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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #600 on: Feb 08, 2018, 08:32 PM »
Thanks for the bait recommendations in the area. Has anybody been out off of 3 mile how are the ice and snow conditions?
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #601 on: Feb 08, 2018, 09:33 PM »
I was out today.  Water and slush around the edge becuase of the snow pressure.  8" of snow on the ice

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #602 on: Feb 08, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Can any locals point me in the right direction to the closest bait shop to Otsego?  I checked the bait shop map on shanty but it didnt show any near the lake at all.  Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #603 on: Feb 08, 2018, 11:05 PM »
I was out today.  Water and slush around the edge becuase of the snow pressure.  8" of snow on the ice

How thick was the ice?
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #604 on: Feb 09, 2018, 05:49 AM »
There's one in Oneonta NY. Sportsman Adventure. Has about everything you'll need.
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #605 on: Feb 09, 2018, 06:31 PM »

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #606 on: Feb 09, 2018, 06:44 PM »
Measured 14in on the north end, perch bite has died for me and my buddies, a few lakers chasing. Snowshoes made the drag easier.

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #607 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:44 AM »
Over foot of good ice under a bit of slush and snow.Spent two plus hours north of Hyde Bay.Only bites were two digits on my left hand,compliments of Jack Frost.It was the time available,so it was the "best"time to fish for me.Cured the cabin fever.Looking to be back at it next monday. Bright and early.The breeze and snow flurries help with the cure.

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #608 on: Feb 14, 2018, 01:29 PM »
FLAAAAAGGGG,
Your best bet would be Off the Beaten Path. From Schenectady take I-88 to Schoharie exit. Take right and quick left. Follow road approx. 1 mile and take right at gas station. About another 1.5 miles you  will see white building on right with red truck in driveway. Bait tanks around back but go through front door to see if Jeff is there. Has beard. Very nice guy. If not walk around back to these big tanks. Get your bait and receipt. Continue on that road to Rt 20 at another gas station and take left. Head to Otsego from there. Good Luck.......
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Thanks i really appreciate the info!

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #609 on: Feb 14, 2018, 03:26 PM »

Thanks i really appreciate the info!
If you just drive down Rt 20 you come to the same gas station he told you to take a left at and they sell bait there. Not sure of the cross road want to say rt 80 maybe. I drive down all the time from Guilderland. Takes me aprox 1hr to get to the gas station. Get my bait and on the water in 10-15min depending where you want to go. Good Luck. i think there is a tournament there this Sunday to benefit the Vets.

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #610 on: Feb 14, 2018, 06:12 PM »
Off the Beaten Path is in Central Bridge area. The gas station I was referring to is at the corners of 30A & 20 where you turn west toward Otsego Lake. There is a gas station that sells bait at rt 80 & rt 20 near Otsego. About the 1 hour drive Flagggg is talking about. It's that OTBP gives good bait and extras. Very healthy. Hope this helps..............
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #611 on: Feb 15, 2018, 06:45 PM »
How are the conditions on the ice after today’s warmth is there still a lot of snow and slush? Also this is a super long shot but we caught a laker last week that was dragging a broken heritage trap with the initials “D. Crowell” on it any one know anyone by that name that may fish there? I know it’s a huge shot in the dark
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #612 on: Feb 15, 2018, 06:50 PM »
How are the conditions on the ice after today’s warmth is there still a lot of snow and slush? Also this is a super long shot but we caught a laker last week that was dragging a broken heritage trap with the initials “D. Crowell” on it any one know anyone by that name that may fish there? I know it’s a huge shot in the dark
Are you craptin me?? That's the best!!!
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #613 on: Feb 15, 2018, 07:32 PM »
Are you craptin me?? That's the best!!!

Haha no joke we got a flag and when we pulled it up we had another line wrapped around our line. We pulled that up and one end had a laker the other a busted trap it was broken in half missing the cross pieces.
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #614 on: Feb 15, 2018, 09:48 PM »
Hit the ice this afternoon. Had 13" of ice, slushy with standing water, snow all gone.




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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #615 on: Feb 16, 2018, 09:42 AM »
If you just drive down Rt 20 you come to the same gas station he told you to take a left at and they sell bait there. Not sure of the cross road want to say rt 80 maybe. I drive down all the time from Guilderland. Takes me aprox 1hr to get to the gas station. Get my bait and on the water in 10-15min depending where you want to go. Good Luck. i think there is a tournament there this Sunday to benefit the Vets.


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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #616 on: Feb 16, 2018, 09:50 AM »
Hit the ice this afternoon. Had 13" of ice, slushy with standing water, snow all gone.

Thanks for the update! I’m glad all that snow is gone
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #617 on: Feb 21, 2018, 08:21 AM »
Lets us know if the shoreline held up off of 3 mile , thanks.
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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #618 on: Feb 21, 2018, 10:46 AM »
If anyone could post a ice report off Glimmerglass in the next couple days I would appreciate it.  Traveling there on Friday for the weekend, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that i can get out and fish!  Thanks and Tight Lines!

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #619 on: Feb 21, 2018, 04:54 PM »
Shore line off glimmerglass is not holding up well.  Gonna need knee boots at least to get on unless the weather changes cold quick.  Still about 8-10 inches of ice inside the bay, but the ice out over the deeper water was very unhealthy.  Started with 8 inches over 100ft ended with 6 inches of white grainy ice.  Wind and water on the surface ripped it up quick!  Stay safe out there!

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Re: Otsego Lake, Cooperstown, NY
« Reply #620 on: Feb 22, 2018, 04:04 PM »
If anyone could post a ice report off Glimmerglass in the next couple days I would appreciate it.  Traveling there on Friday for the weekend, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that i can get out and fish!  Thanks and Tight Lines!

Thank you for the update! 

 



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