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Niagara 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 Niagara County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
Lake Ontario, Niagara River, and their tributaries to first barrier All species

Lake Ontario Regulations
Upper Niagara River Regulations
Lower Niagara River Regulations

Great Lakes Tributary Regulations