Cowanesque Lake

Cowanesque Lake is the largest lake in Tioga County, providing 1085 acres of great fishing. There is no horsepower restriction and boaters can launch any size boat at 2 public launches on the south side of the lake. Campers staying at Tompkins Campground can also launch at a campers only boat launch on the north side.


Cowanesque Lake offers a diverse fishery with trophy sized tiger muskellunge and purebred muskellunge, as well as great smallmouth and largemouth bass, perch, crappies, catfish, walleyes, and purebred striped bass.
Alewives are the dominant forage fish for all of these predators.

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