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Bass Fishing on New York Lake

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Pepacton Guide Service

  • Locations

    Arkville, New York, United States

  • Activities

    Fishing, Lake Fishing

  • Price
    $200 USD per person
  • Duration

    7am to 5pm

  • Avg Distance

    0 - 10 miles

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    To be determined with guide. Bass season runs from the third Saturday in June to Nov 30.

  • Starting Location

    Pepacton Reservoir in Catskill Water Shed

  • Price Includes

    Rowboat or canoe and lifejackets. We will provide all fishing equipment as needed such as rod, reel, line, etc. Additionally, we will provide breakfast and lunch for you.

  • Notes

    You need to find lodging at area motels or campout. No camping is allowed on the reservoir. You will need a NYS Fishing License and a DEC public access permit; + $50.00 for each extra person


  • Experience both catch and release and keeping
  • Fish on a beautiful lake with no motors allowed
  • Fish on a 20-mile-long lake with no development
  • Enjoy a picnic by lake (no fires are permitted)
  • Enjoy a picnic by lake (no fires are permitted)


Trip Info

Pepacton Reservoir offers excellent Smallmouth bass fishing. Bass season starts the third Saturday in June and runs to Nov. 30. You can catch bass while fishing for trout or you can cast crank-baits and use a number of other specific techniques for Bass. Fishing for bass is really good close to shore late in the season in Sept and Oct.

Your adventure awaits!

Pepacton Guide Service

Located in the Catskill Mountains, Pepacton Guide Service offers trip planning services and specializes in guided fishing, hunting, hiking, and guided camping trips in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. We offer a variety of adventures for the beginner, novice and experienced outdoor enthusiast.

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