018, 07:24 PM
Made about ten moved to locate perch. Landed on some nice fish finally and picked away at them. All they'd take was spikes on a jig.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: sawdust on Feb 17, 2018, 07:55 PM
Glad everything worked out for you filet!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 17, 2018, 09:05 PM
Glad your all good Freddie! Hope your back out there soon.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 18, 2018, 03:44 AM
Hey Freddie, did you forget to put it in 4WD!?? :woot: :roflmao:
Glad youíre ok, Bud!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XxFISHN4EYEZxX on Feb 18, 2018, 04:09 AM
anyone ever get a sucker thru ice i got one today came up just like a perch or eye and hit my diamond jig with spikes
       Great job on the perch Oneida1 I pulled a sucker through the ice few weeks back fishing for perch first one I've ever iced , don't ever leave a good perch bite they'll be there this morning waiting for you
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 18, 2018, 04:25 AM
Hey Freddie, did you forget to put it in 4WD!?? :woot: :roflmao:
Glad youíre ok, Bud!!!

Auger across your lap?  Sorry Freddie.  :o  Hope the machine is OK, glad you are.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: brian7 on Feb 18, 2018, 05:19 AM
That water is between vellas and Appís
About 300 yards out ,
Isn,t that where the clear water outlet pipe for Cleveland sewer system is? I remember Will Kirk putting there when they put the system in.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 18, 2018, 05:20 AM
Auger across your lap?  Sorry Freddie.  :o  Hope the machine is OK, glad you are.
[/quote
No just a deep depression where water gathered  sled inhaled some water itís at rocks shop getting a little TLC , then those fish better hope they arenít hungry 😉 I should have got a pic
    over the years on Oneida Iíve seen that same scenario many times , this one had a good crust of ice over it , I was going to drain the water but the auger needed  a little drying out 
 Normally when I come across Those i poke a hole
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 18, 2018, 05:38 AM
Isn,t that where the clear water outlet pipe for Cleveland sewer system is? I remember Will Kirk putting there when they put the system in.
No that was just a water pocket ,     
  deepest one I ever seen was on the east end it was waste deep so guys keep a good eye out , easy to spot when not healed over , and around sunrise , and I want to thank all who offered to let me borrow their rides to use ,, very kind of you and think I forgot to thank Rick at Appís for helping me out of a jam
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 18, 2018, 05:44 AM
most important is  no  one  got hurt  and i'm  sure   your  machine  will be  fine  Freddie ......now  make  them fish pay!!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 18, 2018, 05:55 AM
most important is  no  one  got hurt  and i'm  sure   your  machine  will be  fine  Freddie ......now  make  them fish pay!!!!
👿☠️😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 18, 2018, 06:43 AM
👿☠️😉
I bet Release went into a nice tirade...always blaming somebodyís mother!!  :woot: :roflmao:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 18, 2018, 07:07 AM
Lol actually he was more POd at himself but there some remark about the son of a dog , mabe a litter of them
  On a better note I got a few messages that some guys landed on some nice perch that were active  , congrats guys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 18, 2018, 07:11 AM
Hey Freddie, did you forget to put it in 4WD!?? :woot: :roflmao:
Glad youíre ok, Bud!!!

That would be a Duncan move... end of story!!😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 18, 2018, 07:28 AM
I didnít fish yesterday but found some eyes this morning. It was beautiful to start but very slippery with the fresh snow over glare ice. Fished in a sweatshirt without the heater until the wind picked up.


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Had to keep the big girl because she did this.



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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 18, 2018, 07:38 AM
Nice job Chow!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 18, 2018, 07:44 AM
Good work bud!!!🎣🕳
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Feb 18, 2018, 07:52 AM
Glad you're ok Freddy. I know what it's like to be down a sled.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 18, 2018, 07:54 AM
Nice Chow 👍🏼
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Feb 18, 2018, 08:12 AM
Just rode Cleveland to Constantia on the north shore, conditions this morning couldn't be better. About 4 inches new snow on top of that other snow from last week that melted and refroze. Gonna ride home this afternoon and see how the 40 degrees affects it. Best ice we have had in years I think.

CNY
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: stringer01 on Feb 18, 2018, 08:29 AM
Freddy glad you made out ok could have been worse just goes to show people on here this lake like many others can sneek up on the guys that are here more than most thats why they are labeled DIEHARDS SORRY FRED HAD TO DO IT TAKE CARE AND GET BACK FISHIN!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 18, 2018, 08:30 AM
I totally agree CNY. It's not often you get 16" of black ice with almost no junk most of the season.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 18, 2018, 11:45 AM
same spot as yesterday fish were still there wouldnt bite got 8
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 18, 2018, 12:35 PM
Good job on the fish guys
Ya know stinger if I would have gone out in the day light I would have noticed the difference in the ice by sight
   This what I did today , he just turned 8

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mcully on Feb 18, 2018, 12:36 PM
Dozen perch and eye limit today mid lake shoal. Had to work hard for those perch.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 18, 2018, 12:41 PM
Dozen perch and eye limit today mid lake shoal. Had to work hard for those perch.
To me thatís a perfect day
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 18, 2018, 12:58 PM
To me thatís a perfect day
X2!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Theval on Feb 18, 2018, 02:02 PM
Same spot I found the perch yesterday picked away for 37 today.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 18, 2018, 02:05 PM
Same day I had, mcully. Eye limit early and then 5 hours for a dozen perch. Well worth sitting out there on a day like today. Got a few big solid eyes around noon on the ultralight gear for a bonus too.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 18, 2018, 02:07 PM
Nice job on the perch, Theval.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: robinhoodsucci on Feb 18, 2018, 03:06 PM
FYI: coming back from a ice ck, my brother who lives on the lake, almost buried his sled in 3 mile bay 18Ē of water he said ice crack in front separating, might be a mess by Tuesday, just sayin, creeks are all flowing gonna change rapidly! Conditions will change daily...sat that wasnít there!! Be safe
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 2muchleft on Feb 18, 2018, 03:38 PM
Thinking about another trip tomorrow morning to head out of Lewis.  Any issues?  Thanks in advance...I've got a two hour drive to get there.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: IceGeek on Feb 18, 2018, 04:27 PM
Thinking about another trip tomorrow morning to head out of Lewis.  Any issues?  Thanks in advance...I've got a two hour drive to get there.

Fished out of Lewis - no issues.  Solid ice and no slush to be found as of noon today.  Maybe 3" of snow on the ice. 
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Post by: RedWolfUSAF on Feb 18, 2018, 04:47 PM
Fished out of Lewis - no issues.  Solid ice and no slush to be found as of noon today.  Maybe 3" of snow on the ice.

An IceGeek sighting!!! Nice!
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Post by: IceGeek on Feb 19, 2018, 02:26 AM
An IceGeek sighting!!! Nice!
;D
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Post by: mcully on Feb 19, 2018, 05:54 AM
To me thatís a perfect day
Said the same thing to buddy I was fishing with. Beware the burbot are on the shoals. Friend popped three yesterday tangling everything up. The profanity I heard from his shanty was not for young ears but we were all alone where we were. Blade baits had to be pulled to bring fish in.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 19, 2018, 06:07 AM

Mcully I know guys that eat them but they sure can make a mess,  slimy buggers ,
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:09 AM
if  you  got a  dead  stick  next to ya  those  lawyers  are a  pain 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:12 AM
I  carry a  cheap pair  of  those  jersey gloves   for  handling  slimmers ......  after a  week  of  fishing  toss them and get a  fresh pair out  of the  bag
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 19, 2018, 07:58 AM
Nice job on the weekend catches guys!!  I got out last night. Tried a few different spots. Just one keeper and dropped one. Not marking as many in my spots and the few I do mark are tough to get to commit.
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Gee!!!  Just looked at the 7 day forecast it doesnít go below freezing at any point. Upper 60s.  WTH......itís February!!!!
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Post by: bigdub22 on Feb 19, 2018, 08:16 AM
Anyone know why they are called lawyers.......kuz their ass is near their hearts!
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Post by: Rugburn on Feb 19, 2018, 08:18 AM
That would have made for a good riddle, if you didn't tell us the answer.... :P
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Post by: bigdub22 on Feb 19, 2018, 08:22 AM
Ya sorry.  Guess i should left a little suspense.
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Post by: Rugburn on Feb 19, 2018, 09:24 AM
On a side note, watched my bud drop his IPhone down the hole this weekend. $600 clams down the drain! Never seen a guy move so fast, almost got it but ended up with a wet sleeve. It did have a waterproof cover, but it doesn't float. We were able to call it and leave a nasty message!  :%$#!:
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Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 19, 2018, 09:29 AM
The eyes I got this morning were smaller and perch were bigger and more aggressive than yesterday. Wish those perch were there yesterday. I didnt want to clean anything today so just played around for a couple of hours and tossed Ďem all back.

Iím one of the guys who eats burbot but still havenít gotten my chance this year. Caught one and it was on a day I wasnít keeping anything.
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 19, 2018, 09:36 AM
Sorry your bud lost his phone but OMG Rugburn that is hilarious that you called the cell phone on the bottom of the lake! Imagine if you had a camera.  ;D

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Post by: sodussut on Feb 19, 2018, 09:40 AM
Imagine if somebody answered? ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: chubrock on Feb 19, 2018, 09:41 AM
End up keeping 37 nice perch yesterday with my buddy out of Williams. No eyes. Sad to say this might be my last time out for the year with the forecast that is coming in and going on vacation in the beginning of March. Happy to say that every time I went out this year I never got skunked. Be careful everyone this week.
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Post by: Rugburn on Feb 19, 2018, 09:46 AM
Sorry your bud lost his phone but OMG Rugburn that is hilarious that you called the cell phone on the bottom of the lake! Imagine if you had a camera.  ;D

We tried to figure out how to remotely turn on the camera, then try and snag it, no dice. Do they make a waterproof floating cover? I suggested a lanyard, he could wear it.
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Post by: fishshack on Feb 19, 2018, 09:51 AM
My friend also dropped his phone in last trip out. I saw on Facebook where someone else lost thereís too.  Theyíre  going to have to redraw the lake contour maps soon to show all the new iPhone shoals.
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Post by: burningdownthehouse on Feb 19, 2018, 10:08 AM
End up keeping 37 nice perch yesterday with my buddy out of Williams. No eyes. Sad to say this might be my last time out for the year with the forecast that is coming in and going on vacation in the beginning of March. Happy to say that every time I went out this year I never got skunked. Be careful everyone this week.

ditto on the warm-up...think she's going to go downhill faster than usual

I fished out of Williams this morning with my father. We landed plenty of perch, but nothing really worth keeping. There were a dozen or so "well...I'm getting the knife dirty so I'll keep it" sized perch but we didn't have any tanks on the ice yet so back down the hole they went. Nice weather and ice fishing with my dad made it a worthwhile trip for me.



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Post by: Looper on Feb 19, 2018, 11:55 AM
The Gotsnowcams.com page is showing open water on the Bridgeport link.

Anyone been near here in person, is there really that much open water today?

http://www.gotsnowcams.com/gotsnowcams.htm
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Post by: Zeker259 on Feb 19, 2018, 12:12 PM
The Gotsnowcams.com page is showing open water on the Bridgeport link.

Anyone been near here in person, is there really that much open water today?

http://www.gotsnowcams.com/gotsnowcams.htm

That is right where Chittenango/Limestone/Butternut creeks flow into the lake. Should really open up over the next 3 days. That is a "live" shot. Stay clear.

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Post by: Loudmouth879 on Feb 19, 2018, 12:29 PM
My friend also dropped his phone in last trip out. I saw on Facebook where someone else lost thereís too.  Theyíre  going to have to redraw the lake contour maps soon to show all the new iPhone shoals.


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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 19, 2018, 01:02 PM
I  carry a  cheap pair  of  those  jersey gloves   for  handling  slimmers ......  after a  week  of  fishing  toss them and get a  fresh pair out  of the  bag
I do that.  Used to keep the dirty ones in a plastic ziplock and take them home to be washed once a month.  Wife did not appreciate it all.  Now I toss them like Trapp.  :P
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Post by: hardwater61 on Feb 19, 2018, 02:15 PM
I do that.  Used to keep the dirty ones in a plastic ziplock and take them home to be washed once a month.  Wife did not appreciate it all.  Now I toss them like Trapp.  :P
Wash them when she is not home! ;)2
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Post by: jimbo13 on Feb 19, 2018, 03:52 PM
On a side note, watched my bud drop his IPhone down the hole this weekend. $600 clams down the drain! Never seen a guy move so fast, almost got it but ended up with a wet sleeve. It did have a waterproof cover, but it doesn't float. We were able to call it and leave a nasty message!

Rugburn , BEEN THER DONE THAT !!!, what a sickening feeling watching that sucker flutter on down to the bottom like a # 5 jigging Rap. and the pisser is I still get my balls busted years later . Sorry to your friend, better luck w/ the next one
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bassmanNG on Feb 19, 2018, 04:34 PM
Fished out of Taft today, 2 miles south moved 6 times 1 short, and 1 perch.  Had friends up from pa.  Disappointed
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 19, 2018, 04:49 PM
fished east first time in a few weeks.........ice was awesome in the morning but getting wet after lunch......brought home 20 perch.....some jumbos and some 9"ers....finicky, for a day when a warm front was coming in,IMO......have had worse days though ;)
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Post by: moosefeet on Feb 19, 2018, 05:55 PM
On a side note, watched my bud drop his IPhone down the hole this weekend. $600 clams down the drain! Never seen a guy move so fast, almost got it but ended up with a wet sleeve. It did have a waterproof cover, but it doesn't float. We were able to call it and leave a nasty message!  :%$#!:
Friggen social media!! If he wasn't playing on the damn thing wouldn't have been an issue....
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Feb 19, 2018, 06:01 PM
We tried to figure out how to remotely turn on the camera, then try and snag it, no dice. Do they make a waterproof floating cover? I suggested a lanyard, he could wear it.


   
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 19, 2018, 06:11 PM
omg.....that was awesome....and it still worked.....crazy
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 19, 2018, 06:42 PM
Hilarious!!!
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Post by: gonephishin on Feb 19, 2018, 06:50 PM
On a side note, watched my bud drop his IPhone down the hole this weekend. $600 clams down the drain! Never seen a guy move so fast, almost got it but ended up with a wet sleeve. It did have a waterproof cover, but it doesn't float. We were able to call it and leave a nasty message!  :%$#!:

Duuuude, Iíve lost 2 iPhones in 3 seasons!!!! Iím so glad to hear Iím not the only one!! Insurance is a great thing!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Feb 19, 2018, 06:58 PM
That is a great video Dacker!
My friend does have a camera and we have the spot marked, our holes are probably drain holes now...?
Might have to take a look, 20' FOW.
Moose we might need your camera too. Wait.....you have the flu... :o


Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Black Betty on Feb 19, 2018, 07:52 PM
We tried to figure out how to remotely turn on the camera, then try and snag it, no dice. Do they make a waterproof floating cover? I suggested a lanyard, he could wear it.

I use a life proof case and you can attach a lanyard to it. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fowlhookedny on Feb 19, 2018, 07:54 PM
Was fishing with my cousin out of Lewis pt yesterday(2/18) and he left his 8" nils next to the truck in the parking lot.   It has a bright yellow homemade drill plate that couldn't be mistaken for anyone else's.  If anyone saw it or grabbed it, please let me know. Thanks!   
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Post by: OneBucketMike on Feb 20, 2018, 07:08 AM


Eeh, way to put the puck in da net der eeh!! Nice....

 
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 20, 2018, 02:15 PM
went out around 9:30 am and ice was in fine shape albeit some standing water on top.....shore was fine.....just watch out for old holes as they are opening up pretty good......left at 1:30 and was still good.....foggy as hell.......compass,GPS,navionics and spud are critical when it gets like this......this was at Lewis Pt........seems kinda early for late ice conditions @)......there is still 18" of ice......little soft on top
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 20, 2018, 04:36 PM
ya think a frozen lake has an effect on air temperature.......Syra cuse airport reporting 64 degrees.........Lakesh ore Rd. in Maple bay it's 48 degrees....hit 69 in downtown syr.......never got above 46 on the lake.......no sun helped
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 20, 2018, 05:44 PM
Similar report on the northshore.

Went out of Taft tonight. The shore ice was fine. Some big drain holes scattered around. Also some fairly deep water pockets on the ice. A little soft on top.

Oh and that fog was fun...
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Post by: moosefeet on Feb 20, 2018, 05:53 PM
That is a great video Dacker!
My friend does have a camera and we have the spot marked, our holes are probably drain holes now...?
Might have to take a look, 20' FOW.
Moose we might need your camera too. Wait.....you have the flu... :o
Hey it's just the flu! I'm good to go now tho but chances are that his phone is toast. Would be a cool recovery project!
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Post by: stringer01 on Feb 20, 2018, 06:20 PM
 Went out of lewis mon not much going on ice was decent a couple perch and a short eye nice weather should have known better too nice out Didnt know we had all this extra money for new phones maybe i should fish for them might have better luck i know insurance
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 20, 2018, 07:03 PM
I couldn't get out today  gents ,I have a job taking care of a sick family member  but I did have a break so I grabbed the ole 20 ga double  and stombed a few brush piles  ;D....4 shoots later 3 bunnies and I'm eating good this evening ;D
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 20, 2018, 07:16 PM
Great job Trap! I haven't had rabbit in forever.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 20, 2018, 07:21 PM
reeleyz wish I had known  plent of grub and cold rolling rock to wash it down with
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 21, 2018, 03:38 AM
reeleyz wish I had known  plent of grub and cold rolling rock to wash it down with
fry up a few gill fillets with that and you got sportsman surf and turf......rolling rock's a nice touch also
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 21, 2018, 07:18 AM
Trapper,good job with the bunnies. I went out Saturday and got  2 partridge. Fished for 3 hrs Monday afternoon in the rain , 2 sphort eyes and 2 smaller perch
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 21, 2018, 07:19 AM

Well done trapp
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Post by: Dug1898 on Feb 21, 2018, 08:25 AM
Try Shish-ka-bunny Trap...marinated boneless rabbit on a skewer...Good way to try beaver too! ;D
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Post by: Rugburn on Feb 21, 2018, 08:48 AM
Yeah nice deal on the bunnies Trapper, wish I had a good Beagle right now.
Moose we scrapped the recovery project, my bud picked up a good deal on a new phone. And you're right it's toast by now.
The yotes' have been showing in daylight lately. Spank 'em guys. Small male was out looking for some love.


