United States
43° 12' 4.2192" N, 75° 54' 48.4812" W
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Cloudy Air Temperature: 41-50 F Water Temp: 41-50 F Clarity: Clear
5 fish caught | Lunker: 3lb Smallmouth Bass using a Rapala Jerk Bait

What a great day. Perfect chance to thank many men and women who serve our country and sacrifice so much for our safety. I spent the day with two great guys from Fort Drum at the NY State B.A.S.S. Take A Soldier Fishing Event.  Couldn't have gone any better. It was cold and water temps were hardly above 40 but the Pickerel and Smallies kept the three of us warm!

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Chain PickerelCrankbaitStrike King2
2Chain PickerelJerk BaitRapala2
3Chain PickerelJerk BaitRapala2
4Smallmouth BassJerk BaitRapala3
5Chain PickerelCrankbaitStrike King2
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 41-50 F

Lake Oneida (Butler Water supply reservoir)Catfish will be a favorite catch until the lake freezes over. A large live chub fished off the bottom has worked well. Please note that there is no ice fishing permitted at Lake Oneida or Thorn Run Reservoir

Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F

Yellow perch fishing has been good in the 12- to 15-foot depth range, with minnows working best. Walleye were still being taken in 30 to 40 feet of water with stick baits, blade baits, bucktail jigs tipped with night crawlers and worm harnesses all working. It shouldn't be long before the shore walleye bite starts to pick up; some more seasonable weather would help. A few anglers have been out, but overall the night bite has been slow. Casting stick baits from shore just before and after dark can often be very good in the fall on Oneida. Bass fishing has been good both shallow and deep. Bass were still keying on young of the year gizzard shad or yellow perch. Anglers using Alabama rigs with swimbaits have been having some good action. Gizzard shad are running small this year so it may pay to downsize your baits.