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Jefferson County

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Jefferson 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″

All waters except Sandy Pond

Yellow Perch & Sunfish

All year

Any size

Any number

All waters except Black River and Indian River

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.

Black River from Dexter Dam upstream, Indian River

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

10″

5

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

Walleye

Statewide Angling Regulations Apply

Black River from upstream tip of lower-most island to Mill St. Dam in Watertown

See Great Lakes Regulations.

Sandy Pond

Yellow Perch & Sunfish

All year

Any size

50 of each

Ice fishing permitted

Clear Lake, Grass Lake, Hyde Lake, Sixtown Pond, Butterfield Lake

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Lake-of-the-Woods, Sixberry Lake

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and their tributaries to first barrier

See Great Lakes Regulations.

Perch Lake

Closed to all fishing from March 2 through Nov 30.

Ice fishing permitted from Dec 1 through March 1. General angling regulations minimum lengths and daily limits apply

Millsite Lake

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Trout

All year

12″

3

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

21″

3