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Old 05-03-2021, 11:59 AM
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Default Early May advice for NY's Oneida Lake...?

A buddy and I are going after walleye on Oneida Lake's south shore this week. Gotten a bit of advice on where to look for them and how to try to catch them there, but I'd love to hear from experienced WC folks on the subject.

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If Oneida Lake is like Chautauqua Lake, trolling the shoreline
at night always worked. And trolling stick baits always seemed to work. A fewer walleye were caught during the day.
Only fished Oneida Lake once (caught lots of perch) so I can't
say if it's the same. Good luck.
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If Oneida Lake is like Chautauqua Lake, trolling the shoreline
at night always worked. And trolling stick baits always seemed to work. A fewer walleye were caught during the day.
Only fished Oneida Lake once (caught lots of perch) so I can't
say if it's the same. Good luck.
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Not bad kliph..........over the years I have probably 100 days on Oneida Lake.
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Bob, Oneida was one of our fishing trips. Stayed at a cabin on the south shore.
Fished many lakes and rivers in NY and Canada.
But haven't done that in a few years.

Just getting old, I guess.
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We would have between 8 - 12 guys (2 in each van) make the trip every opening day for many years. We would stay at the Godfrey State Boat Launch parking lot and sleep in our vans for 2-3 nights at a time. Then several other trips during the year but usually nowhere as many guys showed for during the year trips there.

Back in the 80's and 90's the lake was filthy with walleyes and limiting out was never a problem. From the DEC reports I have received the last 2 years Oneida is now once again filthy with walleyes but it doesn't make sense to make the near 3 hour trip when Lake Erie is also filthy with walleyes and I can be in the water within 20 minutes.

kliph, where has the time gone ?

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never fished it, if I was going there tomorrow, my strategy would be the heavy use of SI and target them with jigs, cranksbaits. I assume they would be pretty shallow... then change as data and conditions dictate.
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We would have between 8 - 12 guys (2 in each van) make the trip every opening day for many years. We would stay at the Godfrey State Boat Launch parking lot and sleep in our vans for 2-3 nights at a time. Then several other trips during the year but usually nowhere as many guys showed for during the year trips there.

Back in the 80's and 90's the lake was filthy with walleyes and limiting out was never a problem. From the DEC reports I have received the last 2 years Oneida is now once again filthy with walleyes but it doesn't make sense to make the near 3 hour trip when Lake Erie is also filthy with walleyes and I can be in the water within 20 minutes.

kliph, where has the time gone ?

Bob
No lie. There was only one other car at Godfrey’s this morning. The guy was firing up an Evinrude and smoking the place out. I almost asked him if his name was Bob. Have to get the boat lift covered, and power ran, but hopefully we should grind up one or two walleyes this afternoon.
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No lie. There was only one other car at Godfrey’s this morning. The guy was firing up an Evinrude and smoking the place out. I almost asked him if his name was Bob. Have to get the boat lift covered, and power ran, but hopefully we should grind up one or two walleyes this afternoon.
Go get em and good luck.......is this your first time out this year ? ? ?

BTW E-TEC's dont smoke.........it was probably a Optismoke or 2 stroke Yammy. . . .
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No lie. There was only one other car at Godfrey’s this morning. The guy was firing up an Evinrude and smoking the place out. I almost asked him if his name was Bob. Have to get the boat lift covered, and power ran, but hopefully we should grind up one or two walleyes this afternoon.
Go get em and good luck.......is this your first time out this year ? ? ?

BTW E-TEC's dont smoke.........it was probably a Optismoke or 2 stroke Yammy. . . . [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.walleyecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/stirthepot.gif[/IMG]
It was an old OMC 3 cyl. Hauled the boat up to it’s summer home, but the wind kicked up pretty good and is blowing out of the south, probably going to wait until later tonight to get out. There was a **** of a commotion by the rock pile in front of anglers bay with a smaller boat hung up, they appeared to be blown up on it. I took that as an omen to wait out the wind.
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