Fishing Cooperstown & Otsego County
Fishing in Cooperstown and Otsego County is a four-season pursuit. Otsego Lake, the region's centerpiece, holds brown trout, landlocked Atlantic salmon, walleye, and more. A Cooperstown boat launch, plus public access at Glimmerglass State Park, puts fish habitat within easy reach for anglers. Throughout Otsego County, ponds and lakes offer more chances to hook largemouth and smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, bluegill, and yellow perch. Come winter—if conditions permit—ice fishing happens on Arnold Lake, Canadarago Lake, Crumhorn Lake, Goodyear Lake, Wilber Lake, and Otsego Lake. Valid New York State fishing license required for participants over 16 years old.
Cast Out Your Lines
From ice to fly, largemouth bass to trout, you will find all kinds of fishing opportunities in Cooperstown and Otsego County. Grab your fishing poles, some bait, and venture out to any one of the great spots listed below.