Papish Pond, also known as High Lake or Glover Pond, is a small shallow lake located in Cortland County near the Village of Cincinnatus. The pond is part of the 195 acre Papish Pond Multiple Use Area.
Elevation: 1,400 feet
Area: 38 acres
Maximum Depth: 15 feet
Significant rooted aquatic vegetation growth throughout the pond.
Public Access Sites
Off Beach Road, six miles southwest of the Village of Cincinnatus. Hand launch. Parking for 6 cars. Electric Motors Only.
General Fishing Information
Largemouth bass and chain pickerel are the main gamefish found in the pond. Yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish and brown bullhead are also found in the pond. A good lure for the largemouth bass and chain pickerel is a spinnerbait. A spinnerbait works well in shallow weedy water, and the single hook allows easy unhooking of toothy fish like the pickerel. For the panfish try worms fished under a bobber or small plastic tube baits or twister tails.
Papish Pond is not stocked and statewide fishing regulations apply. Two fisheries surveys were done on Papish Pond in the 1960's, one in 1961 and 1969. The number and length range of fish species collected in the two surveys are listed below:
|Species||Number||Length Range (inches)|
|Brown bullhead||126||6.5 - 8.5|
|Chain pickerel||45||8.0 - 20.3|
|Creek Chubsucker||60||11.0 - 12.0|
|Largemouth bass||4||10.0 - 12.0|
|Yellow perch||14||5.0 - 8.0|