Cayuga 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).
|Waters||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"|
|Cayuga Lake, Owasco Lake, Skaneateles Lake and their tributaries to first barrier||All species||See Finger Lakes regulations|
|Cross Lake, Seneca River||Northern pike||1st Sat. in May-March 15||22"||5||Ice fishing permitted|
|Cross Lake, Seneca River from Jordan Rd. to Plainville Rd. in Onondaga Co.||Walleye||1st Sat. in May-March 15||18"||3||Ice fishing permitted|
|Dutch Hollow Brook from Owasco Lake upstream to the Route 38A bridge||Angling and dipnetting prohibited from March 16 until the opening of the walleye season|
|Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier||All species||See:
Lake Ontario Regulations
Great Lakes Tributary Regulations
|Salmon Creek||Trout||April 1 to Oct 15||Any size||5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|Oct 16 - March 31||Catch and release only||Artificial lures only|
|Owasco Lake Outlet||Lake trout||All year||15"||3|