Otter Lake is a small, shallow, weedy lake located in Cayuga County near the Hamlet of Meridian.
Elevation: 400 feet
Area: 277 acres
Length: 1.5 miles
Maximum Depth: 14 feet
Very abundant rooted aquatic vegetation throughout the lake.
Public Access Sites
Public Fee access boat launch at Leisure Acres Trailer Park located on Bonta Bridge Road. For more information on the launch, phone Leisure Acres Trailer Park at (315)-626-6560.
Largemouth bass, walleye, northern pike, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, green sunfish, white sucker, brown bullhead, common carp, yellow perch, golden shiner, and bowfin.
General Fishing Information
Because the lake is extremely vegetated, using weedless artificial baits is highly recommended for the largemouth bass and northern pike. For the walleye try fishing a jig tipped with night crawler along the weed edges.
Otter Lake is stocked annually with approximately 1,300,000 walleye fry. The local Fish and Game Club has also stocked some walleye fingerlings into the lake in the past. Statewide fishing regulations apply.