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Suffolk County

Fishing Regulations Icon New York Fishing

Suffolk 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

Any size

15

All waters except, Belmont Lake, Artist Lake, Blydenburgh Lake, Randall Pond

Black Bass

1st Sat in June through Nov 30

12″

5

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

Dec 1 through April 30

Catch and release only

Fort Pond and Lake Ronkonkoma

Walleye

1st Sat in May through Mar 15

18″

3

Blydenburgh Lake

Black Bass

1st Sat in June through Nov 30

12″

5

Dec 1 through Fri before 1st Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artist Lake, Belmont Lake, Randall Pond

Black Bass

All Year

Catch and release only

All freshwater (non-tidal) lakes and ponds except East (Swan) Lk, Laurel Lk, Deep Pd.

Trout

All year

Any size

3

Ice fishing permitted

East (Swan) Lake

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

10″

3

Laurel Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Deep Pond

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Chain Pickerel

All year

Catch and release only

All freshwater and tidal streams except Carmans River in Southhaven County Park, Connetquot River in Connetquot River State Park and Nissequoque River in Caleb Smith State Park

Brown &
Rainbow Trout

All year

Any size

3

Brook Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

Catch and release only

Connetquot and Caleb Smith State Parks

Trout

Park Regulations apply, permit required. Call (631) 581-1005 Connetquot, (631) 265-1054 Nissequogue.

Carmans River
(Southaven County Park)

Special Regulations by River Section.
Additional park regulations may apply. Call (631) 854-1414.

Carmans River (Southaven County Park), Hards Lake

Brook Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

Catch and release only

From LIPA transmission lines at Gate G

upstream to Yaphank Avenue

Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

Catch and Release only

Fly fishing only

From Cement Dam upstream to LIPA transmission lines at Gate G

Brown &
Rainbow Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

9″

3

Fly fishing only

From Cement Dam downstream to Hards Lake Dam, Hards Lake

Brown &
Rainbow Trout

April 1 through Sept 30

9″

3

Recreational Marine Fishing Registry

Anglers 16 years of age and older desiring to fish in the marine and coastal district or for migratory marine species must enroll in the no fee Recreational Marine Fishing Registry. See www.dec.ny.gov/permits/54950.html for details.