BREWERTON, NY (WSYR-TV) - Fishermen took to Oneida Shores on Saturday as Walleye season opened in New York.
Boats were out before sunrise and after sunset in Brewerton.
Those who caught a 22-inch walleye or longer could enter their fish in a special opening-day contest.
We caught up with two men who didn’t catch “the big one,” but were still excited about dinner.
"I like eating it the best. I was hoping to win a little cheese today but I'm satisfied with the fish so far,” said Phil Catterino.
"Fillet them up. We deep fry them. You know bread them, fry them. Delicious,” said Michael Rotella.
A walleye tournament at Oneida Shores is scheduled for June 3rd.