Suffolk 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).
|All waters||Crappie||All year||9"||15|
|Sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed)||All year||Any size||15|
|Yellow perch||All year||Any size||15|
|All waters except Belmont Lake, Artist Lake, Blydenburgh Lake, and Randall Pond||Black Bass||1st Sat. in
|12"||5||Note: It is illegal to fish for bass during the period May 1 thru Friday preceding the 1st Sat. in June|
|Catch and Release only|
|Fort Pond and Lake Ronkonkoma||Walleye||1st Sat. in May-Mar 15||18"||3|
|Blydenburgh Lake||Black Bass||1st Sat. in
Fri before 1st Sat in June
|Catch and Release only|
|Artist Lake, Belmont Lake, Randall Pond||Black Bass||All Year||Catch and Release only|
|All freshwater and tidal and lakes and ponds except as listed below||Trout||All year||Any size||3||Ice fishing permitted|
|East (Swan) Lake||Trout||April 1-
||Trout||All year||12"||3||Ice fishing permitted|
|Deep Pond||Trout||All year||12"||3||Ice fishing permitted|
|Chain Pickerel||All year||Catch and Release only|
|All freshwater and tidal streams except Carmans River in Southhaven County Park, Connetquot River in Connetquot River State Park and Nissequoque River in Caleb Smith State Park||Brown & Rainbow Trout||All year||Any size||3|
|Brook Trout||April 1 - Sept 30||Catch and Release only|
|Carmans River (Southaven County Park)||Special Regulations by River Sections. Additional park regulations may apply. Call (631) 854-1414.|
|Carmans River (Southaven County Park)||Brook trout||April 1 - Sept 30||Catch and Release only|
|From LIPA transmission lines at Gate G upstream to Yaphank Avenue||Trout||April 1-Sept 30||Catch and Release only||Fly fishing only|
|From Cement Dam upstream to LIPA transmission lines at Gate G||Brown & Rainbow Trout||April 1- Sept 30||9"||3||Fly fishing only|
|From Cement Dam downstream to Hards Lake Dam||Brown & Rainbow Trout||April 1- Sept 30||9"||3|
|Connetquot and Caleb Smith State Parks||Trout||Park Regulations apply, permit required. Call (631) 581-1005 Connetquot, (631) 265-1054 Nissequogue.|