Otselic River Description of Fishery
About Public Fishing Rights
The Otselic River flows through Madison, Chenango, and Cortland counties and stretches from the town of Otselic to Cincinnatus. There are 23 miles of Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) along this large sized mostly open river. Both stocked and wild brown trout are present in the river along with some wild brook trout. Smallmouth bass and walleye can also be found in the lower section of river. The Otselic River is stocked annually with around 14,000 one year-old brown trout (8-9”) and 2,000 two year-old brown trout (12-15”).
Fishing Regulations Statewide Angling Regulations apply EXCEPT as noted below: Trout - Any Size, Limit 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”, April 1 - Oct 15 EXCEPT Oct 16 - March 31, Catch and release ONLY, Artificial lures ONLY Black Bass- 3rd Sat in June - Nov 30, Minimum length 10”, Daily limit 5 EXCEPT Dec 1 - Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June, Catch and release ONLY, Artificial lures ONLY
Fish Species Present Brown Trout
Public Fishing Rights (PFR’s) are permanent easements purchased by the NYSDEC from willing landowners, giving anglers the right to fish and walk al...
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