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Tioga 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 Tioga 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"
Catatonk Creek Black Bass All year Any size 5
Cayuta Creek Trout All year Any size 5- with no more than 2 longer than 12"
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 through March 31 Catch and release only Artificial lures only
Susquehanna River Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge First Saturday in May through March 15 40" 1 of either species
American Shad All year Catch and release fishing only. All American shad shall be returned to the water immediately.