The Susquehanna River is the nation's sixteenth largest river.
The river has its origin at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, N.Y. From here it flows 444 miles until it empties into the Chesapeake Bay. Other large N.Y. tributaries of the Susquehanna River include the Unadilla River, Chenango River, and the Chemung River.
The Susquehanna River is well known for its smallmouth bass and walleye fishing. It does however have a very big population of catfish and panfish. Tiger muskellunge and northern pike are also very plentiful here as well. Some of the best known fishing hot spots would be the Rock Bottom Dam, Hickories Park in Owego, Hiawatha Island, the Owego Creek mouth, and the Cannon Hole in Waverly.
When fishing on the Susquehanna River some of the fish species you may encounter include Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Rock Bass, White Bass, Crappie, Sunfish, Bullheads, Bowfin, White Suckers, Channel Catfish, Blue Catfish, Carp, Tiger Muskellunge, Hybrid Striped Bass, American Shad