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Otsego County Special Fishing Regulations

  • This is a list of exceptions to the General Angling Regulations of New York's Freshwater Fishing Regulations.
  • Trout waters where ice fishing is permitted are identified here.
  • Where regulations appear in the Method column they pertain to all fishing in the listed water.
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in Otsego County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
Arnold Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Basswood Pond Trout April 1- Oct 15 10" 3 Use of baitfish prohibited
Canadarago Lake Yellow perch All year Any size 25
Gilbert Lake Trout April 1-Nov 30 12" 3
Goodyear Lake Yellow perch All year Any size 25
Sunfish (Bluegill, pumpkinseed, redbreast) All year Any size 25
Otsego Lake Brown trout All year 18" 1 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 18" 1
Lake trout All year 23" 1
Susquehanna River from Otsego Lake Dam to Goodyear Lake Trout April 1 - Oct 15 Any size 3 in any combination (of trout, landlocked salmon, lake trout)
Landlocked salmon April 1 - Oct 15 15"
Lake trout April 1 - Oct 15 21"