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Nassau 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.
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in Nassau County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters Crappie All year 9" 15
Sunfish (bluegill & pumpkinseed) Any size 15
Yellow perch 8" 15
Pickerel 1st Saturday in May to March 15 18" 3
Black bass 1st Sat in June - Apr 30 Catch and Release only
Note: It is illegal to fish for bass during the period May 1 thru Friday proceeding the 1st Sat. in June
All ponds and lakes Trout All year Any size 3
All streams Brown & Rainbow trout All year Any size 3
Brook trout Apr 1 - Sept 30 Catch and Release only