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Orange 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 Orange County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All rivers and streams except Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish & Delaware River Black bass 3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30 10" 5
December 1 - Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass See Tidal Hudson River regulations
Askoti Lake, Hessian Lake, Round Lake, Skannatati Lake, Walton Lake Trout All Year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Bashakill Marsh Pickerel All year 15" 5
Black bass All year 12" 5
Sterling Lake Lake Trout April 1- October 15 21" 1 Use and possession of baitfish prohibited
Delaware River, Greenwood Lake All species See Border Waters regulations
Mongaup River from Rio Dam downstream to Route 97 bridge Trout April 1- Oct 15 12" 3 Artificial lures only
Ramapo River Trout All year Any size 5