Word on the street…er, make that “water” is that Oneida Lake has been showing her stingy side the past couple of weeks and the fall transition is rapidly approaching. Regardless, 21 teams were determined tor prove her wrong at the 5th PAYCHECK Oneida Lake Division tournament launched on September 6th.
The weather didn’t get as severe as predicted but there was still plenty of clouds, light rain, and occasional gusty wind on hand to keep the angler’s on their toes.
John Schoener and John Detwiler teamed up to claim 4th place with 16.93 pounds and collected $250. Way to go!
Brian Dauberman and Andy Dauberman used their experience as accomplished shallow water smallmouth anglers on the Upper Susquehanna River to bag a nice limit of brown fish today that weighed 17.02 lbs giving them a 3rd place finish today. They received plaques and $450. Good job!
Ron Lutz and Guy Lombardo may call the Upper Chesapeake their home waters, but they’ve paid their dues over the years on Oneida, too. They hit all the right spots where the quality largemouth were hiding today as they carried a limit to the scales that weighed 17.21 lbs. They were presented plaques and $800 including Option Pot 2nd place money. Great work!
Although not a run away, Stan Sypeck and Steve Croll slid into first place with 5 green bass that weighed 17.83 pounds, narrowly giving them the victory. They were awarded plaques and $1440 in total prize money. Congratulations!
Gerald McGeary Sr and Gerald McGeary Jr wrestled the big bass of the tournament into the boat today…a fat largemouth that weighed 5.02 pounds. This big bass was good for a plaque and $210. Good going!
Tomorrow is the next PAYCHECK tournament on Oneida Lake which could prove interesting as the weather is due to flip-flop. Temperatures are supposed to drop down to the Upper 40’s tonight and maybe hit 70 tomorrow.