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Nassau County

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Nassau County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily
Limit

Method

All waters

Crappie

All year

9″

15

Sunfish

All year

Any size

15

Yellow Perch

All year

8″

15

Pickerel

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

All waters

Black Bass

1st Sat in June through April 30

Catch and release only

Note: It is illegal to fish for bass during the period May 1 thru Fri preceding the 1st Sat in June

All ponds and lakes

Trout

All year

Any size

3

All streams

Brown & Rainbow Trout

All year

Any size

3

Brook Trout

April 1 – Sept 30

Catch and release only

Snakehead Alert

Northern snakehead and other snakehead species are listed as species dangerous to native fish populations in New York, and their possession is strictly prohibited. These fish can seriously damage native fish communities. Any snakehead caught while angling cannot be released back into the water.

It must be immediately euthanized and reported to DEC. Kill it, freeze it, and report your catch to a local DEC office. Note that the northern snakehead can be confused with burbot and bowfin, two species native to New York. To determine if you have indeed caught a northern snakehead, review the distinguishing characteristics below.