oneida lake ice fishing

While we are lucky in Central New York to have year round catch and release opportunities for trout with a fly rod, I enjoy jigging perch and walleye through the ice on Oneida Lake in the winter months as well.  As safe ice allows, Oneida Lake is a great fishery that provides excellent numbers of perch and walleye, both of which are outstanding table fare.  

All ages and angling experiences are welcome.  A heated shanty, with hot coffee or hot chocolate, and trying to catch dinner is an excellent way to get outdoors in the winter and is great family fun.

Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Guide
Ice Fishing for Oneida Lake perch

trip details

  • All gear is provided.  Licenses are not provided, but are required for everyone ages 16 and up.  Please purchase and have a print out, or a download, of your license readily available prior to the trip.

  • Please dress appropriately.  Warm winter clothes, waterproof boots, hats, gloves, and sunglasses are all highly recommended.  Ice grippers for your boots are excellent to have.

  • All trips are on foot.  I do not utilize machines to get onto the ice.  It is typically a half mile to a one mile walk out to fishing locations.

  • half day trips - $350

    • trips are 4 hours and for 1 - 3 people

    • light snacks, coffee or hot chocolate, and water are included

    • all gear is provided

  • full day trips - $500

    • trips are 7-8 hours and for 1 - 3 people

    • coffee or hot chocolate, snacks, and water are included

    • all gear is provided

Groups of greater than 3 anglers are no problem.  If your party has more than 3, please contact me for pricing.

Oneida Lake Ice Fishing Report and Update

Thank you all for a great 2021 ice season on Oneida Lake!  It was a pleasure meeting and sharing the ice with everyone.  Be safe and keep in touch.  I look forward to seeing everyone on the water again!

Oneida Lake Ice Fishing for Yellow Perch
Oneida Lake sunset ice fishing in Upstate NY