6 CRR-NY 10.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I. FISH AND WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER C. FISHING
PART 10. SPORTFISHING REGULATIONS
6 CRR-NY 10.3
6 CRR-NY 10.3
10.3 Additional special fishing regulations for certain inland waters.
(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table A in subdivision (b) of this section, no person, when fishing on the designated waters listed in Table A, shall fish in a manner contrary to that specified nor take or possess on the specially designated waters or shores thereof fish of the species listed for those waters:
(1) other than during the open season specified for such species;
(2) of a size less than that specified for such species; and
(3) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species.
(b) Table A—Fishing regulations for specially designated waters.
CountyWaterSpeciesOpen SeasonMinimum LengthDaily LimitMethod
(1)Albany
(a)Thompsons LakeTroutAll year12″3
(b)Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridgeAll speciesAll yearCatch and releaseAll fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted.
(c)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(2)Allegany
(a)All waters except as listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(b)Rushford LakeTroutApril 1 through November 30None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(c)Allen LakeTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(3)Bronx
(a)Indian Lake, Crotona Park, VanCortlandt LakeAllAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(4)Broome
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Nanticoke LakeTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(c)Chenango River, Susquehanna River, Tioughnioga RiverMuskellunge and Tiger muskellungeFirst Saturday in May through March 1540″1 combined
American ShadAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately.
(d)Whitney Point Reservoir and the upper Otselic River upstream to Cortland County Route 169 bridge at Landers CornersWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(5)Cattaraugus
(a)All waters except as listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(b)Case Lake, Harwood Lake, New Albion Lake, Red House Lake, Quaker Lake, Science LakeTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(6)Cayuga
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Cross Lake, Seneca RiverNorthern pikeFirst Saturday in May through March 1522″5Ice fishing permitted
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(c)Owasco Lake OutletLake TroutAll year15″3
(7)Chautauqua
(a)All waters except as listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(b)Chautauqua Lake and its tributaries and the Chadakoin River to Warner DamMuskellunge and tiger muskellungeLast Saturday in May through November 3040″ 1
(8)Chemung
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Chemung River and its tributariesMuskellunge and Tiger MuskellungeFirst Saturday in May through March 1540″1 combined
American ShadAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately
(c)Park Station PondTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(9)Chenango
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Chenango River Susquehanna RiverMuskellunge and Tiger MuskellungeFirst Saturday in May through March 1540″1 combined
American ShadAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately
(c)Guilford Lake, Mill Brook ReservoirTroutAll YearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(10)Clinton
(a)Upper Chateaugay Lake, Chazy LakeSunfishAll yearNoneAny number
Lake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)Great Chazy River from Route 9B at Coopersville to Perrys Mills Dam Fishing prohibited March 16 until the first Saturday in May
(c)Scomotion Creek from mouth upstream to Pardy RoadBurbotDecember 1 through March 31Snatching and blind snatching permitted
(11)Columbia
(a)Queechy LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(c)Taghkanic LakeWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(12)Cortland
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(b)Goodale Lake, Little York Lake and Casterline Pond, Tri-County PondTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(c)Otselic River from County Route 169 bridge at Landers Corners downstream to Broome County lineWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(13)Delaware
(a)Delaware River and West Branch Delaware River forming Pennsylvania State lineSee section 10.2(j) of this Part
(b)Cannonsville ReservoirTroutApril 1 through October 1512″3
(c)Pepacton ReservoirTroutApril 1 through September 3015″2 fish with no more than 1 longer than 21″
(d)Big Pond, Little PondTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(e)Mud PondTroutApril 1 through October 1512″3
(f)Trout Pond, Huggins LakeTroutApril 1 through October 1512″2Artificial lures only
(g)East Sidney ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(14)Dutchess
(a)Upton Lake, Sylvan LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(b)Morgan LakeTroutAll yearNone3Ice fishing permitted
(c)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(d)Ellis LakeIce fishing permitted
(15)Erie
(a)All waters except as listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(b)Cattaraugus Creek downstream of Springville DamSee Great Lakes Regulations
(c)That portion of Ellicott Creek within Amherst State Park See Great Lakes Regulations
(16)Essex
(a)Bigsby Pond, Copperas PondLake TroutApril 1 through October 1515″3Maximum of 3 tip-ups allowed
Fishing prohibited October 16 through March 31
(b)Eagle Lake, Connery PondTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(c)First Lake of Essex Chain, Pharoh LakeLake TroutApril 1 through October 1515″3Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(d)Lake GeorgeLake troutAll year23″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year18″2
TroutAll yearNone5
SmeltApril 1 through May 15Use or possession prohibited
May 16 through March 31None25
Yellow perchAll yearNone50
SunfishAll yearNone50
(e)Tributaries to Lake George upstream to the first barrier impassible by fishLake TroutApril 1 through September 3023″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonApril 1 through September 3018″2
SmeltApril 1 through May 15Use or possession prohibited
May 16 through March 31Any size25
(f)Ticonderoga Creek from lower falls upstream to Lake GeorgeTrout Lake Landlocked SalmonAll year12″3
All year15″2
(g)Mirror Lake, Lake PlacidLake troutApril 1 through October 1515″3
(h)Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake upstream to Alder Meadow RoadLake troutAll year18″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(i)Upper and Lower Cascade LakesRound whitefishPossession prohibited
(j)Paradox LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
Lake troutAll year21″3
(k)Harris Lake, Putnam PondWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(l)Crane PondLake troutAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted; Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(m)Moose Pond in Town of St. ArmandLake troutApril 1 through October 1515″3
(17)Franklin
(a)All waters except those listed belowBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3012″5
(b)Big Fish Pond, Little Fish Pond, St. Regis PondLake troutApril 1 through October 1515″3
(c)Tupper Lake, Lake Kushaqua, Rollins PondLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
(d)Lake Clear, Meacham LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
(e)Little Clear and Little Green Pond and their tributariesAll speciesFishing prohibited to protect hatchery brood stocksIt is a violation for any person to possess a lure or fish taking device attached to a line on the waters or shores of Little Clear Pond. It is a violation for any person to possess landlocked salmon in or within 200 yards of Little Clear Pond.
