Woke up at 5 am, drove to a town called Cleaveland on the north shore of Oneida Lake. I bought some small and large fathead minnows at Apps. There’s a public boat launch there, lots of fisherman heading out in the dark. Met Massy and we headed out on Swizzlesticks snowmobile that Massy borrowed. 3 other guys followed us, massy had the GPS point saved from the day before where they caught lots of fish. We went to the spot, the other guy’s setup a hundred yards or so away. We were pretty much in the absolute middle of the lake; I swear we were closer to the south shore then the north.
We drilled some holes and dropped some jigs in, after 10 minutes nothing, so we moved about 300 yards south west, drilled some holes, nothing after about 10 minutes. We moved another couple hundred yards in the same direction, bingo. Massy had 3 walleye immediately, I got one. Massy had to pick his buddy up at the shore so he took his 3 in. By the time he came back out I had 3, one slob, biggest walleye I’ve ever caught. The last time I caught a wallyeye was in Cabunga Canada when I was like 13. Then massy caught 3 more keepers and we were done trying to catch walleye, we traded up to bigger ones a few times. So now we wanted perch, massy said we need to move over this way where its 40 feet. So we move and set up. 40 feet of water, most of my tips couldn’t even reach 30 feet. I had some flags and a few jumbo perch and said the heck with this, trying to manage tipups in 40 feet of water when there is action isn’t fun, very messy with all that line, so I joined Massy in jigging.
They put up a fun fight on a jigging pole form 20 feet!
If I told you it was the best fishing I had ever seen, I still wouldn’t be giving it justice. Not only did we catch a lot of perch over the next several hours, not one was less than 10-11 inches. Maybe 50-60 total, all HUGE, I mean huge. We had to pick up at 3pm to watch the SU vs Georgetown bball game, we should have kept fishing b/c they were still biting, crazy. Some guy was watching us pull up all these fish and kept creeping closer and closer and circling us like a wagon train. The minute we picked up and left, he was in our holes lol. Check out the Pics and video! And I didnt even take a picture of the final tally!