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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.
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in this County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
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, Oneida 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
Oct 16- Mar 31 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Oneida Creek from Peterboro Road 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
Lansing Kill Trout Apr 1- Oct 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
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.