(f)Mountain Pond (Town of Brighton)TroutApril 1 through November 30Catch and release onlyArtificial lures only
(g)Saranac River from Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to Franklin Falls Flow DamFishing prohibited March 1 through May 15 to protect spawning walleye
(h)[Reserved]
(i)Little Wolf Pond, Kiwassa Lake & St. Regis Falls ImpoundmentWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(j)Upper Saranac LakeLake troutApril 1 through October 1523″3Ice fishing permitted
(k)Lake Colby TroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
(18)Fulton
(a)Canada Lake, Green Lake, Lily Lake, West LakeLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5
(b)East Caroga Lake, West Caroga Lake, Northville Pond, Great Sacandaga LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(c)Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from the stream mouth to first highway bridge. Sacandaga River from the Bridge Street bridge in Northville upstream to the first crossing of Route 30 Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(d)Kyser LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(19)Genesee
(a)All waters except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] in this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(20)Greene
(a)Greens LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(c)Colgate LakeTroutAll year9″3Ice fishing permitted
(21)Hamilton
(a)All waters except those listed belowBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3012″5
(b)Abanakee LakeLake troutAll yearNone3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5
(c)Limekiln Lake, Great Sacandaga LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(d)Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Lake, Forked Lake, Gilman Lake, South Pond, Utowana LakeLake troutAll year21″2Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5
Landlocked salmonAll year15″5
(e)Lake Lila, First Lake of Essex ChainLake troutApril 1 through October 1515″3Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(f)Fawn Lake (Town of Lake Pleasant)Lake troutApril 1 through October 15 Fishing prohibited October 16 through March 3118″3Maximum of 3 tip-ups allowed
(g)Fourth Lake of Fulton ChainLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll year9″5
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
Third Saturday in June through November 3012″5
Black bassDecember 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in JuneCatch and release onlyArtificial lures only
(h)Indian Lake (Town of Indian Lake), Lake Eaton, Lewey Lake, Raquette LakeLake troutAll year21″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
TroutAll yearNone5
(i)Lower Sargent PondTroutApril 1 through October 15None5Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(j)Sacandaga Lake tributaries and outlet, Lake Pleasant tributariesWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(k)Piseco LakeLake troutAll year21″2Ice fishing permitted
(l)Sagamore LakeLake troutApril 1 through October 1518″3
(m)Sixth Lake, Seventh LakeLake troutAll year18″3Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5
(n)Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from the upstream mouth to first highway bridge, Sacandaga River from Bridge Street in Northville upstream to the first crossing of Rte. 30Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(o)Little Tupper Lake, Rock Pond, and Rock Pond Outlet stream between Rock Pond and Little Tupper Lake.1TroutApril 1 through October 15Catch and release onlyArtificial lures only
(p)Round Lake to the demarcated boundary with Little Tupper LakeBrook troutApril 1 through October 1512″3Artificial lures only. Use or possession of bait fish prohibited
(q)Lake Pleasant, Sacandaga LakeTroutAll yearNone5
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(22) Herkimer
(a)All waters except as listed below or listed in section 10.6(h) of this Part or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)First, Second, Third and Fourth Lakes of Fulton Chain, Old Forge PondLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll year9″5Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
(c)Limekiln LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(d)Stillwater Reservoir, Beardsley Lake Kyser Lake, Hinckley Reservoir, Prospect Reservoir, North LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(e)Evergreen Lake, Hidden Lake, Horn Lake, Peaked Mountain LakeTroutApril 1 through October 15None3Artificial lures only
(f)Forestport Reservoir, Kayuta Lake and Moshier ReservoirStatewide Angling Regulations Apply
(g)Woodhull LakeLake troutApril 1 through October 1518″3
(23)Jefferson
(a)All waters except as listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)All waters, except Sandy PondYellow perchAll yearNoneAny number
SunfishAll yearNoneAny number
(c)Clear Lake, Brass Lake, Hyde Lake, Sixtown Pond, Butterfield LakeWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(d)All waters except those listed belowBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3012″5
(e)Lake-of-the-Woods, Sixberry LakeLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
(f)Perch LakeClosed to all fishing from March 2 through November 30. Ice fishing permitted from December 1 through March 1.
(g)Sandy PondYellow perchAll yearNone50Ice fishing permitted
SunfishAll yearNone50Ice fishing permitted
(h)Millsite LakeLandlocked salmonAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll year12″3
Lake troutApril 1 through October 1521″3
(i)Black River from Dexter Dam upstream, Indian RiverWalleyeStatewide Regulations Apply
(24)Kings
(a)Prospect Park LakeAllAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(25)Lewis
(a)All waters except as listed below or listed in section 10.6(i) of this Part or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Lake BonaparteTroutAll year9″5Ice fishing permitted
Lake troutAll year18″3
(c)Beaver Lake, Francis Lake, Soft Maple Reservoir, and Whetstone MarshStatewide Angling Regulations Apply
(26)Livingston
(a)All waters except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(27)Madison
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Eaton Brook ReservoirTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(c)Lebanon Reservoir, Leland PondsTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(d)Cazenovia Lake, DeRuyter ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(e)Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fishWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1515″3Ice fishing permitted
(28)Monroe
(a)All waters except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 loner than 12″
(29)Montgomery
(a)Beardsley LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(30)Nassau
(a)All watersCrappieAll year9″15
Sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed)All yearNone15
Yellow perchAll year8″15
PickerelFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(b)All watersBlack bassFirst Saturday in June through April 30 Catch and release only
(c)All ponds and lakesTroutAll yearNone3
(d)All streamsRainbow and brown troutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only
Brook troutAll yearCatch and release only
(31)New York
(a)Central Park all watersAllAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(32)Niagara
(a)All waters except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(33)Oneida
(a)All waters except as listed below or listed in section 10.6(j) of this Part or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Fish Creek from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek, West Branch of Fish Creek from mouth upstream to dam in McConnellville, East Branch Fish Creek from mouth upstream to the Route 69 bridge in Taberg, Mohawk River from Delta Lake upstream to bridge in WesternvilleFishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(c)Hinckley and Prospect ReservoirsTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(d)Delta ReservoirStatewide Angling Regulations Apply
(e)Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie) Canal upstream to Lock 22WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1515″3Ice fishing permitted
(34)Onondaga
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Cross Lake, Seneca RiverNorthern pikeFirst Saturday in May through March 1522″5Ice fishing permitted
(c)Green Lake in Green Lakes State ParkTroutApril 1 through November 30None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(d)Jamesville Reservoir, Cross Lake, Seneca River upstream of Plainville RoadWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(e)Skaneateles Creek from Old Seneca Turnpike bridge north of the Village of Skaneateles downstream 10.2 miles to the Jordan Road bridge in the Village of JordanLandlocked salmonAll yearCatch and release onlyArtificial lures only
(f)Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fishWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1515″3Ice fishing permitted
