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Putnam 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 Putnam 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 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
Bog Brook Reservoir, Boyd Corners Reservoir, Croton Falls Reservoir, Diverting Reservoir, East Branch Reservoir, Middle Branch Reservoir, West Branch Reservoir, Lake Gilead, Lake Gleneida Lake trout, Trout, Walleye, Landlocked salmon See NYC Reservoirs regulations
East Branch Croton River from Diverting Reservoir to East Branch Reservoir Trout All year 14" 1 Artificial lures only
West Branch Croton River from Croton Falls Reservoir to East Branch Croton River Trout April 1-Sept 30 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
West Branch Croton River from West Branch Reservoir to Croton Falls Reservoir Trout April 1-Sept 30 9" 5
White Pond Walleye 1st Sat. in May-March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted