While the snow was not as bad as forecast a couple of days ago, we did get some drizzly conditions on Oneida Lake that have led to the return of the slush. “Very sloppy wet,” as one described it. That said, we are seeing walkers, wheelers, and sleds all moving around the lake. There are some deeper pockets of slush (nasty one just east of Godfrey Point), wheelers are using chains. If you are rocking a wheeler, bringing a shovel is advised as people are needing to dig out of certain spots–avoid the drifts. Walkers continue to largely stick to the trails. Some more snow tonight, 1-3″ is not welcome. Lake effect snow will follow Friday evening, with the heaviest stuff currently projected to graze the southwest portion of the lake, we are right on the edge of the heavy band as of now. A fair amount of wind is forecast for Saturday, so we will see how this all shakes out.
Most perch and walleye continue to be taken in the 20-30 FOW range. Lots of shorts to pick through to get walleye limits.