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Fishing license

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Fishing license

Visiting Cooperstown in August 2008 and would like to do some fishing. Is it required to purchase a non-resident fishing license? If so, where do you get one?


Fishing Fool

Cooperstown NY
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1. Re: Fishing license

Jerry's bait and tackle Main ST.Portlandville

10 miles south of Cooperstown 607 286 7514

Steven's Hardware Main St Oneonta 20 miles

from Cooperstown 607 432 2720

Sam Smith's boatyard/Blue Mingo Rest.

on the Otsego lake. Might have them I just called

and they said their machine was not working.

What ever that means. 607 547 7496

also Lake Front Rest. on the Lake and in the village

has a great selection on tackle for the fish on the lake but no license.

A license for non resident 7 day is $25, 1 day $15

Annual $40.

Good Luck!

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2. Re: Fishing license

Be careful if you fish north of the Portlandville bridge!! Boating violations are all over here and the sheriff gave up patrolling by boat here. He would rather have a mast with fancy lights on the boat rather than doing a good job on the river.

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3. Re: Fishing license

We are going in July/09 and renting a house I believe is North of the bridge on the river. What type of violations are you speaking of - we will have a few teenagers with us and want to make sure they can take the boat out (provided by the homeowners) without any problems. Also my husband was thinking of renting another boat since the one they are providing is a row boat (even though husband is bringing trolling motor to use on it)he would like to rent a regular fishing boat. Is there someplace around there he can do this. Thanks for help.

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4. Re: Fishing license

North of the bridge boat violations--------------

drunk boating,speeding,reckless boating you name it we got it BECAUSE THE SHERIFF GAVE UP THE BOAT PATROL HERE!!!!!

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5. Re: Fishing license

In NYS if you put an electric trolling motor on a boat the boat by law has to be regestered.But if your north of the bridge here don't worry about getting a summons because the sheriff could care less about anything that goes on here. All you have to worry about here is the drunks and speeders etc that don't care about you, your boat or your property.

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