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Jefferson 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 Jefferson County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except Sandy Pond Yellow perch & Sunfish All year Any size Any number
All waters except those listed below Black bass 3rd Saturday in June to November 30 12" 5
Sandy Pond Yellow perch & Sunfish All year Any size 50 each Ice fishing permitted
Black River from Dexter Dam upstream, Indian River Black bass 3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30 10" 5
Walleye Statewide angling regulations apply
Black River from upstream tip of lower-most island to Mill St. Dam in Watertown See Great Lakes Tributary Regulations
Clear Lake, Grass Lake, Hyde Lake, Sixtown Pond, Moon Lake, Butterfield Lake Walleye 1st Sat. in May-March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Lake-of-the-Woods, Sixberry Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and their tributaries to first barrier All species See:
Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River Regulations
Great Lakes Tributary Regulations
Perch Lake Closed to all fishing from March 2 through Nov 30.
Ice fishing permitted from Dec 1 through March 1. General angling regulations minimum lengths and daily limits apply
Millsite Lake Statewide Angling Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted