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Part 10: Sportfishing Regulations

[Last Amended December 10, 2014]

Contents:

Sec.

§10.1 Sportfishing regulations

(a) In accordance with Table A in subdivision (b) of this section, except as provided for in sections 10.2 and 10.3 of this Part, and Parts 11, 19, 35, 36 and 40 of this Chapter, no person shall:

(1) have in possession, take or attempt to take fish of a species listed other than during the open season specified for such species; or

(2) have in possession or intentionally kill or unnecessarily injure fish of a species listed of sizes other than those specified and allowed for such species; or

(3) possess, kill or unnecessarily injure fish of a species listed in excess of the daily limit specified for such species except that fish caught and returned to the water immediately without unnecessary injury will not be counted as part of the daily limit.

(b) Table A--Sportfishing Regulations

Table A: Sportfishing Regulations
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit
(1) (a) Trout (brook brown and rainbow trout and hybrids of these species; and splake) April 1 through October 15 Any size 5
(b) Lake Trout April 1 through October 15 21" 3
(c) Landlocked Salmon April 1 through October 15 15" 3
(2) Kokanee April 1 through October 15 Any size 10
(3) Black Bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
Dec.1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and Release Only; Artificial Lures Only
(4) Muskellunge Third Saturday in June through November 30 30" 1
(5) Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 5
(6) Tiger Muskellunge First Saturday in May to March 15 30" 1
(7) Northern Pike First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 5
(8) Pickerel First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 5
(9) Lake Whitefish All year Any size 5
(10) Crappie All year 9" 25
(11) Atlantic Sturgeon, paddlefish Possession prohibited
(12) American eel All year 9" 25 for individuals
50 for party/charter boat captain and crew
(13) American shad - in the Hudson River and tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge Possession prohibited
American shad - all other inland waters All year Any size 3
(14) Sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed and redbreast sunfish) All year Any size 50
(15) Yellow perch All year Any size 50
(16) All endangered or threatened fish species May not be taken or possessed at any time, except pursuant to a special permit.
(17) Bullhead, Catfish, Carp, Cisco, Rock Bass, Sauger, Sucker, White Bass, White Perch, and all other fishes not listed in this table All year Any size Any number
(18) Striped Bass (in the Hudson River and tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge and all inland waters) March 16 through November 30 18" TL (total length see ECL §13-0339[-4]) 1
(19) Hickory shad August 1 to November 30 Any size 5
(20) Anadromous River herring (Alewife and Blueback herring) see Section 10.10

Note: See Parts 11, 12, 19, 25, 26 of this Title for additional special fishing regulations.

(c) Additional special fishing regulations. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part:

(1) no person when fishing in waters of the State other than the marine and coastal district may use or possess gaff hooks, except when fishing through the ice;

(2) a single, uninjured black bass that is being landed, measured or is in the process of being released from a recirculating or aerated livewell will not be counted as part of the daily limit; and

(3) no person when fishing in the waters of the State shall use or possess as bait round goby, Neogobius melanostomus.

(4) No person shall possess more than one quart total of fish eggs from trout, lake trout or Atlantic salmon while on the waters of the State or the shores thereof. Fish eggs, which are still inside the carcass of an intact legally caught and possessed fish, shall not be counted towards the one quart total.

(5) No person shall take or attempt to take any fish by means of chumming with fish eggs. For the purposes of this section, "chumming" means depositing fish eggs, not attached to a hook, in the waters of the State of New York other than in the marine and coastal district.

(6) Any snakehead fish, as defined in subparagraph 180.9(b)(1)(iv) of Part 180, caught while angling shall not be returned to the water, and shall be immediately euthanized and reported to DEC.

(d) Special regulations for the cleaning of fish. No person, while upon waters of the State, excluding the marine and coastal district, shall possess:

(1) walleye, black bass, brook trout, lake trout or landlocked Atlantic salmon that have been dismembered or otherwise prepared for cooking or consumption beyond removal of the gills and viscera;

(2) other species of fish that have been dismembered or otherwise prepared for cooking consumption, except that the gills and viscera may be removed and such fish may be filleted, provided the skin is not removed from the fillet.

(e) Definition of black bass. For purposes of this Part, black bassshall mean largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.

(f) Special regulations for bait fish (personal use).

(1) Bait fish taken for personal use from any water body shall only be possessed or used in the same water body from which such bait fish were taken, and shall not be possessed or used in any other water body, except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subdivision.

(2) Bait fish taken for personal use in the marine and coastal district, as defined in Environmental Conservation Law, section 13-0103, shall only be possessed or used in waters of the marine and coastal district and the Hudson River as defined in subparagraph (7)(x) of this subdivision, and shall not be possessed or used in a water body outside the marine and coastal district, except the Hudson River as defined in subparagraph (7)(x) of this subdivision.

(3) Bait fish taken for personal use from any water body shall not be transported overland, except:

(i) bait fish taken for human consumption pursuant to section 10.5 of this Part, suckers taken for human consumption pursuant to section 10.7 of this Part, and smelt, suckers, alewives and blueback herring taken for human consumption by angling may be transported overland. Such fish shall not be used as bait; and

(ii) bait fish taken for personal use in the marine and coastal district, as defined in Environmental Conservation Law, section 13-0103, may be transported overland only for use in waters of the marine and coastal district and only within the following counties: Queens, Kings, Richmond, New York, Bronx, Suffolk, Nassau, Rockland and Westchester.

(iii) bait fish taken for personal use from the defined water body adjacent to or a water body within the following overland transportation corridors may be transported overland only within that designated overland transportation corridor. Such bait fish must be used in the same water body, as defined in 10.1(f)(6) and 10.1(f)(7), from which the bait fish were taken.

(a) Upper Niagara River/Lake Erie Overland Transportation Corridor shall mean the geographical area associated with the water body as defined in 10.1(f)(7)(ii) west of and including a line starting at I-90 at the Pennsylvania border, then continuing east to its intersection with I-290, then continuing north along I-290 to its intersection with State Route 62, then continuing west to its intersection with I-190, then north to its intersection with the Lower Niagara River.

(b) Lower Niagara River/Lake Ontario/St. Lawrence River Overland Transportation Corridor shall mean the geographical area associated with the water body as defined in 10.1(f)(7)(i) starting at the intersection of I-190 and the Lower Niagara River, then continuing eastward to its intersection with State Route 104, then continuing eastward to its intersection with State Route 3, then continuing east on State Route 3 to its intersection with State Route 104, then continuing eastward on State Route 104 to its intersection with State Route 11, then continuing north on State Route 11 to its intersection with State Route 56 , then continuing north along State Route 56 to its intersection with State Route 37, then continuing east along State Route 37 to its intersection with Racquette Point Road, then continuing north on Racquette Point Road to its intersection with Ransom Road, and then continuing west on Ransom Road and terminating at the St. Lawrence River.

(c) Hudson River Overland Transportation Corridor shall mean the geographical area associated with the water body as defined in 10.1(f)(7)(x) starting at the eastern shore of the Hudson River at the Federal Dam in Troy, continuing east on W Glenn Avenue in Troy to its intersection with State Route 4, then continuing south on State Route 4 to its intersection with State Routes 9 & 20, then continuing easterly to its intersection with State Route 9, then continuing east on State Route 82, then continuing east on State Route 82 to its intersection with the Taconic State Parkway, then continuing south on the Taconic State Parkway to its intersection with the Sprain Brook Parkway, then continuing south on the Sprain Brook Parkway to its intersection with I-287, then continuing west on I-287 across the Tappan Zee Bridge to I-87 North, then continuing north on I-87 to where State Route 9W crosses I-87 in Greene County, then continuing north on State Route 9W to where State Route 9W crosses I-87 in Albany County, then continuing north on I-87 its intersection with State Route 7, and then continuing east on State Route 7 to its intersection with I-787, and then continuing north on I-787 to its intersection with Tibbets Avenue, and then continuing east on Tibbets Avenue to its intersection with Delaware Avenue, then proceeding in a straight line to the west edge of the Troy Dam.

(4) Environmental conservation officers may seize any bait fish possessed in violation of this subdivision. No action for damages shall lie for such seizure, and disposition of seized bait fish shall be at the discretion of the department.

(5) For purposes of this subdivision, transported overland shall mean transport by motorized vehicle other than on the water body where the fish were taken.

(6) For purposes of this subdivision water body shall mean any lake, river, pond, stream or any other distinct mass of water existing in the State of New York, whether publicly or privately owned, including the banks and shores thereof. A water body shall also include all tributaries upstream to the first impassable barrier including the banks and shores thereof. For the purposes of this subdivision, locks and dams shall be considered impassable barriers.

(7) Notwithstanding the definition of water body in paragraph (6) of this subdivision, each of the following combined water bodies, including all tributaries up to the first barrier impassable by fish, shall be considered the same water body for purposes of this subdivision, except that where a combined water body is divided by a state or international boundary, the combined water body shall only include those portions existing within New York State:

(i) Lake Ontario in combination with the Lower Niagara River and the St. Lawrence River;

(ii) Lake Erie in combination with the Upper Niagara River, Black Rock Canal, and waters of the Erie Barge Canal from the Upper Niagara River to Lock E-35 in Lockport;

(iii) Oswego River from Lock 7 to junction with Oneida River and Seneca River at Three Rivers;

(iv) Oneida River downstream of Caughdenoy Dam and Erie Barge Canal from Lock E23 to the junction with Oswego and Seneca Rivers;

(v) Oneida Lake and Erie Barge Canal downstream to Lock E23 and upstream to Lock E22, and the Oneida River downstream to Caughdenoy Dam;

(vi) Mohawk River from Barge Canal in Rome upstream to Delta Dam;

(vii) Erie Barge Canal from Lock E22 east to Lock E6;

(viii) Hudson River from the Federal Dam at Troy to Bakers Falls in the City of Hudson Falls, and the Champlain Canal up to but not above Lock 7 in Fort Edward, and the Erie Barge Canal up to but not above Lock E6 in Waterford;

(ix) Lake Champlain including the Champlain Canal up to, but not above Lock 12;

(x) Hudson River downstream from the Federal Dam at Troy to the Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan Island;

(xi) Susquehanna River downstream of dam in Oakland, Pennsylvania and Chenango River;

(xii) Saranac Chain of Lakes from Lake Flower upstream to Barlett Carry Dam.

§10.2 Boundary water fishing regulations

(a) Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River.

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table A in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, no person, when fishing in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River and their tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable to fish except tributaries to the St. Lawrence River in Franklin County and Clinton County where statewide regulations apply, shall take or possess on these waters or the shores thereof fish of the species listed:

(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;

(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species; and

(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species.

(2) Fishing regulations for Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River, St. Lawrence River and their tributaries to first barrier impassable by fish, except tributaries to the St. Lawrence River in Franklin and Clinton Counties where General Angling Regulations, as provided in section 10.1 of this Part, apply.

(i) Brook trout, black bass, pickerel, whitefish, bullheads, carp, catfish, cisco, crappies, rock bass, sauger, suckers, sunfish, white bass, white perch, and any fish not specified in Table A of this subdivision: General Angling Regulations, as provided in section 10.1 of this Part, apply.

(ii) Table A--Special regulations for Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River.

Table A: Special regulations for Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River
Water Species Open season Minimum length Daily limit
Lake Erie Brown trout Rainbow trout (including steelhead) Coho salmon Chinook salmon Pink salmon All year 12" 3 in any combination
Lake trout All year 12" 1
Northern pike First Saturday in May through March 15 22" 5
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 6
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Third Saturday in June through November 30 54" 1
Yellow perch, Sunfish All year Any size 50 of each
Black bass First Saturday in May through Friday before Third Saturday in June 20" 1
Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the first Saturday in May Catch and Release Only; Artificial Lures Only
Lake Sturgeon CLOSED POSSESSION PROHIBITED
Upper Niagara River Brown trout Rainbow trout (including steelhead) Coho salmon Chinook salmon Pink salmon All year Any size 3 in any combination
Lake trout All year 12" 1
Northern pike First Saturday in May through March 15 22" 5
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 6
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Third Saturday in June through November 30 48" 1
Yellow perch, Sunfish All year Any size 50 of each
Black bass North of the Peace Bridge Statewide Angling Regulations Apply
Lake Sturgeon CLOSED POSSESSION PROHIBITED
Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River Brown trout Rainbow trout (including steelhead) Coho salmon Chinook salmon Pink salmon All year 15" except 21" for Rainbow trout (including steelhead) 3 in any combination not to include more than one rainbow trout (or steelhead) in the tributaries
Except 9" in Irondequoit Creek (entire), Lindsey Creek, Skinner Creek (Oswego and Jefferson Counties) and the Black River (Jefferson County)
Lake trout January 1 through September 30 None 2 except no more than 1 shall be between 25" and 30"
Atlantic salmon All year 25" 1
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Third Saturday in June through December 15 48" 1
Northern pike First Saturday of May through March 15 22" 5
Black bass, Lake Ontario and tributaries except in Jefferson County and St. Lawrence River and tributaries Statewide Regulations Apply
Black bass, Lake Ontario and tributaries in Jefferson County and St. Lawrence River and tributaries Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
Walleye First Saturday of May through March 15 18" 3
Lake Sturgeon, American eel CLOSED POSSESSION PROHIBITED
Yellow perch, Sunfish All year Any size 50
Except yellow perch and sunfish may be taken in any number in Jefferson County.
Lower Niagara River Brown trout Rainbow trout (including steelhead) Coho salmon Chinook salmon Pink salmon Lake trout Atlantic salmon All year, except January 1 through September 30 for Lake trout 15", except 21" for Rainbow trout, none for Lake trout, and 25" for Atlantic Salmon 3 in any combination. Catch shall include no more than 1 Atlantic salmon or 2 Lake trout except only 1 Lake trout may be between 25" and 30"
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Third Saturday in June through December 15 48" 1
Northern pike First Saturday of May through March 15 22" 5
Walleye First Saturday of May through December 31 18" 3
January 1 through March 15 18" 1
Yellow perch, Sunfish All year Any size 50 of each
Black Bass Statewide Regulations Apply
Lake Sturgeon, American eel CLOSED POSSESSION PROHIBITED

(b) Additional special fishing regulations for Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and St. Lawrence River and their tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish. No person, when fishing in these waters, may:

(1) engage in any action to frighten fish and move them from concealment, including herding, driving, kicking and stoning;

(2) possess foul-hooked fish, i.e.,fish not hooked in the mouth;

(3) fail to immediately return foul-hooked fish to the water;

(4) take or attempt to take fish by snatching or any other fishing technique that results in fish being intentionally foul-hooked;

(5) fish at any time, unless otherwise posted by the department, in Beaverdam Brook and its tributaries, Oswego County, from their mouths to the upstream boundary of the Salmon River Hatchery property, or within 100 yards of any department fish collection device.

