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Dutchess County Special Fishing Regulations

  • This is a list of exceptions to the Statewide Angling Regulations of New York's Freshwater Fishing Regulations.
  • Trout waters where ice fishing is permitted are identified here.
  • Where regulations appear in the Method column, they pertain to all fishing in the listed water.
  • In some cases, you will be referred to the regulations tables for major resource blocks (Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, Lake Champlain, Border Waters, New York City Reservoirs).
Special Fishing Regulations for Waters in Dutchess County
Waters Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All rivers and streams except Hudson River and all tributaries to the first barrier impassable by fish Black Bass Third Saturday in June through Nov 30 10" 5
Dec 1 through Friday preceding the third Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
Hudson River and all tributaries to the first barrier impassable by fish Black Bass See Tidal Hudson River Regulations
Upton Lake, Sylvan Lake Trout All year Any size 5 Ice fishing permitted
Wappinger Creek downstream of dam in Pleasant Valley Trout All Year Any size 5
Indian Lake See Border Waters Regulations
Morgan Lake Trout All year Any size 3 Ice fishing permitted