New State Record Fish Caught in Oneida Lake
For the 2nd time this year, a New York record has been eclipsed in the world of fishing. The Department of Environmental Conservation reports the trophy catch came from Oneida Lake.
Jason Bair of Macedon, Wayne County reeled in a 36 pound Freshwater Drum that not only broke the previous state record, but shattered it by 6 pounds. Bair says he was using a Rapala Jigging Rap.
DEC Commissioner, Basil Seggos added that it's the 4th time the Freshwater Drum record has been broken since 2005, an indication that they're growing to much larger sizes. Most likely due to the invasive Zebra mussels.