Oneida Lake near Bridgeport, New York
I could tell you all about Oneida Lake’s storied past but there is one thing stopping me, I doubt you care and you just want me to go straight to the fishing reports. So here we go. By the way the fishing here is amazing, if you want more info ask and I’ll try to respond as best I can.
• Shallow and weedy Big Bay holds lots of panfish which can be caught on live bait and muskies/pike that will bite big bucktails and big suckers.
• If you want to catch nice walleyes try fishing under the U.S. Highway 81 bridge with flutter spoons and crawler harnesses.
• Spoons and Rapalas fished near the Sandbar off Damon Point will do well for walleye and bass.
• The group of reefs/sunken islands near the middle of the lake holds fish that can be caught by trolling over the top of them.
• Trolling stickbaits and crawler harnesses in between buoys 117-119.
• Messenger Shoal near the east side of the lake holds both bass and walleye that can be caught on crankbaits and spoons.
• Messenger Reef is a really good spot to fish in the winter.
• Messenger Bay is a fall bass hot spot. Try using mister twisters, crankbaits, live bait, and slow rolling spinners.
• Tiny jigs tipped with live bait and soft plastics fished near Lewis Point will get you lots of nice panfish during the open water season.
• Try trolling with spoons and crankbaits in the bay on the northeast corner of the lake for walleyes and a few bass.
• If you’re here in the spring after walleyes try fishing near Sylvan Beach Pier with Rapalas, live bait, and jigs tipped with soft plastics and live bait.
• It should be noted that the lake can get mighty choppy in heavy winds so you might want to fish a smaller lake when the winds are high.
• Good Luck Fishing!
Oneida Lake Fishing near Bridgeport, New York
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Details for Oneida Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Lake
Lat/Long: 43.207012 -75.932419
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Description for Oneida Lake, Oswego County, New York
Oneida Lake is a lake located just 4 miles from Bridgeport, in Oswego County, in the state of New York, United States, near Bernhards Bay, NY. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including northern pike, crappie, white bass, white perch, bullhead, carp, atlantic salmon, largemouth bass, sunfish, smallmouth bass, muskie, perch, sturgeon and walleye here. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Oneida Lake.
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