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 21, 2018, 09:33 AM
just got of the ice got 10 perch shore is holding up and so is the ice overall not as much water as i thought would be on top some decent size holes out there from water being sucked down...
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 21, 2018, 03:17 PM
Trapper,good job with the bunnies. I went out Saturday and got  2 partridge. Fished for 3 hrs Monday afternoon in the rain , 2 sphort eyes and 2 smaller perch
hey bucket, trade ya couple dozen perch for the pats  ;D........omg, haven't had a grouse dinner in forever.....my favorite game bird for the table....nice job
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Post by: DeadEyez on Feb 21, 2018, 05:14 PM
Nice dog Rugburn! Love seeing the yotes get shot. 👍🏼
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Post by: team trouble captain on Feb 21, 2018, 05:40 PM
just got of the ice got 10 perch shore is holding up and so is the ice overall not as much water as i thought would be on top some decent size holes out there from water being sucked down...
where did you head out from ? supposed to take the 3hr drive from buffalo on Saturday . thanks
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 21, 2018, 06:05 PM
Scout,pats arenít easy to come by, those where the 1st in a couple of years. The last 4 came over about a 5 year span using my bow.
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Post by: choo choo on Feb 21, 2018, 06:08 PM
just got of the ice got 10 perch shore is holding up and so is the ice overall not as much water as i thought would be on top some decent size holes out there from water being sucked down...
Thanks for the report oneida1. Perch have been tough for me this year...but the bluegills and crappies have been very good to me the last few trips.

. I went out Saturday and got  2 partridge.
getting 1 pa'tridge is great ...2 is awesome !

hey bucket, trade ya couple dozen perch for the pats  ;D........omg, haven't had a grouse dinner in forever.....my favorite game bird for the table....nice job
They were My favorite to hunt and eat too scout....been a long time for me also.

 scout57....You are a lot like Rick at Apps........you both are avid golfers,....  you both love grouse and grouse hunting ,,,, you both love Oneida Lake.....and you both catch lot's of fish !

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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 21, 2018, 06:16 PM

Those birds go great in spaghetti sauce
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 21, 2018, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the report oneida1. Perch have been tough for me this year...but the bluegills and crappies have been very good to me the last few trips.
 getting 1 pa'tridge is great ...2 is awesome !
 They were My favorite to hunt and eat too scout....been a long time for me also.

 scout57....You are a lot like Rick at Apps........you both are avid golfers,....  you both love grouse and grouse hunting ,,,, you both love Oneida Lake.....and you both catch lot's of fish !
don't know rick very well choo choo but I will take that as a compliment from what I hear........don't hunt partridge much any more unfortunately......I am lucky to have a very understanding wife that I love dearly.......that damn golf thingy does get in the way of my summer fishing so I tend to stock up on fish during the ice season.....oh, and retirement has really helped with all of the above ;)
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 21, 2018, 08:33 PM
I've been retired for 11 years but don't seem to have time to do most of what I want to do.  Maybe I've become lazy or just slowed down.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 22, 2018, 02:45 AM
well I been busy but I'm going to get out for a few hours this morning
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Post by: jimbo13 on Feb 22, 2018, 01:05 PM
well Trap, just wondering how the shore ice held, coming up tomorrow
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Post by: bigal409 on Feb 22, 2018, 01:26 PM
I couldn't get out today  gents ,I have a job taking care of a sick family member  but I did have a break so I grabbed the ole 20 ga double  and stombed a few brush piles  ;D....4 shoots later 3 bunnies and I'm eating good this evening ;D
taste like chicken Trapper?  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 22, 2018, 01:33 PM
anybody fishing after this snow please be careful of old drain holes.....there are plenty of them out there and they will skim over and be covered with snow......and some are pretty large........access at Lewis was 3" - 5" of water for about 60 feet then fine....not sure about other access points
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 22, 2018, 01:35 PM
also trying to figure out how barometer can be 30.65 with a snow storm in progress ???
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 22, 2018, 01:36 PM
jimbo I'm not going to give out any late season ice reports ,last year I was called a liar ..... all I will say is I went out .....
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Post by: whitelightning on Feb 22, 2018, 01:48 PM

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Got out today... pick away at the perch Ending up with a healthy dozen.  This monster was a little over 14
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Post by: caliking on Feb 22, 2018, 02:21 PM
We r out off sylvan right now been here since sunrise.. as,scout said plenty of nasty drainholes that u can walk right into and this inch or two is covering them up well.. they are scattered about all over so use extreme caution. As for the fishing two of us limited on nice eyes picking away at them most of the day and the perch are cooperating also.. tons of ice out here still and shore had a touch of water on the top this,a.m
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Post by: caliking on Feb 22, 2018, 02:23 PM
Fish were very active for us while it snowed good... as it stopped half hour ago so did the bite.. even that means,anything to the barometer guys..  im just fishin happy to be on ice.. well worth my 3 hour ride 🎣🎣
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Post by: scout57 on Feb 22, 2018, 02:30 PM
Fish were very active for us while it snowed good... as it stopped half hour ago so did the bite.. even that means,anything to the barometer guys..  im just fishin happy to be on ice.. well worth my 3 hour ride 🎣🎣
nice job cali.....sorry about not responding......never saw your pm till just now.......glad you found some fish.......I quit before it started snowing......fish were not cooperative for me today at all .....worse day all year....4 perch....didn't mark many either
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Post by: caliking on Feb 22, 2018, 02:51 PM
Moved three times... deep, deeper, deeper... started in close in ~20 did some perch and some shorts.. buddy was out in 25 doing better so i popped out.. been good sonce i moved even picked up a few more good ones after the stormv ;D
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Post by: PLGoose88 on Feb 22, 2018, 02:54 PM
Hello all,
Iím from downstate and thinking  about trying Oneida for the first time and making the drive up. Can anyone recommend some public access places to get on that are close to decent fishing grounds? I donít have a wheeler so Iíd be walking to wherever I decide to go.
Thanks,
PLG
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Feb 22, 2018, 03:26 PM
jimbo I'm not going to give out any late season ice reports ,last year I was called a liar ..... all I will say is I went out .....

  N/P trap , I get thanks for sharing , tight lines , be safe
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Post by: jimbo13 on Feb 22, 2018, 03:29 PM
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Got out today... pick away at the perch Ending up with a healthy dozen.  This monster was a little over 14

   BEAUTY  : :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 22, 2018, 04:40 PM
Didnt go out to day but I spoke with a guy that did he stepped in one of those holes got wet also broke threw just a lil on shore with wheeler,,, other then the holes out there and lil sketchy shore in spots main lake still has good ice,,, I know yesterday some of those hoes could get a wheeler in trouble... This was from a private point of access
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 22, 2018, 05:59 PM
I had to skip the sled on and off a bit tonight in Cleveland. The water came up a lot so there is a gap between the shore and the ice in a lot of spots. Some spots you can still get on just fine.

I only fished for the last hour and it was good. 2 keeper eyes, 3 shorts, 2 nice perch and a few small ones.

Hopefullly it gets cold tonight to slow the bleeding down some.
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Post by: Big Ice Hole on Feb 22, 2018, 06:22 PM
Any word on Big Bay?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 22, 2018, 07:59 PM

Very nice perch white lighting 👍🏻
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Oldtimer on Feb 23, 2018, 11:25 AM
Lake level chart shows it is up about 7 inches between the 19 th and 21 st. Has not updated yesterday yet.  Shoreline ice will suffer... be careful


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Post by: swampking89 on Feb 23, 2018, 05:41 PM
I was down at the beach around 5 and it was pouring hopefully gonna hold up.heading out in the AM.reports tomorrow.be careful out there!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 24, 2018, 06:16 AM
shore line looks like its going away in places
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Feb 24, 2018, 08:20 AM
Looks like fishing goes on hold,Iíve got a project at camp that Iíll start( new kitchen). Anydody need my old cabinets(free)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Jaker112 on Feb 24, 2018, 09:57 AM
Just heard a report of a wheeler thru ice in fisher Bay Area, guys are out but 2 vexilars and camera lost!
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Post by: Buckethead on Feb 24, 2018, 10:20 AM
Glad there ok,equipment can be replaced,be extra careful .Ice conditions are very hard to read  in these temps
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Post by: Dug1898 on Feb 24, 2018, 10:27 AM
Chittenango Creek enters the lake in Maple Bay, one bay west...that area never looks very safe...open water at times...especially early and late season.

Hope all's well. Not a good sign, be safe out there fellas...
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Post by: reeleyz on Feb 24, 2018, 06:21 PM
It was a beautiful day on the ice. The eyes were not cooperating but I squeaked out 1 keeper and pile of 10"ers. Kept 30 perch betweeen 2 of us.

The ice was ~14" and it stiffened up at sunset because it dipped below freezing. It is down to 30 right now on the north shore.

Accessed the ice at the beach and that was easy on and off.
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Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 24, 2018, 06:50 PM
hey what happen to snagger ???? he started posting on here  the went MIA  again .......
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 24, 2018, 07:22 PM
yeah hes been real quite since he started the thread
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hunts2long on Feb 24, 2018, 07:26 PM
He started it so you would be on here, while he is out catching the fish...h2l
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Big Ice Hole on Feb 24, 2018, 07:34 PM
It was a beautiful day on the ice. The eyes were not cooperating but I squeaked out 1 keeper and pile of 10"ers. Kept 30 perch betweeen 2 of us.

The ice was ~14" and it stiffened up at sunset because it dipped below freezing. It is down to 30 right now on the north shore.

Accessed the ice at the beach and that was easy on and off.

Reeleyze, what beach are you referring to?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 24, 2018, 08:02 PM
Reeleyze, what beach are you referring to?

Sorry, Sylvan Beach.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Feb 24, 2018, 08:24 PM
Today's pull.  Tomorrow depending on how hard it's raining will be my last day on oneida ice.  It was a grind.  Ice is getting soft.  Looking at the temps boats will be out by the 10th.
(https://s10.postimg.cc/f9npckj3p/IMG_20180224_141412969.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/f9npckj3p/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 24, 2018, 09:47 PM
Nice job Jason.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 25, 2018, 05:43 AM

Well done Jason
, I took a ride yesterday and the shore line in many spots were  looking pretty sad   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Feb 25, 2018, 06:07 AM
ice appears to be moving a little, closer to shore then last night sorry to say but i think the fat lady is singing..... unless we get a real cold snap
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 25, 2018, 06:31 AM
What a miserable day.  >:(
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 25, 2018, 06:43 AM

Doesnít look good , the 10 day forecast is warm
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Feb 25, 2018, 06:53 AM


  I have a feeling Phil's gonna have a lot of company here soon....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 25, 2018, 06:53 AM
If itís over that was a great season,at least for eyes. Only had a couple of slow days and had more all out slamfests than ever before.

Yesterday was one of the slow ones. Pretty steady action but lots of short eyes and 7-9Ē perch. Went 1/2 on keeper eyes and the one I iced went back cause she was near 23Ē.


(https://s10.postimg.cc/qcg7r35b9/0_B95584_F-_D145-489_A-_ADCC-_E898648_D150_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/qcg7r35b9/)

Ended up taking home one of the 4 burbot I caught and 2 dozen perch. Had a great meal of burbot with melted butter and fresh fried perch for dinner.

This fatty isnít the one I took home. Got lucky and kept a skinny male.

(https://s10.postimg.cc/t7taxjomd/DEF07_C01-_B7_EF-4_F35-8569-23_E9393_CD50_D.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/t7taxjomd/)

Nice to see you yesterday, Bruce. It was a nice day to be out even if the keepers werenít easy to come by.

Looking at this weather it might be time to dust off the long rods and twister tails. Although if it doesnít stop raining that bite will be blown out too.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 25, 2018, 07:03 AM

Nice healthy looking eye chowdaire
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 25, 2018, 07:09 AM
Nice to see you too Chow, definitely a perfect day to be on the ice!

You had those burbot figured out and that is a really nice eye.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Feb 25, 2018, 07:33 AM


  Nice post as always Chow ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 25, 2018, 07:37 AM
well done chow......thank goodness ice came early this year cause it is leaving early also.......now I just wish it will go bye bye really quick......got a feeling it will linger out there tantalizing us to jump on......oh well, it was a good season......used the machines more than most other years making it worth the registration fees......freezer stocked, friends freezers stocked......all good.....time to get neglected chores caught up on.....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Feb 25, 2018, 07:43 AM
well done chow......thank goodness ice came early this year cause it is leaving early also.......now I just wish it will go bye bye really quick......got a feeling it will linger out there tantalizing us to jump on......oh well, it was a good season......used the machines more than most other years making it worth the registration fees......freezer stocked, friends freezers stocked......all good.....time to get neglected chores caught up on.....
Yup, we sure did have a good one compared to the last couple. I just plain hate the thought of 40 degrees and wet muddy crap with no ice for the next 2 months till it gets truly warm. Oh well, not much we can do but deal with it.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Feb 25, 2018, 08:25 AM

  Nice post as always Chow ;D

Thanks, dd. Nice pannies as always!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Feb 25, 2018, 08:51 AM
I agree Scout, this ice will linger for a while. Maybe beyond the walleye closer.

We got about 2 months in, not bad. The walleye bite was excellent but I think the perch got off easy again.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Feb 25, 2018, 09:02 AM

  I have a feeling Phil's gonna have a lot of company here soon....
It ain't a lot better around here - bring your plank!  Maybe your swimmies too.  :woot:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: chummer16 on Feb 25, 2018, 09:24 AM
If you are only going to get out once in three years yesterday was the day.  Beautiful day, 29 perch, perfect walking conditions.  I forgot how Oneida turns on  and off. All 29 before 1pm, 0 from 1 to 4:30. Marked lots of fish all day, never had to move. You would think at least one out of the last 100 fish would bite. I was very rusty, missed a few early, dropped a 13"er down the hole. Also dropped brand new jig down hole taking it out of package. Sure was a blast getting back out there, and the fish were where I left them three years ago.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Feb 25, 2018, 10:05 AM
I agree Scout, this ice will linger for a while. Maybe beyond the walleye closer.

We got about 2 months in, not bad. The walleye bite was excellent but I think the perch got off easy again.
MDK THOSE PERCH AT ICE OUT!!! THEY DID A GREAT JOB OF ELUDING ME AFTER MY FIRST TRIP!!! THEY MUST PAY!! END OF STORY!!!😈
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Feb 25, 2018, 10:05 AM
way to go chummer......nice way to start and end your year ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Tank on Feb 25, 2018, 10:17 AM
Jay and I fished the south shore launch yesterday. Sunnies were picky. Ended up with 30 and 5 Large pickerel that we normally throw back. Jay got some tips on how to get y bone out. The pile of fillets look good. We are making fish cakes out of them. The ice at the launch was shot at the end of the day. I dougt if you can get on without at least hip boots this morning.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Feb 25, 2018, 10:58 AM

Well done on the flats
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Feb 25, 2018, 11:36 AM
Thanks, dd. Nice pannies as always!
:roflmao: :roflmao: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: touge30 on Feb 25, 2018, 02:25 PM
You tube great video how to y bone a pike.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Feb 25, 2018, 06:27 PM
follow the video.... do the one you cut the y bones out not that  5 fillet one that method  stinks  you'll be a expert in no time
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: drowndin dots on Feb 26, 2018, 02:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGJhLfWLRx8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGJhLfWLRx8)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SeanP on Feb 26, 2018, 08:07 PM
follow the video.... do the one you cut the y bones out not that  5 fillet one that method  stinks  you'll be a expert in no time

that works!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Esox on ice on Feb 27, 2018, 04:50 AM
Going out to big bay this morning...
Waders are a must to get on the shelf at public access
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rickr on Mar 01, 2018, 03:49 PM
Just wondering if anybody is fishing out of a boat yet and if they r was wondering were to launch
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 01, 2018, 04:45 PM
Maybe the river, Canal or the tribs. Some are still ice fishing.  ???


(https://s9.postimg.cc/hy6e39yln/cam_one01_1_-_Copy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/hy6e39yln/)

(https://s9.postimg.cc/xwf3t6vbv/iceboat_-_Copy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/xwf3t6vbv/)

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 05, 2018, 04:00 PM
  WELL . . . did anyone get itchy and check ice conditions ? is she gonna tighten up with this cold   :-\
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: touge30 on Mar 05, 2018, 04:25 PM
that boat pic is the best
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigbay crappie buster on Mar 05, 2018, 08:48 PM
heard from good source that they seen 2 guys on big bay yesterday about 100 yards out..................
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 06, 2018, 07:36 AM
I keep seeing little flecks on the sylvan beach webcam, been checking it last week or so. Not sure if they are people or birds, too far away to tell.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 06, 2018, 09:24 AM
I keep seeing little flecks on the sylvan beach webcam, been checking it last week or so. Not sure if they are people or birds, too far away to tell.

  H2O , whats the link for that camera ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 06, 2018, 09:40 AM
There are guys off of Sylvan.

Be careful guys if you go poking around. That ice is rotting from both sides.

Pics, spud, float suit. Even a life vest would be a good idea.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Mar 06, 2018, 09:41 AM
  H2O , whats the link for that camera ?
[Saw a couple guys out looks like they got on at the rock wall]
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 06, 2018, 10:35 AM
  H2O , whats the link for that camera ?

http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/ (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)

I haven't been out and this is not an endorsement of the ice conditions there. The only way to tell is with a spud and extreme caution. See Reeleyz post above. Don't do it just cause other's are.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 06, 2018, 10:53 AM

Good post Bruce
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 07, 2018, 04:58 AM
Yo Bruce,

 I am with you 100%. Like I tell my kids, and grand kids, bad things can happen when you follow the crowd. It just might be time to get the long poles out, check your gear for the open water . Go shop for some new equipment and most of all display to your kids the correct amount of caution and respect one must have for the late season ice fishing conditions. Be a leader , not a follower.

