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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
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except Hudson River Walleye 1st Sat. in May-March 15 18" 3
All rivers and streams except Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish 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
Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass See Tidal Hudson River regulations
Alder Lake, Echo Lake Trout April 1-Sept 30 10" 3 Use of fish as bait prohibited
Ashokan Reservoir, Rondout Reservoir Lake trout, Trout, Walleye See New York City Reservoirs regulations
Esopus Creek (other than below) Trout April 1-Nov 30 Any size 5
Portion of Esopus Creek -Shandaken tunnel outlet (Allaben) to Ashokan Reservoir Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Honk Lake Trout April 1-Nov 30 Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted