Otego Creek Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Description of Fishery Otego Creek flows for 29 miles before entering the Susquehanna River west of Oneonta. The lower 10 miles supports a low quality warmwater fishery for walleye, smallmouth bass, and rock bass. From Laurens upstream to Hartwick, the wild trout population in this 14.6 mile reach is supplemented with the stocking of approximately 2,900 yearling and 125 two year old brown trout annually. Brown trout abundance is higher in the lower reach and brook trout in the upper reach. Many of the tributaries to Otego Creek are dominated by wild brook trout.
About Public Fishing Rights Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing landowners, giving anglers the right to fish and walk along the bank (usually a 33’ strip on one or both banks of the stream). This right is for the purpose of fishing only and no other purpose. Treat the land with respect to insure the continuation of this right and privilege. Fishing privileges may be available on some other private lands with permission of the land owner. Courtesy toward the land-owner and respect for their property wil...
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