 Boggey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 07, 2018, 10:44 AM
I admit I took a ride to check it out ....looked out there and said no way ....... that's me
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Fishin-Mission on Mar 07, 2018, 11:21 AM
I thought about checking the ice out but believed the risk was extreme.  I believe the ice has changed into crystals with a frozen layer on top.  So the ice may be firm in the morning when you venture out and then the hard layer thaws from the sun and warmth.  If you are out 1000 yards or so, even with a floating suit there is a lot of ice you would need to break through to get back to shore. Additionally, there is the risk of loosing all of your gear.  It is just not worth it for a few fish.  I found this site on the internet http://lakeice.squarespace.com/thawed-ice/ (http://lakeice.squarespace.com/thawed-ice/) discussing thawed ice and the risk.  My advise is stay off from Oneida until open water.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Mar 07, 2018, 11:36 AM
guy out 500 yds NE of williams park.........crazy people.....maple bay is wide open.......ain't worth it fellers
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 07, 2018, 12:56 PM
That is exactly how it is out there FM. Crust on top, then a few inches of slush. Then a foot of crushed ice being held together by water.  :o
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: PazzoCorso on Mar 07, 2018, 01:24 PM
Hey hey fella... Darwin needs his too
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 07, 2018, 01:34 PM
That is exactly how it is out there FM. Crust on top, then a few inches of slush. Then a foot of crushed ice being held together by water.  :o

  REELEYZ, SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE TALKING FROM EXPERIENCE ? WERE YOU OUT THERE , OR DID YOU SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO WAS ON ?
I DID SEE 3 GUYS ON SYLVAN CAM LAST NIGHT THAT WERE OUT 500-800 YDS :o
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 07, 2018, 01:43 PM
, just because a couple of guys are out there doesnít make it safe ,imo
 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 07, 2018, 02:01 PM
  REELEYZ, SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE TALKING FROM EXPERIENCE ? WERE YOU OUT THERE , OR DID YOU SPEAK TO SOMEONE WHO WAS ON ?
I DID SEE 3 GUYS ON SYLVAN CAM LAST NIGHT THAT WERE OUT 500-800 YDS :o

I checked it myself. Not the ice at Sylvan but at Lewis Point but it's all the same.

It's junk ice, trust me.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 07, 2018, 03:17 PM
Arbys has 2 fish sandwiches for $5... :P
Also lots of fish fries going on at the Churches this time of year, I'll say a prayer while I'm there.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Mar 07, 2018, 04:00 PM
 If you can't drive north to find better ice, there are open water fishing opportunities for walleye, perch, bluegills and sunfish at Several places along the Oneida shoreline,  it's feeder rivers , outlet river. and surrounding area. No need to haul ice gear out there and put yourself or others in harms way by  finding a weak spot  ice fishing on sketchy , variable strength, junk Oneida ice.


I would never tell anyone to not go ice fishing if they thought it was safe...we all have different standards of what is safe and not safe.....but...

 I would remind them that things can change in just a few hours time on weakened or junky, rotten ice.  That trusty spud that got you OUT there safely to the fishing grounds ,   might not find you a safe path BACK to shore when you decide to head in......just a reminder.





Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 07, 2018, 04:05 PM
I know there is few  fisherman I trust to give me ice report reeleyes is one of them if he or Freddie say something is bad it's bad.........now ididn't walk on it  but when I looked at it ,it had that wet grey look and I said no way ....I ain't walking on it
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 07, 2018, 04:05 PM
I checked it myself. Not the ice at Sylvan but at Lewis Point but it's all the same.

It's junk ice, trust me.

THANK YOU FOR THE REPORT , MEANS ALOT TO ME , WOULD HAVE A 2 HR RIDE 1-WAY  ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 08, 2018, 01:01 PM
  Just checked the Sylvan Beach cam for the heck of it , and there appears to be someone straight out , sitting on that junk ice  :cookoo: :cookoo: :cookoo:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 08, 2018, 01:31 PM

Iím not surprised ,
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 08, 2018, 03:05 PM
On the beach cam it almost looks like a partially submerged snowmobile?
Yup now a truck pulled up and there is a person on the ice.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 08, 2018, 03:07 PM
On the beach cam it almost looks like a partially submerged snowmobile?
  It is , water is not even waist deep, been watching them, they are working on getting it out , REALLY not sure what he was thinking  :o :o :o
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 08, 2018, 03:23 PM
Just read the last few posts, had to check beach cam. Yep, they are still in there. Holy crap, I would have a hard time convincing myselt to just walk on the ice now, let alone take a sled out.

Which one of you wrote the message in the snow on the sunset cam? Too funny!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 08, 2018, 03:23 PM
Looks like they may be making progress...
Smile You're on camera!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 08, 2018, 03:29 PM
They are out. Looks like one bucket sitter on sunset cam.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: youngblood on Mar 08, 2018, 04:43 PM
  It is , water is not even waist deep, been watching them, they are working on getting it out , REALLY not sure what he was thinking  :o :o :o
Maybe they were going to float it back to the beach on a iceberg like a few years back ;D and things went south.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 08, 2018, 04:50 PM
Well I am glad they got it out. I bet that was fun.  :P
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Mar 08, 2018, 06:08 PM
I'm a pretty firm believer in " you can't fix stupid "!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Mar 08, 2018, 06:30 PM
it's all over facebook.....will be trouble brewing soon I'm afraid....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: big_guy_13021 on Mar 08, 2018, 06:54 PM
Every yr at ice out ..I really can't see risking your life or others over a fish ...yea a lot a ppl hate the end of ice fishing or I should say another ice fishing season come to an end..but that's the way it every yr..lots a fish in the open water also rite now took..just my opinion going out now is just ummm coo Koo
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 09, 2018, 03:45 AM
Yo Guys & Gals,

 It's one thing to do something stupid. It's another when the whole world is watching you. ::) ::) ::)

 You think that might fix "stupid" for him in the future?  Hopefully , lesson learned and all are safe. I don't do facebook so I will be spared the details and multiple recriminations thereof.

Boggey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2018, 06:24 AM
wanna know what real stupid is .... not the guy yesterday  but the five shantys that are out there right now

http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/ (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Oldtimer on Mar 09, 2018, 06:37 AM
wanna know what real stupid is .... not the guy yesterday  but the five shantys that are out there right now

http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/ (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)
Amen..
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Mar 09, 2018, 06:42 AM
wanna know what real stupid is .... not the guy yesterday  but the five shantys that are out there right now

http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/ (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)
facebook scores again ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 09, 2018, 06:51 AM
Well at least they are not alone if someone gets into trouble. And we are all watching them!  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2018, 06:58 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tldGgGFe194 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tldGgGFe194)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 09, 2018, 07:00 AM
Well at least they are not alone if someone gets into trouble. And we are all watching them!  ;D
X2
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2018, 07:07 AM
well we are all praying nothing bad happens to anyone ........bet the whites are in there lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 09, 2018, 07:09 AM

Whites ! Whites ! MDK
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 09, 2018, 07:50 AM
Yeah I was just bored while my machine was running yesterday, so I clicked the Cam link. Couldn't believe my eyes that a sled tried to get on at the beach cams view. Guess I timed it good for the show. After they got the machine back on the ice it appeared on the sunset cam driving by. Maybe he was getting up speed for the run onto shore? After hearing my machine idle for a while my wife had a few choice words, seeing what I was watching, choice words for the fishers that is...  :woot:

On a side note, the price of Aluminum went up 25% this week... :%$#!:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2018, 08:05 AM
was  5 shantys out there ,I only see 4 now
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 09, 2018, 08:35 AM
Yeah I was just bored while my machine was running yesterday, so I clicked the Cam link. Couldn't believe my eyes that a sled tried to get on at the beach cams view. Guess I timed it good for the show. After they got the machine back on the ice it appeared on the sunset cam driving by. Maybe he was getting up speed for the run onto shore? After hearing my machine idle for a while my wife had a few choice words, seeing what I was watching, choice words for the fishers that is...  :woot:

On a side note, the price of Aluminum went up 25% this week... :%$#!:

Almost made it  ???



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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Mar 09, 2018, 08:51 AM
was  5 shantys out there ,I only see 4 now

You got me to look. Only a screen full of snow now-that will not help them.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bowski76 on Mar 09, 2018, 09:04 AM
I also saw 5 shanty's earlier now I only see 1 and the snow appears to have picked up.
I do see guys active outside the shanty.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 09, 2018, 10:24 AM

Well they did raise the tariff 10% on aluminum  and 25 % on steel , and I believe thatís the first raise since regan was in office, , and yet China continues not to follow their agreement, and has been ignored for many years , trump during his campaign had said this , not debating just what I read every morning , but these numbers are not etched in stone
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slipbob on Mar 09, 2018, 10:26 AM
Cost of beer in a can will go up >:( 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 09, 2018, 10:35 AM
Almost made it  ???



(https://s9.postimg.cc/5s0a77hbv/ha_-_Copy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5s0a77hbv/)

Gotta put the throttle to the handle bars next time!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 09, 2018, 10:38 AM
I understand what he's trying to do, and agree, we need to make a stand and get our manufacturing back on top.
In the mean time the water is going to get rough, but will level out eventually. I was just giving a heads up, we see it in our office fast.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2018, 11:20 AM
if the tariff was raised 10% why would the price go up 25% hmmmmmmmm trump aint the problem
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 09, 2018, 11:22 AM

Well this snow isnít helping me out much 😡
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: perch chacer on Mar 09, 2018, 11:34 AM
I also saw 5 shanty's earlier now I only see 1 and the snow appears to have picked up.
I do see guys active outside the shanty.
To each his own. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 09, 2018, 04:27 PM
To each his own.

I don't want to open up a can of worms but that's not true ,second someone goes threw the ice you just scared a bunch of people ...hope no one has a heart attack ,then you have  first responders that have to endanger themselves....then you have medical personal  hospitals   law enforcement all involved ,which not to sound mean but raises my taxes and what if those rescue personal  could be used some where else ...like your house on fire ....no it's not to each his own we live in a society where others are expected to risk their lives to save some one else.........seems kinda silly to me
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: esox slayer on Mar 09, 2018, 06:09 PM
I don't want to open up a can of worms but that's not true ,second someone goes threw the ice you just scared a bunch of people ...hope no one has a heart attack ,then you have  first responders that have to endanger themselves....then you have medical personal  hospitals   law enforcement all involved ,which not to sound mean but raises my taxes and what if those rescue personal  could be used some where else ...like your house on fire ....no it's not to each his own we live in a society where others are expected to risk their lives to save some one else.........seems kinda silly to me

Yeah, seeing some pretty stupid posts about the guys that were out there today..one guy saying there was 15 inches of ice, another defending these guys actions today......guess all the guys out there could do today is go through and risk the well being of rescue personnel, not like they'll end up taking an iceburg ride like the dolt did up here last year.....
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Mar 09, 2018, 08:02 PM
When i was a kid there would be 100 yards of planks and cinder blocks all the way to the "good" ice, I bet in the middle where there is not much moving water the ice is still thick. Not that i'm gonna go look and see. Need A hoverhut.

cny
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 09, 2018, 08:12 PM
My older brother talks about my dad and him rowing a small boat out to get on the good ice.

If you did that nowadays you would be endangering the welfare of a child.

Times have changed...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 09, 2018, 08:39 PM
Not Oneida   :cookoo:


https://www.outdoorhub.com/news/2018/03/09/video-frozen-lake-moves-like-time-make-break/
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Post by: bigdub22 on Mar 10, 2018, 06:14 AM
That video was awesome! Those crazy Ruskies!
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Post by: s10xr on Mar 10, 2018, 01:07 PM
Anyone fishing Sylvan tomorrow?  Looks like I'm gonna give it a go. 
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Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 10, 2018, 01:09 PM
 COUNT ME IN!!!!
 was guys  out using  those kite snowboards
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 10, 2018, 01:44 PM
Yes they were




(https://s9.postimg.cc/tkail4ejv/Snap_Shot-20180310_133057.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/tkail4ejv/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 10, 2018, 01:50 PM
Anyone fishing Sylvan tomorrow?  Looks like I'm gonna give it a go.

There's guys out there Jason.

Spud spud spud.

I don't think any cracks and old drain holes have froze over.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 10, 2018, 05:06 PM
I saw the kites. 3 shanties out too. I did not check the ice. I fished the canal for awhile, no bites. While I was there saw a guy take a canoe out. Couldn't tell if he had a wetsuit on but he did have his pfd on. brrrrr. Also briefly cast a few at Schiebels, nada. Tried Lock 23 on the way back home, no go. Must...find...fish...s oon.... aaaahhhhhggghhhh... lol.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 10, 2018, 05:28 PM
those kite things really  go ,looks like fun
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 10, 2018, 06:53 PM
I love that new camera.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Looper on Mar 11, 2018, 06:08 PM
With all the run off, the water level of the lake is so high, some people are nuts, we're going to see ice islands soon!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 11, 2018, 06:56 PM
Not yet



(https://s9.postimg.cc/8zf1ev3sb/real-ice-fishing_1.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/8zf1ev3sb/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 11, 2018, 07:10 PM
pond by my house was iced over a few days ago I even stepped on it  today geese are swimming in it
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 12, 2018, 12:31 AM
Yo Guys & Gals,

 I brought the long poles out and fished the canal yesterday morning. I was a lone warrior out there. I gave it a couple of hours effort, nary a hit. Casting sonars and bucktails. from under the bridge all the way out to the tender house.

 I kept looking out on the ice off the beach. When I got there, 3 huts could be seen. When I left , at 9:30 there were 11 huts and sitters. More were making there way out on the ice from the beach parking lot.

 After chastising the  5 who were out there the previous day, I at least felt the obligation to check the access from the rip rap shoreline along the parking lot. It didn't look that hairy at all. In fact, had I brought the  short poles I most likely would have attempted entry myself. So, mea culpa, out of ignorance of the situation and my tendency to err on the side of safety I was too quick to judge those hardy, not necessarily stupid, fishermen who chose to gain entry that day and yesterday. All this being said, I did not venture out on the ice and I did not cut any holes and I am not writing a conditions report, nor recommending access. Just apologizing to those I may have offended with my comment about being "a leader not a follower". That comment was more narrowly directed at the snowmobiler who had shown a lack of good judgement.  When you make a mistake, as I did, "man up" or in the name of gender equality "woman up"

 Boggey

  .
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 12, 2018, 05:41 AM
I think we error on the side of caution Jbog and there is nothing wrong with that. The ice blew in there and pushed all of the bad shore ice into the wall. So you can get on there okay. Not sure what will happen when the wind blows East though...

My concern isn't actually getting on the ice, it is what is under the snow once you get out there. I was out last week in a different location and found 2 spots on the way out that I would have easily fallen into if I did not have my spud. They were not obvious because they were covered in snow.

So following the leader is not a great idea right now. Unless you are literally following their tracks and spudding the whole way.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 12, 2018, 06:03 AM
before the wind I went down and the shore was gone you had to wade to get out or  maybe planks , I never actually got on the ice but it had that dark grey  honeycombed look to it ..... now that's not a ice report it's just a observation .....if you go out I suggest float suit   picks  spud and signal device or phone .....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 12, 2018, 06:21 AM

All I can say is please use caution and use your spud , this is the time of year the fishing can be great but the ice can be deceiving   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 12, 2018, 06:44 AM
a buddy would be a great idea
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 12, 2018, 06:53 AM
Yo Guys & Gals,

 As always.......
SPUD SPUD SPUD
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 12, 2018, 08:33 AM
a buddy would be a great idea

Trap , that's exactly what I did on Sat. was able to connect w/ a local thru F/B, met in the lot and walked out together other wise I would have been home working the Honey Do list.  I found 6in of white ice over 6in of solid black ice, getting off the rocks at shore was a bit tricky , but once out 30 feet was rock solid . 2 keeper eyes, 6 keeper perch one Burbot, good end to my ice season. those guys w/ the kites were having a blast kept me entertained mid day till the bite got better. HUGE thank you to all who post on here , and thank you to the moderators for keeping this thread going , it works for me  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 12, 2018, 11:05 AM
jimbo the day I went up I would have needed chest waders to get to the ice , by the way your the first with a  ice report .... glad you had fun and was safe  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Mar 12, 2018, 01:03 PM
ate a little crow this morning...yuk.......ju st had to try the Beach and was surprised how easy the access was from the rocks......little mushy the first 20 yds but frozen path was fine......walking was a breeze.....just brought the jet sled......8 or 10 guys out when I left at 1......fished in 19 fow and picked away for a dozen decent perch.....a few short eyes also......drilled 3 holes and found 5" of skimmed over slush then at least 16 " of ok ice.......felt very safe.......auger went thru pretty easy......there was a few inches of snow on top, but keep to the path and all was good.......IMO a 45 degree day will make that top 5"-6" of stuff will loosen up and make it nasty......to my amazement a guy accessed on the beach with a tracked argo and went out to at least 26 fow.....looked like a small tank coming out :o......wouldn't recommend that but to each their own......spud was in my hand also......this was just my observations from where I was and am not saying the whole area is good to go, so use caution and bring your safety gear
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Mar 12, 2018, 03:04 PM
Im suprised the ice has held up or is still covering main lake i have not been out since the 75degree day. but only open water i see is the shore line and around dutchmans island and a stretch towards south shore launch. But ill say this when i was out there were some big open holes and if u cant seem them under the snow crust it would be a role of the dice. I was hoping for some teen or single temps to set it back up but i im done ready for spring. Weird season on good early cold snap had us out there fairy early and one early heat wave had it shut down early....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 13, 2018, 05:14 PM
Anybody look at the forecast?