(35)Orleans
(a)All waters except the Great Lakes and their tributaries or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Waterport ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(36)Ontario
(a)All waters except the Finger Lakes, Great Lakes and their tributaries or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(37) Orange
(a)Askoti Lake, Blue Lake, Round Lake, Skannatati Lake, Walton Lake, Hessian LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(b)Sterling LakeLake TroutApril 1 through October 1521″1Use and possession of baitfish prohibited
(c)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(d)Bashakill MarshPickerelAll year15″5
Black bassAll year12″5
(e)Rio ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(38)Oswego
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Redfield ReservoirTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(c)Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fishWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1515″3Ice fishing permitted
(39)Otsego
(a)Arnold LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)Canadarago LakeYellow perchAll yearNone25
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(c)Gilbert LakeTroutApril 1 through November 3012″3
(d)Goodyear LakeYellow perchAll yearNone25
Sunfish (Bluegill, pumpkinseed, Redbreast)All yearNone25
(e)Otsego LakeLake troutAll year23″1Ice fishing permitted
(40)Putnam
(a)Bog Brook Reservoir, Diverting Reservoir, East Branch Reservoir, Middle Branch ReservoirTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)West Branch ReservoirTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon18″1
Lake trout21″3
(c)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(d)Lake GlenidaTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
Lake GileadLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
(e)East Branch Reservoir, Boyd Corners Reservoir, White PondWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(f)Croton Falls ReservoirTroutAll year18″1Ice fishing permitted
(41)Queens
(a)Baisley Pond, Kissena Lake, Meadow Lake, Oakland Lake, Willow LakeAllAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(42)Rensselaer
(a)Glass LakeTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)Long Pond, Second Pond, Shaver PondTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(c)Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridgeAll speciesAll yearCatch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted.
(d)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(e)Tomhannock ReservoirIce fishing season January 1-March 15, daylight hours only. Fishing by permit only (available from City of Troy)
(43)Richmond
(a)Brooks Lake, Clove Lake, Silver Lake, Willowbrook Lake, Wolfes PondAllAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(44)Rockland
(a)Hessian LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(b)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(45)St. Lawrence
(a)All waters except as listed below or listed in section 10.6(l) of this Part or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Tooley PondBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 30Catch and release onlyArtificial lures only
(c)All waters except those listed in this paragraphBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3012″5
(d)Black Lake including Indian River from falls in Rossie downstream to confluence with the Oswegatchie RiverBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(e)Pleasant Lake, Black Lake, Horseshoe LakeWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(f)Star LakeLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
(g)Tupper LakeLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
(h)Cranberry LakeNorthern pikeFirst Saturday in May through March 15None5Ice fishing permitted
(i)Lake OzoniaTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
(j)Trout LakeLake troutAll year21″3Ice fishing permitted
Sylvia LakeTroutAll year12″3
(k)Allen PondTroutApril 1 through October 1512″3
(l)All waters in the Massawepie Conservation Easement Area, Tamarack Pond except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 1512″3
(m)Oswegatchie River from north side of the lower most bridge, St. Rte. 68, upstream to the dam in OgdensburgFishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
(n)Sterling PondStatewide Angling Regulations ApplyIce fishing permitted
(46)Saratoga
(a)Mohawk RiverTaking and possession of River Herring (Blueback Herring and Alewife) between Lock 2 and Guard Gate 2 (Waterford Flight) prohibited
(b)Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridgeAll speciesAll yearCatch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted.
(c)Great Sacandaga LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(d)Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from lake upstream to first highway bridge Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(e)Moreau LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(f)Saratoga Lake including Fish Creek downstream to the old railroad crossing between Staffords and Bryants bridgesSunfish (Bluegill, pumpkinseed, Redbreast)All yearNone15
(47)SchenectadyReserved for future use
(48)Schoharie
(a)Mallet PondTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(b)Schoharie ReservoirTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(c)Holding PondTroutApril through October 1510″3
(49)Schuyler
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Cayuta LakeWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(50)Seneca
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Seneca RiverNorthern pikeFirst Saturday in May through March 1522″5Ice fishing permitted
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(51)Steuben
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Chemung River, Tioga RiverMuskellunge and Tiger muskellungeFirst Saturday in May through March 1540″1 combined
(52)Suffolk
(a)All watersCrappieAll year9″15
Sunfish, bluegill and pumpkinseedAll yearNone15
Yellow perchAll yearNone15
(b)All waters except Lake Ronkonkoma, Artist Lake, Belmont Lake, Blydenburgh Lake, and Fort PondBlack bassFirst Saturday in June through November 3012″5
December 1 through March 15 Catch and release only
(c)Blydenburgh LakeBlack bassFirst Saturday in June through November 3012″5
December 1 through Friday before first Saturday in June Catch and release only
(d)Artist Lake, Belmont Lake, Randall PondBlack bassAll yearCatch and release only
(e)Lake Ronkonkoma, Fort PondWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(f)All ponds and lakes except Laurel Lake, Deep Pond and East (Swan) LakeTroutAll yearNone3Ice fishing permitted
(g)Laurel Lake and Deep PondTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(h)East (Swan) LakeTroutApril 1 through November 3010″3
(i)All streams except as listed belowRainbow and brown troutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only
Brook troutAll yearCatch and release only
(j)Tidal streamsRainbow and brown troutAll yearNone3
Brook troutAll yearCatch and release only
(k)Hards LakeBrook troutApril 1 through September 30Catch and release only
(l)From LIPA transmission lines at Gate G upstream to Yaphank AvenueTroutApril 1 through October 15Catch and release onlyFly fishing only
(m)Carmans River from Cement Dam upstream to LIPA transmission lines at Gate GRainbow and brown troutApril 1 through October 15None3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"Fly fishing only
(n)Carmans River from Hards Lake upstream to Cement Dam downstream to Hards LakeRainbow and brown troutApril 1 through October 15None3
(o)Connetquot and Caleb Smith State ParksTroutPark regulations apply, permit required: call 631-581-1005 Connetquot, 631-265-1054 Caleb
(p)Deep PondChain pickerelAll yearNoneCatch and release only
(53)Sullivan
(a)Crystal Lake, Hodge PondTroutApril 1 through September 3010″3Use or possession of fish for bait prohibited
(b)Lake Huntington, Loch SheldrakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(c)Neversink ReservoirTroutApril 1 through October 1512″3
Landlocked salmonApril 1 through October 1515″3
SmeltFishing prohibited
(d)Rondout ReservoirTroutApril 1 through November 3012″3
Lake troutApril 1 through November 3018″3
(e)Swinging Bridge ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
(f)White LakeLake troutAll year15″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(g)Bashakill MarshPickerelAll year15″5
Black bassAll year12″5
(h)Mongaup PondTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(i)Rio ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(54)Tioga
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Susquehanna RiverMuskellunge and Tiger muskellungeFirst Saturday in May through March 1540″1 combined
American ShadAll yearCatch and release fishing only. All American shad shall be returned to the water immediately.
