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Schuyler 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 Schuyler County
Water Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit Method
All waters except as listed below Trout April 1 through Oct 15 Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Cayuta Creek Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Cayuta Lake Walleye First Saturday in May through March 15 18" 3 Ice fishing permitted
Seneca Lake and tributaries of Seneca Lake to first barrier See Finger Lakes and Tributaries Regulations