Just after we get another foot of snow it's going to be in the teens every night. We just can't win I guess.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 13, 2018, 05:20 PM

Your right Bruce this couldnít come at a more inopportune time 🤬
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 13, 2018, 05:48 PM
I agree guys.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Mar 13, 2018, 05:57 PM
those kite things really  go ,looks like fun

    Not for this old guys legs and back..
But it does look like fun...   ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 14, 2018, 10:37 AM
    Not for this old guys legs and back..
But it does look like fun...   ;D

 Yeh, you are right Dom. You are remarkably well preserved for 118 years old. :bow: :bow: :bow:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: lowaccord66 on Mar 14, 2018, 10:40 AM
    Not for this old guys legs and back..
But it does look like fun...   ;D

I hurt myself pretty good with a smaller training size traction kite.  They are fun but you have to learn how to quickly get it to stop making lift or you can go for a ride.  I took a pretty good hit in the ice after a good gust took me up 5 or 6 feet.   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 15, 2018, 07:20 AM
  Just checked the Beach cam , not a single person out , I would have thought there would be a few for the last day. Maybe too much snow on the ice to walk thru ??
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 15, 2018, 07:22 AM
  Just checked the Beach cam , not a single person out , I would have thought there would be a few for the last day. Maybe too much snow on the ice to walk thru ??

Well over a foot of fresh snow tends to do that.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 15, 2018, 08:13 AM
Yo Bruce,

 With 16 inches on the flat and drifts over 2 foot high, I think I will stay home and work on Sweeta-Rita's "honey do " list.  (new hard wood floors)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 15, 2018, 08:20 AM
Beach Cam


(https://s9.postimg.cc/4qhpmmgq3/enough_-_Copy_2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4qhpmmgq3/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2018, 08:58 AM
 :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

buy that man a beer
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 15, 2018, 10:08 AM

Nice Z 🖐
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 15, 2018, 12:36 PM
just checked the Camera, there is one Fella out there , just does not want to quit  ???
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Mar 15, 2018, 12:36 PM
Nice to see some of you guy's were able to find some good  ice at the Sylvan Beach access  this past week.

 I am sure there has not been anybody that was able to ice fish where I tried to fish a week and a half or so ago off the north shore. It was  very bad, weak ice there.

I see someone is out off of Sylvan Beach right now to close out the walleye season on Oneida Lake...kinda wish I was there....good luck to you all that are still out on the ice.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2018, 01:30 PM
looks like 3 out there now
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Mar 15, 2018, 03:13 PM
now it looks like someone took a sled out there....not sure
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 15, 2018, 04:06 PM
 5 out there now , got a text from one of them who has 1- slob walleye, he said he thought someone was going to run a sled out , looks like they did , and went over the rocks best I can tell, did not go off the sandy part of the beach.
 Jealous as heck right now Tuesday night was thinking about taking a day off , just too busy in here

  Till next year fellas , see you on the soft water , JIMBO  out !    :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 15, 2018, 04:11 PM

Not the report that I had expected this time of year I was hoping for numbers of keeper eyes In double digits along with some nice catches of yellows
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 15, 2018, 05:32 PM
should be banging fish out there
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 15, 2018, 06:05 PM
Nice sunset to finish the season.    :thumbsup: :clap: :bow:



(https://s9.postimg.cc/dssv7gt63/Snap_Shot-20180315_190151_-_Copy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/dssv7gt63/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 15, 2018, 06:45 PM
Good snap shot Zeker, great ending view... ;D  Those cameras are sweet... @)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Mar 16, 2018, 11:30 AM
Good snap shot Zeker, great ending view... ;D  Those cameras are sweet... @)

Ditto. Looks like 1 guy out there in a little snow squall, but the wind is ripping that flag up on the Beach View cam.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Mar 16, 2018, 11:41 AM
Saw a guy headed out on a tracked argo looked a little windy out there. Shore looked tight.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kingfisher22 on Mar 18, 2018, 06:42 AM
5 out there now , got a text from one of them who has 1- slob walleye, he said he thought someone was going to run a sled out , looks like they did , and went over the rocks best I can tell, did not go off the sandy part of the beach.
 Jealous as heck right now Tuesday night was thinking about taking a day off , just too busy in here

  Till next year fellas , see you on the soft water , JIMBO  out !    :'( :'( :'(
Was me out there Tuesday and yesterday with a sled.  No problem going over the rocks or traveling on the ice.  Had about 16" of ice in 18 FOW on Tuesday, yesterday went deeper to 21' and had 31" of ice - measured.  Floating jumble ice beneath that.  No issues straight out and back.  Didn't venture off the traveled path.  Lots of pins, half dozen yellows (most small) and about 1/2 dozen whites.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Oldtimer on Mar 18, 2018, 08:44 AM
31 inches seems a lot for this winter temps.  Could you have been over some old anchor ice that froze to the 16 inches in that spot ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 18, 2018, 09:39 AM
Any slush at the beach? Every place I have checked has a layer of slush and the ice under that is not exactly hard. Hopefully that slush freezes up with these colder temps.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 18, 2018, 12:15 PM
I haven't been up checking out Oneida  but I watched  lake neatahwanta open up out in the middle  when the air temp been cold ....I don't see how it would have been run off it it opened in the middle  but it did ,interesting
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kingfisher22 on Mar 18, 2018, 02:37 PM
31 inches seems a lot for this winter temps.  Could you have been over some old anchor ice that froze to the 16 inches in that spot ?
I don't know how or when it formed but it was 31 inches of continuous ice.  It did not appear to be refrozen jumble ice.  There was loose, broken ice beneath it.  Did a huge sheet of ice slide underneath and fuse to the top layer?...I don't know.

Went out of Jewel today and fished in approx 18' of water straight out.  First 10 or 20 yards is refrozen slush about 4" thick.  Won't last long, but is over water that is shallow enough that the spud hit bottom.  After that refreeze area, the ice is better-not great, but better.  We were sitting on 18" of ice and snow.  About 10" was decent ice, the top 8 was snow, slush and refrozen slush.  The so called decent ice is still pretty soft.  Not telling anyone what's safe and what's not-just trying to give an accurate report.  Again, the 18" number was a measured number with a yardstick.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 18, 2018, 05:34 PM
You must have seen my spud marks from yesterday at jewel.

That ice is soft for sure.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: kingfisher22 on Mar 18, 2018, 06:22 PM
You must have seen my spud marks from yesterday at jewel.

That ice is soft for sure.
I did.  Expected to see the maker of those marks out there today
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 18, 2018, 07:04 PM
I did.  Expected to see the maker of those marks out there today

Work got in the way of my fishing.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 19, 2018, 07:04 AM
  I'll be Damned , 2 guys on the Cam off sylvan right now  :tipup: :tipup: :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 19, 2018, 10:49 AM
  4 guys out now   dammm J O B  :%$#!:
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Post by: OneBucketMike on Mar 19, 2018, 11:13 AM
  4 guys out now   dammm J O B  :%$#!:

Nice job watching Cams-just joking-lol. Looked like a light East breeze-is there any open water at the West end for a potential wind blown debacle like a few years ago? That picture of the guys bringing a snowmobile in on a floating piece of ice was a classic. Snag or Filet probably still have that picture?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 19, 2018, 12:20 PM
The shoreline is pretty tight after the last 2 nights. Hopefully that ice won't be moving around for a while.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 19, 2018, 01:20 PM
Todays satellite view:




(https://s13.postimg.cc/d8m5s7h83/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d8m5s7h83/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 19, 2018, 02:03 PM
Todays satellite view:




(https://s13.postimg.cc/d8m5s7h83/image.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/d8m5s7h83/)
  tHAT IS FREAKIN AWESOME
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 19, 2018, 02:08 PM
Onebucketmike im sure snag does I wasnít in on that amusement park ride I got called to work for that day  otherwise I would have been , lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Mar 19, 2018, 03:52 PM
Onebucketmike im sure snag does I wasnít in on that amusement park ride I got called to work for that day  otherwise I would have been , lol

You're always my go to guys on Oneida info but that episode convinced me if I'm ever in a jam you're the guys I want in the bunker with me.
That satellite view looks nice-thanks H2O.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 19, 2018, 04:03 PM

Thanks for the compliment Mike means a lot
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 19, 2018, 05:00 PM
Ice rescue refusal... or self rescue.... Smile KP!  :P

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 19, 2018, 05:12 PM
Wow josh sure has grown since then !!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: hardwater61 on Mar 19, 2018, 05:37 PM
Wow josh sure has grown since then !!
He sure has...doubled in size I think! LOL!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: beershanty on Mar 19, 2018, 07:02 PM

(https://s18.postimg.cc/4hqmkjyz9/20180319_185108.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/4hqmkjyz9/)
you diehards got it made, the ice has been gone round here for some time now...my freezer is filling up with these but im still not sure what a "minced fish" is or where to catch one?!? are minced native to oneida? ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Mar 19, 2018, 07:48 PM
French Fries that taste AND look like fish? What a great idea. lmao :sick:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 19, 2018, 09:16 PM

Lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Mar 19, 2018, 09:37 PM

you diehards got it made, the ice has been gone round here for some time now...my freezer is filling up with these but im still not sure what a "minced fish" is or where to catch one?!? are minced native to oneida? ;D

I see you had enough sense to take the picture at the grocery store and not actually buy some! Lol.
Now I could see putting them on a tungsten jig and jigging for Perch though!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: beershanty on Mar 19, 2018, 10:10 PM
I see you had enough sense to take the picture at the grocery store and not actually buy some! Lol.
Now I could see putting them on a tungsten jig and jigging for Perch though!
try using just the eye, although it is a pea HA
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: eyehi on Mar 20, 2018, 05:17 AM
that video by snagger was awesome..... good music as well ....I need to try Oneida lake next year ....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 20, 2018, 05:20 AM
Ice rescue refusal... or self rescue.... Smile KP!  :P


That was a day to remember Dave!! Josh whipped the walleye and Dad, that morning. He pulled an Uncle Freddie on me...3 drop limit!! Looks at me and says....ĒDONE, whatís taking you so longĒ???😜 Great sunrise that morning too! Freddie, yes.... he has grown up fast!! Time does fly....Life is Good!!😎
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2018, 05:30 AM
suck it up KP .....I use to say he was a good boy ,guess we all have to say good man now  :thumbsup:


now I got a bag of 36 casting bobbers  and  a long pole to pull them outta trees ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 20, 2018, 05:34 AM
that video by snagger was awesome..... good music as well ....I need to try Oneida lake next year ....
Come on down
KP that was great 👍🏻I Just hope he doesnít pick up to many of my bad habits , but he is learning how to play head games and thatís great , got another one KP 🤪
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Mar 20, 2018, 06:22 AM
Man im getting that itch  i may head out again shore froze up 2days ago just not sure what its like underneath in spots. i know there was open water around dutchmans and a large crack opened up between island and shore but the rest of the lake stayed covered its 4degrees here now. and sunday night i could here the lake popping and cracking i think this was the third night in single temps......any opions
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 20, 2018, 06:29 AM
Oneida   be careful and use that spud buddy  my spot froze back up and I'm thinking same as you .....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ICE-ADDICT on Mar 20, 2018, 08:10 AM
2012...... That was a short but sweet season........I even made the highlight reel! lol!   Always great fishing with you guys!

If I don't find some open water soon I'm gonna FREAK!

Rick and Peggy just got back from upper Saranac , brought home a bucket of beautiful smelt, and did battle with a big laker, on 2lb. test !! Peg was ecstatic!

Great hoodie  ;)

(https://s10.postimg.cc/bj6spk7k5/29365690_605619693107836_8931418791640825856_n.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/bj6spk7k5/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Mar 20, 2018, 09:23 AM
try using just the eye, although it is a pea HA

Yea, Perch eyes work, why not! I know a spot behind a McDonald's backing up to a Pond where a guy gets fries out of their trash and catches Carp!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 20, 2018, 09:36 AM
Come on down
KP that was great 👍🏻I Just hope he doesnít pick up to many of my bad habits , but he is learning how to play head games and thatís great , got another one KP 🤪
CRAZY OL BUZZARD!!!🤡
suck it up KP .....I use to say he was a good boy ,guess we all have to say good man now  :thumbsup:


now I got a bag of 36 casting bobbers  and  a long pole to pull them outta trees ;D
Wont be long Trap!!!😎
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 20, 2018, 01:28 PM
That is a nice laker Peggy caught!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 20, 2018, 01:34 PM
Man im getting that itch  i may head out again shore froze up 2days ago just not sure what its like underneath in spots. i know there was open water around dutchmans and a large crack opened up between island and shore but the rest of the lake stayed covered its 4degrees here now. and sunday night i could here the lake popping and cracking i think this was the third night in single temps......any opions

I got on okay off the north shore yesterday afternoon. First 50 yards of ice was iffy, then the next section was crust then slush then soft ice. Once I got out a ways there was 10" - 12" of snow and no slush. The ice with no slush was more solid too.

Put 2 Keeper eyes back. Kept 20 perch. Also caught a nice burbot that swallowed the hook. Going to see how they taste.

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 20, 2018, 02:01 PM
  8 guys on the cam off the beach now
LUCKY DOGS    >:(
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 20, 2018, 02:02 PM
  8 guys on the cam off the beach now
LUCKY DOGS    >:(

  NICE HAUL REEL
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fish4fun8 on Mar 20, 2018, 03:05 PM
  8 guys on the cam off the beach now
LUCKY DOGS    >:(
I will be there tomorrow
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: greenhead on Mar 20, 2018, 04:19 PM
I got on okay off the north shore yesterday afternoon. First 50 yards of ice was iffy, then the next section was crust then slush then soft ice. Once I got out a ways there was 10" - 12" of snow and no slush. The ice with no slush was more solid too.

Put 2 Keeper eyes back. Kept 20 perch. Also caught a nice burbot that swallowed the hook. Going to see how they taste.

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    I think you might of been in the area we were yesterday Reeleyz,are bite was good  in the morning and died off after 1 30.Sounds like it picked up for you,buddy is out there today says a guy is blAzing a trail in a snowmobile.Also said the bite was a little tougher.

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 20, 2018, 04:38 PM


Well done Bruce 👍🏻
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 20, 2018, 06:04 PM
Thanks Fred.

Different spot greenhead. There was nobody within miles of me!  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: greenhead on Mar 20, 2018, 06:10 PM
In that case I think I saw you on the way home and your right no one within miles haa.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Mar 20, 2018, 11:09 PM
Nice catch reeleyz! Gotta love that north shore. It looks pretty solid on that NASA photo. Great on the spot report. ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 21, 2018, 02:40 AM
Yo Bruce,

 How to go bud. I am stuck in the house trying to finish up the hard wood floor before my Sweeta-Rita gets back from NOLA. Still got to put the base board and molding back on and she gets off the plane at 1 PM today. After that I am going to chase the waning ice with you young guys. I need a partner though. Don't go out this time of year with out one and a spud. Hey, I might coin that expression. If you go out late ice season, "Take a bud and a spud"

 Boggey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 21, 2018, 08:17 AM
Side by Side stuck on the beach cam. Looks like it went thru as soon as it got on.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 21, 2018, 08:49 AM
Heís out ,
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Mar 21, 2018, 09:00 AM
I think it was just deep snow he was stuck in.


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: H2O-32 on Mar 21, 2018, 09:06 AM
Not to be deterred, looks like they went right back out. So shore ice is weak?


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 21, 2018, 09:58 AM
Is it to much to ask for a pan & zoom on that camera...lol... before the bikinis come out!  @)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jimbo13 on Mar 21, 2018, 01:35 PM
Is it to much to ask for a pan & zoom on that camera...lol... before the bikinis come out!  @)


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Mar 21, 2018, 01:57 PM
Rug you sure you want to see up close the bathing Sylvan beauties. lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 21, 2018, 02:18 PM
Rug you sure you want to see up close the bathing Sylvan beauties. lol

Yeah you have a point there, it is CNY after a long winter. Some things are hard to unsee!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: 62&done on Mar 21, 2018, 05:09 PM
Yikes!! be careful what you wish for  whew....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 22, 2018, 06:01 AM
Fished from 1:00 - 5:00 yesterday and took home another 22 perch. These were smaller, mostly 9" -10"ers.


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rugburn on Mar 22, 2018, 07:05 AM
Nice fish'n reeleyz..... @)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 22, 2018, 07:33 AM

Bruce those perch are just fine , that knife canít tell the difference , at least mine doesnít care 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2018, 07:39 AM
Fished from 1:00 - 5:00 yesterday and took home another 22 perch. These were smaller, mostly 9" -10"ers.


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ain't nothing wrong with that at all  my fillet knife has no rust ....good job 

I really didn't think that ice would tighten back up but I was wrong  ...lets all just be careful guys   ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Mar 22, 2018, 08:21 AM
Nice catch again reeleyz...it looks like the males might be schooling around the females.

And they're getting ready for just the right time and place to start the party. ;D

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 22, 2018, 08:51 AM
Thanks guys.

This high sun definitely softens it up pretty good. I think that shore ice will be shot after a couple of warm days.

We are closing in on 3 months of ice fishing. Can't complain about that.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 22, 2018, 07:33 PM
I thinkyour right  they say 50's Tuesday and wed and the days are getting longer
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Mar 24, 2018, 04:52 PM
Saw quite a few guys out today from sylvan to Bernhards Bay. Hopefully everyone got into the perch! Beautiful day to be out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Mar 24, 2018, 06:18 PM
south  shore  has  a lot  of open  water lakeport bay was  wide open   when I  got  to  south  bay  was  open  water  in  front  of the  marina  and  slips  and   Verona state  park  but I  seen  a  couple  guys  out their  fishing ....good  luck  and  use  your  heads
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 25, 2018, 05:28 PM
I couldn't resist one more short trip this afternoon. What awesome weather!

Fished for a few hours and kept 11 perch and got a sunburn.  ;D

The shore ice softened up quite a bit. This week will do it in I think. This was my last trip.


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 25, 2018, 05:59 PM
Tough to give it up huh Bruce??😁 Good Work bud!!😎
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 25, 2018, 06:21 PM
Tough to give it up huh Bruce??😁 Good Work bud!!😎

You ain't kidding!  ;D

Luckily work and the weather are going to form an intervention!

