Becoming breezy as the day progresses today with some storms in the forecast this afternoon–early is your best bet. We are starting to get reports of some smallmouth activity from 5-15 FOW off the edges of the shoals. The best walleye action continues to be from the weed edges casting into the more shallow water. Most of the action is coming on casting harnesses, either the Hammer or Rotjaw. We also have some good reports of a lot of walleye stacked up off Edgewater on both the north and east shore drop-offs, working from the Vienna Bar down to Edgewater and off of Sylvan Beach. Those working larger lures are reporting bigger fish. The buoy line from Messenger to Shackelton is also producing a good amount of fish. It is great to see walleye fishing remaining so strong into August.
Word has it that another new tackle shop is in the planning stages and will be located on the western side of the lake. Looking forward to posting more details about that as I’m told a location has been found that provides easy access from 81. We will also be adding a mailbag feature to the site for those who want to ask questions directly, we will be responding to questions both on the New Oneida Lake Show and via private message. Look for that in the coming days.
Get out early today and keep on eye out for the storms later in the day as they may bring some strong wind with them.