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Region 6 • North central New York • Baitfish Prohibited Waters

Herkimer County

  • Five Ponds Wilderness
  • He-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness
  • Pepperbox Wilderness
  • Pigeon Lake Wilderness
  • West Canada Lake Wilderness

Town of Webb

  • Bear Lake
  • Bubb Lake
  • Brewer Lake
  • Buck Lake (1/2 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 miles southwest of Big Moose Lake)
  • Wheeler Pond
  • Woods Lake

Lewis County

  • Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness

Town of Croghan

  • Clear Pond
  • Rock Pond
  • Seepage Pond
  • Trout Pond

Town of Diana

  • Green Pond
  • Sealy Pond
  • Silver Dawn Lake
  • Little Silver Dawn Lake

Town of Greig

  • Pitcher Pond

Town of Watson

  • Cleveland Lake
  • Evies Pond
  • Long Lake
  • Payne Lake

Oneida County

Town of Forestport

  • Brandy Lake
  • Round Pond

St. Lawrence County

  • Five Ponds Wilderness
  • Raquette-Boreal Wilderness Area

Town of Clare

  • Allen Pond

Town of Colton

  • Burntbridge Pond
  • Church Pond
  • Clear or Hedgehog Pond
  • Curtis Pond
  • Dog Pond
  • Townline Pond
  • Big Trout Pond
  • Little Trout Pond

Town of Fine

  • Long Lake
  • Nicks Pond
  • Round Lake
  • Streeter Lake

Town of Parishville

  • Clear Pond
  • Long Pond
  • Lilypad Pond

Town of Piercefield

  • Big Trout Pond
  • Black Pond
  • Bottree 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

Give Them a Break

New York’s efforts to restore the lake Sturgeon to its historic range in our state have shown much promise. Fish raised in the DEC hatchery system have survived and grown well, and spawning concentrations of these fish are now showing up in tributaries to the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes and Oneida Lake. The success DEC has in stocking lake sturgeon is significant, but only a component of an overall effort to restore these fish. Lake Sturgeon must be allowed to spawn without harassment for a number of years in order to fully restore their populations.
Although fishing for sturgeon is quite popular, particularly in northwestern states, it is ILLEGAL in New York State. Any harassment of a spawning sturgeon can severely compromise its ability to successfully spawn. Anglers incidentally catching a sturgeon should not remove it from the water and quickly and carefully remove the hook or cut the leader if deeply hooked. Let’s give these ancient fish an opportunity to replenish their populations in New York State.


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