Measuring over five miles wide and almost 21 miles long, Oneida Lake is the largest body of water nestled totally within the Empire State, and state’s single most productive warmwater fishery. Savvy anglers from all over the country—and beyond—know it. They come year-round, to ice-fish in winter and using spin, fly, and trolling gear through the remainder of the year, for delectable panfish, walleye, bass, pike, pickerel, crappie, catfish and more. A regular stop on the professional bass-fishing tournament circuit, Oneida Lake is a famous and popular fishery.
Fishing Oneida Lake is the only book detailing this lake’s remarkable fishing opportunities, from a renowned local angler who has fished every area in the lake repeatedly. Organized by season, and featuring 67 specific locations for angling success, Fishing Oneida Lake will reward the reader with all the knowledge needed for an outstanding day on the water.
This is the kind of writing I love. Hands on help—I mean straightforward specifics on how to fish one of the most productive fisheries in North America! (Doug Stange, Editor-in-Chief, In-Fisherman)
Hands down, the most authoritative guide to fishing Oneida Lake available anywhere. The author weaves vast personal experience with the intimate knowledge of other experts to produce an outstanding resource for both novice and veteran anglers. Years from now I expect to see dog-eared copies of Fishing Oneida Lake, (with key pages missing!), on the dashboards of vehicles parked all around this wonderful fishing hole. (Tom Huggler, author of the best-selling Fish Michigan series of mapped guidebooks)
It's hard to imagine a lake that offers better and more varied fishing opportunities than Oneida, and just as hard to find a better guide to how to enjoy it than Spider Rybaak. No matter what you seek or how experienced you may be, you're bound to learn something new here. An excellent guide to fishing the lake with a healthy and entertaining dose of local lore and history. (Randy Jackson, Senior Research Associate, Cornell Biological Field Station, Oneida Lake)
About the Author:
Spider Rybaak writes on angling and the outdoors for the Oswego County Tourism Bureau, lectures frequently on fishing in the area and is the author of Fishing the Great Lakes of New York and other books. He lives in Canastota, NY—just a few miles from the shores of Oneida Lake.