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Papish Pond

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.

Physical Features

Elevation: 1,400 feet
Area: 38 acres
Maximum Depth: 15 feet

Plant Life

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.

Fish Species

Largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish, yellow perch, creek chubsucker, and brown bullhead.

General Fishing Information

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.

Fisheries Management

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:

Fish Species Collected in Papish Pond Surveys
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
Pumpkinseed sunfish 5 5.0
Yellow perch 14 5.0 - 8.0

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