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Hunting and Fishing in Cooperstown

Hunting and fishing in Cooperstown & Otsego County

Hunting and 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.  Book one of several  GUIDE & CHARTER SERVICES available below.

A Cooperstown boat launch, plus public access at Glimmerglass State Park, put 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.

For additional information on hunting and fishing Sporting Licenses visit  NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

Note that our community is active in the research and mitigation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) affecting our nation's waters. For more information on how to keep yourself and your pets safe, click here.

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Baker's Beach on Canadarago Lake

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Basswood Pond State Forest

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Bear Swamp State Forest

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Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park

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Brookwood Point

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Canadarago Lake and State Marine Park

One of the cleanest, clearest lakes in the state, the NYS Of

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Cherry Valley State Forest

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CJ's Powerboat Rentals at Jones Marine

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Cooperstown Bass Guides

Allan Green, your guide, is a New York State Licensed fishin

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Copes Corners Park Camping

Copes Corner Park and Campground offer recreation and family

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CP's Fishing Charter Service

CP's Charter Service offers full and half-day excursions on

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Fortin Park

The town's 95 acre park includes trails, water, wooded grove

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