Oneida 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.
|Water||Species||Open Season||Minimum Length||Daily Limit||Method|
|All waters except as listed below||Trout||April 1 - Oct 30||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|All baitfish-prohibited waters (see below) except as listed below||Trout||Statewide angling regulations apply|
|Black River||Black bass||3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30||10"||5|
|December 1 to Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June||Catch and Release only||Artificial lures only|
|Trout||April 1-Nov 30||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|Mohawk River from Barge Canal upstream to Delta Dam, Mohawk River from bridge in Westernville upstream to Lansing Kill, Moose River, Nine Mile Creek, Sauquoit Creek from Pinnacle Road in Sauquoit downstream||Trout||April 1-Nov 30||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie) Canal and tributaries upstream to Lock 22||Walleye||1st Sat May - March 15||15"||3||Ice fishing permitted|
|Oriskany Creek from bridge in Deansboro downstream to Mohawk River||Trout||Apr 1- Oct 15||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|Oct 16- Mar 31||Catch and Release only||Artificial lures only|
|Oneida Creek from Peterboro Road (Rt. 25) downstream to NYS Thruway||Trout||All year||Any size||5|
|West Canada Creek, East Branch Fish Creek from Rome Reservoir downstream and West Branch Fish Creek, except for sections below:||Trout||April 1-Nov 30||Any size||5 - with no more than 2 longer than 12"|
|West Canada Creek from Trenton Falls Dam downstream to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) below the mouth of Cincinnati Creek||Trout||All year||Catch and Release only||Artificial lures only|
|Hinckley and Prospect Reservoirs||Trout||All year||12"||3||Ice fishing permitted|
|Fish Creek from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek, West Branch of Fish Creek from mouth upstream to dam in McConnelsville, East Branch Fish Creek from mouth upstream to the route 69 bridge in Taberg, Mohawk River from Delta Lake upstream to bridge in Westernville||Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May|
|Delta Reservoir||Statewide Angling Regulations Apply||Ice fishing permitted|
In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters:
Town of Forestport-Brandy Lake, Round Pond.