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Mar 25, 2018, 06:53 PM
You ain't kidding!  ;D

Luckily work and the weather are going to form an intervention!
I hear ya!!😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Mar 25, 2018, 08:25 PM
Well wrapped up my ice season as well this evening. Chased the panfish a few times this last week on Oneida. Had to use some lumber to get on and off the ice today lol. What a beautiful evening to be out there! I always hate to see it go but time for spring like weather.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 25, 2018, 08:42 PM
Good deal Bobby. I'm glad you took advantage of this weather. It's doesn't get much better!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Mar 25, 2018, 09:56 PM

Glad you guys got out for another trip on Oneida , well Iím looking forward to a few more outings before hanging up my spud for the 2018 season , then off to jigging from the boat 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: New Old Guy on Mar 28, 2018, 04:17 AM
Yo Guys and Gals,

 Old Boggey thought he would give Oneida a last try before all the ice went out. I accessed at Sylvan Beach parking lot. Me along with about 7 other stalwarts. I might mention, but not advocate , there were 2 snow mobiles out there as well. Actually , after a long walk out (pail sitter), I cut my first hole. My nils measures 42 inches from the tip of my auger to the first horizontal on my crank arm. I used all of that to break through the Swiss cheese ice mat. I hesitate to use the word ice as it was alternating layers of ice over snow over mush etc. After the first hole I started to use the holes the ice fishermen had made the previous day, Much easier on the old shoulder.

 Now I'm not going to say I was "snake bit" but dang well close. After a hard morning of moving and cutting in someone elses holes , I managed 3 keepers and threw 3 dinks back in the holes. Couldn't drag up a thing with the jigs. The only thing They were biting on were the 2 dead sticks I hung out with fat heads.

 Did I mention I had a brief senior moment when first walking out on the ice. One of the 2 snowmobilers who came out, passed me and relayed to me , In my haste to get out on the ice , I had left the rear door open on my truck? I asked him if he had closed it for me. He answered no. "I don't mess with other peoples property" . Actually, quite prudent from my prospective. I thanked him for telling me and I dropped my pail and auger and made the long trek back in to the parking lot to close the door. When I arrived back at the parking lot. I noticed the door was closed . Somewhat perplexed, I was left with the impression he was playing with me or more likely, some other good Samaritan had closed the door for me. I only disclose this as a cautionary tale. The older you get, the more things like this happen. If you are not there yet, but getting closer, you would do well to make little mental "check list" before loading up the truck or leaving the truck to venture out on the ice.

Before I forget  ;D ;D this is my last trip out on hard water at Oneida this year. I will keep an eye on Goose bay and Chippewa to see if they get through the warm temps and rain today. My next foray just might be with the long poles at Kring's for "Ice Out". In any event. I hope you all had a good season on the ice. Stay safe and hope to see you all over on MFF. 

Boggey
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Mar 28, 2018, 05:19 AM
Nice report Jboggey.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: eyehi on Mar 28, 2018, 05:24 AM
glad you got one more trip in jim .... I may be headed for chippawa bay Friday myself .... from what I hear the bite is hit or miss there ...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Apr 03, 2018, 01:02 PM
Lookout Tomorrow!

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Apr 03, 2018, 01:18 PM
Wow that moved a lot since this morning.

There will be some piles of ice tomorrow!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Apr 03, 2018, 02:46 PM
I agree.....lots of open water around now.......tonight and tomorrow could be a little crazy on the east and north shore.....I would move docks and such away from shorelines
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Apr 03, 2018, 02:58 PM
hey  don't  be  going out there  without a spud!  and  you'll need a long plank!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Apr 04, 2018, 09:19 AM
That ice moved back in fast. The wind just picked up.

http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/ (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Apr 04, 2018, 03:28 PM
What a difference a day makes.

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: OneBucketMike on Apr 04, 2018, 03:29 PM
That ice moved back in fast. The wind just picked up.

http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/ (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)

Yea, that flag is getting ripped to shreds.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Apr 04, 2018, 03:57 PM
Ice out boys!! This is apps

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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Apr 04, 2018, 03:59 PM
Was at sylvan but phone died. 3 news crews down there. Ice is really piling up there
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Apr 04, 2018, 04:16 PM

Great pics bob
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Apr 04, 2018, 06:28 PM
Heard from the hatchery today - there are some fish in the creek.  They hope to be operating, possibly some day next week.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Apr 05, 2018, 04:59 AM
Nice pics Bobby.

The ice was like a jigsaw puzzle with smashed up edges at sunset. I am really curious to see what it looks like this morning.

Holy cow was that wind rippin'!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Apr 05, 2018, 07:30 AM
By the looks of things in the constantia area the ice is all off the lake. Some chunks here and there but blue water as far as I can see.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Apr 05, 2018, 08:27 AM
Last night on Ch5 they had a video of the ice rolling up onto Sylvan Beach someplace...I've never seen it live like that before...kinda awesome to see ICE breaking on the shoreline like a BIG wave crashing on the beach...but in slow motion...Really kool to see.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bowski76 on Apr 05, 2018, 01:00 PM
Here is a video of it, amazing considering there's no current; I've only seen this on the Hudson.

http://www.syracuse.com/weather/index.ssf/2018/04/watch_a_wall_of_ice_creep_over_sylvan_beach_shoreline_video.html
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: wec on Apr 05, 2018, 02:21 PM
Cool video.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 29, 2018, 01:35 PM
Wasssssup! Another ice season is closing in. Feel free to post reports, post pics, bs, and ask advise. Hope to see everyone check in. Have a safe season!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 29, 2018, 02:33 PM

Bob think our eye bite will be as good as our spring summer bite was ? 😜
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 29, 2018, 02:56 PM
I hope so! Canít wait.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 29, 2018, 02:56 PM
howdy fellers..........gonna be awhile for Oneida ice I'm afraid.....gotta get out of this current weather pattern.........hope we all are safe and have a great season
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 29, 2018, 03:03 PM

I think we will do ok , but you always do anyway scout
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 29, 2018, 03:09 PM
I am patiently waiting!

It still looks like a good 2 or 3 weeks out.

The eye bite has been en fuego this month from the boat.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Dec 29, 2018, 03:37 PM
I think we will do ok , but you always do anyway scout
awe shucks Fred, I'm blushing....lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Dec 29, 2018, 03:55 PM

Bruce it has been a banner year for sure , And not just eyes 🎣
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Dec 29, 2018, 04:07 PM
The way these winters have been lately it probably saves a lot of perch and eyes from getting the knife.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Dec 29, 2018, 04:46 PM
Had to do a double take Bobby DeadEyez....DIEHARDS thread !
choo choo checking in  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 29, 2018, 05:08 PM
i'm waiting.  Be there when there is ice.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rynofirefighter on Dec 29, 2018, 05:28 PM
Keep us updated
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 29, 2018, 05:36 PM
do i need my power  auger yet?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Dec 29, 2018, 06:06 PM
do i need my power  auger yet?

Is it gas, electric or coffee powered?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Dec 29, 2018, 06:21 PM
 :roflmao: the coffee powered  one  won't  start  once  the ice gets past 6 inches
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Dec 29, 2018, 06:33 PM
Howdy all.  I'm gonna get rid of the itch tomorrow morning.  Thinking will be in oneida in less then 2 weeks.  Will see if this wind cooperates. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Dec 30, 2018, 05:50 AM
The way these winters have been lately it probably saves a lot of perch and eyes from getting the knife.
  Those burbots too. They get pounded in some spots during the ice season.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: justcallmejoe on Dec 30, 2018, 07:23 AM
Like ol' Tom Petty says (said) The waiting is the hardest part. This weather has not been good so far this year. I can't wait to get back on Oneida Lake.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Dec 30, 2018, 08:15 AM
Any ice forming on Big Bay yet ?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 30, 2018, 07:03 PM
Howdy all.  I'm gonna get rid of the itch tomorrow morning.  Thinking will be in oneida in less then 2 weeks.  Will see if this wind cooperates.
So....howíd you do?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Dec 30, 2018, 08:11 PM
So....howíd you do?

A couple perch.  Nothing exciting.  Wasn't expecting much but it was nice to sit on ice again..
(https://i.postimg.cc/G4zG2FDR/IMG-20181230-101732032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4zG2FDR)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Dec 31, 2018, 09:26 AM
I cant wait to get on Oneida, in the meantime im scratching that itch on the smaller waters of madison county. I hope to see you all on Oneida lake soon.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Buckethead on Dec 31, 2018, 11:17 AM
can't wait for Onieda to be hard, went partridge hunting this morning , mt.   Coyote tracks everywhere ,may hunt them soon,got the E call just need the ambition
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 31, 2018, 05:31 PM
A couple perch.  Nothing exciting.  Wasn't expecting much but it was nice to sit on ice again..
(https://i.postimg.cc/G4zG2FDR/IMG-20181230-101732032.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/G4zG2FDR)
nice at least you got on some ice!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Dec 31, 2018, 05:34 PM
Took a ride from Constantia to Sylvan Beach and back today. Whole east end is wide open as far as the eye can see. West half of the lake held onto some really thin ice that will surely be blown/melted away overnight I would guess. Need a cold snap!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Dec 31, 2018, 08:09 PM
should be a good year! just have to wait for some ice!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 01, 2019, 05:01 AM
Happy New Year everyone
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 01, 2019, 08:37 AM
Happy New Year!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 01, 2019, 08:50 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/qg4gFXx4/8-E6-E5-E57-1605-486-D-9-AB9-AFBB297-F4242.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qg4gFXx4)This ice held on great during the high winds and rain. If the main lake doesnít freeze soon... you guys know where Iíll be!!!!! Itís a private spot guys.... nevermind!!!!😈🎣🕳😂
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 01, 2019, 08:54 AM

Yea but the guy that owns it doesnít patrol 😜
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 01, 2019, 09:03 AM
😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 01, 2019, 09:18 AM
hmmmmmm  I ain't  saying a  word
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 01, 2019, 09:24 AM

Trapp heís going to be sorry he blew that spot up , guys should know better than to put back ground in the pic 😉
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 01, 2019, 09:34 AM
Freddie the  caravan is packing  right now!!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: PerchEyes on Jan 01, 2019, 10:00 AM
Happy New Year Diehards!

PerchEyes
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 01, 2019, 11:14 AM
I have the coordinates to that spot 😜 Itís a great spot if you donít mind listening to Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre while you fish
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 01, 2019, 11:45 AM
I have the coordinates to that spot 😜 Itís a great spot if you donít mind listening to Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre while you fish
Lol!!! LAID BACK,  SIPPINí ON GIN AN JUICE....😜
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Post by: slamboney on Jan 01, 2019, 12:25 PM
If he doesnt patrol, it wont be private anymore ;D. I have a "private" spot too but it looks like the Walmart parking lot on black friday these days.

I may take the boat out next week if this keeps up,
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 01, 2019, 03:08 PM
If he doesnt patrol, it wont be private anymore ;D. I have a "private" spot too but it looks like the Walmart parking lot on black friday these days
If he doesnt patrol, it wont be private anymore ;D. I have a "private" spot too but it looks like the Walmart parking lot on black friday these days.

Not all of us fish and tell 😉

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 01, 2019, 06:51 PM
If he doesnt patrol, it wont be private anymore ;D. I have a "private" spot too but it looks like the Walmart parking lot on black friday these days.

I may take the boat out next week if this keeps up,
I may take you up on a boat ride.... right to that private spot!!!!😁 Good to see you here Matt.
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 01, 2019, 09:53 PM
Happy New year
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Jan 02, 2019, 07:08 AM
Kp your welcome on my boat anyrtime. I  found a wad of smallies last fall i bet theyre still there waiting for us.

Freddie - i know who can keep quiet and who cant. That parking lot was epic last year.
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 02, 2019, 09:59 AM
Coming into work this morning that lake looked like it was the best lock up yet.  Forecast doesn't look bad hopefully wind and snow can cooperate. 
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 02, 2019, 12:27 PM
cant see any open water ...
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 02, 2019, 12:32 PM

Freddie - i know who can keep quiet and who cant. That parking lot was epic last year.
Your always welcome to fish with us
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Post by: KingPerch on Jan 02, 2019, 07:40 PM
Kp your welcome on my boat anyrtime. I  found a wad of smallies last fall i bet theyre still there waiting for us.

Freddie - i know who can keep quiet and who cant. That parking lot was epic last year.
Thanks Slammy....always an EPIC time!!😁
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: mladuc on Jan 03, 2019, 05:48 AM
fished this lake once in the boat caught some nice walleye
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Post by: wallyworld on Jan 03, 2019, 07:03 AM
So much for the skim ice from yesterday  :'( 

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Post by: XC 600 on Jan 03, 2019, 09:05 AM
Wide open again in front of the house. 7 day forecast doesn't look promising for ice making . Might be a while no matter what Trapper says.
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 03, 2019, 10:30 AM
Hey 600, What will you charge for parking when the lot is full at Lewis? Been thinking about getting my boat out and giving it a whirl, waiting for Mother Nature is getting old!
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Post by: XC 600 on Jan 03, 2019, 01:14 PM
Geez Moose that would open a can of worms lol. We are already full.
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Post by: XC 600 on Jan 03, 2019, 01:16 PM
I don't understand why more people don't use Verona Beach. They have a huge lot and it's only a few miles from Lewis.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 03, 2019, 04:21 PM
Geez Moose that would open a can of worms lol. We are already full.
Lol 🎣🕳
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 03, 2019, 04:46 PM
Wide open again in front of the house. 7 day forecast doesn't look promising for ice making . Might be a while no matter what Trapper says.

oh no don't start trapper ain't saying s--- I will never give another ice report on here  ...buy a spud and a life jacket and go check for yourself
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 03, 2019, 05:04 PM
I don't understand why more people don't use Verona Beach. They have a huge lot and it's only a few miles from Lewis.
If you have a machine itís not a big deal but to walk it would be a hike!
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Post by: XC 600 on Jan 03, 2019, 07:07 PM
I'm with you Trap. I have no problem walking , when it's easy going 2 miles each way on glare is a breeze for this old guy.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 04, 2019, 05:54 AM

I to donít mind using the ol shoe leather express helps keep this young man in shape 😜
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 04, 2019, 06:11 AM
I let Freddie drag me out on the sled  I'm older then he is :roflmao:

I'm going  to go check on that place  i'll let you know 
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 04, 2019, 06:38 AM

 Wish I could go but the wife has an after X-mas party with old coworkers so Iíll have to put up with wings , pizza and maybe a little 🥃 🥴
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 04, 2019, 06:46 AM
hey that's not a bad thing .... i'll give you a call let ya know whats what
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bigal409 on Jan 04, 2019, 10:07 AM
Hey Freddy. That doesn't sound too bad. What time can Trapper and I come over?  :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 04, 2019, 10:18 AM
Letís see if the old dog finds some ice a tad over 2Ēs 😉 I struck out on the 2 I checked mine were pushing an 1.5Ē
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Post by: bigal409 on Jan 04, 2019, 10:55 AM
Come on down this way Freddy. We have around 6" on some of the waters that I've been on.   ;D ;D
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Post by: perch-hound on Jan 04, 2019, 01:27 PM
Good to see some of the old familiar names on here, hope to catch up to some out on the ice!
I always bring food n beer if that helps, lol.
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Post by: big_guy_13021 on Jan 04, 2019, 04:45 PM
Al do you know how to read a ruler...😂😂🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 04, 2019, 05:18 PM
The temps for next might actually get us on our way to some fishing 👍
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Jan 04, 2019, 05:18 PM
Saw a few boats out today between the sheets of skim ice, looked pretty Epic!

The lake would probably lock overnight if it got near zero, it was a lot more skimmed than i expected.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rippinlips89 on Jan 04, 2019, 08:58 PM
Hey guys Iím new to this forum but we take a trip to Oneida every single year, have always fished sylvan beach / Lewis point area. This year we are venturing off to the other end of the lake , we are staying in brewerton the first weekend of February(hopefully there will be ice!?). My question is how is the eye/perch fishing on that end of lake?  Seems like the whole lake is really just all around good to fish but just looking for some tips or pointers. Thanks , Kyle
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Post by: slamboney on Jan 05, 2019, 08:05 AM
The far west end is shallow,. If you're after perch and eyes, best area is from around frenchmens islands east.

My advice is to look at a lake map and pick some bumps, steep drops and fish around those. Keep moving until u find biters. Also stay away from crowds, once an area gets over pressured the fushing drops off.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: slamboney on Jan 05, 2019, 08:09 AM
The far west end is shallow,. If you're after perch and eyes, best area is from around frenchmens islands east.

My advice is to look at a lake map and pick some bumps, steep drops and fish around those. Keep moving until u find biters. Also stay away from crowds, once an area gets over pressured the fushing drops off.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 05, 2019, 08:21 AM
good amount of skim ice but it will be open by days end im sure
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Rippinlips89 on Jan 05, 2019, 11:22 AM
The far west end is shallow,. If you're after perch and eyes, best area is from around frenchmens islands east.

My advice is to look at a lake map and pick some bumps, steep drops and fish around those. Keep moving until u find biters. Also stay away from crowds, once an area gets over pressured the fushing drops off.
thanks slamboney  I have the navionics app on my iPhone and have been studying a lot of the lake.  Shackleton shoals looks promising and a lot of the surrounding islands. Good info for staying away from the crowd too.  Thatís good to know
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 06, 2019, 04:48 PM
The forecast looks a little better. It could lock next weekend.
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Post by: s10xr on Jan 06, 2019, 05:48 PM
The forecast looks a little better. It could lock next weekend.