(c) Additional special fishing regulations for Great Lakes tributaries.

(1) Tributaries of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and St. Lawrence River.

(i) The special regulations set forth in this paragraph shall apply to that portion of each tributary that runs from the bridge closest to the mouth upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish, except that the area of applicability for the following tributaries shall be as specifically provided below:

(a) Cattaraugus Creek (Erie and Cattaraugus Counties) from the Aldrich Street extension bridge in Gowanda upstream to Springville Dam.

(b) Eighteenmile Creek (Niagara County) from the Route 18 bridge upstream to Burt Dam.

(c) Oak Orchard Creek (Orleans County) from the power lines that are 1.9 miles upstream (south) of Route 18 bridge upstream to Waterport Dam.

(d) Sterling Creek (Cayuga County) from Old State Road to impassable barrier upstream of Route 104A.

(e) Sterling Valley Creek (Cayuga County) from McIntyre Road to impassable barrier upstream of Route 104A.

(f) Oswego River (Oswego County) from the Utica Street bridge upstream to the Varick Dam.

(g) Catfish Creek (Oswego County) from mouth upstream to dam at County Route 1.

(h) Black River (Jefferson County) from the upstream tip of the lowermost island to Mill Street Dam in Watertown.

(i) Buffalo River and tributaries of Buffalo River from the I-90 (NYS Thruway) bridge upstream to first barrier impassable by fish.

(ii) From September 1st through March 31st of the following year, the following regulations shall apply:

(a) Fishing at night is prohibited, except in the Black River (Jefferson County) from Lake Ontario upstream to Route 180 bridge in Dexter.

(b) Hooks attached to any lure, except an artificial fly as defined in section 19.1(c) of this Title, shall be free-swinging.

(c) Hooks shall not have a gap (distance between the shank and the point) greater than one-half inch.

(d) Use of hooks with added weight is prohibited, except that artificial flies with no more than one-eighth ounce added weight are permitted.

(e) The distance between the hook, artificial fly or lure and any weight attached to the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding, shall not exceed four feet.

(f) For tributaries located in Oswego and Cayuga Counties, weight shall not be added to the line, leader, swivels, artificial fly or lure in any manner such that the weight hangs lower than the attached hook, artificial fly or lure when the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod. This prohibition shall also apply from September 1st through November 30th in the Genesee River (Monroe County) from the Driving Park Bridge upstream to the Lower Falls.

(g) With the exception of Lake Erie tributaries use of more than one hook is prohibited, except that multiple hooks attached to floating lures are permitted as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in clause (i) of this subparagraph.

(h) Use of hooks having more than one point is prohibited, except that double or treble hooks attached to floating lures are permitted as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in clause (i) of this subparagraph.

(i) Special provisions for floating lures:

(1) A floating lureis a lure that floats while at rest in water regardless of any weight attached to the line, leader or lure.

(2) Multiple, single, double or treble hooks are permitted on floating lures, except:

(i) in tributaries within Cayuga and Oswego Counties other than the Oswego River; and

(ii) from September 1st through November 30th in the Genesee River (Monroe County) from the Driving Park Bridge upstream to the Lower Falls.

(3) Any hooks on a floating lure, other than an artificial fly as defined in section 19.1(c) of this Title, must be attached thereto by a ring or swivel.

(4) The distance between the body of a floating lure and the points of any attached hooks shall not exceed one and one-half inches.

(iii) From April 1st through August 31st, subdivision (a) of this section shall apply. For species not listed in subdivision (a) of this section, general angling regulations listed in section 10.1(b) of this Part shall apply.

(iv) The special regulations set forth in this paragraph shall not apply to:

(a) tributaries of the St. Lawrence River in Franklin and Clinton Counties;

(b) Niagara River (Erie and Niagara Counties);

(c) Round Pond, Buck Pond, Long Pond, Cranberry Pond and Irondequoit Bay (Monroe County);

(d) Sodus Bay (Wayne County); and

(e) Salmon River, its tributaries, and South Sandy Pond (Oswego County).

(f) Chautauqua Creek from the bridge on South Gale Street upstream 1.3 miles to the upper dam used by the Village of Westfield for water intake.

(g) Main branch of Eighteen Mile Creek, excluding South Branch, contained with the Eighteen Mile Creek County Park.

(2) Salmon River (Oswego County). The special regulations set forth in this paragraph shall apply to the Salmon River from the mouth upstream to the County Route 52 Bridge in Altmar and all tributaries to that section.

(i) From April 15th through August 14th, subdivision (a) of this section shall apply. For species not listed in subdivision (a) of this section, general angling regulations listed in section 10.1(b) of this Part shall apply.

(ii) From August 15th through April 14th of the following year, the following regulations shall apply:

(a) Fishing at night is prohibited, except fishing at night is permitted from Lake Ontario to the Route 3 bridge from April 1st through August 14th.

(b) Hooks attached to any lure, except an artificial fly as defined in section 19.1(c) of this Title, shall be free-swinging.

(c) Hooks shall not have a gap (distance between the shank and the point) greater than one-half inch except as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in clause (i) of this subparagraph.

(d) Use of hooks with added weight is prohibited, except that artificial flies with no more than one-eighth ounce added weight are permitted. For the purpose of this paragraph, the method by which weight is added to a hook does not affect classification of the hook as an artificial fly, provided the hook otherwise meets the definition of an artificial fly in section 19.1(c) of this Title.

(e) Weight shall not be added to the line, leader, swivels, artificial fly or lure in any manner such that the weight hangs lower than the attached hook, artificial fly or lure when the line or leader is suspended vertically from the rod, except from Lake Ontario upstream to the Route 3 bridge from April 1st through August 14th.

(f) The distance between the hook, artificial fly or lure and any weight attached to the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding, shall not exceed four feet.

(g) Use of more than one hook is prohibited, except that multiple hooks attached to floating lures are permitted as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in clause (i) of this subparagraph.

(h) Use of hooks having more than one point is prohibited, except that double or treble hooks attached to floating lures are permitted as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in clause (i) of this subparagraph.

(i) Special provisions for floating lures:

(1) A floating lureis a lure that floats while at rest in water regardless of any weight attached to the line, leader or lure.

(2) Multiple single, double or treble hooks are permitted on floating lures from November 1st through August 14th.

(3) Any hooks on a floating lure, other than an artificial fly as defined in section 19.1(c) of this Title, must be attached thereto by a ring or swivel or from August 15th through October 31st, a bead chain attached to the lure with a ring.

(4) The distance between the body of a floating lure and the points of any attached hooks shall not exceed one and one-half inches except the bead chain configuration permitted in clause (i)(3) of this subparagraph may not exceed a distance of three and one half inches between the body of the floating lure and the hook point.

(5) The hook in the bead chain configuration permitted in clause (i)(3) of this subparagraph shall not have a gap greater than five-eights inch.

(3) Additional special fishing regulations for Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River, and St. Lawrence tributary stream segments regulated as catch and release only.

(i) This paragraph shall apply to the following stream segments:

(a) Chautauqua Creek (Chautauqua County) from the bridge on South Gale Street upstream 1.3 miles to the upper dam used by the Village of Westfield for water intake.

(b) Main branch of Eighteen Mile Creek (Erie County), excluding South Branch, contained within the Eighteen Mile Creek County Park.

(ii) The stream sections listed in subparagraph (i) of this paragraph shall be open all year to catch and release fishing only. All trout and salmon caught shall be returned to the water immediately without unnecessary injury.

(iii) From April 1st through August 31st, only artificial flies shall be used.

(iv) The following regulations shall apply from September 1st through March 31st of the following year:

(a) fishing from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise is prohibited;

(b) only artificial lures or artificial flies may be used and shall meet the following restrictions:

(1) hooks attached to any lure, except an artificial fly as defined in section 19.1(c) of this Title, shall be free-swinging;

(2) hooks shall not have a gap (distance between the shank and the point) greater than one-half inch;

(3) use of hooks with added weight is prohibited, except that artificial flies with no more than one-eighth ounce added weight are permitted;

(4) the distance between the hook, artificial fly or lure and any weight attached to the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding, shall not exceed four feet;

(5) use of more than one hook is prohibited, except that multiple hooks attached to floating lures are permitted as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in subclause (7) of this subparagraph;

(6) use of hooks having more than one point is prohibited, except that double or treble hooks attached to floating lures are permitted as noted in "special provisions for floating lures" in subclause (7) of this subparagraph;

(7) special provisions for floating lures:

(i) a floating lure is a lure that floats while at rest in water regardless of any weight attached to the line, leader or lure;

(ii) multiple, single, double or treble hooks are permitted on floating lures;

(iii) any hooks on a floating lure, other than an artificial fly as defined in section 19.1(c) of this Title, shall be attached thereto by a ring or swivel;

(iv) the distance between the body of a floating lure and the points of any attached hooks shall not exceed one and one-half inches.

(d) Additional special fishing regulations for all waters tributary to Lake Ontario from the lower most bridge upstream to the first barrier impassible by fish; rainbow trout and steelhead; daily creel limit one fish.

(e) Reserved for future amendment. See editorial note at beginning of this Part.

(f) Additional special fishing regulations for Spooner Creek and tributaries (Erie County) and the North Branch Clear Creek and tributaries (Erie County) from Taylor Hollow Road upstream to the outflow of Clear Lake; angling prohibited from January 1st through March 31st.

(g) Additional special fishing regulations for the Salmon River, Oswego County, from County Route 52 bridge upstream to Lighthouse Hill Reservoir. No person may fish at any time except from County Route 52 bridge in Altmar upstream to a marked boundary at Beaverdam Brook (Lower Fly Area) from September 15th through May 15th, and from a marked boundary upstream of the New York State Salmon River Fish Hatchery property upstream approximately 0.6 mile to a marked boundary at the Lighthouse Hill Reservoir tailrace (Upper Fly Area) from April 1st through November 30th. No person, while fishing in these places during these times, shall:

(1) fish from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise;

(2) use fishing tackle other than a traditional fly fishing rod, reel and line;

(3) fail to immediately release all fish without unnecessary injury;

(4) use a leader, including tippet, measuring in excess of 15 feet;

(5) use other than a single artificial fly with a single hook point and a maximum hook gap of one-half inch. The use of weighted flies is permitted as defined in paragraph (10) of this subdivision. The use of added baits or attractors such as, but not limited to, fish eggs insects, beads, spoons, spinners, or plugs on the line above the artificial fly is prohibited;

(6) place supplemental weight on the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding at a distance exceeding four feet from the fly. The use of supplemental weight is permitted as defined in paragraph (10) of this subdivision;

(7) add supplemental weight as permitted in paragraph (10) of this subdivision to the line, leader, swivels or artificial fly in any manner such that weight hangs lower than the attached fly when the leader is suspended vertically from the rod;

(8) use less than 20 feet of floating, sinking or combination floating/sinking flyline, or shooting head immediately behind the leader and in front of any running line or other backing. The use of fly lines is permitted as defined in paragraphs (9) and (10) of this subdivision;

(9) use other that a floating fly line, un-weighted leader and an un-weighted fly in the Lower Fly Area from May 1st through May 15th and from May 1st through August 31st in the Upper Fly Area. The use of sinking flylines, combination floating/sinking flylines, sinking leaders, metal leaders or supplemental weight including sinkers, split shot, twist-ons, swivels, attached to the leader, tippet, flyline or fly is also prohibited in both areas at these times; and

(10) use sinking flylines, combination floating/sinking flylines, shooting heads, sinking leaders, metal leaders, supplemental weight or weighted flies other than from April 1st through April 30th and September 1st through November 30th in the Upper Fly Area, and from September 15th through April 30th in the Lower Fly Area. The combined weight of any supplemental weight (as defined in paragraph 9 of this subdivision) and fly not exceed one-eighth of an ounce.

(h) Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table C in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, it is unlawful for any person, when fishing in Lake Champlain and its tributaries to the first barrier impassable by fish, but exclusive of the Barge Canal upstream from its confluence with Lake Champlain at Lock 12 in the Village of Whitehall and the Poultney River at East Bay Road, to take or possess on these waters or the shores thereof fish of the species listed:

(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;

(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species;

(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species.

(2) Table C--Fishing regulations for Lake Champlain and its tributaries.

Table C: Fishing regulations for Lake Champlain and its tributaries
Species Open season Minimum length Daily limit
(a) Trout All year 12" 3
Lake Trout All year 15" 3
Landlocked Salmon All year 15" 2
(b) Black Bass Second Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday proceeding the second Saturday in June Catch and release only; artificial lures only
(c) Walleye, Sauger First Saturday in May through March 15 18" Any 3 in combination
(d) Muskellunge All year 30" 1
(e) Northern Pike All year 20" 5
(f) Crappie All year 8" 25
(g) Pickerel All year Any size 10
(h) Yellow Perch and Sunfish, all waters except Cumberland Bay, Clinton County All year Any size Any number
Yellow Perch and Sunfish, Cumberland Bay, Clinton County All year Any size 50 (sale or offering for sale prohibited)
(i) Lake Sturgeon May not be taken or possessed at any time
(j) All other species not listed All year Any size Any number

(3) Additional special regulation for Lake Champlain:

(i) Spear guns or underwater guns may not be used to take fish on Lake Champlain.

