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Broome County

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Broome County



Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit


All waters except as listed below


April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Arctic Lake, Greenwood Lake, Nanticoke Lake


All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

Chenango River, Susquehanna River, Tioughnioga River

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

1st Sat in May through March 15


1 of either species

American Shad

All year

Catch and Release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately.

Oquaga Creek from Old Route 17 bridge east of McClure downstream 3 miles to new Route 17 bridge west of Deposit


All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Whitney Point Reservoir and upper Otselic River upstream to Cortland County Route 169 bridge at Landers Corners


1st Sat in May through March 15



Fishing is prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May in the following waters:

  • Otselic River from mouth upstream to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam
  • Susquehanna River in Binghamton between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange Street bridge
  • Susquehanna River from the railroad bridge 0.65 miles downstream of Rte 201 bridge in Johnson City to Murphys Island (0.5 miles upstream of Harold Moore Park)
  • Tioughnioga River from New York Route 26 bridge to US Route 11 bridge
  • Little Choconut Creek from mouth to Goudey Station Building

West Branch Delaware River Special Regulations by River Section below:

From Broome/Delaware Co. border downstream to Rte 17 overpass at Deposit


April 1 through Oct 15



All angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout

From Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles


April 1 –
Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

All angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout

From the lower limit of Trout catch and release section near Deposit downstream to NY/PA border (1.7 miles below Hale Eddy Bridge)


April 1 through Oct 15



All angling prohibited from Oct 16 through March 31 to protect spawning trout