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Finger Lakes

Otisco Lake

Otisco Valley Rd, Marietta, NY 13110

Phone: (607) 753-3095

DEC Fishing Spot and NYSDEC hand carry boat launch, Otisco Lake is the most easterly of the eleven Finger Lakes and is eighth in size. It lies wholly within Onondaga County near the city of Syracuse. Otisco Lake is unique, as far as Finger Lakes go, as it's divided into two distinct basins by a causeway at the south end. The southern smaller basin is shallow and extremely turbid which contrasts sharply with the relatively clear water of the main lake. The north end is noted for good panfishing, bass fishing, and tiger musky fishing. During routine fishery surveys on the lake, largemouth bass longer than 20 inches are frequently collected.