So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid?

Posted by: teedoff27

So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/19/14 09:38 AM

Oneida Lake ranked 9th in top bass fishing waters in North America, says fishing website

http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/2014/0...s_fishhoun.html

LOS ANGELES, CA. - Oneida Lake ranks as the 9th best bass fishing waterway in North America, according to Fishhound.com.

Staff from the California-based, fish-oriented website conferred recently with expert bass anglers, tournament organizations, veteran outdoor writers and other top fishing authorities to compile a list of the top 100 bass waters..

Oneida Lake is one of two areas in New York State that made the top 10 on Fishhound.com's list. The Lake Erie/Upper Niagara River (New York/Ontario) region was ranked 5th overall.

The top-ranked waterway, according to the website is Lake Guntersville, Ala., where the Bassmaster Classic was recently held.

Concerning Oneida Lake, the website noted:

"Located just east of Lake Ontario and New York's Finger Lakes region, Oneida Lake has a character all its own - along with some of the best bass fishing in the Northeast. The lake boasts excellent populations of both largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as abundant panfish, northern pike, walleye and tiger muskie.

"The arrival of zebra mussels in the 1990s enchanced lake clarity and accelerated the growth of aquatic vegetation to depths of 20 feet in some areas. It has also altered the balance of the forage bass, now strong in shad, perch and crayfish.

"Roaming schools of smallmouth often herd baitfish in open water where swimbaits, topwaters and a variety of soft plastics help anglers cash in on Oneida bounty. Oneida has become a favorite northern stop for the pro circuits." Read more.

Randy Howell, winner of this year's Bassmaster Classic at Lake Guntersville, ranked Oneida second in his list of his favorite waterwaters to fish. He ranked Lake Guntersville, which he lives near, as first.

Oneida Lake has also caught the eye of Bassmaster Magazine, which in 2012 ranked the lake as the 14th best bass fishing lake in the country. In 2013, however, Oneida dropped to 38th in the magazine's top 100 list.

The lake's plentiful gizzard shad population made it more difficult to catch bass in Oneida that year, a magazine spokesman said.

Fishhound.com, according to the website, gives frequently updated fishing reports on 2,800 waterways across the country.
Posted by: Frisco kid

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/19/14 12:32 PM

Gotta wait for ice out, going to be a while still.
Posted by: teedoff27

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/20/14 05:34 AM

I didn't know this..... December 1 - Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June you are allowed to fish for bass as long as it is catch and release and artificial lures are used. I don't like fish so I am ALWAYS catch and release. I have the PERFECT lure I use for Bass on Cazenovia Lake, so looks like as soon as the ice clears, the father in law and I are going out on the boat! smile
Posted by: Frisco kid

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/20/14 09:19 PM

While that is legal on many waters I very much frown on doing so. Reason being too many times you can badly hook a fish to the point where the fish will die upon release. IMHO this practice only ruins the fishery at your favorite lake.

The ice here still averages between 18 and 24 inches pretty much lake wide, excepting the channel area. As I said in my previous post it's going to take quite a while to get rid of it all. Then depending on wind direction we will see what shoreline it all washes towards. I've seen pictures of 20 foot walls of ice here along the shore that prohibits putting any boats in the water along the North shore where I live.

When the day arrives that I can get out then early in the season my effort will be directed at fishing for Perch. This is mostly jigging in deeper water with little to no chance of hooking any bass, save an occasional Smallmouth. Then in May it's Walleye time, same drill jigging in the deepest parts of the lake. Days like today weather wise are not helping any with nighttime temps still below freezing.

I'll let you know when it's cool to come here if you want, you're welcome anytime. I can say with a fair amount of certainty you'll be out on Caz way before I'm out on Oneida.
Posted by: young guns

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/21/14 12:11 PM

Hey just got my 4lbs of Perch filets today. I hate fishing from ICE, cold weather, winds so yes I'll buy mine.
I believe there's a fish & game dinner at the SMS.
Posted by: Frisco kid

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/22/14 11:49 AM

Wimp.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/22/14 12:39 PM

Originally Posted By: young guns
Hey just got my 4lbs of Perch filets today. I hate fishing from ICE, cold weather, winds so yes I'll buy mine.
I believe there's a fish & game dinner at the SMS.

Likely due to lack of warmed Brandy. wink
Posted by: teedoff27

Re: So when we going Fishin' Frisco Kid? - 03/23/14 04:04 AM

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I believe there's a fish & game dinner at the SMS.


We do monthly Steak dinners in the winter so our Gun Club's kitchen is overseen by the health department and we are no longer allowed to have *game* dinners open to the public because the meat isn't USDA inspected frown

Last year a Church in Pompey had their Annual Game Dinner shut down by the health department too. After months of planning and advertising the Health Dept. shut them down just as the guests were starting to arrive. They were told the dinner could be for Church members ONLY and not open to the public.