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).
|Water||Species||Open Season||Minimum Length||Daily Limit||Method|
|Lake Champlain and tributaries to first barrier||All species||See Lake Champlain regulations|
|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