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Otter Lake

Otter Lake is a small, shallow, weedy lake located in Cayuga County near the Hamlet of Meridian.

Physical Features

Elevation: 400 feet
Area: 277 acres
Length: 1.5 miles
Maximum Depth: 14 feet

Plant Life

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.

Fish Species

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.

Fisheries Management

Otter Lake is not stocked and statewide fishing regulations apply. Otter Lake was stocked with walleye fry until 2014.

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