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Broome 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.
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in Broome County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except those listed below Trout April 1-Oct 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Nanticoke Lake Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
Chenango River, Susquehanna River, Tioughnioga River Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge 1st Sat. in May-March 15 40" 1 combined
American Shad All year Catch and Release fishing only. All American shad shall be returned to the water immediately.
Oquaga Creek from Old Route 17 bridge east of McClure downstream 3 miles to new Route 17 bridge west of Deposit Trout All year Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Otselic River from mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam, Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street bridge, Susquehanna River in the towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, Tioughnioga River from New York Route 26 bridge to US Route 11 bridge, Little Choconut Creek from mouth to Goudey Station Building Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
Whitney Point Reservoir and Upper Otselic River upstream to Cortland County Route 169 bridge at Landers Corners Walleye 1st Sat. in May-March 15 18" 3
West Branch Delaware River Special Regulations by River Section below:
West Branch Delaware River: from Broome/Delaware Co. border downstream to Rte 17 overpass at Deposit Trout April 1-Oct 15 12" 2 All angling prohibited from Oct 16-March 31 to protect spawning trout
West Branch Delaware River: from Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles Trout April 1-Oct. 15 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only; All angling prohibited from Oct 16-March 31 to protect spawning trout
West Branch Delaware River: from the lower limit of trout catch and release section near Deposit downstream to NY/PA border (1.7 miles below Hale Eddy Bridge) Trout April 1-Oct 15 12" 2 All angling prohibited from Oct. 16-March 31 to protect spawning trout