Honeoye Lake is 4.5 miles in length and has a maximum depth of 30 feet. The lake is just over 3/4 of a mile wide. Honeoye Lake is a warmwater fishery with the primay species of fish being walleye, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, bluegill, pumpkinseed, yellow perch, rock bass, and black crappie. Walleye are the only species stocked into the lake by the DEC with over 8 million walleye fry stocked here annually.
The great walleye fishing that New York State has to offer is in large part due to the efforts of the Oneida Fish Hatchery. Oneida Lake provides all of the walleye eggs for New York's stocking program. Each year DEC produces approximately 300,000 pond-reared, 190,000 intensively reared, and 190,000,000 walleye fry to be stocked into more than 50 diffrent bodies of waters across the state.
Most of the states man made reservoirs also contain walleyes and the current state record walleye was caught from the Kinzua Reservoir 05/22/94. It was caught by John D. Fluder on a Mr. Twister and weighed in at 16 lb.7oz.