(ii) No person may fish with more than two lines and each line shall have no more than two baited hooks or artificial lures with or without added natural bait.

(iii) Yellow perch taken from Cumberland Bay, and tributaries of Cumberland Bay to their first impassable barrier to fish, must not be sold, traded or bartered, offered for sale, or exposed for sale. Cumberland Bay is defined as that portion of Lake Champlain north and west of a line extending from Cumberland Head Light to the northern tip of Crab Island then westerly to the southerly of two piers at the oil terminal known locally as the Copeland Oil Terminal.

(i) Additional special trout and landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing regulations for certain tributaries of Lake Champlain. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Part, the following regulations apply:

(1) Fishing from boats is prohibited in:

(i) the Saranac River from Catherine Street bridge upstream to Imperial Mill Dam; and

(ii) the Ausable River beginning at the marked boundary 800 feet west of the first bridge upstream from Lake Champlain, continuing upstream and ending at Rainbow falls.

(2) From June 15th through December 31st in the Saranac River from Catherine Street bridge upstream to Imperial Mill Dam, Ausable River from D &H Railroad bridge upstream to Rainbow Falls, North Branch Boquet River and tributaries from mouth to first upstream barrier, and Boquet River from mouth upstream to Wadhams Falls, no person may:

(i) use a hook with a gap greater than 1/2 inch;

(ii) engage in fishing from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise;

(iii) use lures or bait other than unweighted artificial flies or unweighted natural baits except that floating lures with one free-swinging hook are permitted on the Saranac River;

(iv) attach supplemental weight, such as metal leaders, sinkers, split-shot, twistons, or swivels to the line, leader or bait;

(3) no person may engage in fishing in the North Branch Boquet River and its tributaries and Mill Brook (in Port Henry) from mouth to falls west of Route 22 from October 1st through December 31st.

(4) no person may engage in fishing at anytime in the Boquet River from marked boundary below Willsboro Dam upstream to Route 22 in Willsboro.

(5) no person may engage in fishing at any time in the Ausable Boat Basin at the mouth of Ausable Chasm between posted boundaries.

(j) Fishing regulations for Delaware River and its West Branch bordering the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table D in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, no person, when fishing in the Delaware River and its West Branch, in which New York and Pennsylvania share a common boundary, shall take or possess on these waters or the shores thereof fish of the species listed:

(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;

(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species; and

(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species.

(2) Table D--Fishing regulations for Delaware River and its West Branch bordering Pennsylvania.

Table D: Fishing regulations for Delaware River and its West Branch bordering Pennsylvania
Species Open season Minimum length Daily limit
(a) Trout First Saturday after April 11 through October 15 14" in Delaware River; 12" in W. Br. Delaware River 1 in Delaware River; 2 in W. Br. Delaware River
October 16 through the Friday preceding the first Saturday after April 11 Catch and release only; artificial lures only in W. Br. Delaware River
(b) Black bass First Saturday after June 11 through the Friday preceding first Saturday after April 11 12" 5
First Saturday after April 11 through Friday preceding first Saturday after June 11 Catch and release only
(c) Walleye 1st Saturday in May through March 14 18" 3
(d) Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge All year 40" 1
(e) Pickerel All year 12" 5
(f) Striped Bass All year 28" 2
(g) Anadromous River Herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring) Possession prohibited

(k) Greenwood Lake fishing regulations.

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table E in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, no person, when fishing in Greenwood Lake in Orange County, shall take or possess on these waters or the shores thereof fish of the species listed:

(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;

(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species; and

(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species.

(2) Table E--Greenwood Lake fishing regulations.

Table E: Greenwood Lake fishing regulations
Species Open season Minimum length Daily limit
(a) Black Bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only
(b) Pickerel All year 15" 5
(c) Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge All year 36" 1
(d) Walleye May 1 through last day of February 18" 3
(e) Channel catfish All year 12" 5
(f) Crappie All year 8" 10

(3) Ice fishing is permitted for the taking of any species during its open season. Five tip- ups and two-hand lines may be used.

(l) Special fishing regulations for Indian Lake in Dutchess County.

(1) Black bass and pickerel may be taken from 6 a.m. on the third Saturday in April to November 30th.

(2) Daily limit is six for black bass and six for pickerel.

(3) Minimum length is 12 inches for black bass and 15 inches for pickerel.

§10.3 Additional special fishing regulations for certain inland waters

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table A in subdivision (b) of this section, no person, when fishing on the designated waters listed in Table A, shall fish in a manner contrary to that specified nor take or possess on the specially designated waters or shores thereof fish of the species listed for those waters:

(1) other than during the open season specified for such species;

(2) of a size less than that specified for such species; and

(3) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species.

(b) Table A--Fishing regulations for specially designated waters.

