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Onondaga County

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Onondaga 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″

Chittenango Creek from mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line

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

Cross Lake, Seneca River

Northern Pike

1st Sat in May through March 15

22″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Cross Lake, Seneca River upstream of Plainville Rd.

Walleye

1st Sat in May through
March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Green Lake in Green Lakes State Park

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Limestone Creek-mouth to Route 20, Butternut Creek-mouth to Route 20

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge & tributaries upstream to the 1st barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie) Canal & tributaries upstream to Lock 22

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

15″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Skaneateles Creek from Old Seneca Turnpike bridge north of Village of Skaneateles downstream 10.2 miles to the Jordan Road bridge in the Village of Jordan

Trout and LL Salmon

April 1 through Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Otisco Lake, Skaneateles Lake and their tributaries to first barrier

See Finger Lakes Regulations.

Jamesville Reservoir

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Ninemile Creek from Amboy Dam downstream to Onondaga Lake

Trout

All year

Catch and release only