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Clinton 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 Clinton County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
Lake Champlain and tributaries to first barrier All species See Lake Champlain regulations
Cumberland Bay-Lake Champlain Yellow perch & sunfish All year Any size 50
Upper Chateaugay Lake, Chazy Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Lake trout All year 21" 3
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
Great Chazy River from Route 9B at Cooperville upstream to Perrys Mills Dam Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
Saranac River from Imperial Dam upstream to the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Pond Road and NYS Rt 22B in Morrisonville Trout All year 12" 5
Saranac River from the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Pond Road and NYS Rt. 22B in Morrisonville upstream to Kent Falls Dam Trout All year Catch and Release Only Artificial lures only
Saranac River from marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River upstream 1.4 miles to Stord Brook Trout All year Catch and Release Only Artificial lures only
North Branch Saranac River from mouth of Cold Brook upstream to Alder Brook Trout All year 12" 3 Artificial lures only
Fern Lake Walleye 1st Saturday in May through Mar 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted

In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters:
Town of Black Brook - Cranberry Pond, Mud Pond (two miles southwest of riverview), Mud Pond
Town of Dannemora - Mud Pond