Planning on Sunday. 
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Post by: mcully on Jan 06, 2019, 09:02 PM
Canít take it. If Wednesday really looks 40s and winds not crazy boats going in.
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Post by: mdm25549 on Jan 06, 2019, 09:23 PM
Check the weather after Wednesday weíll be on the ice soon I do believe
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 07, 2019, 05:45 AM
Canít take it. If Wednesday really looks 40s and winds not crazy boats going in.
I'm guessing the lake skimmed over good last night......11 and no breeze in cicero right now......if that wind tomorrow doesn't destroy it, this should be the start.....
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 07, 2019, 06:23 AM
Yep. East end is locked. Now the big question of what 40deg, high winds, rain and snow do between now and Thursday night.
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 07, 2019, 06:34 AM
At least the winds are supposed to be low later this week and no snow over the weekend.  ;D
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Post by: jakep138 on Jan 07, 2019, 08:07 AM
Whatís going on guys , while everyone is still waiting on ice hereís a few recent outings , the boat doesnít get put away ever .. see you guys on hardwater soon .
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 07, 2019, 08:19 AM
Don't worry about the ice guys, it looks like you're all too late...Jake caught them all! :o Lmao Way to go Jake!!
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 07, 2019, 09:51 AM
Great job Jake. I donít think weíll be dodging ice bergs again this weekend.  ;D
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 07, 2019, 10:41 AM
nice job jake, thats some great fishing.
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 07, 2019, 10:53 AM
Yeah it skimmed over again I cant see any open water
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 07, 2019, 11:44 AM

Hey Jake everyone likes the easy bite , 😜 good job Iíll see ya soon
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Post by: jakep138 on Jan 07, 2019, 12:31 PM
Lol very true , you wouldnít believe the boats huddled around this Saturday Freddy 👏oh well . Been going strong, I know some lakes that donít freeze and hold a few stripers 😁
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Post by: Loudmouth879 on Jan 07, 2019, 12:39 PM
Nice Fish
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 07, 2019, 01:12 PM

 Jake your getting plenty of use from that new boat
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Post by: tblaster123 on Jan 07, 2019, 02:00 PM
nice haul, those perch are absolute tanks. Never fished Oneida... have no idea where to even start.
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Post by: choo choo on Jan 07, 2019, 03:10 PM
Nice haul of fish jakep138....especially those perch !  super
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 07, 2019, 03:21 PM
Great job Jake..   :clap: :clap:
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Post by: Rippinlips89 on Jan 07, 2019, 04:15 PM
We booked our trip for first weekend in February!!  I donít think there will be enough ice for atvs by then but hoping enough to walk on 🤞
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 07, 2019, 04:26 PM
There will be plenty of ice for machines by then.
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 07, 2019, 05:17 PM
 
I agree with the moose
Iíd bring the wheelers if I were you ,
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 07, 2019, 05:19 PM
Heading up Friday to have a look spend weekend a camp see if I can fish a PBR outta the minnow tank at Apps
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 07, 2019, 06:40 PM
Heading up Friday to have a look spend weekend a camp see if I can fish a PBR outta the minnow tank at Apps
  🍺 👍🏻
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 07, 2019, 06:53 PM
Way to get after them Jake! 🤙🏻
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Post by: Rippinlips89 on Jan 07, 2019, 06:54 PM
There will be plenty of ice for machines by then.
Really??  Awesome.  That makes me feel a lot better.  Not that I mind walking but the wheeler makes things easy.  Thanks for heads up. Canít wait to put the shiver minnows to work 🤟🏻
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 08, 2019, 01:10 AM
normally there is enough ice by then for machines it can make ice fast in the right condtions i remember 1yr that in 5 days it went from wide open to 7-8 in of ice
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Post by: jakep138 on Jan 08, 2019, 06:01 AM
Jake your getting plenty of use from that new boat
Yes sir , sheís not designed to sit and be winterized , she likes to have full live Wells to keep her happy . Not going to argue with her 😁hope to see ya soon bud.
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Post by: Pequod1 on Jan 08, 2019, 06:29 AM
Nice job Jake. I didnít know you had a new boat. Looks like you babtized it well.
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Post by: jakep138 on Jan 08, 2019, 06:48 AM
Nice job Jake. I didnít know you had a new boat. Looks like you babtized it well.
Yes sir , been good to me so far .
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Post by: trundog on Jan 08, 2019, 07:58 AM
Is the Oneida Lake View webcam offline or is it just my computer being persnickety?  Seems to be locked on January 2 at 5:14 pm
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 08, 2019, 08:19 AM
 http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/   (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)
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Post by: trundog on Jan 08, 2019, 08:24 AM
http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/   (http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/)

Thanks, I've been watching this one too, the north shore cam was the one I was referring to.
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 08, 2019, 08:26 AM
Thanks, I've been watching this one too, the north shore cam was the one I was referring to.

   Yup its stuck...      :-\
http://oneidalakeview.com/   (http://oneidalakeview.com/)
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Post by: trundog on Jan 08, 2019, 08:29 AM
Thank you for the confirmation!
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 08, 2019, 08:35 AM
shes opened back up thought she might hold until the cold snap but the wind from last night got it to bad the sheets that are floating around look to be over an inch thick
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 08, 2019, 03:03 PM
goofiest gaddam winter I've seen in quite awhile........lightnin g and thunder with heavy rain as we speak........can this get any worse
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Post by: Yotecatcher on Jan 08, 2019, 03:45 PM
goofiest gaddam winter I've seen in quite awhile........lightnin g and thunder with heavy rain as we speak........can this get any worse
X2 just dumb
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 08, 2019, 05:08 PM

I heard it up my way
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 08, 2019, 06:08 PM
goofiest gaddam winter I've seen in quite awhile........lightnin g and thunder with heavy rain as we speak........can this get any worse

Thunder here too.

I don't know, last winter was pretty special too. Remember February was more like April?

Winter is coming...
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 09, 2019, 05:55 AM
I heard that thunder too Bruce. Then the sky turned black. On my way to pick up my son from school at 3:30 it was almost completely dark out. Crazy!
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 09, 2019, 06:25 AM
the cold  starts wondering in today
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Post by: DUGuy on Jan 09, 2019, 06:28 AM
Checked sylvan beach cam. Get your boogey board out. Hopefully the wind settles later on.
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Post by: Mhill on Jan 09, 2019, 08:03 AM
Anyone think there will be a small village on big bay this Sunday?
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 09, 2019, 08:13 AM

 Welcome to the site Mhill
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Post by: Mhill on Jan 09, 2019, 10:23 AM
Welcome to the site Mhill

Thanks filetandrelease.
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Post by: bobcat85 on Jan 10, 2019, 06:27 AM
Am I seeing sylvan beach webcam correctly? Is there ice up there?
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Post by: Rynofirefighter on Jan 10, 2019, 06:37 AM
There a link for that cam?
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 10, 2019, 06:43 AM
Am I seeing sylvan beach webcam correctly? Is there ice up there?

There is some ice forming despite the wind. It reminds me of the freeze in 2015 where it froze despite the wind. Hopefully most of it stays open until the snow stops though...
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 10, 2019, 06:44 AM
There a link for that cam?

You can find several different cams here. The North Shore Cam is stuck right now.

http://www.oneidalakeassociation.org/ (http://www.oneidalakeassociation.org/)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 10, 2019, 07:02 AM
does not appear to be anything solid lots of floating slush, which may make more ice in short time
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 10, 2019, 07:13 AM
Chapman park cam is working
 Bruce if memory serves it was a rough walk out for a ways do to being  busted up and refroze
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 10, 2019, 07:41 AM
Chapman park cam is working
 Bruce if memory serves it was a rough walk out for a ways do to being  busted up and refroze

Remember the North Shore last year? It was nuts. The ice was jagged for miles.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trundog on Jan 10, 2019, 08:04 AM
Remember the North Shore last year? It was nuts. The ice was jagged for miles.

That was a tough drag over that jagged ice last year
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 10, 2019, 08:07 AM

Talk about a pain in the butt , that was tough on this ol boys legs , I refused to run my sled until it smoothed out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 10, 2019, 08:50 AM
when it sets up tonight should not be to rough the wind does not appear to be stacking it at least where i am as every knows each shore line is not the same, but I do think if this slush stays and in areas were it is you will have ice fast
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: XC 600 on Jan 10, 2019, 02:29 PM
I remember 2015 the lake was white caps in the morning locked up in the afternoon. That was crazy.
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Post by: Tbell112 on Jan 10, 2019, 04:46 PM
House I was working on right by Chapman Park
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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trundog on Jan 11, 2019, 08:50 AM
Anybody do a drive by on their way to work this morning?
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 11, 2019, 09:38 AM
Any guesses on what day people will be on the ice fishing Oneida?
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 11, 2019, 09:42 AM
Im guessing by Monday
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Post by: Rugburn on Jan 11, 2019, 09:51 AM
Yeah, that gives the retired guys a head start!
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Post by: trundog on Jan 11, 2019, 09:52 AM
I may have to come down with the brown bottle flu Monday
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Post by: anthony19941994 on Jan 11, 2019, 10:09 AM
Hey guys,
    A buddy and I are looking to come over and do some perch/walleye fishing. We hit Devils lake in 2017, Winnebago 2018 and are keeping it closer to home for this season and trying Onieda mid February for a week. Never fished the area and was hoping for some tips around the lake. Is there any reputable guides around? Can we get by with a wheeler or should I plan on packing the sled? Any tips to finding success here is very appreciated.
Thank you
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Post by: Buckethead on Jan 11, 2019, 11:03 AM
many of the regs on this site are better than a guide [ in my opinion] and have helped many ,as for atv or sled it is all to do with the snow. some years we have a lot of snow and you need a sled and other years a sled needs more snow
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 11, 2019, 12:24 PM
Im guessing by Monday
I guess would be  Wednesday
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Post by: paul23 on Jan 11, 2019, 12:48 PM
Id guess maybe tomorrow.
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Post by: tblaster123 on Jan 11, 2019, 12:50 PM
hell im on it right now
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Post by: Garufi518 on Jan 11, 2019, 12:53 PM
Atta boy
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 11, 2019, 12:55 PM
hell im on it right now
Long as your on it take a pic and a short report , if your not please donít give misleading info 👍🏻
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Jan 11, 2019, 01:00 PM
My guess is sunday. Here's a view from this afternoon of the south shore looking north at Frenchmans island. Still some open water pockets that I can see. Lot of chunks that blew in nearshore seem to be locked in. The dark patches in the photo are open water. 

(https://i.postimg.cc/sGpDXmNk/20190111-135338.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sGpDXmNk)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 11, 2019, 01:02 PM

Cool pic Mr J
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 11, 2019, 01:05 PM
Oneida is always iffy maybe the bays by sunday but im guessing not until next weekend for the main lake, I caant see any open waters there may be a few small open holes , it froze kinda rough but not to bad
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 11, 2019, 02:10 PM
sylvan beach looks  locked up   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ice head Ed on Jan 11, 2019, 02:18 PM
I can't wait to hit the ice. getting cabin fever. 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 11, 2019, 03:04 PM
I did not see any open water from Cleveland to Constantia.

There is almost no snow on the ice either.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 11, 2019, 04:29 PM
Iím hoping to give Oneida a try this year for perch and walleye I know Iíve read the perch typically hang around on the flats in 30-40í depth (hopefully thatís correct), but what do you guys look for on the map for walleye locations. Similar spots?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 11, 2019, 04:43 PM
I was just up at camp drove the whole nortshore did not see any open water looks like we have a good start. Stop into Apps was talking with Dave Ron and Joe the walls are packed with gear ready to go. Funny how u can go to 2 or 3 Big outdoors stores and and they don't add up the the stuff Apps has in stock best selection of the jigs that work on the lake hands down.....be safe if anyone ventures out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ice pirate 74 on Jan 11, 2019, 04:51 PM
Iím ready, looks like itís going to stay be safe everybody, and donít rush it , And spud spud spud :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: ERIEPERCH on Jan 11, 2019, 05:04 PM
Iím hoping to give Oneida a try this year for perch and walleye I know Iíve read the perch typically hang around on the flats in 30-40í depth (hopefully thatís correct), but what do you guys look for on the map for walleye locations. Similar spots?

In my experience stay on the north western section of the lake for a good mixed bag but ive done good every where on the lake.  Great lake to learn how to use your electronics because of the numbers of fish.  Walleye are easier to find than the perch in my opinion
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 11, 2019, 05:06 PM
ANY ICE ON ONEIDA YET?????😜
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 11, 2019, 05:10 PM
 :afro: :afro:
Let me know when.. ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 11, 2019, 05:51 PM
ANY ICE ON ONEIDA YET?????😜
Think I could bring my tracked ATV this weekend?  Maybe Sunday?  JK!  ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ice pirate 74 on Jan 11, 2019, 05:56 PM
Nope
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: tblaster123 on Jan 11, 2019, 07:06 PM
Think I could bring my tracked ATV this weekend?  Maybe Sunday?  JK!  ::)

The crazy part is, there will be guys checking it tomorrow. Be safe everybody, theres plenty of ice up north

Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 11, 2019, 07:43 PM
The crazy part is, there will be guys checking it tomorrow. Be safe everybody, theres plenty of ice up north
Maybe from reply # 139 that you were on it today , not cool
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 11, 2019, 07:48 PM
THE ICE  IS NOT SAFE ON ONIDEA YET !!!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Jan 11, 2019, 08:28 PM
Agreed, and rethinking my suggestion for sunday as a go. Wasnt too impressed with ice growth i saw by the end of today.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: nyguide on Jan 11, 2019, 08:33 PM
Wonít be long now!!!!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: KingPerch on Jan 12, 2019, 07:50 AM
Maybe from reply # 139 that you were on it today , not cool
x2!!!!!!😡
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 12, 2019, 08:00 AM
remember we have a lot of new and  inexperienced fisherman , they follow every word we say ..... they don't know how to determine safe ice .... I'm sure no one meant any harm but lets not joke and lead anyone astray ....the lake just locked up ,it's not safe yet . my suggestion is   go by a spud or make one  ,good luck be safe  ....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 12, 2019, 08:26 AM
My flight came in along the length of lake last night.  There were still quite a few open water pockets along the south shore but the rest was locked. Just gotta give it time now.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: wallyworld on Jan 12, 2019, 09:43 AM
Just checked the beach webcam looks like 2 guys straight out  :o :o  sure hope they know what they're doing  :wacko:
(https://i.postimg.cc/CzCYc6tc/Snap-Shot-20190112-103949.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzCYc6tc)

correction.....there's 3 out there  :o :cookoo:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 12, 2019, 09:46 AM
I see 3 people out there...All standing side by side...  Not good... :blink: :blink:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: paul23 on Jan 12, 2019, 09:48 AM
I picked today, had that feeling.  Gotta watch em a lil bit now.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: paul23 on Jan 12, 2019, 09:50 AM
Didnt see a spud
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: wallyworld on Jan 12, 2019, 09:51 AM
Looks like they made it off
(https://i.postimg.cc/K1kYJ5Pj/Snap-Shot-20190112-104854.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/K1kYJ5Pj)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 12, 2019, 09:52 AM
No thanks. Iíll wait a couple more days!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 12, 2019, 09:54 AM

(https://i.postimg.cc/XBC2smYx/ice-fishing-looks-good-to-me-meme-target-walleye.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XBC2smYx)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Lirch46 on Jan 12, 2019, 10:43 AM
4 guys off the beach right now
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DUGuy on Jan 12, 2019, 10:50 AM
Good to see some people walking on her again no matter what your feelings are on the ice. To each it's own, I'm enjoying it! Oneida ice season has begun! Tight lines and be safe! Spud often...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 12, 2019, 10:58 AM
Can anyone reccomend good access points for the lake for a first timer? Searching for perch/walleye. Coming from the Binghamton area. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: vansmak on Jan 12, 2019, 11:34 AM
Can anyone reccomend good access points for the lake for a first timer? Searching for perch/walleye. Coming from the Binghamton area. Thanks in advance!
[/quote

For newbies, go on the north side, edgewater, Godfrey PT or out of Apps(great bait shop) in Cleveland.  Follow the masses and tracks. Decent parking too.   And spud, spud, spud, as lady O constantly shifts her ice and where you once had 8 inches of ice, you now have an 8 inch gap of open water.   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ice pirate 74 on Jan 12, 2019, 12:29 PM
Spuded a inch of ice , maybe by Thursday u could walk out be careful not ready yet :'(
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 12, 2019, 12:36 PM
lake has been locked up for  18 hours   lets go freddie looks safe to me


(https://i.postimg.cc/LqSHtT7L/images.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LqSHtT7L)




this is a joke  i checked 2 places my spud went right threw
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 12, 2019, 01:10 PM
Theres a bunch of silly people , i mean diehards ,out there.. ::)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 12, 2019, 01:13 PM
that  was the ice chucks and slush that blew over that way  ,i'd be  weary .... i'll be out there in a  few  days  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: tblaster123 on Jan 12, 2019, 01:49 PM
x2!!!!!!😡


Yup those 3 guys went out there cause they read i was on it yesterday. I apologize I made a joke, but really, anyone who just stomps out on the ice without checking for themselves is a fool.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 12, 2019, 02:48 PM
Theres a bunch of silly people , i mean diehards ,out there.. ::)

Good for them.

I would be there too but fishing the beach is rarely exiting.  ;D

There should be a lot more options in a couple of days...
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 12, 2019, 02:53 PM
How deep is it there?
I remember being able to walk out a long ways in the summer. Unless you walked towards the canal area..    ???
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 12, 2019, 03:27 PM
the one guy i watched walk out spudded on the way out  .....  i'm not recommending going out yet but   no rescue  trucks were called  .....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: elrodalonzo on Jan 12, 2019, 04:23 PM
Drove by Big Bay this afternoon.  About 30 people out there.  They weren't out too far though.  Don't know the ice thickness.  Gonna go there myself probably on Tuesday afternoon.  Supposed to be around zero tonight should make some ice pretty fast.  Everybodys gotta be careful this time of year though.  Looks like it will be a good ice season but no reason to rush it.   
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 12, 2019, 04:25 PM
How deep is it there?
I remember being able to walk out a long ways in the summer. Unless you walked towards the canal area..    ???

You can get to 20í if you are out to the end of the wall. It can be good sometimes.

I was out there in the boat just a week ago!  ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 13, 2019, 05:02 AM
6am and 3 degrees single digits since 10pm last night
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 13, 2019, 06:21 AM
Oneida  it's zero here ,it's cold  ,she built ice last night for sure
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 13, 2019, 06:47 AM
Looks like a zoo out there allready.... ;D
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Glow Perch on Jan 13, 2019, 06:55 AM
Been a long time.  Ready to stretch the lines
 :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trundog on Jan 13, 2019, 07:03 AM
I see a half dozen shanties on the east end webcam, not very far out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: IceRugger on Jan 13, 2019, 08:11 AM
I see a half dozen shanties on the east end webcam, not very far out

what cam you looking at? thankS
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 13, 2019, 08:21 AM
what cam you looking at? thankS
http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: klauricella on Jan 13, 2019, 08:54 AM
Three guys out of William's about half way out to island. Shoreline was only about 2" yesterday.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: LingFling on Jan 13, 2019, 09:53 AM
I see them too. I saw how it froze. No way I'd go out. Too sketchy. Soon though
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 13, 2019, 11:55 AM
Can anyone reccomend good access points for the lake for a first timer? Searching for perch/walleye. Coming from the Binghamton area. Thanks in advance!
[/quote

For newbies, go on the north side, edgewater, Godfrey PT or out of Apps(great bait shop) in Cleveland.  Follow the masses and tracks. Decent parking too.   And spud, spud, spud, as lady O constantly shifts her ice and where you once had 8 inches of ice, you now have an 8 inch gap of open water.

Thank you! Is the bait shop right on the lake? I googled bait shops there and canít find one.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 13, 2019, 11:56 AM
Never mind! Noticed the bait shop map pinned above and found it.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 13, 2019, 11:59 AM
Bait jigs access and info hands downs u can't beat Apps
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: IceRugger on Jan 13, 2019, 12:39 PM
http://sylvanbeachny.com/sylvan-beach-live-cams/

thanks....i know there are a couple of cams....hopefully maybe next wknd... be safe to all and tight lines!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Jan 13, 2019, 01:01 PM
Finally got to get out on Oneida.  5 keeper eyes (kept 3) and 9 perch.  Packed up at 10:15.  She was a singing and shifting and cracking more then I liked.  3" of ice. 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Fk9FcXZQ/IMG-154739038428-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fk9FcXZQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9zpQ2zmX/IMG-20190113-083709350.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zpQ2zmX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Vr9LdkXR/IMG-20190113-111306278.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Vr9LdkXR)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 13, 2019, 01:08 PM
Finally got to get out on Oneida.  5 keeper eyes (kept 3) and 9 perch.  Packed up at 10:15.  She was a singing and shifting and cracking more then I liked.  3" of ice. 
(https://i.postimg.cc/Fk9FcXZQ/IMG-154739038428-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Fk9FcXZQ)

(https://i.postimg.cc/9zpQ2zmX/IMG-20190113-083709350.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9zpQ2zmX)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Vr9LdkXR/IMG-20190113-111306278.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Vr9LdkXR)

Great job! Whereíd you go out of if you donít mind my asking?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: yankmyline on Jan 13, 2019, 01:23 PM
Those are some fat walleyes!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 13, 2019, 02:14 PM
Well looks like guys are getting out hear and there guess i got to get my stuff ready be another week for me be safe good luck
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SHUBA on Jan 13, 2019, 02:33 PM
Great haul s10xr , happy that another Oneida season has begun
going to give it a shot this week. PLEASE EVERYONE REMEMBER
CAUTION AND SAFETY FIRST ,Oneida offers plenty if your careful use your SPUD
  NO FISH IS WORTH A LIFE... STAY SAFE AND FISH HARD WATER
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 13, 2019, 05:52 PM
Great job Jason!

I spudded my way out tonight and the eyes cooperated nicely.


(https://i.postimg.cc/T55g8bTr/E6434976-37-EE-4373-87-A4-1-DC5644-E2458.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T55g8bTr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9y1nmZ8/FD787-C27-85-B6-488-D-A3-E4-53-B7-F540-C86-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9y1nmZ8)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 13, 2019, 05:57 PM
nice dinner  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: s10xr on Jan 13, 2019, 06:00 PM
Great job Jason!

I spudded my way out tonight and the eyes cooperated nicely.


(https://i.postimg.cc/T55g8bTr/E6434976-37-EE-4373-87-A4-1-DC5644-E2458.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T55g8bTr)

(https://i.postimg.cc/Q9y1nmZ8/FD787-C27-85-B6-488-D-A3-E4-53-B7-F540-C86-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9y1nmZ8)

Gotta get the sled ready for Friday.  It's always nice to bang your limit first time out
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fish4fun8 on Jan 13, 2019, 06:10 PM
Nice job today guys be safe and may the fish be with you and of coarse me to!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Ernye_LRFG on Jan 13, 2019, 06:13 PM
Went off the beach this morning with spud, float suit, life jacket and picks. First couple hundred yards of shard has some super thin spots hidden in there, through in one wack. After that itís another hundred yards of slush ball ice. Made it out to 23ish feet and cut through 4 inches of relatively clean ice. Kept 10 good perch and one eye. Dumped my first two keepers at the hole, back to the truck by noon. Amazing how many people I saw today that didnít have a spud.
(https://i.postimg.cc/T5hD8vLr/42-F35-FF0-79-F1-4113-929-E-F596699-F182-F.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/T5hD8vLr)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 13, 2019, 06:58 PM

Well done guys
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 13, 2019, 07:21 PM
Well looks like guys are getting out hear and there guess i got to get my stuff ready be another week for me be safe good luck
Yeah where they are fishing it was open water 3 days ago, you are all nuts. I'm definitely waiting at least A few more days till I can put my half ton of junk on the ice safe like. I have 3 spuds if anyone wants to borrow one, and some pool floaties.

:)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 13, 2019, 08:15 PM
when my spud goes threw in one wack I'm turned around and on my way back in  ......... very serious question why carry a spud if it goes threw in one wack and you keep going?  I want  2 solid hits  and feel the  thud.....that's just me
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 13, 2019, 08:35 PM
Beauty fish fellas!! Be safe out there. :icefish:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cny_angler on Jan 13, 2019, 09:05 PM
Can't wait to get out there as well but man I agree, if I used a spud and it went right through, why keep going?  Will be my first season fishing Oneida but I can wait until I don't have to think if I'll be getting wet that day.  Good luck all!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 13, 2019, 10:35 PM
Beauty fish fellas!! Be safe out there. :icefish:
maybe you whack your spud harder the others do.....lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2019, 04:58 AM
-3 this morning
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 14, 2019, 05:04 AM
maybe you whack your spud harder the others do.....lol

SPUDWACKER!!!

 :woot:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SHUBA on Jan 14, 2019, 05:25 AM
would have to say Im proud to b a spudwacker lol
STAY SAFE AND FISH HARD WATER
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: tblaster123 on Jan 14, 2019, 05:26 AM
when my spud goes threw in one wack I'm turned around and on my way back in  ......... very serious question why carry a spud if it goes threw in one wack and you keep going?  I want  2 solid hits  and feel the  thud.....that's just me

Good question trap. That's like, ya I got out on the lake, hiked out to about 25 FOW and my foot dropped right thru.... so I set up all my stuff and started fishing  @)

Some people are crazy. It will be safe real soon.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: outfisherman1 on Jan 14, 2019, 06:28 AM
SPUDWACKER!!!

 :woot:
That's good stuff. Lol
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: alfed on Jan 14, 2019, 08:03 AM
Pretty crazy! One whack going thru I might be belly crawling my way back. The older you get the less you want to get wet or drown. Everyone one has the itch but patience and using your head keeps you fishing a few more years
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Yotecatcher on Jan 14, 2019, 08:11 AM
You know what they say about following the masses, sometimes the m is silent.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: wallyworld on Jan 14, 2019, 08:43 AM
Yep so true  ::)  I canít watch the webcam anymore....scares the bejesus out of me  :o
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Yotecatcher on Jan 14, 2019, 09:06 AM
Yep so true  ::)  I canít watch the webcam anymore....scares the bejesus out of me  :o
  X2😬😬😬😬
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DUGuy on Jan 14, 2019, 09:28 AM
Yea I cant stop watching it because I'm jealous. 2.5 hours away is my biggest problem.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fundad01 on Jan 14, 2019, 09:49 AM
I am headed to Oneida in a couple of weeks. I read through the thread and found some of the suggestions. If anyone wants to PM me with some other info great.

What I know:
Parking at Sylvan/Verona Beach
Look for structure
Avoid Crowds
Spud Spud
Find Active Fish

Thanks and Be Safe  :tipup:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 14, 2019, 11:56 AM
fished off Sylvan Beach this morning...........REPO RT: #1- ice was 5.5 " in the holes I drilled..22 fow....#2- first 350 - 400 yds are a B***ch..jagged ice..doable but hazardous....#3- fishing was usual beach bowl stuff..6 good perch and dropped 1 eye at the hole.....marked very few after 9 am......#4- CLEATS ARE A MUST.....#5- she was making noise all morning which is good......#6- half a dozen guy scattered about......#7- time to let guys who are chancing a wet arse off the mat fellers......ice is good there.....#8- not saying it's good everywhere but I will be venturing to some different areas tomorrow........last but not least, SPUD SPUD SPUD ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 14, 2019, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the report scout57
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Fishin-Mission on Jan 14, 2019, 12:30 PM
Yes, Thanks for the report on the ice thickness.   It is nice to get a report from someone that was actually out there.  I have heard enough from the couch or computer seat observers, but I do agree that a spud is the proper method to check the ice thickness your first couple of time out.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Randy218 on Jan 14, 2019, 01:43 PM
Has anyone ventured out of apps? Able to make it to walleye water? Trying to decide between apps and sylvan for tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: bobrob on Jan 14, 2019, 01:58 PM
Any body gone out from Chapman?
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 14, 2019, 02:09 PM
Has anyone ventured out of apps? Able to make it to walleye water? Trying to decide between apps and sylvan for tomorrow morning.

I was at Apps yesterday and they said there was about 3" out front. That area always takes a bit longer to freeze with the little extra water flow.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: tblaster123 on Jan 14, 2019, 02:18 PM
You should ask in the topic labeled ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS, as that is where everyone posts things about oneida lake, and you will be much more likely to get a response there. Although it's not a guarantee.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: JSince on Jan 14, 2019, 02:31 PM
Hi all,

looking to come over (live in Rochester) to fish Oneida over Presidents Day weekend. Any suggestions on a reasonable, per friendly place to stay? with have a ATV so beach access would be great. Was hoping to try for walleye for the first time so was considering east end, maybe around Cleveland, Sylvan Beach, etc...

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Jan 14, 2019, 02:42 PM

Oneida lake
ę Reply #229 on: Today at 02:58 PM Ľ
Quote
Any body gone out from Chapman?



Web cam says "No" right now. At least to the west.


(https://i.postimg.cc/FfK0gJns/011420191533-l-Copy.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/FfK0gJns)


 :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :icefish:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: SHUBA on Jan 14, 2019, 03:16 PM
Fished out of willams beach today . was only one out at the island 21ft NOTHING
moved around few times in 18ft range then moved in to 16ft only couple lookers all day.
Every hole i drilled was 4 inch plus , some nasty pressure cracks out there esp just off shore
lot of water . Spudded every step i took STILL VERY IFFY ICE .
 PLEASE EVERYONE USE YOUR HEADS AND YOUR SPUD...... STAY SAFE AND FISH HARD WATER
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2019, 03:22 PM
thanks for reports guys
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2019, 03:24 PM
Nope see it from my house no one has been out there
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Post by: fish4fun8 on Jan 14, 2019, 03:43 PM
Well it looks like a good storm brewing for Saturday night could get a foot or more!
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Jan 14, 2019, 05:51 PM
Hi all,

looking to come over (live in Rochester) to fish Oneida over Presidents Day weekend. Any suggestions on a reasonable, per friendly place to stay? with have a ATV so beach access would be great. Was hoping to try for walleye for the first time so was considering east end, maybe around Cleveland, Sylvan Beach, etc...

Thanks in advance

If I were you for your first trip stay in Canastota at the Days Inn.  Reasonable prices and not far from Sylvan Beach which is real easy to access. 
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Post by: fishshack on Jan 14, 2019, 06:30 PM
Got out for first trip of year tonight with my son. Saw some people out in various places. Spudded out at one spot and found about 3 inches on the way out. Didnít really feel comfortable trying to get out further so tried another spot where there were a few groups out.  Found 4 inches almost everywhere we checked at second spot.  Lots of cracks and noises. Still a bit spooky. Got a good evening bite.  Still need some cold nights to make things less sketchy. Spud spud spud!!!!! 
(https://i.postimg.cc/0zXZ7KP7/44-B476-CC-3943-4851-8225-810-A96-B793-FC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/0zXZ7KP7)
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 14, 2019, 07:07 PM
Nice job Fishshack
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 14, 2019, 07:29 PM
Well done Fishshack
 I got out for the first time on Oneida
 Kept a limit of eye and caught some decent perch ,

(https://i.postimg.cc/sv7J0f7Z/5-D211250-C1-AB-479-B-BB74-16350-B04-B42-E.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sv7J0f7Z)
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 14, 2019, 07:34 PM
nice job F&R...
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 14, 2019, 07:36 PM
that walk looked like hell Freddie.....I'm headed for the flat fish corner in the morning
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Post by: FISHFORPIKE on Jan 14, 2019, 07:38 PM
Well done Fishshack
 I got out for the first time on Oneida
 Kept a limit of eye and decent perch ,

Nice catch Freddie.   :thumbsup: :icefish:
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 14, 2019, 07:47 PM
Freddie nice haul I'll pop the 2019 cherry on friday
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 14, 2019, 08:09 PM
Nicely done Fred!
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Post by: Bowhunter79 on Jan 14, 2019, 08:39 PM
is there access at Cleveland yet or just Sylvan beach?
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 14, 2019, 08:55 PM
Nice pics and reports guys. I spudded out on the north shore to fish last couple hours before dark. Had 3 1/2 inches of ice on my way out and ended up fishing on 4 1/2 inches of ice in 24.5 fow. Poked around for the couple hours I was there. Few lookers but ended up skunked. It was nice to dust the gear off though. Ice should build a bit more before this snow hits Saturday. Everyone be safe out there
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Post by: Bowhunter79 on Jan 14, 2019, 10:18 PM
hows it going, never fished oneida and I'm considering packing up the gear and making a weekend trip out of it this coming weekend. from what I have gathered from ice shanty and talking to other guys that I know who have fished it this is what I know.  It is not a lake to take lightly, its not ready for quads yet, and most people are heading out of sylvan beach.  I was told by a buddy that fishes it often that if ice conditions allow Apps is a great place to head out from.. Is Apps accessible yet? Any information would be greatly appreciated along with info on hotels/ cabins to rent and stay in for the weekend. again any info is appropriated. thanks in advance.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: choo choo on Jan 15, 2019, 04:48 AM
Nice job on the walleyes guys.

you'll get them next time DeadEyez.
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Post by: komo15 on Jan 15, 2019, 05:32 AM
Fished Sunday and Monday, launched out of Sylvan area.  Like scout57 said, drag was rough, jagged ice everywhere, very few flat spots.  Spudded the entire way!  Sunday I found anywhere from a couple whacks of the spud to 4", remember the lake is notorious for gas holes, totally expected what I found.  These spots r small and no reason to panic!  Monday I found 4"-6" everywhere, no spudding through!  Sunday I kept 1 eye and 32 jumbo, Monday only fished 11-3, kept 1 eye and 22 jumbo.  Not much for pics, don't even have time to drink or eat when I'm out there, but did snap this one quick Sunday to text to a buddy!

(https://i.postimg.cc/qNygrYvF/0113190903-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNygrYvF)
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 15, 2019, 05:54 AM

Nice perch Komo
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 15, 2019, 05:55 AM
Komo those are a couple good trips out there
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Post by: outfisherman1 on Jan 15, 2019, 06:28 AM
Fished Sunday and Monday, launched out of Sylvan area.  Like scout57 said, drag was rough, jagged ice everywhere, very few flat spots.  Spudded the entire way!  Sunday I found anywhere from a couple whacks of the spud to 4", remember the lake is notorious for gas holes, totally expected what I found.  These spots r small and no reason to panic!  Monday I found 4"-6" everywhere, no spudding through!  Sunday I kept 1 eye and 32 jumbo, Monday only fished 11-3, kept 1 eye and 22 jumbo.  Not much for pics, don't even have time to drink or eat when I'm out there, but did snap this one quick Sunday to text to a buddy!

(https://i.postimg.cc/qNygrYvF/0113190903-HDR.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qNygrYvF)
Awesome report. Thanks. Great catch.
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Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 15, 2019, 07:04 AM
Nice pics and reports guys. I spudded out on the north shore to fish last couple hours before dark. Had 3 1/2 inches of ice on my way out and ended up fishing on 4 1/2 inches of ice in 24.5 fow. Poked around for the couple hours I was there. Few lookers but ended up skunked. It was nice to dust the gear off though. Ice should build a bit more before this snow hits Saturday. Everyone be safe out there
I have the sled 95% ready to go , need to replace A couple wheels on the undercarriage, they lost the rubber part. Going to do the evening bite thing the first week or 2 when I am working, we need to get together bud. I know A spot we can get our 3 at dark, only 10 minutes from Jackie's house. I need to get my tip downs together still.

Anyone else who wants to show and old man how to use his new Marcum, that would be pretty good too. :)

:)  Cny
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 15, 2019, 07:19 AM
Sounds good. I know a spot or two myself. My sled is about 95% ready as well. Just need new runners on the skis which I already ordered. Iíll be in touch
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 15, 2019, 07:58 AM
I wanna go too
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Post by: Dug1898 on Jan 15, 2019, 08:42 AM
NICE FISH Guys! It looks like it's going to be the year of the FAT FISH!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: JSince on Jan 15, 2019, 09:43 AM
thank you elrodalonzo for the info on the Days Inn
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 15, 2019, 10:22 AM
Anyone see 4 wheelers or sleds out yet?
Im hoping its thick enough for machines this weekend.

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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 15, 2019, 11:33 AM
I think we need one more week before machines are a go Bob ....
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Post by: fish4fun8 on Jan 15, 2019, 12:04 PM
Will need the sleds after this snow this weekend!
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Post by: Jaker112 on Jan 15, 2019, 01:51 PM
4 wheeler on big bay this am!
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Post by: Fisherman21021 on Jan 15, 2019, 02:01 PM
ok so i plan on a trip this weekend what are some tips for this lake for someone new?
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Post by: Raquettedacker on Jan 15, 2019, 02:05 PM
ok so i plan on a trip this weekend what are some tips for this lake for someone new?

