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Hamilton County

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Hamilton County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except Fourth Lake of Fulton Chain

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

Hudson River

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Abanakee Lake (Town of Indian Lake)

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

Any size

3

Limekiln Lake, Great Sacandaga Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Blue Mountain Lake, Eagle Lake, Forked Lake, Gilman Lake, South Pond, Utowana Lake, Indian Lake (Town of Indian Lake), Lake Eaton, Lewey Lake, Raquette Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

2

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Lake Lila, First Lake of Essex Chain

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

15″

3

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Piseco Lake

Lake Trout

All year

21″

2

Ice fishing permitted

Fawn Lake (Town of Lake Pleasant)

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

18″

3

Maximum of 3 ice fishing lines allowed

Fishing prohibited Oct 16 – March 31

Fourth Lake of Fulton Chain

Trout

All year

9″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Black Bass

Statewide Black Bass regulations apply 

Sacandaga Lake tributaries and outlet, Lake Pleasant tributaries

Walleye

First Saturday in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May

Lake Pleasant, Sacandaga Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Walleye

First Saturday in May through March 15

18″

3

Lake Pleasant outlet to mouth of the Kunjamuk River

Fishing prohibited from March 16th until the opening walleye season in May

Sagamore Lake

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

18″

3

Round Lake to the boundary with Little Tupper Lake

Brook Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

3

Artificial lures only
Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Seventh Lake, Sixth Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

18″

3

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from the upstream mouth to first highway bridge. Sacandaga River from Bridge Street in Northville upstream to the first crossing of Route 30.

Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May

Little Tupper Lake, Rock Pond & Rock Pond Outlet Stream between Rock Pond & Little Tupper Lake

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Indian River (Town of Indian Lake)

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Charley Pond Outlet (within W.C. Whitney Area)

Fishing prohibited July 1st through Sept 15th

 

Hamilton County Baitfish Prohibited Waters

  • Blue Ridge Wilderness
  • Buell Brook Primitive Area
  • Five Ponds Wilderness
  • High Peaks Wilderness (except Raquette River)
  • Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area (except Hudson River)
  • Pigeon Lake Wilderness
  • Siamese Ponds Wilderness
  • Silver Lake Wilderness (except Sacandaga River)
  • Little Moose Wilderness
  • West Canada Lakes Wilderness
  • William C. Whitney Wilderness

 

Town of Arietta

  • Christian Lake
  • G Lake
  • Iron Lake
  • Jockeybush Lake
  • Lower Sargent Pond
  • Middle Sargent Pond
  • Red Louse Lake

 

Town of Hope

  • Bennett Lake
  • Middle Lake
  • Murphy Lake

 

Town of Indian Lake

  • Barker Pond
  • Bullhead Pond
  • First Lake (Essex chain of lakes)
  • Grassy Pond
  • Little Grassy Pond
  • Lower Helms Pond
  • Middle Helms Pond
  • OK Slip Pond
  • Pine Lake
  • Pine Pond (west of Blue Mt. Lake)
  • Tirrell Pond
  • Unknown Pond
  • Unnamed pond (¾ mile east of Barker Pond)
  • Upper Helms Pond

 

Town of Inlet

  • Bug Lake
  • Eagles Nest Lake
  • High Rock Pond
  • Icehouse Pond
  • Lost Ponds (3)
  • Mitchell Ponds (2)

 

Town of Lake Pleasant

  • Panther Pond

 

Town of Long Lake

  • Bog Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • High Pond
  • Loon Pond
  • Lost Pond
  • Mays Pond
  • Mosquito Pond
  • Owls Head Pond
  • Raquette Lake Reservoir
  • Round Lake

 

Town of Morehouse

  • Bochen Lake
  • Squaw Lake
  • Unnamed Pond (¼ mile southwest of Squaw Lake)