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Albany County Special Fishing Regulations

  • This is a list of exceptions to the General Angling Regulations of New York's Freshwater Fishing Regulations.
  • Trout waters where ice fishing is permitted are identified here.
  • Where regulations appear in the Method column they pertain to all fishing in the listed water.
  • In some cases, you will be referred to the regulations tables for major resource blocks (Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain, Border Waters, New York City Reservoirs).
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in Albany County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
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 bridge All species For all species, all year: Catch and Release Fishing Only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately.
Bait fish listed under "Additional General Rules, Regulations and Information" may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups is permitted.
Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish black bass 3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30 15" 5
Thompsons Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Normans Kill, from mouth to Watervliet Reservoir black bass 3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30 10" 5
Normans Kill, from mouth to Watervliet Reservoir black bass December 1 - Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only