The New York DEC has proposed regulations to increase the daily possession limit of walleye in Oneida Lake from 3 fish/day, to the statewide daily possession limit of 5 fish/day. This proposal stems from annual monitoring efforts that have shown a steadily increasing population. In 2020, an estimated 1,200,000 walleye were present in the lake. Although the numbers have rebounded tremendously since…
Fish caught, tagged, and released is likely one of 320 juvenile sturgeon stocked in 1999 as part of DEC’s Lake Sturgeon Recovery Program.
Researchers believe that the reduction in the round goby population in the lake may be the reason.