| Oneida Lake is approxiamtely twenty-two miles long by can range from one to five miles wide. The lake is located northeast of Syracuse. It empties into the Oneida River which flows into the Oswego River then it empties into Lake Ontario. While not included as one of the Finger Lakes, it is sometimes referred to as the "thumb". Oneida Lake has the following species of fish landlocked atlantic salmon, walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, chain pickerel, rock bass, crappie, sunfish, bullheads, channel catfish, lake sturgeon, carp, and alewives.