(55)Tompkins
(a)All waters except those listed below or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Tri-County PondTroutAll yearNone5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(56)Ulster
(a)All waters except Hudson RiverWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(b)Alder Lake, Echo LakeTroutApril 1 through September 3010″3Use or possession of fish for bait prohibited
(c)AshokanTroutApril 1 through November 3012″3
WalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3
(d)Rondout ReservoirTroutApril 1 through November 3012″3
Lake troutApril 1 through November 3018″3
(e)Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(f)Honk LakeIce fishing permitted
(57)Warren
(a)Brant Lake, Brant Lake Mill Pond, Brant Lake outlet, Hudson River, Lake Luzerne, Trout LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(b)Lake GeorgeLake troutAll year23″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year18″2Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll yearNone5
SmeltMay 16 through March 31None25
April 1 through May 15Use or possession prohibited
(c)Tributaries to Lake George upstream to the first barrier impassible by fishLake troutApril 1 through September 3023″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonApril 1 through September 3018″2
SmeltApril 1 through May 15Use or possession prohibited
May 16 through March 31None25
(d)Glen LakeTroutAll yearNone5Ice fishing permitted
(e)Hour Pond, Jabe Pond, Little Jabe Pond, Peaked Mountain PondTroutApril 1 through October 1512″3Artificial lures only
(f)Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake downstream to Starbuckville DamLake troutAll year18″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year15″3
TroutAll yearNone5
(g)Schroon River from Starbuckville Dam downstreamLake troutAll yearNone3
Landlocked salmonAll yearNone3
(h)Thirteenth Lake, Thirteenth Lake Outlet from dam at the 13th Lake Road upstream to Thirteenth LakeLandlocked salmonApril 1 through November 3015″3Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
TroutApril 1 through November 30None5
(i)Palmer PondTroutApril 1 through November 30None5
(58)Washington
(a)Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridgeAll speciesAll yearCatch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted.
(b)Lake GeorgeLake troutAll year23″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonAll year18″2
TroutAll yearNone5
SmeltMay 16 through March 31None25
April 1 through May 15Use or possession prohibited
(c)Tributaries to Lake George upstream to the first barrier impassible by fishLake troutApril 1 through September 3023″2Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmonApril 1 through September 3018″2
SmeltApril 1 through May 15Use or possession prohibited
May 16 through March 31None25
(59)Wayne
(a)All waters except the Great Lakes and their tributaries or inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(b)Seneca RiverWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
Northern pikeFirst Saturday in May through March 1522″5
(60)Westchester
(a)All rivers and streams except Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fishBlack bassThird Saturday in June through November 3015″5
(b)Amawalk Reservoir, Cross River Reservoir, Muscoot Reservoir, Croton River from Muscoot Reservior upstream to confluence with East and West branchesTroutAll year12″3Ice fishing permitted
(c)New Croton ReservoirTroutAll year12″3
(d)Kensico ReservoirTroutAll year12″3
Lake troutAll year18″3
(e)Titicus ReservoirWalleyeFirst Saturday in May through March 1518″3Ice fishing permitted
TroutAll year12″3
(61)Wyoming
(a)All waters except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″Ice fishing permitted
(62)Yates
(a)All waters except inland trout streams (see subdivision [e] of this section)TroutApril 1 through October 15None5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(c) Finger Lakes fishing regulations.
(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table B in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, no person, when fishing in Canadice, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye, Keuka, Otisco, Owasco, Seneca and Skaneateles Lakes shall take or possess, on these lakes or the shores thereof, fish of the species listed:
(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;
(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species;
(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species; and
(iv) in a manner contrary to that specified for such species.
(2) Table B—Fishing regulations for Finger Lakes.
WaterSpeciesOpen SeasonMinimum LengthDaily Limit
(a) All Finger LakesAll other species except as listed belowSee General Angling Regulations listed under 10.1(b) of this Part for each species
Northern pikeFirst Saturday of May through March 1522″5
WalleyeFirst Saturday of May through March 1518″ Except 15″ in Honeoye Lake3
(b) Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Conesus Lake, Hemlock Lake, Honeoye Lake, Keuka Lake, Seneca LakeBrown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, Landlocked salmonAll year15″5 in combination. Catch shall include no more than 1 rainbow trout or 3 Landlocked salmon
Black bassThird Saturday of June through March 1512″5
March 16 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in JuneCatch and release onlyArtificial lures only
(c) Honeoye LakeAlewife or sawbelliesPossession prohibited
(d) Cayuga Lake, Owasco LakeBrown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, Landlocked salmonAll year15″ Except 18″ for Landlocked salmon in lake5 in combination. Catch shall include no more than 3 brown trout, 3 rainbow trout or 3 Landlocked salmon
(e) Otisco LakeTiger MuskellungeFirst Saturday of May through March 1536″1
TroutAll year12″5
(f) Skaneateles LakeBrown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, Landlocked salmonAll year15″5 in combination. Catch shall include no more than 3 of any species
Alewife or sawbelliesPossession prohibited
(3) Ice fishing is permitted in all Finger Lakes subject to existing size, season and bag limits.
(d) Fishing regulations for Finger Lakes tributaries.
