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Oswego 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 Oswego County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except those listed below Trout April 1-Oct 15 Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier impassable to fish All species See:
Lake Ontario Regulations
Great Lakes Tributary Regulations
Redfield Reservoir Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice Fishing Permitted
Walleye 1st Saturday in May - March 15 18" 3
Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
Oneida Lake east or Route 81 bridge & tributaries upstream to the 1st barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie) Canal & tributaries upstream to Lock 22 Walleye 1st Sat. in May-March 15 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted