A cool and calm start to Thursday after some more rain overnight. High pressure from the north will keep us cool today but mostly dry during the day with more rain moving in overnight and rain most of the day on Friday. Things will warm up to start next week and we will finally see the low temperatures move out of the 40s during the overnights. This is good as the water is still very cold.
Increased people out on the water yesterday, with the dam wide open and the runoff, there is a massive current ripping through the lake. A generally slow bite with the widest variety of colors catching walleye in recent memory. Some success is also being reported with soft plastics. Bass fishing is solid in the shallow water. Any drop in the lake level from yesterday is gone with the rain overnight, it is just as high if not higher than yesterday morning. A lot of conversation on the lake temperature going on, it is in the low to mid 50s at the surface, but if you go down even a bit the temperature is much lower. Those that are grabbing walleye are on the move, looking for warm pockets of water.
From the Walleye Wednesday Department:
There was a great turn out tonight. We had 19 boats tonight. A lot of new faces this week again. It’s awesome to see that many teams come out to have a great night of fishing. Hopefully we can keep it growing and average 20-25 boats a week.
May 15, 2019 results:
1st = Mark Pistello and Mike Culligan 8.06lbs,
2nd = Adam Chwalibog and Scott Bathke 8.04lbs
3rd = Louis Laplante and John Mantell 7.10lbs
4th = Mike Yarema and Mark Shea 6.30lbs
Big Fish = Adam and Scott 3.52lbs
Big Perch = Paul Springer and Scott Yager 0.80lbs
2/$10 Vicinos Brick and Brew gift cards Paul S. and Scott Y.
From the News Department:
The Oswego Canal is closed indefinitely due to high water levels as the New York State Canal System is set to open Friday.
The Town of Cicero says Joseph William Beach on Oneida Lake will not open for public swimming after “repeated attempts through multiple sources to secure supervisory lifeguards to manage the beach operation. Unfortunately, there is a severe lack of qualified lifeguards available for beachfront operations in our area.” William Park’s picnic shelters will still be available to reserve this summer and people can still fish from the floating dock or take a kayak or canoe into the water. Town leaders advise people in Cicero to swim at Onondaga County’s Oneida Shores Beach instead.
From the Tournament Department:
Mr. Walleye Tourney This Sunday
Oneida Lake Team Walleye trail 5-25 last day to sign up is 5-19
I1Baits.com tournament June 1 with big fish Friday 5-31 .