The following regulations apply to all tributaries to Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cayuga Lake, Hemlock Lake, Keuka Lake, Owasco Lake, Otisco Lake, Seneca Lake and Skaneateles Lake upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish.
(1) Table C—Finger Lakes tributary trout and salmon fishing regulations.
WaterSpeciesOpen SeasonMinimum LengthDaily Limit
All Canadice, Canadaigua, Hemlock, Keuka, and Seneca Lake tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fishBrown trout, Rainbow trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmonApril 1 through December 3115″3 in combination, catch shall include no more than 1 rainbow trout
All Owasco, Skaneatles and Otisco Lake tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish except those tributaries segments listed separately in this tableBrown trout, Rainbow trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmonApril 1 through December 3115″, except 9″ for brown trout3 in combination
All Cayuga Lake tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish except those tributary segments listed separately in this tableBrown trout, Rainbow trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmonApril 1 through December 3115″ except 18″ for Landlocked salmon3 in combination
Fall Creek (Cayuga Lake) from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Rt. 13 to Ithaca FallsBrown trout, Rainbow trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmonApril 1 through December 3115″ except 18″ for Landlocked salmon3 in combination
January 1 through March 31Catch and release onlyArtificial lures only
Spafford Creek (Otisco Lake) upstream to the first barrier impassable by fishTroutApril 1 through October 15Any size5 with no more than 2 longer than 12″
(2) All other species: Open seasons, daily creel limits and minimum lengths in effect for Finger Lakes lakes as provided in paragraph (c)(2) of this section.
(3) Additional regulations.
(i) Any action to frighten fish and move them from concealment, including herding, driving, kicking and stoning is prohibited.
(ii) Angling is prohibited from January 1st through March 31st except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision and Fall Creek in Ithaca, Tompkins County, from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Route 13 to Ithaca Falls.
(iii) Angling is also prohibited between sunset and sunrise from April 1st through May 15th and October 1st through December 31st except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision. Angling is also prohibited between sunset and sunrise from January 1st through March 31st in Fall Creek in Ithaca, Tompkins County, from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Route 13 to Ithaca Falls.
(iv) Use of more than one line with a single hook point is prohibited except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision.
(v) Possession of hooks with a gap greater than ½ inch is prohibited except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision.
(vi) Possession of landing nets larger than 50 inches around the frame or with handles longer than 20 inches is prohibited except for those sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision.
(4) Stream sections for which additional tributary regulations (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) in paragraph (3) of this subdivision do not apply.
(i) West River, Sucker Brook from Canandaigua Lake upstream in Ontario County.
(ii) Cayuga Inlet and flood control channel from Cayuga Lake upstream to posted “NO FISHING” boundary below the Fishway in Tompkins County.
(iii) Yawgers Creek from Cayuga County upstream to abandoned Lehigh Valley R.R. bridge in Cayuga County.
(iv) Guyanoga Creek from Keuka Lake upstream to Route 54A bridge in Yates County.
(v) Owasco Inlet from Owasco Lake upstream 2/3 mile to marked boundary at old railroad bed in Cayuga County.
(vi) Barge Canal from Seneca Lake upstream to northernmost Route 14 bridge in Montour Falls, Schuyler County.
(vii) Fall Creek in Ithaca, Tompkins County, from Cayuga Lake to the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Route 13 in Ithaca.
(viii) Old Seneca Inlet in the southeast corner of Seneca Lake upstream of State Route 414.
(e) Inland trout stream fishing regulations.
(1) Definition.
For the purposes of this subdivision, the following definition applies:
(i) Inland trout streams shall mean all rivers and streams inhabited by trout except as follows:
(a) Great Lakes tributaries to the first impassible barrier;
(b) Finger Lakes tributaries to the first impassible barrier;
(c) Lake Champlain tributaries to the first impassible barrier;
(d) Tidal stream reaches.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table D in paragraph (4) of this subdivision, Table E in paragraph (5) of this subdivision, and Table F in paragraphs (6) and (7) of this subdivision, no person, when fishing Inland trout streams shall take or possess, on these streams or the shores thereof, fish of the species listed:
(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;
(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species;
(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species; and
(iv) in a manner contrary to that specified for such species.
(3) The special regulations set forth in this subdivision shall not apply to:
(i) Nassau County streams;
(ii) Suffolk County streams;
(iii) Croton River from Muscoot Reservoir upstream to confluence with east and west branches Croton River (Westchester County);
(iv) Delaware River downstream of bridge in Lordville (Delaware, Sullivan and Orange counties);
(v) Brant Lake Outlet (Warren County);
(vi) Rock Pond Outlet Stream (Hamilton County);
(vii) Schroon River from Starbuckville Dam upstream to Schroon Lake (Warren County);
(viii) Schroon River from Schroon Lake upstream to Alder Meadow Road (Essex County); and
(ix) Thirteenth Lake Outlet from dam at 13th Lake Road upstream to Thirteenth Lake (Warren County).
(4) Table D - Statewide inland trout stream regulation.
The following regulations will apply to all inland trout streams except those listed in Table F of this subdivision.
SpeciesOpen SeasonMinimum length and daily harvest limitMethod
TroutApril 1 through October 155 with no more than 2 trout longer than 12″
October 16 through March 31Catch and Release onlyArtificial lures only
(5) Table E – inland trout stream regulation categories.
The following inland trout stream regulation categories may be applied to trout in the waters listed in Table F of this subdivision.
Regulation CategoryOpen SeasonMinimum length and daily harvest limitMethod
(a)Catch and ReleaseAll yearCatch and Release onlyArtificial lures only
(b)Stocked ExtendedApril 1 through October 153 with no more than 1 trout longer than 12″
October 16 through March 31Catch and Release onlyArtificial lures Only
(c)Wild QualityApril 1 through October 153 with no more than 1 trout longer than 12″
October 16 through March 31Catch and Release onlyArtificial lures only
(d)Wild PremierApril 1 through October 151 at any size
October 16 through March 31Catch and Release onlyArtificial lures only
(6) Table F – Trout fishing regulations for specially designated inland trout streams.