  Its brand new ice.  The only tip is SPUD, SPUD , SPUD .. Every step... ;)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DW45 on Jan 15, 2019, 02:27 PM
Hi Guys.  We have a camp just West of 3 mile and fish that end of the lake most of the summer.  Anyone feel it will be safe to go out of Taft Bay this weekend?  It's about a 3 hour drive for me.  Thanks very much in advance!
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 15, 2019, 08:26 PM
this coming weekend should be good walking machines????
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 15, 2019, 08:33 PM
4 wheeler on big bay this am!

several and  one of those 4 wheel things you can't register
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 16, 2019, 06:46 AM
I seen 1 wheeler on the eastern end , me Iím waiting,  I can walk out far enough to find what Iím looking for , the ice I fished on was only 5Ē so with that we all know there can be much thinner spots as itís isnít  uniform , so creepers and a spud for this young fellow , and main lake ice is much different than BBay
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Post by: DW45 on Jan 16, 2019, 07:21 AM
Thanks Men.  Looks like it would be best for me to wait at least a week to bring a sled up.  Tight lines!
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Post by: pkosatka09 on Jan 16, 2019, 09:30 AM
Hey guys, wondering if anybody has fished off Chapman park yet and how the ice is, any bait shops near by? thinking of going out Saturday morning
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 16, 2019, 09:47 AM

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Got a few perch yesterday along with some short eyes
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 16, 2019, 09:51 AM

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My daughter the fish Dr did a few half assed autopsies and found several Gobies and surprisingly some remnants of zebra mussel shells
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 16, 2019, 10:06 AM
Moose - The gobies eat mussels so they could come from them. Also the gobies are tight to bottom so the perch probably end up eating some mussels with the gobies.

I have still only found gobies in a handful of walleye in the past 2 years.
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 16, 2019, 10:32 AM
Reeleyz, I thought maybe they were getting them by inhaling gobie when they fed. I didnít realize gobies fed on the mussels 👍🏿
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Post by: FingerLaker607 on Jan 16, 2019, 10:53 AM
From my experience both perch and the sunfish/seeds on the finger lakes eat lots of juvenile mussels....that's from checking out stomachs. And obviously all fish like those little gobies
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 16, 2019, 12:44 PM
the fish will eat zebra mussels walked out abot 1/2 mile found 5 1/2inches of ice did not fish
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 16, 2019, 01:35 PM
I caught perch gills and catfish with zebra mussels in them.....
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 16, 2019, 02:50 PM
6" on the outside of messengers shoal
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Post by: XC 600 on Jan 16, 2019, 02:58 PM
Nice job on the perch Moose, east or west?
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Post by: Black Betty on Jan 16, 2019, 03:30 PM
6" on the outside of messengers shoal

Iím assuming this is ice thickness scout57?  Thanks
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 16, 2019, 03:41 PM

Sheep head like zebras
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 16, 2019, 04:27 PM
And Freddie likes sheepys! 😜
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 16, 2019, 04:51 PM
And Freddie likes sheepys! 😜

I heard heís like Uncle Jessie from the Dukes of Hazzard.

ďShepard to lost sheep!Ē
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Post by: MadPerry on Jan 16, 2019, 06:00 PM
Anyone walking and fishing out of Williams Park yet? :tipup:
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 16, 2019, 06:42 PM

Lol you guys kill me lmao , lifeís good
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 16, 2019, 07:16 PM
I heard heís like Uncle Jessie from the Dukes of Hazzard.

ďShepard to lost sheep!Ē
😂🤣
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Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 16, 2019, 08:28 PM
Are you ready I'm going to ask again lol. Any updates on the ice conditions near apps? I don't live far from there just haven't had a chance to check it out. I live southeast of the lake and my buddy lives north west of the lake and that's our meeting point. I'm sure it's a slim chance but I'm hoping it's wheeler ready for this weekend. Any insight is greatly appreciated, thanks
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Post by: elrodalonzo on Jan 16, 2019, 08:40 PM
No go for the wheelers yet.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 16, 2019, 09:06 PM
Iím assuming this is ice thickness scout57?  Thanks
yessir
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 17, 2019, 06:44 AM
2 degrees here this morning , im sure it added ice last night
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Post by: Black Betty on Jan 17, 2019, 07:12 AM
This weather couldnít be nicer!  Sheís got to be firming right up.
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Post by: Rickr on Jan 17, 2019, 08:14 AM
Anybody been out off Lewis Point yet any info on ice would be greatly appreciated thanx and be safe
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Post by: trapper2000 on Jan 17, 2019, 08:28 AM
go to the New York Fishing Reports And Conditions board
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 17, 2019, 08:36 AM
Heading up for the evening bite today and I'll report after
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 17, 2019, 12:49 PM
Looks like this storm is going to give us 12-18in of snow hope the wind is ripping and blows most of it off, we could use a some snow on top but not 18in
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Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 17, 2019, 01:30 PM

I got reports from few buds that the bite was pretty good today
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Post by: Dsportman on Jan 17, 2019, 01:59 PM
Out between grassy and dakin and things are pretty slow.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 17, 2019, 04:48 PM

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nice day out there today.....cold but not much wind........7" of ice but rough on the way out ......messengers bay area.......this damn storm is gonna ruin the weekend.......
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Post by: Krocodile on Jan 17, 2019, 05:31 PM
Should I be using spikes or minnows for the perch on Oneida?
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Post by: cny_angler on Jan 17, 2019, 05:39 PM
How's the ice fishing going out of Williams Beach area? 
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Post by: scout57 on Jan 17, 2019, 06:09 PM
Should I be using spikes or minnows for the perch on Oneida?
both work.......minnow heads on a jigging rap is a great choice for this lake.......spoons are good also
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Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Jan 17, 2019, 06:11 PM
I prefer fatheads over spikes on oneida. Either heads or just through the whole one on.
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Post by: moosefeet on Jan 17, 2019, 06:12 PM
both work.......minnow heads on a jigging rap is a great choice for this lake.......spoons are good also
Raps with minnow heads are lethal
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Post by: Krocodile on Jan 17, 2019, 06:16 PM
Thanks for the advice guys I appreciate it much. How about general depth ranges?
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Post by: Mr. Jitterbugger on Jan 17, 2019, 06:19 PM
Fished near William beach today. 6 inches of ice. Real slick on top. Once I got past the frozen chunk ice near shore the drag out was a breeze. Over a dozen keeper perch no eyes.
(https://i.postimg.cc/crgf3Rws/20190117-180925.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/crgf3Rws)
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Post by: jschmitt on Jan 17, 2019, 06:26 PM
What's the ice like out of apps.  Bringing my 10 yr old up and don't want anything too sketchy.  I have the Spud and all the gear but if another section would be better let me know. General feeling of ice condition is all.  Thank you

Ice 294
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Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 17, 2019, 08:13 PM
Apps is good ice crack is wet at shore but no problem 6 inches clear black ice and 3 dead Walters that liked the rap and minnow head combo tonight haha
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Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 17, 2019, 08:48 PM
Nice job Pounder!! Sounds like a good first trip out.
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 18, 2019, 05:05 AM
Nice job Pounder!! Sounds like a good first trip out.

X2
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 18, 2019, 08:38 AM
Fishing today out front of Apps in Cleveland, quite a few guys out,  some sleds and ATV's.  Ice is measured  6"  where im at, fishing has been good so far,  lookers will comment if you get aggressive,  small rap tipped with minnow head seams to work....
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Post by: bigfish_1556 on Jan 18, 2019, 11:00 AM
Just a heads-up that there have been some "issues" at the Lewis Point parking area.  The parking area has been slimmed down a bit this year, so some of the usual idiots are getting into arguments and fisticuffs over parking once it fills up (which coincidentally occurs quite early in the morning), and the neighbors have been barking to the authorities about the noisome disturbances there.  If we don't want to lose this spot (it's only given to us through a revocable agreement with the campground owners), be courteous and respectful, pick your crap up when you leave the ice, and park reasonably to best accommodate your fellow anglers.  You snooze you lose, get there late and it's full, don't park along the road, instead head over to Sylvan, or Chapman, or South Shore, or Williams, or Bay, or Oneida shores, or North Bay, or Cleveland or any one of the other numerous spot to access the lake.....please don't ruin this privilege for everyone else! Ok, off the soapbox, thanks for listening.  Good luck out there ahead of the storm!
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Post by: slipbob on Jan 18, 2019, 12:25 PM
If we don't want to lose this spot (it's only given to us through a revocable agreement with the campground owners), be courteous and respectful, pick your crap up when you leave the ice, and park reasonably to best accommodate your fellow anglers.  You snooze you lose, get there late and it's full, don't park along the road, instead head over to Sylvan, or Chapman, or South Shore, or Williams, or Bay, or Oneida shores, or North Bay, or Cleveland or any one of the other numerous spot to access the lake.....please don't ruin this privilege for everyone else! Ok, off the soapbox, thanks for listening.  Good luck out there ahead of the storm!

All of that just makes too much sense if you're a reasonable person.  Unfortunately nothing will probably change with the "me first" attitude of so many that hunt and fish :-\
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: trundog on Jan 18, 2019, 12:26 PM
Just a heads-up that there have been some "issues" at the Lewis Point parking area.  The parking area has been slimmed down a bit this year, so some of the usual idiots are getting into arguments and fisticuffs over parking once it fills up (which coincidentally occurs quite early in the morning), and the neighbors have been barking to the authorities about the noisome disturbances there.  If we don't want to lose this spot (it's only given to us through a revocable agreement with the campground owners), be courteous and respectful, pick your crap up when you leave the ice, and park reasonably to best accommodate your fellow anglers.  You snooze you lose, get there late and it's full, don't park along the road, instead head over to Sylvan, or Chapman, or South Shore, or Williams, or Bay, or Oneida shores, or North Bay, or Cleveland or any one of the other numerous spot to access the lake.....please don't ruin this privilege for everyone else! Ok, off the soapbox, thanks for listening.  Good luck out there ahead of the storm!
:clap: :clap:
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Post by: Bug-Eye-Brew on Jan 18, 2019, 04:00 PM
Anyone fish Taft today ? Wondering if ATV will be ok there tomorrow ...any information would be great ....thanks
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Post by: oneida1 on Jan 18, 2019, 04:51 PM
1st trip out 10 perch 2 keeper eyes 7 shorts started at noon,,, i found 6 to 8in of ice
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Post by: Walnut109 on Jan 18, 2019, 05:01 PM
Fished out of Jewell last night and this morning. One keeper walleye last night and one this morning along with seven perch. Not great but not bad.  Had 7 inches of ice at most spots today.  Pressure crack condition got worse on the walk in.  Good luck to those venturing out in the morning and stay safe.
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Post by: Dsportman on Jan 18, 2019, 05:20 PM
Went out this afternoon and found the eyes. 6 to 7 inches of ice but some nasty pressure cracks out by grassy and with the snow coming tonight it could create a dangerous condition for finding a place to cross. Crack is wide open in some areas so please be aware and be careful. Spud is a must
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Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 18, 2019, 08:23 PM
Beautiful afternoon for fishing today.


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Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Tg8 on Jan 18, 2019, 08:51 PM
Any good rap size and color recommendations?
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Post by: reeleyz on Jan 18, 2019, 08:53 PM
Any good rap size and color recommendations?

I like #5 in glow.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: adksguy on Jan 18, 2019, 08:53 PM
Always had good luck with 3-5s and green uv or pink uv always worked best for me
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Tg8 on Jan 18, 2019, 09:14 PM
Thank you very much, I grabbed a few shark spoons from latvia, I hope to use as well. THQ again for solid universal recommendations.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: BillyGoat on Jan 18, 2019, 09:15 PM
Had a ok day at apps ! Fished with pimple pounder . Got my limit of eyes and couple perch.  #7 black and silver with minnow head. #7 is all I use go big or go home. Cut that front hook off u will lose more than u catch with it on .
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 19, 2019, 05:46 AM
Oh boy. The old front hook dilemma.  :P
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 19, 2019, 06:09 AM
Oh boy. The old front hook dilemma.  :P
Lol 😂
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 19, 2019, 07:08 AM
I try to get Freddie to cut all the hooks off his rap so I can outfish him! 😂😜
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 19, 2019, 07:24 AM
BG nice job yesterday glad you joined us had a couple great flurries of perch in the afternoon some giants filled 3/4 of a bucket in the same holes when u left
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 19, 2019, 09:02 AM
I try to get Freddie to cut all the hooks off his rap so I can outfish him! 😂😜

 :woot:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: icefishnfreak on Jan 19, 2019, 09:30 AM
Pretty slow for me just north of Wantry island, 6 inches of ice quite a few atvs and sleds out here, anyone getting any?(Fish that is)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Mancaveburnett on Jan 19, 2019, 01:24 PM
I went out at apps. I brought home 11 perch, released a handful of dinks and some small walleye. It's always a great day of fishing at Oneida, fish or no fish. The bite was definately finicky.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: oneida1 on Jan 19, 2019, 01:29 PM
Slow today .....
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Jan 19, 2019, 01:50 PM
Had a decent morning southeast of dakin. Two eyes and two jumbos
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: alfed on Jan 19, 2019, 03:19 PM
Went out at Apps this morning. 6-7 inches of good black ice. Bite was finicky..lots of lookers. Caught a fox short eyes and a couple perch between two of us. Just good to get out for the first outing of the season too bad mother nature is going to dump on us.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 19, 2019, 04:29 PM
Got into them good today, had my limit in 45 minutes, second one was this really good one. Got home and it was 27", my personal best, no haters please, it will be cooked properly. :)
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(https://i.postimg.cc/hfVP4Wc8/50581409-2186357354721065-6449880442853130240-o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfVP4Wc8)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Zeker259 on Jan 19, 2019, 04:32 PM
Nice fish!

 :tipup: :tipup: :tipup: :icefish:
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: pimplepounder on Jan 19, 2019, 04:47 PM
CNY awesome fish way to go enjoy
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Db on Jan 19, 2019, 04:52 PM
Cny great eye and perch
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: fishshack on Jan 19, 2019, 04:56 PM
Nice catch CNY!!!! 
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 19, 2019, 05:00 PM
nice.....hog right there cny
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Dsportman on Jan 19, 2019, 05:10 PM
Got into them good today, had my limit in 45 minutes, second one was this really good one. Got home and it was 27", my personal best, no haters please, it will be cooked properly. :)
(https://i.postimg.cc/LhY8
7gWb/50758782-2186356854721115-1983247650538913792-o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/LhY87gWb)

(https://i.postimg.cc/hfVP4Wc8/50581409-2186357354721065-6449880442853130240-o.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfVP4Wc8)

Congrats on a great catch man!
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: jschmitt on Jan 19, 2019, 05:36 PM
Out of Apps.  Three huge perch and a baby eye.  People moving all morning.  Slow is an under statement.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 19, 2019, 05:47 PM
Cny great eye and perch
Thanks all, those perch are from spring or fall fishing in the boat, I can't get into them like that on the ice, well maybe. :)


Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Db on Jan 19, 2019, 05:56 PM
Lol cny I know I can catch crappie like that all summer but just never been able to hit them like that on ice
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 19, 2019, 06:03 PM

 Tim no problem , thatís a big 1 enjoy
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: reeleyz on Jan 19, 2019, 06:08 PM
Great eye CNY! They all get eaten eventually.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: RiserMiser on Jan 19, 2019, 06:45 PM
Fished out of apps. Had a great day. 26 perch and 2 eyes. Got away from the village on the first drop and marked and caught fish all day. Lots of 14Ē walleye and plenty of biters today
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 19, 2019, 07:04 PM
Tim no problem , thatís a big 1 enjoy
I need A perch lesson this winter my friend, I have wheels, I can keep up and keep my mouth shut. :)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: DeadEyez on Jan 19, 2019, 10:24 PM
Nice job you ol hippy! I headed out to fish at 3 for evening bite. Got 2 big Waldos and dropped my 3rd at the hole. I hooked the one I lost at the hole 8 feet under the ice. He shot all the way up off bottom like a missle. I love fishing when snow storms are rolling in. The bite usually seems good on those days.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2019, 06:06 AM

Tim you I and Bobby should get together and have a day of laughs and hopefully some catching
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 20, 2019, 06:57 AM
Tim you I and Bobby should get together and have a day of laughs and hopefully some catching
Yeah I don't want to make him look bad, I have the power of gold on my line. He runs around with old Perky, the walleye pickler.

:)
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2019, 07:03 AM
Bobby can bring that ol curmudgeon along 😜 how much snow down your way
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: cnypanfisher on Jan 20, 2019, 07:21 AM
Bobby can bring that ol curmudgeon along 😜 how much snow down your way
Foot east, pretty heavy stuff too, glad we have 8 inches of ice already underneath it. We dodged A bullet, I might go out tonight with the sled and see if I can get 3 more. Not good for walkers unless they bring their nitro pills, wheelers might have issues for A bit as well.
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: Chowdaire on Jan 20, 2019, 07:23 AM
Snow is still coming down steady like fine rain. I just measured a few spots in the yard and got 10-14Ē
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 20, 2019, 07:54 AM
This snows pretty grainy, I donít see a lot of it blowing off. Probably a lot of hard packed drifts in the near future and walking is going to be tough 😡
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: filetandrelease on Jan 20, 2019, 08:04 AM
Hopefully guys well make trails with their sleds
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 20, 2019, 08:06 AM
This snows pretty grainy, I donít see a lot of it blowing off. Probably a lot of hard packed drifts in the near future and walking is going to be tough 😡
I agree Moose........pretty dense crap for sure......wheeler is off the trailer and sled goes on.....got to get me a sled with reverse pretty soon....this old back is starting to not like dragging 450# sleds :P
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: moosefeet on Jan 20, 2019, 08:30 AM
Scout... sell your sled and put tracks on your wheeler
Title: Re: ONEIDA LAKE DIEHARDS
Post by: scout57 on Jan 20, 2019, 08:36 AM
Scout... sell your sled and put tracks on your wheeler
good thought but probably gonna stick with the present toys.....wife's gonna retire in a couple years and will most likely head to warmer climate for the winters @)......will have to live my ice fishing thru yous guys on here :'(......all good though