July 27, 2020

Fishing guides can once again operate, with certain safety restrictions, in this part of the state. June and July usually has some of the best fishing of the year, especially for smallmouths.


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


NOTE: I 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 the videos below of a trip with with Craig and Kris Norris, on July 6 of last year (thanks, Craig), and of some drone footage of my boat on Otsego Lake (thanks, Bill)

Cooperstown bass guides

Guided fishing trips on Cooperstown's Otsego 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.


I fish from a 2014, Nitro Z7 bass boat. I specialize in largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing with artificial lures. In addition, I 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 my web site and contact me with any questions you may have, or to request a reservation.


We are active members of the Susquehanna Bass Association