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Monroe 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 Monroe County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except as listed below Trout Apr 1 - Oct 15 Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier All species See:
Lake Ontario Regulations
Great Lakes Tributary Regulations
Oatka Creek except sections below Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road upstream 1.4 miles to Union St. and Wheatland Center Rd. upstream 2.5 miles to the mouth of Spring Creek Trout Apr 1 - Oct 15 12" 2
Oct 16 - Mar 31 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Oatka Creek from Union Street upstream 1.7 miles to Wheatland Center Rd Trout All year Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Spring Creek Trout Apr 1 - Oct 15 12" 2
Oct 16 - Mar 31 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only