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Cortland County

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Cortland 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″

Goodale Lake, Little York Lake, Casterline Pond, Tri-County Pond

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

East Branch Owego Creek, East Branch Tioughnioga River, West Branch Tioughnioga River, Otselic River

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oct 16 through March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Otselic River, Tioughnioga River, East Branch Tioughnioga River, West Branch Tioughnioga River

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 through Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Otselic River from County Rt. 169 bridge at Landers Corners downstream to Broome County line

Walleye

1st Sat in May through
March 15

18″

3

Skaneateles Lake and tributaries to first barrier

See Finger Lakes Regulations.