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Cattaraugus 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 Cattaraugus County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
Allegany State Park State Park regulations may apply, check with Park Police
All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 - Oct 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
Case Lake, Harwood Lake, New Albion Lake, Red House Lake, Quaker Lake Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
Clear Creek from Wyoming-Cattaraugus County line upstream, Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry Creek Trout April 1-Oct 15 9" 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Oct 16 - March 31 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Ischua Creek from 0.9 miles downstream to 1.3 miles upstream of Rt. 98 bridge in Cadiz Trout All year Any size 5 Artificial lures only
Cattaraugus Creek downstream of Springville Dam See Great Lakes Regulations
Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek, Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam Trout April 1 - October 15 Any Size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 - March 31 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only