DEC RegionWaterReachRegulation Category
(a)Region 3 (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester counties)
(i)Amawalk Outlet (Muscoot River)From Muscoot Reservoir upstream to Amawalk ReservoirWild Quality
(ii)Beaver KillFrom the Delaware/Sullivan County line downstream of Roscoe upstream to the Delaware/Sullivan County line upstream of RoscoeStocked Extended
From the downstream end of the Beaver Kill Campground upstream to ½ mile upstream of the Beaver Kill covered bridge at the Beaver Kill CampgroundStocked Extended
(iii)Beer Kill West BranchFrom the confluence with Beer Kill upstream to Windsor LakeWild Quality
(iv)Callicoon Creek North BranchFrom the confluence with Callicoon Creek upstream to Gossweyler PondStocked Extended
From Gossweyler Pond upstream to the first Lower Weissman Road bridge crossingWild Quality
(v)Cedar Pond BrookFrom the Pyngyp Road/Route 210 intersection upstream to Cedar Flats Road/Route 210 intersection.Wild Quality
(vi)East Branch Croton RiverFrom confluence with West Branch Croton River upstream to Diverting Reservoir DamStocked Extended
From Diverting Reservoir upstream to East Branch Reservoir DamStocked Extended
(vii)Esopus CreekFrom Ashokan Reservoir upstream to confluence with Lost Clove CreekWild Quality
(viii)Mongaup CreekFrom confluence with Willowemoc Creek upstream to confluence with the tributary immediately south of the Catskill Fish HatcheryWild Quality
(ix)Neversink RiverFrom the Guymard Tpke crossing upstream to the Sullivan-Orange County lineStocked Extended
Neversink River and tributaries within the Neversink River Unique Area and owned by the people of the State of New York situated in the Towns of Thompson and Forestburgh and abutting that reach of the Neversink River from the Sullivan-Orange County line upstream to its confluence with Mercer Brook, except any portion thereof where the right to fish is privately owned.Catch and Release
From 1.0 miles downstream of Bridgeville Road upstream to Wynkoop BrookStocked Extended
(x)Ramapo RiverFrom the downstream end of H. Pierson Mapes Flat Rock County Park upstream to Arden Valley RdStocked Extended
(xi)Rochester CreekFrom the confluence with Rondout Creek upstream to confluence with Mettacahonts CreekWild Quality
(xii)Rondout CreekFrom confluence with Sundown Creek upstream to upstream most crossing of County Route 42Wild Quality
(xiii)Wappingers CreekFrom New Hackensack Road Bridge in Red Oaks Mill upstream to East Branch Wappingers Creek in HiberniaStocked Extended
From ¾ miles downstream of Jameson Hill Rd. Bridge in Clinton Corners upstream to Hunts Lake Creek in StanfordvilleWild Quality
(xiv)West Branch Croton RiverFrom confluence with East Branch Croton River upstream to Croton Falls Reservoir DamCatch and Release
From Croton Falls Reservoir upstream to West Branch Reservoir DamWild Quality
(xv)Willowemoc CreekFrom the confluence with the Beaver Kill upstream to the second Route 17 Quickway Bridge east of RoscoeStocked Extended
From the second Route 17 Quickway Bridge east of Roscoe upstream 3.5 miles to 1200 feet upstream of the confluence with Elm Hollow BrookCatch and Release
From 1200 feet upstream of the confluence with Elm Hollow Brook upstream to Parkston Road BridgeStocked Extended
From the downstream end of the Willowemoc Wild Forest upstream to the confluence with Fir BrookStocked Extended
(b)Region 4 (Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Montgomery, Otsego, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Schoharie counties)
(i)Batavia Kill (Delaware County)From confluence with East Branch Delaware River upstream to sourceWild Quality
(ii)Beaver KillFrom 1.6 miles downstream of Iron Bridge at Horton upstream to 1 mile upstream of Iron Bridge at Horton except additional restriction as listed in paragraph 7 of this subdivision.Catch and Release
From 1 mile upstream of Iron Bridge at Horton upstream to the old railroad trestle 2.5 miles downstream of the Sullivan County LineStocked Extended
From the Sullivan County Line downstream of Roscoe downstream 2.5 miles to the old railroad trestleCatch and Release
From the first Sullivan County Line crossing upstream of Roscoe upstream to the Route 206 BridgeStocked Extended
(iii)BushkillFrom confluence with Dry Brook upstream to confluence with Emory Brook and Vly CreekWild Quality
(iv)Bushnellsville CreekFrom Greene/Ulster County Line upstream to sourceWild Quality
(v)Catskill CreekFrom confluence with Basic Creek in Freehold upstream to the confluence with Fox Creek in Preston HollowStocked Extended
(vi)Delaware RiverFrom Bridge in Lordville upstream to confluence with West and East Branches of Delaware RiverWild Premier
(vii)East Branch Delaware RiverFrom confluence with West Branch Delaware River upstream to Route 206/30 bridge in DownsvilleWild Premier
(viii)East BrookFrom confluence with West Branch Delaware River upstream to sourceWild Quality
(ix)East Creek (aka Kinderhook Creek)From confluence with Kinderhook Creek south of Route 43 in Stephentown upstream to State LineWild Quality
(x)Emory BrookFrom confluence with Bush Kill upstream to sourceWild Quality
(xi)Kinderhook CreekFrom I-90 upstream to confluence with East Creek south of Route 43 in StephentownStocked Extended
(xii)Little Hoosic RiverFrom confluence with Hoosic River upstream to sourceWild Quality
(xiii)Panther CreekFrom Route 4 in West Fulton upstream to SourceWild Quality
(xiv)Russell BrookFrom confluence with Beaver Kill upstream to sourceWild Quality
(xv)West Branch Delaware RiverForming NY/PA borderWild Premier
From NY/PA border upstream to 2 miles downstream of the Route 17 bridge at DepositWild Premier
From Route 17 bridge at Deposit downstream 2 milesCatch and Release
From Route 17 bridge at Deposit upstream to Stilesville WeirWild Premier
From East Brook in Walton upstream 35.5 miles to Town Brook in HobartStocked Extended
(c)Region 5 (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties)
(i)BattenkillFrom confluence with Whittaker Brook upstream to Rexleigh BridgeStocked Extended
From County RT 61 Bridge in Shushan upstream to County Route 64 BridgeStocked Extended
From County Route 64 Bridge upstream to covered bridge in EaglevilleWild Quality
From covered bridge at Eagleville upstream to Vermont state lineCatch and Release
(ii)Cayadutta CreekFrom foot path bridge off of W. Montgomery St upstream to Co. Highway 122Stocked Extended
(iii)Chateaugay RiverFrom end of posted PFR 1 mile from US/Canada Border upstream to 1.0 miles upstream of the Marble River confluenceStocked Extended
From the Chasm dam impoundment upstream to High Falls DamStocked Extended
(iv)Hudson RiverFrom the confluence of Raymond Brook upstream to the confluence with Thirteenth BrookStocked Extended
(v)Kayaderosseras CreekFrom Galway Road upstream to 0.5 miles upstream of crossing at intersection of N. Creek Rd. and Squashville Rd.Stocked Extended
