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Saratoga 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 Saratoga County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
Mohawk River Taking an possessing of River Herring (Blueback Herring and Alewife) between Lock 2 and Guard Gate 2 (Waterford Flight) prohibited.
Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, including Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge All species All year Catch and Release Fishing Only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately.
Bait fish listed under "Additional General Rules, Regulations and Information" may be possessed for use as bait fish. Use of tip-ups is permitted.
Hudson River from upstream of Lock C-4 and its associated dam, near Stillwater, NY Use or possession of alewife or blueback herring as baitfish is prohibited
Kayaderosseras Creek from Saratoga Lake upstream to first railroad bridge Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
Kayaderosseras Creek from first railroad bridge upstream Trout All year Any size 5
Great Sacandaga Lake, Moreau Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from lake upstream to first highway bridge Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
Saratoga Lake including Fish Creek downstream to the old railroad crossing between Staffords and Bryants bridges Sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed, redbreast) All year Any size 15 Ice fishing permitted