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Franklin County

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Franklin County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except Lake Colby

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

12″

5

Fishing for black bass (including catch & release) is prohibited outside of the open season

Lake Colby

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

Any size

5

Big Fish Pond, Little Fish Pond,
St. Regis Pond

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Lake Clear, Meacham Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Little Clear Pond, Little Green Pond, and their tributaries

Fishing prohibited to protect hatchery brood stock.

Salmon River from the Flat Rock Road bridge to 200 yards downstream of the Cargin Road bridge

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Mountain Pond (Town of Brighton)

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Saranac River from Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to Franklin Falls Flow Dam

Fishing prohibited March 1 through May 15 to protect spawning walleye

Saranac River from Pine Street bridge upstream to Lake Flower Dam in Village of Saranac Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

North Branch Saranac River from the mouth of Cold Brook (Clinton County) upstream to the Goldsmith Road bridge

Trout

All year

12″

3

Little Wolf Pond, Kiwassa Lake & St. Regis Falls Impoundment

Walleye

First Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Upper Saranac Lake

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

23″

3

Ice fishing permitted; Maximum of 3 ice fishing lines allowed

Tupper Lake, Lake Kushaqua, Rollins Pond

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Ice fishing permitted

 

Franklin County Baitfish Prohibited Waters

  • St. Regis Canoe Area
  • High Peaks Wilderness (except Raquette River and Saranac River)

 

Town of Bellmont

  • Drain Pond

 

Town of Brighton

  • Barnum Pond,
  • Black Pond (on Visitors Interpretive Center Property)
  • Long Pond (north of Black Pond)
  • Loon Pond
  • Lost Pond (0.4 mi. southwest of Mountain Pond)
  • Mountain Pond
  • Slush Pond
  • Star Mountain Ponds (2)
  • Upper Spectacle Pond

 

Town of Duane

  • Buck Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • Debar Pond
  • Skiff Pond
  • Winnebago Pond

 

Town of Franklin

  • Fishhole Pond
  • Hope Pond
  • Little Hope Pond
  • No Hope Pond (300 feet north of Hope Pond)

 

Town of Harrietstown

  • Bear Pond
  • Meadow Pond (½ mile northwest of Lake Clear)
  • Panther Pond
  • Porkchop Pond (0.6 mi. east of Upper Saranac Lake)
  • St. Germain Pond (½ mile north of Lake Clear)

 

Town of Malone

  • Malone Village Ice Pond

 

Town of Tupper Lake

  • Rag Pond (200 feet north of West Pine Pond)
  • West Pine Pond

 

Town of Santa Clara

  • Bad News Pond (1000 feet northwest of Polliwog Pond)
  • Black Pond (between Square Pond and Whey Pond)
  • Duck or Echo Pond
  • Duell Pond (¼ mile south of Little Green Pond)
  • East Copperas Pond
  • Federation Pond (¼ mile southeast of East Pine Pond)
  • Frog Pond (650 feet north of Polliwog Pond)
  • Grass Pond (1¼ mile northeast of Benz Pond)
  • Little Black Pond (between Black and Square ponds)
  • Green Pond (north of Follensby Clear Pond)
  • Horseshoe Pond
  • Little Polliwog Pond
  • Madawaska Pond
  • Polliwog Pond
  • Rat Pond
  • Sunday Pond (southeast of Rat Pond)
  • Sunrise Pond (east of Follensby Clear Pond)
  • Track Pond (¾ mile northeast of Floodwood Pond)
  • Twelfth Tee or Gordon Pond (400 feet north of Green Pond)
  • Whey Pond

 

Town of Waverly

  • Balsam Pond (2 miles west of Duck Pond)
  • Benz Pond
  • Little Clear Pond
  • Long Pond