Fishing regulations for specially designated waters.
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(1) Albany (a) Thompsons Lake Trout All year 12" 3
(b) Normans Kill mouth to Watervliet Reservoir Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(c) Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassible by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge All species All year Catch and release All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, Section 11 1315 (1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip ups permitted
(d) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(2) Allegany (a) All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(b) Rushford Lake Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(c) Allen Lake Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(d) Genesee River from Belmont dam upstream to Pennsylvania State line except section below Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(e) Genesee River from Route 19 bridge in Shongo downstream 2.5 miles Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(f) Wiscoy Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 10" 3
October 16 though the March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(g) East Koy Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 though the March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(3) Bronx (a) Indian Lake, Crotona Park; VanCortlandt Lake All All year Catch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(4) Broome (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Nanticoke Lake Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(c) Oquaga Creek from old Route 17 bridge downstream 3 miles to new Route 17 bridge west of Deposit. West Branch Delaware River from the Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles. Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d)Chenango River, Susquehanna River, Tioughnioga River Muskellunge and Tiger muskellunge First Saturday in May through March 15 40" 1 combined
American Shad All year Catch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately.
(e) Whitney Point Reservoir and the upper Otselic River upstream to Cortland County Route 169 bridge at Landers Corners Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(f) West Branch Delaware River from Broome Delaware County border downstream to Route 17 overpass at Deposit Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
All angling prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
(g) West Branch Delaware River from Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles Trout April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
All angling prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
(h) West Branch Delaware River from the lower limit of trout catch and release only section near Deposit downstream to Pennsylvania state line (1.7 miles below Hale Eddy Bridge) Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
All angling prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(5)Cattaraugus (a) All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(b) Case Lake, Harwood Lake, New Albion Lake, Red House Lake, Quaker Lake Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(c) Clear Creek from Wyoming- Cattaraugus County line upstream, Lime Lake outlet, McKinstry Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Ischua Creek from 0.9 mile upstream to 1.3 miles downstream of Route 98 bridge in Cadiz Trout All year
(e) Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek, Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(6) Cayuga (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Cross Lake, Seneca River Northern pike First Saturday in May through March 15 22" 5 Ice fishing permitted
(c) Cross Lake and the Seneca River from Jordan Road to Plainville Road in Onondaga County Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(d) Dutch Hollow Brook from the mouth upstream to the Route 38A bridge Angling and dipnetting prohibited from March 16 until the opening of walleye season
(e) Salmon Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(7)Chautauqua (a) all waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(b) Chautauqua Lake and its tributaries and the Chadakoin River to Warner Dam Muskellunge and tiger muskellunge Third Saturday in June through November 30 40" 1
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(c) Goose Creek Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(8) Chemung (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Cayuta Creek except section below Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(c) Cayuta Creek from the Wyncoop Road bridge upstream to the NY Route 223 bridge Trout All year 12" 2 Artificial lures only
(d) Chemung River and its tributaries Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge First Saturday in May through March 15 40" 1 combined
American Shad All year Catch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately
(e) Park Station Pond Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(9) Chenango (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Chenango River Susquehanna River Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge First Saturday in May through March 15 40" 1 combined
American Shad All year Catch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately.
(c) Genegantslet Creek from first Route 220 bridge north of Smithville Flats upstream to mouth of Five Streams Trout All Year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Guilford Lake, Mill Brook Reservoir Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(e) Otselic River Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 though March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(10) Clinton (a) Upper Chateaugay Lake, Chazy Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Great Chazy River from Route 9B at Coopersville to Perrys Mills Dam Fishing prohibited March 16 until the first Saturday in May
(c) Saranac River from Imperial Dam upstream to the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Pond Road and Route 22B in Morrisonville Trout All year 12" 5
(d) Saranac River the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Pond Road and Route 22B in Morrisonville upstream to Kent Falls Dam Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Saranac River marked boundary 100 yards upstream its confluence the North Branch Saranac River upstream 1.4 miles to Stord Brook Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(f) North Branch Saranac River from mouth of Cold Brook upstream to mouth of Alder Brook Trout All year 12" 3 Artificial lures only
(g) Scomotion Creek from mouth upstream to Pardy Road Burbot December 1 through March 31 Snatching and blind snatching permitted
(h) Fern Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(11) Columbia (a) Queechy Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Kinderhook Creek from Adams Crossing downstream Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5
(c) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(12) Cortland (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(b) Goodale Lake, Little York Lake and Casterline Pond, Tri-County Pond Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(c) East Branch Owego Creek, East Branch Tioughnioga River, West Branch Tioughnioga River, Otselic River Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 though March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Otselic River, Tioughnioga River, East Branch Tioughnioga River,West Branch Tioughnioga River Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday proceeding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Otselic River from County Route 169 bridge at Landers Corners downstream to Broome County line Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(f) Tully Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(13)Delaware (a) All streams and their tributaries that flow into the Delaware River in Delaware County downstream of Hancock Trout First Saturday after April 11 through September 30 Any size 5
(b) All streams and their tributaries flow into the East Branch Delaware River between the Village of East Branch and Hancock Trout First Saturday after April 11 through October 15 Any size 5
(c) All unlisted tributaries to Pepacton Reservoir and to East Branch Delaware River upstream from Pepacton Reservoir highwater mark Trout April 1 through September 30 Any size 5
(d) East Branch Delaware River from Pepacton Reservoir high water mark upstream Trout April 1 through September 30 9" 5
(e) East Branch Delaware River from Reservoir downstream to Shinhopple Bridge Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
All fishing prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
(f) East Branch Delaware River from Shinhopple Bridge downstream to the mouth at Hancock Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
October 16 through November 30 Catch and release only
(g) West Branch Delaware River from Cannonsville Reservoir high water mark upstream Trout April 1 through September 30 9" 5
(h) West Branch Delaware River from Cannonsville Dam downstream to Route 17 overpass at Deposit Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
All fishing prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
(i) West Branch Delaware River from the Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles Trout April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
All fishing prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
(j) West Branch Delaware River from the lower limit of trout catch and release section near Deposit downstream to Pennsylvania State line (1.7 miles below Hale Eddy Bridge) Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
All fishing prohibited from October 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout
(k) Delaware River and West Branch Delaware River forming Pennsylvania State Line See subdivision (j) of section 10.2
(l) Cannonsville Reservoir Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3
(m) Pepacton Reservoir Trout April 1 through September 30 15" 2 fish with no more than 1 longer than 21"
(n) Launt Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 10" 3
(o) Big Pond, Little Pond Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(p) Bush Kill, Tremper Kill, Fall Clove, Terry Clove, Platte Kill, Dry Brook, Batavia Kill Trout April 1 through September 30 9" 5
(q) Beaver Kill from State Route 206 (County Route 7) bridge downstream except sections below Trout April 1 through November 30 9" 5
(r) Beaver Kill: from Sullivan County line (below Roscoe) downstream 2.5 miles Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(s) Beaver Kill: one mile upstream to 1.6 miles downstream of Iron Bridge at Horton Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(t) Beaver Kill: from Iron Bridge at Horton downstream to first Route 17 overpass Angling prohibited from July 1 through August 31 to protect thermally stressed trout
(u) Mud Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3
(v) Schoharie Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing prohibited
(w) Trout Pond, Huggins Lake Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2 Artificial lures only
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(14) Dutchess (a) Upton Lake, Sylvan Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Wappinger Creek downstream of dam in Pleasant Valley Trout All year Any size 5
(c) Morgan Lake Trout All year Any size 3 Ice fishing permitted
(d) All other 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 Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(e) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(e) Ellis Lake Ice fishing permitted
(15) Erie (a) All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(b) Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
Cattaraugus Creek downstream of Springville Dam See Great Lakes Regulations
(d) Hosmer (Sardinia) Brook Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) That portion of Ellicott Creek within Amherst State Park See Great Lakes Regulations
(16) Essex
(a) West Branch Ausable River except section below: Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5
(b) West Branch Ausable River from mouth of Holcomb Pond Outlet downstream to marked boundary 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(c) West Branch Ausable River from the Whiteface Ski Center bridge downstream to the Route 86 Bridge at the Flume Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Bigsby Pond, Copperas Pond Lake trout April 1 through October 15 Fishing prohibited October 16 through March 31 15" 3 Tip-ups prohibited
(e) Eagle Lake, Connery Pond, Hudson River Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(f) First Lake of Essex Chain, Pharaoh Lake Lake trout April 1 through October 15 15" 3 Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(g) Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish Lake trout All year 23" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Land locked salmon All year 18" 2
Trout All year Any size 5
Smelt Use or possession prohibited
Yellow Perch All year Any size 50
Sunfish All year Any size 50
(h) Ticonderoga Creek from lower falls upstream to Lake George Trout All year 12" 3
Lake Trout All year 15" 3
Landlocked Salmon All year 15" 2
(i) Mirror Lake, Lake Placid Lake trout April 1 through October 15 15" 3
(j) Moose Pond in Town of St. Armand Black bass April 1 through November 30 Any size Any number
Lake trout April 1 through October 15 15" 3
(k) Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake upstream to Alder Meadow Road Lake trout All year 18" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(l) Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes Round whitefish Possession prohibited
(m) Boquet River from Wadhams Falls upstream to Route 9N in Elizabethtown Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5
(n) Crane Pond Lake trout All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted; Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(o) Paradox Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Lake trout All year 21" 3
(p) Indian River Lake trout All year Any size 3
Landlocked salmon All year Any size 3
Trout All year Any size 5
(q) Harris Lake, Franklin Falls Flow Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(17) Franklin
(a) All Waters except those listed below Black Bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
(b) Big Fish Pond, Little Fish Pond, St. Regis Pond Lake trout April 1 through October 15 15" 3
(c) Tupper Lake, Lake Kushaqua, Rollins Pond Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
(d) Lake Clear, Meacham Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
(e) Lake Colby Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 Any size 5
(f) Little Clear and Little Green Pond and their tributaries All species Fishing prohibited to protect hatchery brood stocks It is a violation for any person to possess a lure or fish taking device attached to a line on the waters or shores of Little Clear Pond. It is a violation for any person to possess landlocked salmon in or within 200 yards of Little Clear Pond.
(g) Mountain Pond (Town of Brighton) Trout April 1 through November 30 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(h) Saranac River from Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to Franklin Falls Flow Dam Fishing prohibited March 1 through May 15 to protect spawning walleye
(i) [Reserved]
(j) Whey Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3 in combination Artificial lures only
(k) Follensby Clear Pond Landlocked salmon April 1 through October 15 15" 3 Tip-ups prohibited
(l) Upper Saranac Lake Lake trout April 1 through October 15 23" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 Tip-ups prohibited
(m) Franklin Falls Flow, Lower Saranac Lake, Rainbow Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(n) Saranac River from Pine Street bridge upstream to Lake Flower Dam in Village of Saranac Lake Trout All year Any size 5
(18) Fulton
(a) Canada Lake, Green Lake, Lily Lake, West Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5
(b) East Caroga Lake,West Caroga Lake,Northville Pond,Great Sacandaga Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(c) Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from the stream mouth to First highway bridge. Sacandaga River from the Bridge Street bridge in Northville upstream to the first crossing of Route 30. Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(d) Kyser Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(19) Genesee (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Oatka Creek Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(20) Greene (a) Colgate Lake, Greens Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Schoharie Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing prohibited
(c) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(21)Hamilton (a) All waters except those listed below
Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
(b) Abanakee Lake Lake trout All year Any size 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5
(c) Limekiln Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(d) Lake Algonquin Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(e) Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Lake, Forked Lake, Gilman Lake, South Pond, Utowana Lake Lake trout All year 21" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 5
(f) Charley Pond Outlet within William C. Whitney Area Fishing prohibited July 1 through September 15
(g) Lake Lila, First Lake of Essex Chain Lake trout April 1 through October 15 15" 3 Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(h) Fawn Lake (Town of Lake Pleasant) Lake trout April 1 through October 15 Fishing prohibited October 16 through March 31 18" 3 Tip-ups prohibited
(i) Fourth Lake of Fulton Chain Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year 9" 5 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(j) Hudson River Black bass All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5
(k) Indian Lake (Town of Indian Lake), Lake Eaton, Lewey Lake, Raquette Lake Lake trout All year 21" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
Trout All year Any size 5
(l) Lower Sargent Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
(m) Sacandaga Lake tributaries and outlet, Lake Pleasant tributaries Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(n) Piseco Lake Lake trout All year 21" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 18" 2
(o) Sagamore Lake Lake trout April 1 through October 15 18" 3
(p) Sixth Lake, Seventh Lake Lake trout All year 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
Trout All year Any size 5
(q) Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from the upstream mouth to first highway bridge, Sacandaga River from Bridge Street in Northville upstream to the first crossing of Rte 30. Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(r) Jennings Park Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 3 Use or possession of bait fish prohibited
(s) Little Tupper Lake, Rock Pond, and Rock Pond Outlet stream between Rock Pond and Little Tupper Lake.1 Trout April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(t) Round Lake to the demarcated boundary with Little Tupper Lake Brook trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3 Artificial lures only
Use or possession of bait fish prohibited
(u) Indian River (Town of Indian River) Trout All year Any size 5
(v) Lake Pleasant, Sacandaga Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
1 Parties holding reserved contractual rights under the contract of sale between New York State and Whitney Industries are not subject to this regulation. This exception applies only to the extent that such activities are authorized by and in strict conformance with the terms of said contract provisions and the companion deed restrictions.
(22)Herkimer (a) First, Second, Third and Fourth Lakes of Fulton Chain Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year 9" 5
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
(b) Limekiln Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(c) Moose River, Middle and South of Branch Moose River downstream of Moose River Plains Rec. Area, West Canada Creek from mouth upstream to Cincinnati Creek Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(d) West Canada Creek from Trenton Falls Dam downstream to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) below the mouth of Cincinnati Creek Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Stillwater Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(f) Beardsley Lake, Kyser Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(g) Evergreen Lake, Hidden Lake, Horn Lake, Peaked Mountain Lake Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 3 Artificial lures only
(h) Wheeler and Clear Ponds (Town of Webb) Brook trout April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(i) Forestport Reservoir, Hinkley Reservoir, Kayuta Lake, Moshier Reservoir and North Lake Statewide Angling Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted
(23) Jefferson (a) All waters, except Sandy Pond Yellow perch All year Any size Any number
Sunfish All year Any size Any number
(b) Clear Lake, Brass Lake, Hyde Lake,Moon Lake, Sixtown Pond, Butterfield Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(c) All waters except those listed below Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
(d) Black River from Dexter Dam upstream, Indian River Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
Walleye Statewide Regulations Apply
(e) Lake-of-the-Woods, Sixberry Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked Salmon All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(f) Perch Lake Closed to all fishing from March 2 through November 30. Ice fishing permitted from December 1 through March 1.
(g) Sandy Pond Yellow perch All year Any size 50 Ice fishing permitted
Sunfish All year Any size 50
(h) Millsite Lake Statewide Angling Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(24) Kings (a) Prospect Park Lake All All year Catch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(25) Lewis (a) Beaver River, Black River, Deer River,West Branch Deer River Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday proceeding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(b) Black River, East Branch Fish Creek from Rome Reservoir Dam downstream, Moose River Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(c) Lake Bonaparte Trout All year 9" 5 Ice fishing permitted
Lake trout All year 18" 3
(d) Beaver Lake, Francis Lake, Soft Maple Reservoir, and Whetstone Marsh Statewide Angling Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted
(26)Livingston (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Cohocton River, Mill Creek Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(c) Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted Trout April 1 through October 15 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12" 2 Artificial lures only
October 16 through March 31 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(27) Madison (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Chenango Canal from Route 46 to Oriskany Creek Trout All year 12" 2 Artificial lures only
(c) Chittenango Creek from Route 20 north to Conrail railroad line except for the section from the Town of Fenner/Town of Sullivan Town Line at mile marker 1219 on Rte. 13 to mile marker 1237 south of the village of Chittenango Line Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(d) Chittenango Creek from the Town of Fenner / Town of Sullivan Town Line at mile marker 1219 on Rte. 13 to mile marker 1237 south of the village of Chittenango Line Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Eaton Brook Reservoir Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(f) Lebanon Reservoir, Leland Ponds Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(g) Oneida Creek from Peterboro Road to NYS Thruway Trout All year Any size 5
(h) East Branch Tioughnioga River, Otselic River Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 though March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(i) Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(28) Monroe (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 loner than 12"
(b) Oatka Creek except the section described in (c) and (d) below Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(c) Oatka Creek from Union Street upstream 1.7 miles to Wheatland Center Road Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road upstream 1.4 miles to Union Street and Wheatland Center Road upstream 2.5 miles to the mouth of Spring Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Spring Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 2
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(29)Montgomery (a) Schoharie Creek Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(b) Beardsley Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(30) Nassau (a) All waters Crappie All year 9" 15
Sunfish (bluegill and pumpkinseed) All year Any size 15
Yellow perch All year 8" 15
Pickerel First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(b) All waters Black bass First Saturday in June through April 30 Catch and release only
(c) All ponds and lakes Trout All year Any size 3
(d) All streams Rainbow and brown trout All year Any size 3
Brook trout April 1 through September 30 Catch and release only
(31) New York (a) Central Park all waters All All year Catch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(32) Niagara (a) All waters Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permittted
(33) Oneida (a) Mohawk River from Barge Canal upstream to Delta Dam, Mohawk River from Bridge in Westernville upstream to Lansing Kill, Moose River, Nine Mile Creek, Oneida Creek, Sauquoit Creek from Pinnacle Road in Sauquoit downstream, Black River Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Black River Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday proceeding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(c) West Canada Creek, East Branch Fish Creek from Rome Reservoir downstream and West Branch Fish Creek except for sections below Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(d) West Canada Creek from Trenton Falls Dam downstream to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) below the mouth of Cincinnati Creek Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Fish Creek from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek, West Branch of Fish Creek from mouth upstream to dam in McConnellville, East Branch Fish Creek from mouth upstream to the Route 69 bridge in Taberg, Mohawk River from Delta Lake upstream to bridge in Westernville Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(f) Oneida Creek from Peterboro Road downstream to NYS Thruway Trout All year Any size 5
(g) Oriskany Creek from bridge in Deansboro downstream to Mohawk River Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(h) Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie)Canal upstream to Lock 22 Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(i) Lansing Kill Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(j) Delta Reservoir Statewide Angling Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted
(34)Onondaga (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Cross Lake, Seneca River Northern pike First Saturday in May through March 15 22" 5 Ice fishing permitted
(c) Green Lake in Green Lakes State Park Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(d) Limestone Creek - mouth to Route 20; Butternut Creek - mouth to Route 20 Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(e) Jamesville Reservoir,Tully Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(f) Skaneateles Creek from Old Seneca Turnpike Bridge north of the Village of Skaneateles downstream 10.2 miles to the Jordan Road Bridge in the Village of Jordan Trout, landlocked salmon April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(g) Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(35) Orleans (a) All waters except the Great Lakes and their tributaries Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(36) Ontario (a) All waters except the Finger Lakes, Great Lakes and their tributaries Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(37) Orange (a) Askoti Lake, Blue Lake, Round Lake, Skannatati Lake, Walton Lake, Hessian Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Mongaup River from Rio Dam downstream to Route 97 bridge Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3 Artificial lures only
(c) Ramapo River Trout All year Any size 5
(d) Sterling Lake Lake trout April 1 through October 15 21" 1 Use and possession of baitfish prohibited
(e) All other rivers and streams except Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish and Delaware Rivers Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(f) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(g) Bashakill Marsh Pickerel All year 15" 5
Black bass All year 12" 5
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(38) Oswego (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Redfield Reservoir Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(c) Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(39) Otsego (a) Arnold Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Basswood Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 10" 3
(c) Canadarago Lake Yellow Perch All year Any size 25
(d) Gilbert Lake Trout April 1 through November 30 12" 3
(e) Goodyear Lake Yellow Perch All year Any size 25
Sunfish (Bluegill, pumpkinseed, Redbreast) All year Any size 25
(f) Otsego Lake Landlocked salmon All year 18" 1 Ice fishing permitted
Brown trout All year 18" 1
Lake trout All year 23" 1
(g) Susquehanna River from Otsego Lake Dam downstream to Goodyear Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Lake trout April 1 through October 15 Any size for trout, 15 inches for Landlocked salmon and 21" for Lake trout 3 in any combination
(40) Putnam (a) Bog Brook Reservoir, Diverting Reservoir, East Branch Reservoir, Middle Branch Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) East Branch Croton River from Diverting Reservoir to East Branch Reservoir Trout All year 14" 1 Artificial lures only
(c) West Branch Croton River from West Branch Reservoir to Croton Falls Reservoir Trout April 1 through September 30 9" 5
(d) West Branch Croton River from Croton Falls Reservoir to East Branch Croton River Trout April 1 through September 30 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) West Branch Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon 18" 1
Lake trout 21" 3
(f) 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 Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(g) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(h) Lake Glenida, Lake Gilead Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Lake trout All year 21" 3
(i) East Branch Reservoir, Boyd Corners Reservoir, White Pond Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(j) Croton Falls Reservoir Trout All year 18" 1 Ice fishing permitted
(41) Queens (a) Baisley Pond, Kissena Lake, Meadow Lake, Oakland Lake, Willow Lake All All year Catch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(42)Rensselaer (a) Glass Lake Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Hoosic River, Little Hoosic River Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5
(c) Long Pond, Second Pond, Shaver Pond Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(d) Kinderhook Creek from Adams Crossing in Columbia County downstream Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5
(e) Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge All species All year Catch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted
(f) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(g) Tomhannock Reservoir Ice fishing season January 1-March 15,daylight hours only. Fishing by permit only (available from City of Troy)
(43) Richmond (a) Brooks Lake, Clove Lake, Silver Lake, Willowbrook Lake, Wolfes Pond All All year Catch and release fishing only. All fish (except snakeheads) shall be returned to the water immediately. Any snakeheads removed from NYS waters shall be immediately euthanized and reported to the DEC Regional Fisheries Office and shall NOT be returned to any water body.
(44)Rockland (a) Ramapo River Trout All year Any size 5
(b) Hessian Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(c) 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 Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(d) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(45) St. Lawrence (a) Tooley Pond Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(b) All waters except those listed in this paragraph Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
(c) All rivers and streams except the Raquette River impoundments and those covered by section 10.2 of this Part Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
Muskellunge Third Saturday in June through November 30 40" 1
(d) Black Lake including Indian River from falls in Rossie downstream to confluence with the Oswegatchie River Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(e) Cold Brook (on Cold Brook Fish and Wildlife Management Area), S. Branch Grass River from 0.5 mile downstream of Route 3 upstream to Grass River Flow Trout April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(f) Little River (Towns of Fine, Clifton),Oswegatchie River from Cranberry Lake Dam downstream Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5
(g) Pleasant Lake, Black Lake, Horseshoe Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(h) Star Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year 9" 5
(i) Tupper Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(j) St. Regis River from Fort Jackson upstream to Franklin County line Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(k) Cranberry Lake Northern pike First Saturday in May through March 15 Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(l) Lake Ozonia Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
(m) Trout Lake Lake trout All year 21" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year 9" 5
(n) Allen Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3

(o) West Branch St. Regis River from Route 11B bridge upstream to Allen Falls Reservoir Dam

Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(p) Pine, Boottree, Town Line, Deer, and Horseshoe Ponds in the Massawepie Conservation Easement Area, Tamarack Pond Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3
(q) Oswegatchie River from north side of the lower most bridge, St. Rte.68, upstream to the dam in Ogdensburg Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May
(r) Sterling Pond Statewide Angling Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted
(46)Saratoga (a) Mohawk River Taking and possession of River Herring (Blueback Herring and Alewife) between Lock 2 and Guard Gate 2 (Waterford Flight) prohibited.
(b) Hudson River from Warren county line downstream to Washington county line east of Glens Falls Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(c) Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge All species All year Catch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1)may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted.
(d) Kayaderosseras Creek from first railroad bridge upstream Trout All year Any size 5
(e) Great Sacandaga Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(f) Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from lake upstream to first highway bridge Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May
(g) Moreau Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(h) Saratoga Lake including Fish Creek downstream to the old R.R. crossing between Staffords and Bryants Bridges Sunfish (Bluegill, pumpkinseed, Redbreast) All year Any size 15
(47)Schenectady (a) Schoharie Creek from Route 20 bridge upstream Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 Any size 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(b) Schoharie Creek from Route 20 bridge downstream Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(48) Schoharie (a) Mallet Pond Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Schoharie Creek from Schoharie Reservoir downstream to Route 20 bridge Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 Any size 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(c) Schoharie Creek from Route 20 bridge downstream Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Schoharie Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing prohibited
(e) Holding Pond Trout April through October 15 10" 3
(49) Schuyler (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Cayuta Creek Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(c) Cayuta Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(50) Seneca (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Seneca River Northern pike First Saturday in May through March 15 22 5 Ice fishing permitted
Trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmon All year Any size 5
(51) Steuben (a) All waters except those listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Chemung River and tributaries upstream of Rt. 17 west of Corning Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday before the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(c) Chemung River, Tioga River Muskellunge and tiger muskellunge First Saturday in May through March 15 40" 1 combined
(d) Cohocton River except sections below Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(e) Cohocton River (1) from north boundary of U.S. Veterans Facility upstream to Route 415 and (2) from north boundary of Avoca Village to mouth of Neil Creek Trout All year 12" 2 Artificial lures only
(f) Mill Creek Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(52) Suffolk (a) All waters Crappie All year 9" 15
Sunfish bluegill and pumpkinseed All year Any size 15
Yellow perch All year Any size 15
(b) All waters, except Lake Ronkonkoma, Artist Lake, Belmont Lake, Blydenburgh Lake and Fort Pond Black bass First Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
December 1 through April 30 Catch and release only
(c) Blydenburgh Lake Black bass First Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
December 1 through Friday before first Saturday in June Catch and release only
(d) Artist Lake, Belmont Lake, Randall Pond Black bass All year Catch and release only
(e) Lake Ronkonkoma, Fort Pond Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(f) All ponds and lakes except Laurel Lake,Deep Pond and East (Swan) Lake Trout All year Any size 3 Ice fishing permitted
(g) Laurel Lake and Deep Pond Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(h) East (Swan) Lake Trout April 1 through November 30 10" 3
(i) All freshwater and tidal streams except Carmans River in Southaven County Park, Connetquot River in Connetquot River State Park and Nissequogue River in Caleb Smith State Park Rainbow and brown trout All year Any size 3
Brook trout April 1 through September 30 Catch and release only
(j) Carmans River (Southaven County Park) Brook trout April 1 through September 30 Catch and release only
Special regulations by river sections. Additional park regulations apply; call 631-854-1414
From LIPA transmission lines at Gate G upstream to Yaphank Avenue Trout April 1 through September 30 Catch and release only Fly fishing only
From Cement Dam upstream to LIPA transmission lines at Gate G Rainbow and brown trout April 1 through September 30 9" 3 Fly fishing only
From Cement Dam downstream to Hards Lake Dam Rainbow and brown trout April 1 through September 30 9" 3
(k) Connetquot and Caleb Smith State Parks Trout Park regulations apply, permit required: call 631-581-1005 Connetquot, 631-265-1054 Caleb Smith
(l) Deep Pond Chain pickerel All year Any size Catch and release only
(53) Sullivan (a) Basket Creek and tributaries, Calicoon Creek from mouth to Hortonville, Hankins Creek and tributaries from mouth to falls at Mileses, Hoolihan Brook, and tributaries, North Branch Calicoon Creek and tributaries from mouth to Gossweyler Pond above North Branch, Pea Brook and tributaries Trout First Saturday after April 11 through September 30 Any size 5
(b) Beaver Kill from State Route 206 (County Route 7) bridge in Delaware County downstream, Neversink River from Neversink Reservoir downstream, Willowemoc Creek from Iron Bridge at Parkston downstream except as provided in subparagraph c of this paragraph Trout April 1 through November 30 9" 5
(c) Willowemoc Creek from 1,200 feet above the mouth of Elm Hollow Brook downstream 3.5 miles to second Route 17 Quickway bridge east of Roscoe Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Crystal Lake, Hodge Pond Trout April 1 through September 30 10" 3 Use or possession of fish for bait prohibited
(e) Lake Huntington, Loch Sheldrake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(f) Mongaup River from Rio Dam downstream to Route 97 bridge Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3 Artificial lures only
(g) Neversink Reservoir Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3
Landlocked salmon April 1 through October 15 15" 3
Smelt Fishing prohibited
(h) Rondout Reservoir Trout April 1 through November 30 12" 3
Lake trout April 1 through November 30 18" 3
(i) Swinging Bridge Reservoir Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(j) White Lake Lake trout All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(k) Bashakill Pickerel All year 15" 5
Black bass All year 12" 5
(l) Mongaup Pond Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(m) Neversink River from Neversink Reservoir downstream except section below Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5
(n) Neversink River and tributaries located within the Neversink River Unique Area and owned by the people of the State of New York lying and situated in the Towns of Thompson and Forestburg and abutting that reach of the Neversink River from its confluence with Mercer Brook south to the Sullivan-Orange county line,except any portion thereof where the right to fish is privately owned Trout April 1 through October 15 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(o) All other rivers and streams except Delaware River Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(54) Tioga (a) All waters except Cayuta Creek listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Catatonk Creek, Cayuta Creek Black bass All year Any size 5
(c) Cayuta Creek Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(d) Owego Creek, East Branch Owego Creek, West Branch Owego Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 though March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Susquehanna River Muskellunge and tiger Muskellunge First Saturday in May through March 15 40" 1 combined
American Shad All year Catch and release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately.
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(55)Tompkins (a) All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Fall Creek from Ithaca Falls upstream Black bass All year Any size 5
(c) Fall Creek from Route 38 bridge at Freeville upstream to bridge at Groton City Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(d) Salmon Creek above Ludlowville Falls, West Branch Owego Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 though March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Tri-County Pond Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(56) Ulster (a) All waters except Hudson River Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(b) Alder Lake, Echo Lake Trout April 1 through September 30 10" 3 Use or possession of fish for bait prohibited
(c) Ashokan Trout April 1 through November 30 12" 3
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
(d) Rondout Reservoir Trout April 1 through November 30 12" 3
Lake trout April 1 through November 30 18" 3

(e) Esopus Creek (other than below)

Trout April 1 through November 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"
(f) 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 Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
(g) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(h) Honk Lake Ice fishing permitted
(57) Warren
(a) Brant Lake, Brant Lake Mill Pond, Brant Lake outlet, Hudson River, Lake Luzerne, Trout Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(b) Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish Lake trout All year 23" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 18" 2
Trout All year Any size 5
Smelt Use or possession prohibited
(c) Glen Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
(d) Hour Pond, Jabe Pond, Little Jabe Pond, Peaked Mountain Pond and their tributaries Trout April 1 through October 15 12" 3 Artificial lures only
(e) Lily Pond, Pack Forest Lake Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
(f) Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake downstream to Starbuckville Dam Lake trout All year 18" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 15" 3
Trout All year Any size 5
(g) Schroon River from Starbuckville Dam downstream Lake trout All year Any size 3
Landlocked salmon All year Any size 3
Trout All year Any size 5
(h) Thirteenth Lake and tributaries and outlets downstream to Hudson River Landlocked salmon April 1 through November 30 15" 3 Use or possession of baitfish prohibited
Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5
(i) Palmer Pond Trout April 1 through November 30 Any size 5
County Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
(58)Washington
(a) Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge All species All year Catch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Bait fish listed under Environmental Conservation Law, section 11-1315(1) may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups permitted.
(b) Batten Kill from Vermont state line downstream to covered bridge at Eagleville Trout All year Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(c) Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish Lake trout All year 23" 2 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year 18" 2
Trout All year Any size 5
Smelt Use or possession prohibited
(d) Hoosic River Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5
(59) Wayne (a) All waters except the Great Lakes and their tributaries Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(60)Westchester (a) 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 Third Saturday in June through November 30 10" 5
December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(b) Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish Black bass Third Saturday in June through November 30 15" 5
(c) Amawalk Outlet from Amawalk Reservoir to Muscoot Reservoir Trout April 1 through September 30 12" 3 Artificial lures only
(d) Amawalk Reservoir, Cross River Reservoir, Muscoot Reservoir, Titicus Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3 Ice fishing permitted
(e) New Croton Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3
(f) Kensico Reservoir Trout All year 12" 3
Lake trout All year 18" 3
(g) West Branch Croton River from Croton Falls Reservoir to East Branch Croton River Trout April 1 through September 30 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(h) Titicus Outlet Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(61) Wyoming (a) All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12" Ice fishing permitted
(b) Wiscoy Creek except section below Trout April 1 through October 15 10" 3
(c) Wiscoy Creek from 0.5 mile upstream to 0.5 mile downstream of Hillside Road Bridge Trout October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(d) Clear Creek from mouth to Wyoming-Cattaraugus county line Trout April 1 through October 15 9" 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(e) Cattaraugus Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(f) East Koy Creek Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
October 16 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
(62) Yates (a) All waters except Keuka Outlet listed below Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
(b) Keuka Outlet from first barrier upstream Trout All year Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"

(c) Finger Lakes fishing regulations.

(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part and in accordance with Table B in paragraph (2) of this subdivision, no person, when fishing in Canadice, Canandaigua, Cayuga, Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye, Keuka, Otisco, Owasco, Seneca and Skaneateles Lakes shall take or possess, on these lakes or the shores thereof, fish of the species listed:

(i) other than during the open season specified for such species;

(ii) of a size less than that specified for such species;

(iii) in excess of the daily limit specified for such species; and

(iv) in a manner contrary to that specified for such species.

(2) Table B Fishing regulations for Finger Lakes

Table B - Fishing regulations for Finger Lakes
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
All Finger Lakes All other species except as listed below See General Angling Regulations listed under 10.1(b) of this Part for each species
Northern pike First Saturday of May through March 15 22" 5
Walleye First Saturday of May through March 15 18" 3
Except 15" in Honeoye Lake
All Finger Lakes except for Cayuga Lake, Otisco Lake, Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake Brown trout, rainbow trout, lake trout, Landlocked salmon All year 15" 5 in combination. Catch shall include no more than 1 rainbow trout or 3 Landlocked salmon
Black bass Third Saturday of June through March 15 12" 5
March 16 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial Lures Only
Cayuga Lake, Otisco Lake, Owasco Lake, Skaneateles Lake Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Lake trout, Landlocked salmon All year 15" Except 12" for Brown trout in Otisco Lake and 18" for Landlocked salmon in Cayuga Lake 5 in combination. Catch shall include no more than 3 Lake trout or 3 Landlocked salmon
Black bass Statewide regulations apply
Tiger muskellunge Statewide regulations apply except 36" for Otisco Lake
Honeoye Lake, Skaneateles Lake Alewife or sawbellies Possession prohibited

(3) Ice fishing is permitted in all Finger Lakes subject to existing size, season and bag limits.

(d) Fishing regulations for Finger Lakes tributaries. The following regulations apply to all tributaries to Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Cayuga Lake, Hemlock Lake, Keuka Lake, Owasco Lake, Otisco Lake, Seneca Lake and Skaneateles Lake upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish.

(1) Table C - Finger Lake Tributary Trout and Salmon Fishing Regulations

Table C - Finger Lake Tributary Trout and Salmon Fishing Regulations
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
All Canadice, Canandaigua, Hemlock, Keuka, and Seneca Lake tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon April 1 through December 31 15" 3 in combination, catch shall include no more than 1 rainbow trout
All Owasco, Skaneateles and Otisco Lake tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish except those tributary segments listed separately in this table Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon April 1 through December 31 9", except 15" for Lake trout and Landlocked salmon 3 in combination
All Cayuga Lake tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish except those tributary segments listed separately in this table Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon April 1 through December 31 15" except 18" for Landlocked salmon 3 in combination
Fall Creek (Cayuga Lake) from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Rt. 13 to Ithaca Falls Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon April 1 through December 31 15" except 18" for Landlocked salmon 3 in combination
January 1 through March 15 Catch and Release Only Artificial Lures Only
Spafford Creek (Otisco Lake) upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish Trout April 1 through October 15 Any size 5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"

(2) All other species: Open seasons, daily creel limits and minimum lengths in effect for Finger Lakes lakes as provided in paragraph (c)(2) of this section.

(3) Additional regulations.

(i) Any action to frighten fish and move them from concealment, including herding, driving, kicking and stoning is prohibited.

(ii) Angling is prohibited from January 1st through March 31st, and between sunset and sunrise from April 1st through May 15th and October 1st through December 31st except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision and Fall Creek in Ithaca, Tompkins County, from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Rt. 13 to Ithaca Falls where angling is prohibited from March 16th through March 31st.

