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Madison County

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Madison 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″

Eaton Brook Reservoir

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Cazenovia Lake, DeRuyter Reservoir

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Chenango Canal from Route 46 to Oriskany Creek

Trout

All year

12″

2

Artificial lures only

Chittenango Creek from Route 20 north to Conrail railroad line (except as listed below)

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Chittenango Creek from the Town of Fenner/Town of Sullivan Town Line at mile marker 1219 on Rt. 13 to mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango Line

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Lebanon Reservoir, Leland Ponds

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

Oneida Creek from Peterboro Road (Rt. 34)
downstream to NYS Thruway

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to the first barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie ) Canal & tributaries upstream to Lock 22

Walleye

1st Sat May through March 15

15″

3

Ice fishing permitted

East Branch Tioghnioga 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

Fishing is prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May in the following waters:

  • Canaseraga Creek from Route 31 bridge upstream to Thruway,
  • Chittenango Creek from mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line,
  • Cowaselon Creek from mouth upstream to Route 13