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Border Waters Regulations

Greenwood Lake (New York/New Jersey Border Water)

The Statewide Angling Regulations apply to species and waters not listed

Special Fishing Regulations for Greenwood Lake
Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
Black Bass Third Saturday in June through Nov 30 12" 5
Dec 1 through the Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only
Walleye May 1 through last day in Feb 18" 3
Pickerel All year 15" 5
Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge All year 36" 1
Channel Catfish All year 12" 5
Crappie All year 8" 10

Ice fishing is legal for any species during its open season. Up to 7 ice fishing lines may be used on NY waters.

Indian Lake (New York/Connecticut Border Water)

The General Angling Regulations apply to species and waters not listed

Special Fishing Regulations for Indian Lake
Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
Black Bass Third Saturday in April through Nov 30 12" 6
Pickerel Third Saturday in April through March 31 15" 6

Fishing Prohibited From April 1 to 6 AM on the third Saturday in April.
Ice fishing is legal for any species during its open season. No more than seven ice fishing lines may be used.

Delaware River and West Branch Delaware River

The General Angling Regulations apply to species and waters not listed

Sections in which New York State and Pennsylvania share a common boundary
Stream Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
Delaware River Trout First Saturday after April 11 through October 15 14" 1
Oct 16 through the Friday preceding the first Saturday after April 11 Catch and release only
West Branch Delaware River Trout First Saturday after April 11 through Oct 15 12" 2
Oct 16 through the Friday preceding the first Saturday after April 11 Catch and release only; Artificial lures only
Delaware River & West Branch Delaware River Black Bass First Saturday after June 11 through Friday preceding the first Saturday after April 11 12" 5
From Friday preceding the first Saturday after April 11 through Friday preceding the first Saturday after June 11 Catch and release only
Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3
Pickerel All year 12" 5
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge All year 40" 1
Striped Bass* All year Slot size limit: 28" - 35" total length (no fish smaller than 28" or greater than 35" may be kept) 1
River Herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring) Possession prohibited
American Shad* All year Any size 3

* Requires enrollment in the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) has mandated that circle hooks be used when recreationally fishing for striped bass using bait starting January 1, 2021. NY Regulations are currently being developed to comply with Interstate Fishery Management Plan changes. Up to date fishing regulations can be found here or by calling (845) 256-3009