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Livingston 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 Livingston County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 - Oct 15 Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Conesus Lake and Hemlock Lake and tributaries to first barrier All species See Finger Lakes regulations
North McMillan Creek and Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area from Conesus Lake south to the dam, except the canal west of Conesus Inlet and that portion of the inlet north of the canal Fishing prohibited March 1 until the opening of walleye season in May to protect spawning walleye and northern pike
Cohocton River, Mill Creek Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property Trout April 1 - Oct 15 12" 2
Oct 16 - Mar 31 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted Trout April 1 - Oct 15
8 am - 4 pm
12" 2 Artificial lures only
Oct 16 - Mar 31
8 am - 4 pm
Catch and Release only