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Westchester 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 Westchester County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
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
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 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 3rd Sat. in June-Nov 30 15" 5
Amawalk Outlet from Amawalk Reservoir to Muscoot Reservoir Trout April 1-Sept 30 12" 3 Artificial lures only
Amawalk Reservoir, Cross River Reservoir, Kensico Reservoir, Muscoot Reservoir, New Croton Reservoir, Titcus Reservoir Trout See NYC Reservoirs regulations
West Branch Croton River from Croton Falls Reservoir to East Branch Croton River Trout April 1-Sept 30 Catch and Release only Artificial lures only
Titicus Outlet Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"