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Seneca 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 Seneca County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 - Oct 15 Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake and their tributaries to first barrier All species See Finger Lakes regulations
Seneca River Northern pike 1st Sat. in May-March 15 22" 5 Ice fishing permitted
Seneca River Trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmon All year Any size 5