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Steuben 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 Steuben 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"
Keuka Lake and tributaries to first barrier All species See Finger Lakes regulations
Chemung River and tributaries upstream of Route 17 west of Corning 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
Chemung River, Tioga River Muskellunge and Tiger muskellunge 1st Sat. in May-March 15 40" 1 combined
Cohocton River except sections below Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Cohocton River from North Boundary of U.S. Veterans Facility upstream to Route 415 bridge and from north boundary of Avoca Village upstream to mouth of Neil Creek Trout All year 12" 2 Artificial lures only
Mill Creek Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"