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Bowman Lake

Bowman Lake is a small water body located in Bowman Lake State Park, Chenango County. This small lake is a popular fishing location for campers staying in the park during the spring and summer.

Physical Features:

Elevation: 1600 feet
Area: 34 acres
Shoreline Length: 1 mile
Length: 0.4 miles
Maximum Depth: 15 feet
Town: McDonough

Aquatic Plant Life:

A fair amount of aquatic vegetation can be found around the edge of the lake.

Access:

Bowman Lake State Park. Shore access, boat launch and boat rentals. No motors allowed on the lake, and a free permit is required to use the launch. For more information contact Bowman Lake State Park at (607)-334-2718 or click on their offsite link in the right hand column.

Fish Species:

Rainbow trout, brook trout, largemouth bass, black crappie, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, and brown bullhead.

Fishing:

Most anglers target the trout during spring and early-summer shortly after they're stocked.

Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Fisheries Management:

Bowman Lake is stocked annually with approximately 700 yearling brook trout (8-9") and 1,500 yearling rainbow trout (8-9"). Bowman Lake was stocked in the summer of 2006 with largemouth bass, pumpkinseed sunfish, bluegill, black crappie and brown bullhead.


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