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Essex County

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Essex County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Lake Champlain and tributaries to the first barrier

See Lake Champlain Regulations.

Boquet River from Wadhams Falls upstream to Route 9N in Elizabethtown

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

9″

5

Indian River

Trout

All year

Any size

5

West Branch Ausable River except sections below:

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5

West Branch Ausable River from mouth of Holcomb Pond Outlet downstream to marked boundary 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

West Branch Ausable River from the Whiteface Ski Center bridge downstream to the Rt 86 bridge at the flume

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Bigsby Pond, Copperas Pond

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Maximum of 3 ice fishing lines allowed

Fishing prohibited Oct 16 through Mar 31

Eagle Lake, Connery Pond, Hudson River

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Upper and Lower Cascade lakes

Round Whitefish

Possession Prohibited

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

First Lake of Essex Chain, Pharaoh Lake

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish

See Lake George Regulations

Paradox Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Mirror Lake, Lake Placid

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Moose Pond (Town of St. Armand)

Black Bass

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

Any Number

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake upstream to Alder Meadow Rd.

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

18″

2

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

LaChute River (Lake George Outlet) from lower falls upstream to Lake George

Lake Champlain Regulations apply

Harris Lake, Putnam Pond

Walleye

1st Sat in May through Mar 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Crane Pond

Lake Trout

All year

15″

3

Ice fishing permitted; Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Baitfish Prohibited Waters

  • Dix Mountain Wilderness
  • Giant Mountain Wilderness
  • High Peaks Wilderness
  • Hoffman Notch Wilderness
  • Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area (except Hudson River)
  • McKenzie Mountain Wilderness (except West Branch of the Ausable River)
  • Pharaoh Lake Wilderness
  • Sentinel Range Wilderness (except East Branch Ausable River)

Town of Jay

  • Clements Pond

Town of Minerva

  • Barnes Pond
  • Black Pond
  • Center Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • Corner Pond
  • Deer Pond
  • First Lake (Essex Chain of Lakes)
  • Hewitt Pond
  • Jackson Pond
  • Mud Pond (north of Clear Pond)
  • Mud Pond (north of Third Lake Essex Chain)
  • Nate Pond
  • Pine Lake
  • Rankin Pond
  • Little Rankin Pond
  • Second, Third and Fourth Lakes of Essex Chain
  • Sherman Pond
  • Stony Pond
  • Twenty Ninth Pond

Town of Newcomb

  • Beaver Pond (south of Lake Andrew)
  • Cheney Pond (northwest of Split Rock Lake)
  • Chub Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Lakes of Essex Chain
  • Jackson Pond
  • Lake Andrew
  • Mud Pond (north of Clear Pond)
  • Newcomb Lake (including Upper and Lower Duck Hole)
  • Unnamed Pond (north of LeClaire Brook)
  • Upper & Lower Preston Ponds
  • Henderson Lake

Town of North Elba

  • Big Cherry Patch Pond
  • Cameras Pond
  • McKenzie Pond
  • Tom Peck Pond
  • Upper & Lower Preston Ponds

Town of North Hudson

  • Bass Lake
  • Bloody Pond
  • Boreas Pond
  • Challis Pond
  • Courtney Pond
  • Deer Pond
  • Howard Pond
  • Moose Mountain Pond
  • Triangle Pond
  • Lower Twin Pond
  • Upper Twin Pond
  • White Lily Pond

Town of St. Armand

  • Moose Pond

Town of Schroon

  • Cotters Pond

Town of Willmington

  • Morgan Pond (Cooperkill)

Town of Moriah

  • Goose Puddle
  • Trout Pond