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Skip to main navigation Ulster 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 Ulster County
All waters except Hudson River
1st Sat. in May-March 15
All rivers and streams except Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish
3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30
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
Tidal Hudson River regulations
Alder Lake, Echo Lake Trout
April 1-Sept 30
Use of fish as bait prohibited
Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir
Lake trout, Trout, Walleye
New York City Reservoirs regulations
Esopus Creek (other than below)
April 1-Nov 30
Portion of Esopus Creek -Shandaken tunnel outlet (Allaben) to Ashokan Reservoir
April 1 through November 30
5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Honk Lake Trout
April 1-Nov 30
Ice fishing permitted