Cooperstown bass guides

Guided fishing trips on Cooperstown's Otsego Lake

Recently featured on the World Fishing Network's "Love Your Lake:" Click here to watch the video


August 15, 2017

The 2017 season has been our best and busiest in the 11 years we've been guiding. Unfortunately we're now fully booked for the rest of this season, and can't take any more reservations! If you have a reservation already we look forward to the trip. Otherwise, check back next year. We'll be guiding again in mid to late May.


We specialize in bass fishing with artificial lures, but can offer a variety of trips for one or two people.


NOTE: We encourage "catch and release" fishing. There's nothing wrong with keeping an occasional fish to eat, but more than 90% of the fish shown on  this website were released unharmed


Check out a couple of recent videos; fishing with Craig and Kris Norris on June 13 of last year and some aerial views of the lake:

Have a great day on Otsego Lake with a licensed fishing guide

bass fishing on otsego lake, NY

Bass are the most popular game fish in the United States, and  Otsego Lake, NY is one of the best bass fishing lakes in the State. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn more about one of the fastest growing sports in the country, a bass fishing enthusiast, or you just want to get out on the water, we can offer you a great trip.


We fish from a 2014, Nitro Z7 bass boat. We specialize in largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing with artificial lures. In addition, we offer panfish trips (for perch, bluegills, rock bass) using live bait. This is a great way to introduce kids to fishing, with plenty of action. Please explore our web site and contact us with any questions you may have, or to request a reservation.


Be sure to also check out our friends at Reel Men Fishing Guides


We are active members of the Susquehanna Bass Association