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Region 5 • Northeastern New York

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Clinton County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Lake Champlain and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Lake Champlain Regulations on section Region 6 • North Central New York.

Upper Chateaugay Lake, Chazy Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Great Chazy River from Route 9B at Cooperville upstream to Perrys Mills Dam

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

Saranac River from Imperial Dam upstream to the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Pond Road and NYS Rt 22B in Morrisonville

Trout

All year

12″

5

Saranac River from the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Pond Road and NYS Rt. 22B in Morrisonville upstream to Kent Falls Dam

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Saranac River from marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River upstream 1.4 miles to Stord Brook

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

North Branch Saranac River from mouth of Cold Brook upstream to Alder Brook

Trout

All year

12″

3

Artificial lures only

Fern Lake

Walleye

1st Saturday in May through Mar 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

Essex County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Lake Champlain and tributaries to the first barrier

All Species

See Lake Champlain Regulations on section Region 6 • North Central New York.

Boquet River from Wadhams Falls upstream to Route 9N in Elizabethtown

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

9″

5

Indian River

Trout

All year

Any size

5

West Branch Ausable River except section below:

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5

West Branch Ausable River from mouth of Holcomb Pond Outlet downstream to marked boundary 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

West Branch Ausable River from the Whiteface Ski Center bridge downstream to the Rt 86 bridge at the flume

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Bigsby Pond, Copperas Pond

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Tip-ups prohibited

Fishing prohibited Oct 16 through Mar 31

Eagle Lake, Connery Pond, Hudson River

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Upper and Lower Cascade lakes

Round Whitefish

Possession Prohibited

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

First Lake of Essex Chain, Pharaoh Lake

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish

Lake Trout, LL Salmon, Trout, Smelt

See Lake George under Warren County.

Use or possession of smelt prohibited.

Crane Pond

Lake Trout

All year

15″

3

Ice fishing permitted.

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Paradox Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Mirror Lake, Lake Placid

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Moose Pond (Town of St. Armand)

Black Bass

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

Any Number

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake upstream to Alder Meadow Rd.

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

18″

2

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Ticonderoga Creek from lower falls upstream to Lake George

Lake Trout, LL Salmon, Trout

Lake Champlain Regulations apply (section Region 6 • North Central New York)

Harris Lake, Franklin Falls Flow

Walleye

1st Saturday in May through Mar 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

Franklin County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except Lake Colby

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

Lake Colby

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

Any size

5

Big Fish Pond, Little Fish Pond, St. Regis Pond

Lake Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Lake Clear, Meacham Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Franklin Falls Flow, Lower Saranac Lake, Rainbow Lake

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Little Clear Pond, Little Green Pond, and their tributaries

Fishing prohibited to protect hatchery brood stock.

Follensby Clear Pond

LL Salmon

April 1 through Oct 15

15″

3

Tip-ups prohibited

Mountain Pond (Town of Brighton)

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Saranac River from Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to Franklin Falls Flow Dam

Fishing prohibited March 1 through May 15 to protect spawning walleye

Saranac River from Pine Street bridge upstream to Lake Flower Dam in Village of Saranac Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Whey Pond

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

3 in combination

Artificial lures only

Upper Saranac Lake

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted; Tip-ups prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

23″

3

Tupper Lake, Lake Kushaqua, Rollins Pond

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

Fulton County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Canada Lake, Green Lake, Lily Lake, West Lake

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Trout

All year

Any size

5

East Caroga Lake, West Caroga Lake, Northville Pond, Great Sacandaga Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Kyser Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

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

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

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

Hamilton County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except Hudson 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

Hudson River

Black Bass, 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

Lake Algonquin

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Walleye

1st Sat in May through Mar 15

18″

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

LL Salmon

All year

18″

2

Fawn Lake (Town of Lake Pleasant)

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

18″

3

Tip-ups prohibited;

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

Sacandaga Lake tributaries and outlet, Lake Pleasant tributaries

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

Walleye

First Saturday in May through March 15

18”

3

Lake Pleasant, Sacandaga Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Lake Pleasant outlet to mouth of the Kunjamuk River

Closed from March 16th until the opening walleye season in May.

Jennings Park Pond

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

3

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

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

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

Saratoga County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Hudson River from Warren County line downstream to Washington County line east of Glens Falls

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, including Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge

All Species

All year

Catch and release fishing only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately.

Baitfish listed on section Baitfish Regulations may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups is permitted.

Kayaderosseras Creek from Saratoga Lake upstream to first railroad bridge

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

Kayaderosseras Creek from first railroad bridge upstream

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Great Sacandaga Lake, Moreau Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Great Sacandaga Lake tributaries from lake upstream to first highway bridge

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

Mohawk River from Lock 2 to Guard Gate 2 (Waterford Flight)

Use or possession of alewife or blueback herring is prohibited

Saratoga Lake including Fish Creek downstream to the old railroad crossing between Staffords and Bryants bridges

Sunfish (Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast)

All year

Any size

15

Ice fishing permitted

Warren County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Brant Lake, Brant Lake Mill Pond, Brant Lake Outlet, Hudson River, Lake Luzerne, Trout Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted;

Use or possession of smelt prohibited

Lake Trout

All year

23″

2

LL Salmon

All year

18″

2

Glen Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Hour Pond, Jabe Pond, Little Jabe Pond, Peaked Mountain Pond, and their tributaries

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

3

Artificial lures only

Lily Pond, Pack Forest Lake

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

10″

5

Schroon Lake, Schroon River from Schroon Lake downstream to Starbuckville Dam

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

18″

2

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Schroon River from Starbuckville Dam downstream

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

Any size

3

LL Salmon

All year

Any size

3

Thirteenth Lake and tributaries and outlet downstream to Hudson River

Trout

April 1 – Nov 30

Any size

5

Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Salmon

April 1 – Nov 30

15″

3

Palmer Pond

Trout

April 1 – Nov 30

Any size

5

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

Washington County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Batten Kill from Vermont state line downstream to covered bridge at Eagleville

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Hoosic River

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

9″

5

Lake Champlain and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Lake Champlain Regulations on section Region 6 • North Central New York.

Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish

Lake Trout, Trout, LL Salmon

See Lake George under Warren County

Smelt: Use or possession of smelt prohibited

Hudson River from Troy dam upstream to Ft. Edward and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 Bridge

All Species

All year

Catch and release fishing only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately. Baitfish listed on section Baitfish Regulations may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups is permitted.

Refer to section Region 6 • North Central New York for a complete listing of waters in which the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited.

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