(vii)Mettawee RiverFrom Lower Turnpike bridge in North Granville upstream to Vermont State lineStocked Extended
(viii)North Branch Great Chazy RiverFrom confluence with Great Chazy River upstream to Lake Roxanne Road in Ellenburg DepotStocked Extended
(ix)Saranac RiverFrom the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Road and NYS Rt. 22B in Morrisonville upstream to Kent Falls DamCatch and Release
From 1500 ft east of Pup Hill Road bridge crossing upstream to the marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac RiverStocked Extended
From marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River upstream 1.4 miles to Stord BrookCatch and Release
(x)Salmon River (Franklin County)From Rt. 37 Bridge in Westville Center upstream to Flat Rock Road BridgeStocked Extended
From Flat Rock Road bridge upstream to 200 yards downstream of the Cargin Road bridgeCatch and Release
From 200 yds. downstream of Cargin Road Bridge upstream to Lamica Lake DamStocked Extended
(xi)Schroon RiverFrom Bolton Landing-Riverbank Road upstream to Starbuckville DamStocked Extended
(xii)True BrookFrom confluence with Saranac River upstream to Smithkill Brook (0.8 mile west of Number 37 Rd)Wild Quality
(xiii)West Branch Ausable RiverFrom confluence with East Branch Ausable River upstream to the Rt 86 bridge at the flumeStocked Extended
From the Rt 86 bridge at the flume upstream to the Whiteface Ski Center bridgeCatch and Release
From the Whiteface Ski Center bridge upstream to the DEC sign 2.2 miles downstream of Monument FallsStocked Extended
From DEC sign 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls upstream to confluence with Holcomb Pond OutletCatch and Release
(d)Region 6 (Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties)
(i)Crystal CreekFrom confluence with the Black River upstream to Crystal Pond DamWild Quality
From Crystal Pond upstream to Erie Canal Rd.Wild Quality
(ii)Mohawk RiverFrom Delta Dam downstream to first confluence with Barge CanalStocked Extended
(iii)South Branch Grass RiverFrom 0.5 mile downstream of Route 3 upstream to Grass River FlowCatch and Release
(iv)West Canada CreekFrom Bridge Street in Middleville to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) downstream of the mouth of Cincinnati CreekStocked Extended
From the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) downstream of the mouth of Cincinnati Creek upstream to Trenton Falls DamCatch and Release
(e)Region 7 (Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga and Tompkins counties)
(i)Butternut CreekFrom Kinne Road upstream to Jamesville ReservoirStocked Extended
From Jamesville Reservoir upstream to Route 80Stocked Extended
(ii)Chittenango CreekFrom Russell Street in Chittenango upstream to the mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango LineStocked Extended
From the mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango Line upstream to the Town of Fenner/ Town of Sullivan Town Line at mile marker 1219Catch and Release
From the Town of Fenner/ Town of Sullivan Town Line at mile marker 1219 upstream to Route 20 in CazenoviaStocked Extended
(iii)Genegantslet CreekFrom first Route 220 bridge north of Smithville Flats upstream to mouth of Five StreamsCatch and Release
(iv)Limestone CreekFrom Erie Canal upstream to Route 80Stocked Extended
(v)Ninemile CreekFrom Onondaga Lake upstream to Amboy DamCatch and Release
From Amboy Dam upstream to the dam at Route 174/Glover Road junctionStocked Extended
(vi)Old Chenango CanalFrom Oriskany Creek upstream to Route 20 BridgeWild Premier
(vii)Onondaga CreekFrom Route 20 upstream to the second Tully Farms Road crossingStocked Extended
(viii)Otselic RiverFrom South Otselic Hatchery Angler Parking Lot upstream to Rt 80Stocked Extended
(ix)Oquaga CreekFrom the new Route 17 bridge west of Deposit upstream 3 miles to the Old Route 17 bridge east of McClureCatch and Release
(x)Oriskany CreekFrom Route 12B Bridge upstream to Old Chenango CanalWild Premier
(xi)Skaneateles CreekFrom the Jordan Road bridge in the Village of Jordan upstream 10.2 miles to the Old Seneca Turnpike bridge north of Village of SkaneatelesCatch and Release
(xii)West Branch Delaware RiverFrom NY/PA border upstream to 2 miles downstream of the Route 17 bridge at DepositWild Premier
From Route 17 bridge at Deposit downstream 2 milesCatch and Release
From Route 17 bridge at Deposit upstream to Stilesville WeirWild Premier
(xiii)West Branch Limestone CreekFrom confluence with Limestone Creek upstream to No. 2 West RoadStocked Extended
(f)Region 8 (Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne and Yates counties)
(i)Cayuta CreekFrom Tioga County Line upstream to Swan Hill RoadStocked Extended
(ii)Cohocton RiverFrom Veterans Ave Bridge (Bath) upstream to County Route 39A (Atlanta)Stocked Extended
From County Route 39A (Atlanta) upstream to sourceWild Quality
(iii)Mill CreekFrom confluence with Canaseraga Creek to County Route 90 (Patchinville)Wild Quality
(iv)Neil CreekFrom confluence with Cohocton River upstream to the end of PFR section 1500 feet upstream of Mattoon Road.Wild Quality
(v)Oatka CreekFrom Bowerman Road upstream to Union StreetWild Quality
From Union Street upstream 1.7 miles to Wheatland Center RdCatch and Release
From Wheatland Center Rd upstream to the confluence with Spring CreekWild Quality
From Monroe County Line upstream to Circular Hill RoadStock Extended
(vi)Spring CreekFrom confluence with Oatka Creek upstream to source except additional restriction as listed in paragraph 7 of this subdivision.Wild Quality
(g)Region 9 (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Niagara and Wyoming counties)
(i)Cattaraugus CreekFrom confluence with Elton Creek upstream to 1.0 miles upstream of Java Lake RoadStocked Extended
(ii)Clear Creek (Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties)From confluence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to NYS Route 98 crossing near Phillipi RoadWild Premier
(iii)Clear Creek (Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties)From confluence with Conewango Creek upstream to bridge at Cockaigne Ski AreaWild Premier
(iv)East Koy CreekFrom Wyoming Co line upstream to Green Bay RoadStocked Extended
(v)Elm CreekFrom confluence with Little Conewango Creek upstream to NYS Route 394Wild Quality
(vi)Elton CreekFrom NYS Route 16 upstream to former bridge on Swanson Hill RoadWild Quality
(vii)Fenton Brook (aka Mud Creek)From Conewango Creek upstream to County Route 6 downstream of Fancher Hill RoadWild Quality
(viii)Flynn (Spring) BrookFrom confluence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to Youngers RoadWild Quality
(ix)Genesee RiverFrom Belmont Dam in Belmont upstream to County Route 29 near York’s CornersStocked Extended
From County Route 29 near York’s Corners upstream to NYS Route 19 bridge in ShongoCatch and Release
