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Region 8 • West Central New York

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Chemung 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″

Cayuta Creek (except section below)

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Cayuta Creek from the Wyncoop Creek Road Bridge upstream to the NY Route 223 bridge

Trout

All year

12″

2

Artificial lures only

Chemung River and tributaries

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

1st Sat in May through March 15

40″

1 of either species

American Shad

All year

Catch and Release fishing only. All American Shad shall be returned to the water immediately

Seneca Lake tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York.

Park Station Pond

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Genesee 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″

Oatka Creek

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following water: Town of Darien—Harlow Lake.

Livingston 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″

Conesus Lake and Hemlock Lake and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes Regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York..

North McMillan Creek and Conesus Inlet Fish and Wildlife Management Area from Conesus Lake south to the dam, except the canal west of Conesus Inlet and that portion of the inlet north of the canal

Fishing prohibited March 1 until the opening of walleye season in May

to protect spawning walleye and northern pike

Cohocton River, Mill Creek

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Spring Creek except Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Oct 16 through Mar 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

8 am through 4 pm

12″

2

Artificial lures only

Oct 16 through Mar 31

8 am through 4 pm

Catch and release only

Monroe 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″

Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes Regulations on section Special Regulations for Great Lakes Tributaries – General Regulations.

Oatka Creek except sections below

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oatka Creek from Bowerman Road upstream 1.4 miles to Union St. and Wheatland Center Rd. upstream 2.5 miles to the mouth of Spring Creek

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Oct 16 through Mar 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Oatka Creek from Union Street upstream 1.7 miles to Wheatland Center Road

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Spring Creek

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

2

Oct 16 through Mar 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Ontario 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″

Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Honeoye Lake, Seneca Lake and tributaries of Canadice Lake, Canandaigua Lake and Seneca Lake to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes Regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York

Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes Regulations on section Special Regulations for Great Lakes Tributaries – General Regulations.

Orleans 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″

Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes Regulations on section Special Regulations for Great Lakes Tributaries – General Regulations.

Schuyler 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″

Cayuta Creek

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Cayuta Lake

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Seneca Lake and tributaries of Seneca Lake to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes Regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York.

Seneca 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″

Cayuga Lake, Seneca Lake and their tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes Regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York.

Seneca River

Northern Pike

1st Sat in May through March 15

22″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Trout, Lake Trout, LL Salmon

All year

Any size

5

Steuben 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″

Keuka Lake and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes Regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York.

Chemung River and tributaries upstream of Route 17 west of Corning

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 through Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Chemung River, Tioga River

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

1st Sat in May through March 15

40″

1 combined

Cohocton River except sections below

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Cohocton River from North Boundary of U.S. Veterans Facility upstream to Route 415 bridge and from north boundary of Avoca Village upstream to mouth of Neil Creek

Trout

All year

12″

2

Artificial lures only

Mill Creek

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Wayne 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″

Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes Regulations on section Special Regulations for Great Lakes Tributaries – General Regulations.

Yates 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″

Canandaigua Lake, Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake and their tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Finger Lakes Regulations on section Region 9 • Western New York.

Keuka Outlet from first barrier upstream

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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