(iii) Angling is prohibited between sunset and sunrise from April 1st through May 15th and October 1st through December 31st except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision. Fishing is also prohibited between sunset and sunrise from Jan 1st and March 15th in Fall Creek in Ithaca, Tompkins County, from the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Rt. 13 to Ithaca Falls.

(iv) Use of more than one line with a single hook point is prohibited except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision.

(v) Possession of hooks with a gap greater than ½ inch is prohibited except for those stream sections listed in paragraph (4) of this subdivision.

(4) Stream sections for which additional tributary regulations (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) in paragraph (3) of this subdivision do not apply.

(i) West River, Sucker Brook from Canandaigua Lake upstream in Ontario County.

(ii) Cayuga Inlet and flood control channel from Cayuga Lake upstream to posted " NO FISHING" boundary below the Fishway in Tompkins County.

(iii) Yawgers Creek from Cayuga County upstream to abandoned Lehigh Valley R.R. bridge in Cayuga County.

(iv) Guyanoga Creek from Keuka Lake upstream to Route 54A bridge in Yates County.

(v) Owasco Inlet from Owasco Lake upstream 2/3 mile to marked boundary at old railroad bed in Cayuga County.

(vi) Old Barge Canal from Seneca Lake upstream to northernmost Route 14 bridge in Montour Falls, Schuyler County.

(vii) Fall Creek in Ithaca, Tompkins County, from Cayuga Lake to the downstream edge of the railroad bridge below Rt. 13 in Ithaca.

(e) Waters closed to all fishing. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 10.1 of this Part, no person shall fish during the periods specified for the following waters or portions thereof:

(1) Little Clear Pond and its tributaries in Franklin County-- closed all year;

(2) Indian Lake in Dutchess County--closed from 12 a.m. on April 1st to 6 a.m. on the third Saturday in April;

(3) Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area in Livingston County from Conesus Lake south to the dam, except the canal west of Conesus Inlet and that portion of the Inlet north of the canal; North McMillan Creek in Livingston County--closed from March 1st until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(4) Otselic River from its mouth to Whitney Point Reservoir dam in Broome County--closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(5) Susquehanna River in the Towns of Union and Vestal from the Erie Lackawanna railroad bridge downstream to Murphy's Island, in Broome County-- closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(6) Tioughnioga River from the Route 26 bridge to the Route 11 bridge in Broome County--closed March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(7) All Lake George tributaries below the first barrier impassable to fish in Essex, Warren and Washington Counties--closed from October 1st through March 31st and from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from April 1st through May 15th;

(8) Saranac River from Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to the dam at Franklin Falls Flow in Franklin County--closed March 1st through May 15th;

(9) Canaseraga Creek from Route 31 bridge upstream to New York State Thruway in Madison County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(10) Little Choconut Creek from its mouth to Goudey Station building in Broome County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(11) Cowaselon Creek from its mouth upstream to Route 13 in Madison County-- closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(12) Great Chazy River from Route 9B at Coopersville upstream to the dam at Perry's Mills in Clinton County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(13) Chittenango Creek from mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line in Madison County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(14) Fish Creek from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek in Oneida County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(15) Chittenango Creek from mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line in Onondaga County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(16) Scriba Creek from mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam in Oswego County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May;

(17) Kayaderosseras Creek from Saratoga Lake upstream to first railroad bridge in Saratoga County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May; and

(18) Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street bridge in Broome County--closed from March 16th until the opening of Walleye season in May.

(19) Little Sandy Creek in Oswego County from the State Route 3 bridge downstream 850 feet to the intersection of the channelized area and upstream 1.0 mile from the bridge to the Public Fishing Rights section - closed from March 16th until the opening of walleye season in May.

(20) Lake Pleasant outlet to mouth of the Kunjamuk River in Hamilton County - closed from March 16th until the opening walleye season in May.

(f) Illegal hooking of walleye. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other section of this Part, no person shall fail to return to the water any walleye not hooked in the mouth when fishing in Oneida Lake and its tributaries to the first bridge upstream from the lake.

(g) Illegal hooking of trout. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other section of this Part, no person shall fail to return to the water, trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon not hooked in the mouth when fishing in any waters of the State.

§10.4 Ice fishing and use of tip-ups

(a) For the purposes of this Part, tip-up means any device used for fishing through the ice that has a signaling device attached, except a bobber or other floating object on the water, that will visually or audibly signal a strike.

(b) General provisions.

(1) No person shall fish through the ice in any water inhabited by trout except those waters specified in this Part.

(2) No person shall operate tip-ups on the waters of the State during the period from May 1st through November 14th.

(3) Fish may be taken through the ice only in accordance with open seasons, minimum sizes and daily limits set forth in this Part.

(4) Wherever icefishing is permitted, no more than two-hand lines and five tip-ups may be used except where specified in this section or other sections of this Part.

(5) No more than 15 tip-ups and two handlines may be used in Lake Champlain.

(6) No person shall operate tip-ups without being in immediate attendance while tip-ups are in the water.

(7) All tip-ups must be marked with the name and address of the operator while tip-ups are in the water.

(8) No person shall operate a tip-up that has more than five lures or baits or a combination of both.

(9) No person shall operate a tip-up that has more than fifteen hook points in any combination of single, double or treble hooks.

§10.5 Taking smelt or suckers with a scap or dip net

(a) No person shall take smelt or suckers:

(1) unless they possess a valid fishing license or are entitled to fish without a license;

(2) other than in specially designated waters listed in Table A of subdivision (b) of this section;

(3) with more than one net when taking smelt or suckers with a scap or dip net;

(4) with a net exceeding 14 inches in diameter if it is round form or exceeding 13 inches by 13 inches if it is square form, except that a scap or dip net of any size may be used in Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River and their tributaries where permitted by Table A of subdivision (b) of this section;

(5) in excess of the quantity specified in Table A of subdivision (b) of this section; and

(6) other than during the open season or daily time limits specified in Table A of subdivision (b) of this section.

(b) Table A--Taking Smelt or suckers with a scap or dip net.

Table A: Smelt and sucker scap or dip net regulations
Waters Species Open Season Daily Hours and Limit Tributaries
(1) Raquette Lake Smelt Anytime Sunset to sunset 8 quarts All tributaries from lake upstream 1/2 mile
(2) Tupper Lake Smelt Anytime Sunset to sunset 8 quarts Lake and Bog River upstream to Route 421
(3) Canandaigua Lake Canadice Lake Hemlock Lake Keuka Lake Seneca Lake Smelt Anytime Sunset to sunset 8 quarts All tributaries from lake upstream to first barrier impassable by fish except Catharine Creek (Seneca Lake); and upstream of the old Lehigh, Valley Railroad Bridge in Naples Creek (Canandaigua Lake)
(4) Indian Lake Fulton Chain except Seventh Lake and its tributaries, East Caroga Lake, West Caroga Lake except Mead Creek from mouth upstream to State Route 29A Smelt April 1 through May 15 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. 8 quarts All tributaries from lake upstream to first barrier impassable by fish
(5) Cayuga Lake Owasco Lake Smelt March 1 through May 21 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 8 quarts All tributaries from lake upstream to first barrier impassable by fish except Willow Creek (Cayuga Lake)
(6) Hudson River upstream to Troy Dam and Mohawk River from Crescent Dam upstream to dam at junction of Barge Canal and Mohawk River in City of Rome Smelt and suckers Anytime Anytime any number All tributaries from river upstream to first barrier impassable by fish
(7) Marine District Smelt Anytime Sunset to sunset 10 quarts All tributaries upstream to extent of tidal influence
(8) Lake Erie Smelt Anytime 8 quarts All tributaries from lake upstream to first barrier impassable by fish
(9) Lake Ontario, Niagara River Smelt Anytime 8 quarts All tributaries from lake upstream to first barrier impassable by fish
(10) Cayuga Lake Suckers Anytime Any number All tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish except Willow Creek
(11) Seneca Lake Suckers Anytime Any number All tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish except Catharine Creek
(12) Canandaigua Lake Suckers Anytime Any number All tributaries except Naples Creek where netting is prohibited upstream of the old Lehigh Valley Railroad bridge

§10.6 Prohibiting use of bait fish in specially designated lakes and ponds and their tributaries

(a) It is a violation for a person to use as bait or lure minnows or any other species of fish, either dead or alive, in a specially designated unit of State land or a specially designated lake or pond, including tributaries thereto. When on or fishing in a specially designated unit of State land, lake or pond, including tributaries thereto, it is a violation to possess fish other than the following species: trout, lake trout, Atlantic salmon, kokanee, lake whitefish, black bass, northern pike and bullhead. For the purpose of this section, specially designated lakes and ponds and units of State land are those listed in this section and include all lakes, ponds and streams located in the St. Regis Canoe Area, Franklin County and other named land management units within the Adirondack Park.

(b) Clinton County.

(1) Town of Black Brook. Cranberry Pond, Mud Pond (two miles southwest of riverview) Mud Pond.

(2) Town of Dannemora. Mud Pond.

(c) Delaware County.

(1) Town of Colchester. Trout Pond (Cables Lake), Huggins Pond.

(d) Essex County.

(1) All lands, lakes, ponds and streams of the following geographic areas: Dix Mountain Wilderness, Giant Mountain Wilderness, High Peaks Wilderness, Hoffman Notch Wilderness, Hudson Gorge Primitive Area (except Hudson River), McKenzie Mountain Wilderness (except Saranac River and West Branch Ausable River), Pharoah Lake Wilderness, Sentinel Range Wilderness (except East Branch Ausable River) and the following individual waters:

(2) Town of Chesterfield. Babbe Pond, Clear Pond, Copperas Pond.

(3) Town of Crown Point. Kumph Pond.

(4) Town of Elizabethtown. Ashcraft Pond, Birch Pond, Mud Pond, Secret Pond.

(5) Town of Jay. Clements Pond.

(6) Town of Keene. Lower Ausable Lake, Upper Ausable Lake.

(7) Town of Lewis. Francis Lake, Orebed Lake, Windsor Pond.

(8) Town of Minerva. Barnes Pond, Black Pond, Bullhead Pond, Calahan Pond, Cedar Pond, Center Pond, Corner Pond, Deer Pond, First, Second, Third, Fourth Lake (Essex chain of lakes), Jackson Pond, Hewitt Pond, Moose Pond, Mud Pond (north of Clear Pond), Mud Pond (north of Third Lake Essex Chain), Nate Pond, Pine Lake, Rankin Pond, Little Rankin Pond, Sherman Pond, Stony Pond, Twenty-Ninth Pond.

(9) Town of Moriah. Goose Puddle, North Dalton Pond, Rockport Pond, South Dalton Pond, Trout Pond, Upper Feeder Pond.

(10) Town of Newcomb. Ackerman or Abutus Lake, Andrew Lake, Beaver Pond (south of Lake Andrew), Bradley Pond, Catlin Lake, Cedar (or Round Top) Pond, Cheney Pond (northwest of Split Rock Lake), Cheney Pond (East of Lake Andrew), Chub Pond, Clear Pond, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Lakes of Essex Chain, Goodnow Flow, Goodnow Pond, Jackson Pond, Harkness Lake, Henderson Lake, Hunter Pond, Lake Andrew, Lake Jimmy, Lower Preston Pond, Mud Pond (one mile east of Pine Lake), Newcomb Lake (including Upper and Lower Duck Hole), Otter Pond, Unnamed Pond (north of LeClaire Brook), Upper Preston Pond.

(11) Town of North Elba. Alford Pond, Big Cherry Patch Pond, Cameras Pond, Heart Lake, Lower Preston Pond, McKenzie Pond, Tom Peck Pond, Upper Preston Pond.

(12) Town of North Hudson. Bass Lake, Bloody Pond, Boreas Pond, Challis Pond, Courney Pond, Deer Pond, Elk Lake, Howard Pond, Moose Mountain Pond, Northern Moss Pond, Southern Moss Pond, Triangle Pond, Lower Twin Pond, Upper Twin Pond, Upper Marsh Pond, White Lilly Pond.

(13) Town of St. Armand. Moose Pond.

(14) Town of Schroon. Cotters Pond.

(15) Town of Westport. Nichols Pond, North Pond.

(16) Town of Wilmington. Morgan Pond (Cooperkill).

(e) Franklin County.

(1) All lands, lakes, ponds and streams of the following geographic areas: High Peaks Wilderness (except Raquette River and Saranac River), St. Regis Canoe Area and in the following individual waters:

(2) Town of Tupper Lake. Cranberry Pond or Tupper Lake Reservoir, Heavens Lake or Long Pond, Jenkins Pond or Lake Madeline, Little Simon Pond, McBride Pond, Mountain Pond (one and one-half miles southeast of Willis Pond), Otter Pond, Rag Pond (200 feet north of West Pine Pond), River Pond, Spring Pond (three miles northeast of Kildare), Sunset Pond, Unnamed Pond (one-half mile southeast of Dry Channel Pond), West Pine Pond, Windfall Pond.

(3) Town of Bellmont. Deerfly Pond, Drain Pond, Duck Pond (northeast of Deerfly Pond), Figure Eight Pond, Ingraham Pond, Lilypad Pond, Mountain Pond, Owlshead Pond, Papoose Pond, Plumadore Pond, The Springs, Wolf Pond.

(4) Town of Brighton. Barnum Pond, Black Pond (on Visitors Interpretive Center property), Long Pond (north of Black Pond), Loon Pond, Lost Pond (0.4 mile southwest of Mountain Pond), Mountain Pond, Slush Pond, Star Mountain Ponds (2), Upper Spectacle Pond.

(5) Town of Duane. Buck Pond, Clear Pond, Debar Pond, Skiff Pond, Winebago Pond.

