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Date posted February 23, 2013 8:31 PM
Posted by NShoreSnapper17
Report location New York > North Shore > Oneida Lake Ice Fishing
Fishing method Boat
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For my 18th birthday fishing trip my dad and I headed up to mighty Oneida Lake for the first time for some yellow perch/walleye ice fishing. Hit the road at 3:50am and were fishing by 9:30am.



At 20 miles long and 4 miles wide this lake is massive. We fished about 1.4 miles north of Chapman Park on the south shore. Wind was wicked on day 1 so we had to stay hunkered down in our shelter most of the day. We got into some monster perch around 3 pm and put 6 jumbos on the ice. I also pulled up a huge salamander that the locals call "mud monsters." After that we had to head in as it was 12 degrees outside and blowing a steady 20-25 out of the east. We were in some serious physical pain from the cold by the time we made it back to the truck.



Day 2 was 100 times better weather wise as it was warm (22 degrees) and sunny most of the day with NO wind. Bite started hot in the A.M. and I put 5 jumbos on the ice quick. After that it really petered out. We picked a few more jumbos including a 14" 1.5 pound Slob perch. Dad also lifted the walleye skunk with a feisty 11"er lol. Apparently we were the lucky ones in the area, most of the locals around us were skunked or only had 1 or 2 fish. All fish hit on fathead minnows, not one touched the grubs. At day's end we headed home to LI with big 14 yellows in our cooler.



Overall it was a great time. I always love fishing a new lake. I wouldnt even say we scratched the surface as far as understanding this lake. What the lake lacked in quantity more than made up for with quality. Ice was a solid 8" everywhere we went.




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First Oneida jumbo


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kmann

Joined: 08/06/2003
Posts: 294
 02/26/2013 05:23 PM  

Wow that salamander is wild.I never realized they lived in the deep I thought they needed to gasp air. Those are some big perch nice going.I fished that lake once 25 years ago on a quick morning break en route to the thousand islands region in the spring and caught a few of those perch from the shore.
 
kcee7


Joined: 09/24/2004
Posts: 904
Location: Sayville Salt Water
 02/27/2013 11:23 AM  

Nice work. I was headed up to fish the lake pleasant ice fishing tournament
Last weekend, when a bad weather report came in. Looks like you've done well this season !
 
Capjgt58


Joined: 05/06/2003
Posts: 6754
Location: Kings Park
 02/28/2013 06:19 PM  

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tonyzfishin


Joined: 02/04/2006
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Location: Raritan Bay NY
 03/03/2013 07:22 AM  

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