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Chemung 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 Chemung 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"
Cayuta Creek (except section below) Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Cayuta Creek from the Wyncoop Creek Road Bridge upstream to the NY Route 223 bridge Trout All year 12" 2 Artificial lures only
Chemung River and tributaries 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
Seneca Lake tributaries to first barrier All species See Finger Lakes regulations
Park Station Pond Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted