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Region 8 • West Central New York

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.

Lake Ontario and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes and Tributary 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 and Tributary 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.

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.

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.

Chemung River and tributaries upstream of Route 352 Patterson Bridge 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 and Tributary 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.

Keuka Outlet from first barrier upstream

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

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