(6) Town of Franklin. Bass Lake or Bass Pond, Catamount Pond, Elbow ponds (2), Grass Pond, Hope Pond, Little Hope Pond, Mountain Pond, (one mile southwest of Loon Lake), Mountain Pond (west of Kushaqua Lake), No Hope Pond (300 feet north of Hope Pond), Plumadore Pond, Park Barrel Pond, Upper Inman Pond.

(7) Town of Harrietstown. Ampersand Lake, Bear Pond, Blueberry Pond, Lower Preston Pond, Meadow Pond (one-half mile northwest of Lake Clear), Panther Pond, Porkchop Pond (0.6 mile east of Upper Saranac Lake), St. Germain Pond (one-half mile north of Lake Clear), Shingle Bay or Lillipad Pond, Unnamed Pond (one-quarter mile west of Mountain Pond), Unnamed Pond or White Lily Pond (one-quarter mile northwest of Ampersand Lake).

(8) Town of Malone. Malone Village Ice Pond.

(9) Town of Santa Clara. Bad News Pond (1,000 feet northwest of Polliwog Pond), Black Pond (between Square and Whey Pond), Cat Pond, Duck or Echo Pond, Duell Pond (one- quarter mile south of Little Green Pond), East Copperas Pond, Federation Pond (one-quarter mile southeast of East Pine Pond), Follensby Jr. Pond, Frog Pond (650 feet north of Polliwog Pond), Grass Pond (one and one-quarter miles northeast of Benz Pond), Green Pond (north of Follensby Clear Pond), Horseshoe Pond, Little Black Pond (between Black and Square Ponds), Little Clear Pond, Little Green Pond, Little Polliwog Pond, Madewaska Pond, Polliwog Pond, Quebec Pond, Rat Pond, Sunday Pond (southeast of Rat Pond), Sunrise Pond (east of Follensby Clear Pond), Track Pond (three-quarter mile northeast of Floodwood Pond), Twelfth Tee or Gordon Pond (400 feet north of Green Pond), Whey Pond, Wolf Pond (northwest of Rice Lake).

(10) Town of Waverly. Benz Pond, Little Clear Pond, Long Pond.

(f) Fulton County.

(1) Town of Bleeker. County Line Lake, Holmes Lake, Mud Lake.

(2) Town of Caroga. Fish Hatchery Pond, Indian Lake, Otter Lake, Stewart Lake.

(3) Town of Stratford. Coglin Lakes, Fourth Lake, Goose Egg Lake, House Pond, Knapps Long Lake, Long Pond, Third Lake.

(g) Genesee County.

(1) Town of Darien. Harlow Lake.

(h) Hamilton County.

(1) All lands, lakes, ponds and streams of the following geographic areas: Blue Ridge Wilderness, Buell Brook Primitive Area, Five Ponds Wilderness, High Peaks Wilderness, (except Raquette River), Hudson Gorge Primitive Area (except Hudson River), Pigeon Lake Wilderness, Siamese Ponds Wilderness, Silver Lake Wilderness (except Sacandaga River), West Canada Lakes Wilderness, William C. Whitney Area, and in the following individual waters:

(2) Town of Arietta. Christian Lake, G. Lake, Iron Lake, Jockeybush Lake, Little Moose Lake, Lower Sargent Pond, Middle Sargent Pond, Red Louse Lake.

(3) Town of Hope. Bennett Lake, Middle Lake, Murphy Lake.

(4) Town of Indian Lake. Barker Pond, Blue Ledge Pond, Bullhead Pond, First Lake (Essex chain of lakes), Grassy Pond, Little Grassy Pond, Lower and Upper Carter Ponds, Lower Helms Pond, Middle Helms Pond, OK Slip Pond, Pine Lake, Pine Pond (east of Blue Mountain Lake), Pug Hole Pond, Tirrell Pond, Unknown Pond, Unnamed Pond (three-quarter mile east of Barker Pond), Upper Helms Pond.

(5) Town of Inlet. Bug Lake, Eagle Nest Pond, High Rock Pond, Icehouse Pond, Lost Ponds (3), Mitchell Ponds (2).

(6) Town of Lake Pleasant. Lower Dug Mountain Pond, Owl Pond, Panther Mountain Pond, Upper Dug Mountain Pond.

(7) Town of Long Lake. Bear Pond, Bettner Ponds (2), Bog Pond, Bottle Ponds, Charley Pond, Clear Pond, East Charley Pond, East Pond, Flatfish Pond, Handsome Pond, Hedgehog Ponds (2), High Pond, Little Charley Pond, Loon Lake, Loon Pond, Lost Pond, Lower Cat Lake, Mays Pond, Mosquito Pond, Mud Pond, New Pond, Owls Head Pond, Raquette Lake Reservoir, Rob Pond, Round Lake, Salmon Lake, Second Anthony Pond, Sperry Pond, Third Anthony Pond.

(8) Town of Morehouse. Bochen Lake, Deer Lake, Goose Lake, Jones Lake, Otter Lake, Squaw Lake, Unnamed Pond (one-quarter mile southwest of Squaw Lake).

(9) Town of Wells. Johnson Vly Lake, Owl Pond.

(i) Herkimer County.

(1) All ponds and streams in the Five Ponds Wilderness, Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness, Pepperbox Wilderness, Pigeon Lake Wilderness, West Canada Lakes Wilderness.

(2) Town of Webb. Bear Lake, Bubb Lake, Brewer Lake, Buck Pond (one-half mile north of Hog Pond), Buck Pond (one mile west of Thirsty Pond), Clear Pond, Moss Lake, Nicks Lake, Big Otter Lake, Quiver Pond, Razorback Pond, Sis Lake, Tied Lake, Twitchell Lake, West Pond (0.6 mile southwest of Big Moose Lake), Wheeler Pond, Woods Lake.

(j) Lewis County.

(1) All ponds and streams in the Five Ponds Wilderness, Ha De Ron Dah Wilderness.

(2) Town of Crogan. Clear Pond, Rock Pond, Seepage Pond, Trout Pond.

(3) Town of Diana. Green Pond, Seely Pond, Silver Dawn Lake, Little Silver Dawn Lake, South Creek Lake.

(4) Town of Greig. Pitcher Pond.

(5) Town of Watson. Cleveland Lake, Evies Pond, Long Lake, Payne Lake.

(k) Oneida County.

(1) Town of Forestport. Brandy Lake, Round Pond.

(l) Orange County.

(1) Sterling Lake.

(m) St. Lawrence County.

(1) All ponds and streams in the Five Ponds Wilderness.

(2) Town of Colton. Burntbridge Pond, Church Pond, Clear or Hedgehog Pond, Curtis Pond, Dog Pond, Townline Pond, Big Trout Pond, Little Trout Pond.

(3) Town of Clare. Allen Pond.

(4) Town of Fine. Long Lake, Nicks Pond, Round Lake, South Creek Lake, Streeter Lake.

(5) Town of Parishville. Clear Pond, Long Pond, Lilypad Pond.

(6) Town of Piercefield. Big Trout Pond, Black Pond, Boottree Pond, Bridgebrook Pond, Deer Pond, Horseshoe Pond, Little Trout Pond, Long Pond, Lows Lake (Bog River upstream of dam above Hitchens Pond), Massawepie Lake, Pine Pond, Round Pond, Townline Pond.

(7) All ponds and streams in the Raquette-Boreal Wilderness Area.

(n) Saratoga County.

(1) Town of Edinburg. Palmer Pond.

(o) Schoharie County.

(1) Town of Fulton. Mailet Pond.

(p) Sullivan County.

(1) Town of Fremont. Crystal Lake.

(2) Town of Rockland. Hodge Pond, Mongaup Pond, and Mongaup Creek downstream of Mongaup Pond.

(q) Warren County.

(1) All lands, lakes, ponds and streams of the following geographic areas: Pharoah Lake Wilderness, Siamese Ponds Wilderness and in the following individual waters:

(2) Town of Bolton. Brown Pond.

(3) Town of Chester. Palmer Pond, Clear Pond.

(4) Town of Hague. Buttermilk Pond, Jabe Pond, Little Jabe Pond, Racket Pond, Spactacle Ponds (2).

(5) Town of Horicon. Duck Pond, Long Pond, Round Pond.

(6) Town of Johnsburg. Chatiemac Lake or First Pond, Crane Mountain Pond, Eagle Pond, Kibby Pond.

(7) Town of Stony Creek. New Lake, Wilcox Lake.

(8) Town of Thurman. Little Joe Pond, Lixard Pond, Shiras Pond, Unnamed Pond (one mile northwest of Lixard Pond), Unnamed Pond (two miles east of Kibby Pond).

(9) Town of Warrensburg. Gay Pond, Viele Pond.

(r) Washington County.

(1) Town of Dresden. Black Mountain Ponds (2), Bumps Pond, Fishbrook Pond, Greenland Pond, Lapland Pond.

(2) Town of Fort Ann. Inman Pond, Vanderberg Pond.

(3) Town of Jackson. Dead Lake.

(4) Town of Whitehall. Sawmill Pond, Spectacle Pond, Spruce Pond.

§10.7 Taking fish with bows and spears

(a) The taking of fish by bow or spear is prohibited in all waters except as specifically permitted in this section. Possession of spears is prohibited on all waters except where the taking of fish by spear is permitted. Fish permitted to be taken with spear or bow may be taken at any size and in any number.

(b) Longbows may be used to take carp from May 15th through September 30th from any waters of the State where fishing is permitted.

(c) The taking of fish by spear is permitted only as follows:

(1) In Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties, suckers may be taken in any stream from January 1st through May 15th.

(2) In Montgomery County, suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Evas Kill, Flat Creek, Canajoharie Creek (mouth to dam one-half mile above mouth) and Caroga Creek.

(3) In Otsego County, suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Herkimer Creek, Hyder Creek, Trout (Mink) Creek, Hayden Creek (mouth to Shipman Pond dam), Shadow Brook, Sand Hill Creek (mouth to Route 7 bridge), Otsdawa Creek (mouth to Route 7 bridge) and Mill Creek (mouth to Route 7 bridge).

(4) In Clinton County, bowfin, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th from Corbeau Creek and Scomotion Creek (from mouth upstream to Beekmantown town line).

(5) In Lake Champlain, bowfin, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th.

(6) In Franklin County, bowfin, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th from Big Salmon River (from Canada upstream to dam at Fort Covington), Lawrence Brook (from county line upstream to County Route 6 west of Moira), Little Salmon River (from mouth upstream to County Route 32 in South Bombay), Pike Creek (from Canada upstream to State Route 95 west of Bombay), St. Regis River (from Canada upstream to dam at Hogansburg) and Farrington Brook (from mouth upstream to U.S. Route 11).

(7) In the Hudson River, carp, and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th from Bakers Falls in the village of Hudson Falls upstream to confluence of Stony Creek in Warren County.

(8) In Oswego County, bullhead and suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Grindstone Creek (downstream of the dam at Fernwood), Little Salmon River (downstream from the bridge at Arthur), Ninemile Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Eightmile Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Salmon River (downstream of NY Route 3), Red Creek or Sunset Bay Creek, Otter Branch Creek, Sage Creek, and Snake Creek.

(9) In Wayne County, bullhead and suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Black Creek Bay and Red Creek Bay.

(10) In Cayuga County, bullhead and sucker may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Sterling Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Sterling Valley Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Eightmile Creek and Ninemile Creek.

§10.8 Sportfishing regulations for certain privately managed fishing waters

(a) On Chatiemac Lake in Warren County, no person shall take trout except from April 1st through November 30.

(b) On Balsam Lake and Winnisook Lake in Ulster County, trout may be taken in any number, any size, and at any time, including tip-ups. Any trout leaving the premises of the Balsam Lake or Winnisook Lake clubs must be properly identified as to its origin.

(c) On the Second through Eighth Lakes of the Essex Chain of Lakes in Essex County, no person shall take lake trout less than 18 inches in length.

(d) On First Bisby Lake and Little Moose Lake, Green Lake and Panther Lake in Herkimer County, the following regulations shall apply:

First Bisby Lake and Little Moose Lake, Green Lake and Panther Lake in Herkimer County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit Method
Trout All year 9" 10 Ice fishing permitted
Lake trout All year 15" 3
Smallmouth bass All year Any size 10
Rainbow trout April 1- November 30 Any size 10

except:

(1) On Little Moose Lake in Herkimer County, bass may be taken in any number, any size and at any time.

(2) On Green Lake and Panther Lake in Herkimer County, trout may be taken from April 1st through November 30th. Statewide size and bag limits apply.

(e) In Goodnow Flow in Essex County, black bass may be taken in any size and number from the third Saturday in April through October 15th; angling only permitted.

(f) On Blue Lake in Orange County, ice fishing is permitted. Statewide regulations apply to season, size and bag limits for all species.

(g) On Frank Masterson Park Pond in the City of Newburgh, Orange County, trout may be taken all year. Statewide size and bag limits apply to all species; ice fishing is not permitted.

(h) On lower Ausable Lake and the East Branch of the Ausable River from Russell Falls in Keene Valley upstream to lower Ausable Lake in Essex County, the following regulations shall apply:

Lower Ausable Lake and the East Branch of the Ausable River from Russell Falls in Keene Valley upstream to lower Ausable Lake in Essex County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit
Trout All year Any size 10

(i) On Sprite Club Pond in Fulton County, the following regulations shall apply:

Sprite Club Pond in Fulton County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit
Trout April 1 through October 31 Any size 10

(j) On Nicholas Pond in Essex County, the following regulations shall apply:

Nicholas Pond in Essex County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit Method
Trout April 1 through October 31 Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted

(k) On Brandreth Lake, East Pond, North Pond, and West Pond in Brandreth Park, Hamilton County, the following regulations shall apply:

Brandreth Lake, East Pond, North Pond, and West Pond in Brandreth Park, Hamilton County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit Method
Lake trout All year 15" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Landlocked salmon All year Any size 3 Ice fishing permitted
Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted

(l) On Little Simon Pond in the Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County, the following regulations shall apply:

Little Simon Pond in the Town of Tupper Lake, Franklin County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit Method
Lake trout All year Any size 3 Ice fishing permitted

(m) On Split Rock, Mink and Thumb Ponds in the Town of Minerva, Essex County, the following regulations shall apply:

Split Rock, Mink and Thumb Ponds in the Town of Minerva, Essex County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit Method
Trout April 1 through October 31 Any size 10

(n) On Salmon Pond, Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County, the following regulations apply.

