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hey guys,

So i'm making two trips this summer and was curious about the fishing in these areas. I've done some research but was curious what you guys knew.

 

I'm heading out to New York this summer to umpire baseball. I was out there a few years ago as well, but didn't really have the chance to hit the bass. This time I want to make sure I have a chance. I will be in Cooperstown/Oneota, and was curious about the fishing in this area. Target species is largemouth. Also curious about boat rental, licenses, ect.

 

 

Next, I'm heading down to visit a friend in the Bowling Green, KY area. The only real thing I could find online was Lake Kentucky and Barkley lake, and this is 2 and a half hours away and did not really want to travel that far. Also curious about licenses as well.

 

Any insight would be great guys, thanks!

 

Can't wait to get back to fishing this spring! Hoping the winter goes away soon as the high school baseball season is set to start at the end of March and can't afford to have games canceled! Also, I want to get fishing!

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As far as NY goes, you cant beat the Adirondack Mountain lakes and ponds. There are thousands of them, and you can find any fish you are looking for. And for boat rentals, all major lakes have marinas that you can rent a full-sized boat or a dingy. Smallmouth are definitely more prevalent in the Adirondacks, but largemouth can be found as well. For largies, i would say Brant Lake and Loon Lake are you best bets. Saratoga Lake isn't bad either, but the boat traffic is INSANE. I avoid that lake like the plague, but i hear about huge bass and pike being pulled from there a lot. If you are looking for smallmouth, Schroon, Sacandaga, and Lake George will be your best bets. Also out by Cooperstown there is Glimmerglass Lake State Park. Not sure about the fishing but I'm sure you can rent a boat there.

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As far as NY goes, you cant beat the Adirondack Mountain lakes and ponds. There are thousands of them, and you can find any fish you are looking for. And for boat rentals, all major lakes have marinas that you can rent a full-sized boat or a dingy. Smallmouth are definitely more prevalent in the Adirondacks, but largemouth can be found as well. For largies, i would say Brant Lake and Loon Lake are you best bets. Saratoga Lake isn't bad either, but the boat traffic is INSANE. I avoid that lake like the plague, but i hear about huge bass and pike being pulled from there a lot. If you are looking for smallmouth, Schroon, Sacandaga, and Lake George will be your best bets. Also out by Cooperstown there is Glimmerglass Lake State Park. Not sure about the fishing but I'm sure you can rent a boat there.

 

Glimmerglass is on Ostego Lake.  I hear it's tough there but there are Smallmouth and Largemouth in there.

 

Schroon, Sacandaga, Lake George, Saratoga Lake are very viable options.  Depending on where you are going to be there are some other spots like Thompsons Lake and Grafton Lake (4 lakes in there).  Both which rent boats in season.

 

PM me when you are coming up.  Maybe I can help out better then.

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Glimmerglass is on Ostego Lake.  I hear it's tough there but there are Smallmouth and Largemouth in there.

 

Schroon, Sacandaga, Lake George, Saratoga Lake are very viable options.  Depending on where you are going to be there are some other spots like Thompsons Lake and Grafton Lake (4 lakes in there).  Both which rent boats in season.

 

PM me when you are coming up.  Maybe I can help out better then.

 

Will do, thank you. This won't be until the end of June.

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Will do, thank you. This won't be until the end of June.

 

With the winter we are having the ice will just be thawing off in June.  :)

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License info for Kentucky

http://fw.ky.gov/Licenses/Pages/Fees.aspx

For non-residents, a one day license is $10, 7 days is $30, 15 days is $40, the whole year is $50. Trout permits are $10 and you must buy this in addition to a license if you want to fish for those.

Also look up Nolin River Lake and Barren River Lake. They look like they're close to Bowling Green. It's near Mammoth Cave State Park. I've never even been to that end of KY but I just googled a map of Bowling Green to see what was near it and saw those two lakes.

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hey guys,

So i'm making two trips this summer and was curious about the fishing in these areas. I've done some research but was curious what you guys knew.

 

I'm heading out to New York this summer to umpire baseball. I was out there a few years ago as well, but didn't really have the chance to hit the bass. This time I want to make sure I have a chance. I will be in Cooperstown/Oneota, and was curious about the fishing in this area. Target species is largemouth. Also curious about boat rental, licenses, ect.

 

 

Next, I'm heading down to visit a friend in the Bowling Green, KY area. The only real thing I could find online was Lake Kentucky and Barkley lake, and this is 2 and a half hours away and did not really want to travel that far. Also curious about licenses as well.

 

Any insight would be great guys, thanks!

 

Can't wait to get back to fishing this spring! Hoping the winter goes away soon as the high school baseball season is set to start at the end of March and can't afford to have games canceled! Also, I want to get fishing!

I live in Bowling Green, Ky and Barren River Lake is about 30 minutes from a really nice 4 Lane ramp they built a few years back. I believe the lake is a little over 10,000 acres. Nolin River Lake is about the same distance as well.

Good luck and safe travels.

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From Bowling Green, I would hit Barren. IMO, it's the 3rd best lake in the state for Bass (behind KY/Barkley).

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I am about an hour directly west of Cooperstown. When you get up that way get in touch and I will take you out on the lake I live on. It has LM and Smallies.

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I am about an hour directly west of Cooperstown. When you get up that way get in touch and I will take you out on the lake I live on. It has LM and Smallies.

You can count me  in!

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I live in BG and grew up on Barren. Can't go wrong! In the summer, I fish the Walnut Creek area and have some success. Good spots are on fish maps. Stop by the tackle shop near Port Oliver and ask for some local advice. Nolin is great too, but Barren is usually better.

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Hey all,

I'm heading out to Cooperstown on June 26th, so would anyone want to contact me and lets figure something out to go fishing? I'll be out there until July 4th, that's the day im leaving.

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Make a trip to Deer creek lodge about 30 min south of  Henderson KY...Private lake we had a good day and the weather was bad...storms..muddy water...you name it..

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