Just because we are about to head into fall doesn't mean you need to put all of your fishing gear away. According to anglers, outdoors writers and state Department of Environmental Conservation staffers, they have selected Oneida Lake as one of the top fall fishing spots.

Colder temperatures bring bait fish closer to shores of Oneida Lake. Remember, with that, walleye will follow. Syracuse.com recommends during the fall to fish during the evening at Oneida Lake.

In addition, bass and panfish (perch, rockies, bluegills, sunnies) begin schooling, feeding up for the winter. Finally, the lake offers numerous pickerel, which can provide additional action."

The DEC is reporting that this past summer, walleye fishing was slow. A few walleye are still being taken though, in 30 to 40 feet of water by anglers using blade baits or jigs. You can find some tips and tricks they recommend here.