Salmon Pond, Town of Indian Lake, Hamilton County
Species Open Season Minimum length Daily limit Method
All species Statewide Regulations Apply Ice fishing permitted

§10.9 Snatching

(a) Definitions. For purposes of this section, snatching means taking fish not attracted by bait or artificial lure with hooks, gangs or similar devices whether or not baited. Blind snatching means taking fish by snatching when the fish is not visible to the fisherman.

(b) taking or attempting to take fish by snatching and blind snatching are prohibited in all waters at all times except where specifically permitted.

(c) Possession of snatch hooks is prohibited on all waters except those where fish may be taken by snatching. In waters other than tributaries to the Great Lakes, snatching but not blind snatching is permitted January 1st through May 15th only as follows:

(1) In Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties, suckers may be taken from any stream.

(2) In Delaware County, suckers may be taken from the West Branch Delaware River, East Branch Delaware River and Charlotte Creek.

(3) In Otsego County, suckers may taken from the Unadilla River, Wharton Creek and Butternut Creek.

(4) In Fulton, Saratoga, Washington, Franklin, Warren, Clinton, Essex and Hamilton Counties, suckers may be taken from any stream except the Mohawk River and the Hudson River downstream of Bakers Falls including tributaries upstream to first barrier, or tributaries to Lake Champlain and Lake George upstream to first barrier.

(5) In Chenango and Madison counties, suckers may be taken from the Chenango River downstream of Randallsville and the Unadilla River downstream of South Edmeston.

(d) Snatching and blind snatching are permitted with hooks having not more than two hook points to take whitefish in Otsego Lake from January 1st through March 15th and in Piseco Lake from January 1st through November 30th.

(e) Snatching and blind snatching is permitted for the taking of burbot in Scomotion Creek in Clinton County from its mouth to Pardy Road from December 1st through March 31st.

§10.10 Taking of anadromous river herring (alewife and blueback herring) in the Hudson River and its tributaries and embayments

(a) "Definitions" For the purposes of this Part, the following definitions apply:

(1) "Anadromous river herring" are made up of the two species: alewife, "Alosa pseudoharengus", and blueback herring, "Alosa aestivalis", that are present in the Hudson River and all its tributaries and all portions of New York rivers open to the Atlantic Ocean, except for the St. Lawrence River.

(2) "Land-locked alewife" are alewife, "Alosa pseudoharengus", present in waterbodies other than listed in Subdivision 1 of this Section.

(3) "Hudson River", for the purposes of this Part, means the main-stem, non-tidal river from Lock 1 near Waterford NY south to the Federal Dam, and the main-stem tidal river from the Federal Dam at Troy, New York downstream to the George Washington Bridge at river mile 11, as measured in miles from the Battery at the tip of Manhattan, excluding all tributaries listed in Table A of this section.

(4) "Hudson River Tributaries" means the named stream, kill or creek, upstream of a line drawn between the north and south entrance points on the Hudson River, delineated by the latitude and longitude listed in Table A of this section, and any unnamed stream kill or creek upstream of the mean high water line on the Hudson River.

(5) "Hudson River Embayment" means a bay of the Hudson River closed off from the main river by a natural (shoals) or unnatural (railroad trestles, dredge spoil deposits, etc.) barrier with small confined entrances. Embayments can include one or several Hudson River Tributaries.

(6) "Party and charter boat operator or operator" means those individuals operating a boat for hire that meets the definition of party and charter boat in Section 40.1 of this Chapter, or the holder of a marine and coastal district party and charter boat license issued pursuant to section 13-0336 of the Environmental Conservation Law.

(b) Table A. Hudson River Embayments and Hudson River Tributaries.

# Tributary or Embayment County North Latitude North Longitude South Latitude South Longitude
(1) Binnen Kill Albany 42.50659 -73.77726 42.50573 -73.77998
(2) Coeymans Creek Albany 42.47625 -73.78976 42.47576 -73.78979
(3) Normans Kill Albany 42.60758 -73.76305 42.60709 -73.76307
(4) Vloman Kill Albany 42.54240 -73.75922 42.54219 -73.75925
(5) Cheviot Creek Columbia 42.17110 -73.87083 42.17107 -73.87088
(6) Mill Creek Columbia 42.41288 -73.77542 42.41281 -73.77544
(7) North Bay Embayment Columbia 42.27983 -73.77993 42.25987 -73.79398
(8) Roeliff Jansen Kill Columbia 42.18055 -73.85925 42.17972 -73.85996
(9) Schodack Creek Columbia 42.42778 -73.77505 42.42675 -73.77867
(10) South Bay Creek Columbia 42.24992 -73.80650 42.24981 -73.80683
(11) Stockport Creek Columbia 42.30904 -73.77201 42.30417 -73.77074
(12) Astor Cove Embayment Dutchess 41.94769 -73.94454 41.94132 -73.94320
(13) Casperkill Creek Dutchess 41.61560 -73.94648 41.61548 -73.94642
(14) Crum Elbow Dutchess 41.78780 -73.94689 41.78742 -73.94690
(15) Fallkill Creek Dutchess 41.70930 -73.94014 41.70918 -73.94014
(16) Fishkill Creek Embayment Dutchess 41.48840 -73.98116 41.48403 -73.98171
(17) Indian Kill Dutchess 41.83554 -73.94330 41.83410 -73.94235
(18) Maritje Kill Embayment Dutchess 41.75371 -73.93653 41.75244 -73.93621
(19) Meriches Creek Embayment Dutchess 41.76303 -73.94209 41.75714 -73.93759
(20) Mudder Kill Dutchess 41.99343 -73.93214 41.99340 -73.93214
(21) North Staatsburg Creek Dutchess 41.86503 -73.92872 41.86498 -73.92878
(22) Rhinecliff Cove Embayment Dutchess 41.93616 -73.94358 41.92841 -73.94740
(23) Tivoli North Bay Embayment Dutchess 42.05173 -73.92458 42.03216 -73.92577
(24) Tivoli South Bay Embayment Dutchess 42.02971 -73.92590 42.00840 -73.92770
(25) Vanderburg Cove Embayment Dutchess 41.88195 -73.93453 41.87064 -73.92801
(26) Wappinger Creek Dutchess 41.58256 -73.94739 41.58196 -73.94736
(27) Burget Creek Greene 42.18698 -73.86683 42.18670 -73.86700
(28) Catskill Creek Greene 42.20875 -73.85314 42.20434 -73.85386
(29) Coraier Creek Greene 42.25471 -73.81673 42.25451 -73.81683
(30) Corlaer Kill Greene 42.23762 -73.84558 42.23758 -73.84568
(31) Coxsackie Creek Greene 42.39081 -73.79327 42.39023 -73.79466
(32) Hannacroix Creek Greene 42.46417 -73.78548 42.46409 -73.78755
(33) Mineral Spring Brook Greene 42.17692 -73.88907 42.17682 -73.88919
(34) Murderers Creek Greene 42.27263 -73.80095 42.27230 -73.80129
(35) Ramshorn Creek Greene 42.19785 -73.85713 42.19760 -73.85751
(36) Dock Hill Creek Orange 41.44448 -74.00010 41.44440 -73.99997
(37) Moodna Creek Orange 41.45372 -74.01648 41.45349 -74.01638
(38) Popolopen Brook Orange 41.32193 -73.98619 41.32079 -73.98644
(39) Quassaic Creek Orange 41.48798 -74.00685 41.48748 -74.00725
(40) Roseton Brook Orange 41.56448 -73.97586 41.56439 -73.97597
(41) The Clove Embayment Orange 41.43449 -73.98432 41.42743 -73.98055
(42) Constitution Marsh Embayment Putnam 41.41369 -73.95635 41.39188 -73.94389
(43) Copper Mine Brook Putnam 41.34129 -73.96057 41.34111 -73.96069
(44) Mill Creek Rensselaer 42.64149 -73.74727 42.64108 -73.74746
(45) Moordener/Papscanee Creek Rensselaer 42.54425 -73.75473 42.54190 -73.75492
(46) Poesten Kill Rensselaer 42.72080 -73.69830 42.72060 -73.69837
(47) Vlockie Kill Rensselaer 42.52645 -73.75884 42.52638 -73.75886
(48) Wynants Kill Rensselaer 42.70555 -73.70198 42.70550 -73.70199
(49) Cedar Pond Brook Embayment Rockland 41.22645 -73.97418 41.22590 -73.97276
(50) Crumhill Creek Rockland 41.03050 -73.90434 41.02921 -73.90398
(51) Iona Marsh Embayment Rockland 41.31171 -73.98521 41.29686 -73.96989
(52) Minisceongo Creek Rockland 41.20510 -73.96240 41.20488 -73.96232
(53) Sparkill Creek Rockland 41.03862 -73.90834 41.03826 -73.90836
(54) Mohawk River Saratoga/Albany 42.78553 -73.67720 42.76054 -73.68679
(55) Black Creek Ulster 41.82565 -73.95636 41.82513 -73.95715
(56) Esopus Creek Ulster 42.07202 -73.92941 42.06653 -73.93307
(57) Lattintown Creek Embayment Ulster 41.60293 -73.96196 41.60223 -73.96180
(58) Rondout Creek Ulster 41.92071 -73.96244 41.91952 -73.96256
(59) Sawyer Kill Ulster 42.08108 -73.93770 42.08098 -73.93761
(60) Twalfskill Creek Ulster 41.71641 -73.94866 41.71636 -73.94868
(61) Annsville Embayment Westchester 41.29525 -73.94541 41.29322 -73.93652
(62) Croton River Embayment Westchester 41.18477 -73.88007 41.17694 -73.87610
(63) Dickey Brook Westchester 41.27274 -73.94073 41.27254 -73.94082
(64) Furnace Brook Embayment Westchester 41.23078 -73.92874 41.22595 -73.92336
(65) Pocantico River Westchester 41.09162 -73.87015 41.09146 -73.87019
(66) Saw Mill River Westchester 40.93604 -73.90411 40.93574 -73.90398
(67) Sing Sing Brook Westchester 41.15811 -73.87143 41.15793 -73.87129
(68) Sparta Brook Westchester 41.14173 -73.86803 41.14167 -73.86801

(c) General Provisions:

(1) No person shall fish for or take anadromous river herring in the Hudson River and its tributaries:

(i) Unless they possess a marine fishery registration or are entitled to fish without a license;

(ii) Other than in the open season specified in Table B of this section;

(iii) In excess of the possession limit specified in Table B of this section, except for individuals as defined in paragraph 4 of this subdivision; and

(iv) Other than using the manner of take listed in Table B of this section.

(2) Table B- Recreational fishing

Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Possession Limit Manner of Taking
Anadromous River herring in the Hudson River March 15 through June 15 None 10 per angler, OR a maximum boat limit of 50 per day for a group of boat anglers, whichever is lower Angling or by personal use nets as defined in Paragraph 10.10 (c)(3)
Anadromous River herring in the named and unnamed Hudson River Tributaries and Embayments March 15 through June 15 None 10 per angler, OR a maximum boat limit of 50 per day for a group of boat anglers, whichever is lower Angling only
Anadromous River herring in all other waters of New York State Possession prohibited

(3) Taking of anadromous river herring with a net for personal use.

(i) No person shall take anadromous river herring with a net within Hudson River Tributaries and Embayments.

(ii) No person shall take anadromous river herring from the Hudson River:

("a") Unless they meet requirements listed in the general provisions of this section;

("b") with more than one net when taking with a scap or dip net;

("c") with a dip net exceeding 14 inches in diameter if it is round form or exceeding 13 inches by 13 inches if it is square form;

("d") with a scap, or lift, net exceeding 16 square feet;

("e") with a seine net exceeding 36 square feet; or

("f") with a cast net exceeding 10 feet in diameter.

(iii) Prior to entering a Hudson River tributary or embayment, all personal use nets must be stowed in a secured container on deck or in a container below deck.

(4) Taking of anadromous river herring aboard party and charter boats:

(i) The operator of a party or charter boat may take and possess a limit of anadromous river herring of 10 per reserved fare OR a maximum boat limit of 50 fish per day for a group of reserved fares, whichever is lower.

(ii) The operator of a party or charter boat operating above the Governor Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River may possess anadromous river herring in excess of the individual recreational possession limit, as specified in (i) above, prior to the commencement of a fishing charter.

(iii) To qualify for the party and charter boat river herring possession limit exemption, the operator must register with the department before beginning fishing operations.

("a") An operator possessing a New York State marine and coastal district party and charter boat license will provide their permit number and the period of expected operation to the NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hudson River Fisheries Unit, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, by mail, fax, email or by any other method approved by the department.

("b") An operator without a New York State marine and coastal district party and charter boat license must provide a copy of their U.S. Coast Guard license and period of expected operation to the NYSDEC, Bureau of Marine Resources, Hudson River Fisheries Unit, 21 S. Putt Corners Road, New Paltz, NY, by mail, fax, email or by any other method approved by the department.

("c") Registered party and charter boat operators shall display a valid Hudson River Herring decal provided by the Department, whenever the vessel is operating as a party or charter fishing boat. The decal shall be displayed on the port side of the vessel, and shall be readily visible from the water or dock. The decal shall be placed on the wheel house window or, in the case of craft with no enclosed cabin, on the console or windscreen. Vessels with no wheel house or console shall display the decal in plain sight on the port side of the hull.