Fish New York's Oneida Lake

This is a basketball town. Everyone knows that. The Orangemen of Syracuse are always nationally ranked — a great source of pride for this region of the state. That said, anglers need to come here for green and brown …the colors of bass that thrive in nearby Oneida.

There is nearly 80 square miles of water to angle here, and fishermen get to choose from both smallmouth and largemouth. The weedy shallows will reward with trophy-class largies. The rocky points and deep ledges hold the brown fish. This is one of the few lakes that has made Bassmaster’s 100 Best Bass Lakes list three years running (41stthis year), and its productivity doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

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