From NYS Route 19 bridge in Shongo upstream to State LineStocked Extended
(x)Goose CreekFrom NYS Rt 474 in Ashville upstream to Wall StreetStocked Extended
(xi)Hosmer (Sardinia) BrookFrom confluence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to Genesee RoadWild Quality
(xii)Lime Lake OutletFrom Confluence with Elton Creek upstream to Lime LakeWild Premier
(xiii)Mansfield CreekFrom 0.5 mi upstream of the western most County Rt 13 (Maples Rd) crossing upstream to Hinman Hollow Road crossing near Poverty Hill RoadWild Quality
(xiv)McKinstry CreekFrom confluence with Lime Lake Outlet upstream to sourceWild Quality
(xv)North Branch Wiscoy CreekFrom confluence with Wiscoy Creek upstream to NYS Route 362Wild Quality
(xvi)The RamFrom confluence with Elm Creek upstream to NYS Route 394Wild Quality
(xvii)Trout BrookFrom confluence with Wiscoy Creek upstream to 0.1 miles upstream of Hillside Road.Wild Quality
(xviii)Wiscoy CreekFrom confluence with Genesee River upstream to Flynn RoadWild Premier
(7) Additional special regulations for select inland trout streams.
(i) Beaverkill River from Iron Bridge at Horton downstream to first Route 17 overpass: Angling prohibited from July 1st through August 31st to protect thermally stressed trout;
(ii) Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted: Angling prohibited from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.;
(iii) Charley Pond Outlet within William C. Whitney Area: Fishing prohibited July 1st through September 15th.
(f) Waters closed to all fishing.
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part, no person shall fish during the periods specified for the following waters or portions thereof:
(1) Little Clear Pond and its tributaries in Franklin County—closed all year;
(2) Indian Lake in Dutchess County—closed from 12 a.m. on April 1st to 6 a.m. on the third Saturday in April;
(3) Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area in Livingston County from Conesus Lake south to the dam, except the canal west of Conesus Inlet and that portion of the Inlet north of the canal; North McMillan Creek in Livingston County—closed from March 1st until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(4) Otselic River from its mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir dam in Broome County—closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(5) Susquehanna River in the Towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie Lackawanna railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, in Broome County—closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(6) Tioughnioga River from the Route 26 bridge to the Route 11 bridge in Broome County—closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(7) All Lake George tributaries below the first barrier impassable to fish in Essex, Warren and Washington Counties—closed from October 1st through March 31st and from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from April 1st through May 15th;
(8) Saranac River from Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to the dam at Franklin Falls Flow in Franklin County—closed March 1st through May 15th;
(9) Canaseraga Creek from Route 31 bridge upstream to New York State Thruway in Madison County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(10) Little Choconut Creek from its mouth to Goudey Station building in Broome County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(11) Cowaselon Creek from its mouth upstream to Route 13 in Madison County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(12) Great Chazy River from Route 9B at Coopersville upstream to the dam at Perry's Mills in Clinton County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(13) Chittenango Creek from mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line in Madison County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(14) Fish Creek from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek in Oneida County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(15) Chittenango Creek from mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line in Onondaga County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(16) Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam in Oswego County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;
(17) Kayaderosseras Creek from Saratoga Lake upstream to first railroad bridge in Saratoga County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May; and
(18) Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street bridge in Broome County—closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May.
(19) Little Sandy Creek in Oswego County from the State Route 3 bridge downstream 850 feet to the intersection of the channelized area and upstream 1.0 mile from the bridge to the Public Fishing Rights section - closed from March 16th until the opening of walleye season in May.
(20) Lake Pleasant outlet to mouth of the Kunjamuck River in Hamilton County – closed from March 16th until the opening of walleye season in May.
(21) Buttermilk Creek from mouth to Fox Valley Road bridge – closed to fishing, all year, for all species.
(22) Fish Creek from west side (downstream) side of State Route 58 bridge upstream to highest point of Fish Creek Falls in Pope Mills in St. Lawrence County – closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May.
(23) Indian River at Rossie from west side (downstream) side of County Route 8 bridge upstream to highest point of Rossie Falls in St. Lawrence County – closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May.
(24) Grasse River from the downstream side of the ALCOA Road bridge upstream to the upstream side of the Main Street bridge in the Village of Massena in St. Lawrence County – closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May.
(g) Illegal hooking of walleye.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other section of this Part, no person shall fail to return to the water any walleye not hooked in the mouth when fishing in Oneida Lake and its tributaries to the first bridge upstream from the lake.
(h) Illegal hooking of trout.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other section of this Part, no person shall fail to return to the water, trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon not hooked in the mouth when fishing in any waters of the State.

Footnotes

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Parties holding reserved contractual rights under the contract of sale between New York State and Whitney Industries are not subject to this regulation. This exception applies only to the extent that such activities are authorized by and in strict conformance with the terms of said contract provisions and the companion deed restrictions.
6 CRR-NY 10.3
Current through April 15, 2021
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