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Tompkins County

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Tompkins 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 and tributaries to first barrier impassable to fish

See Finger Lakes Regulations.

Fall Creek from Ithaca Falls upstream

Black Bass

All year

Any size

5

Fall Creek from Route 38 bridge at Freeville upstream to bridge at Groton City

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Tri-County Pond

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

Salmon Creek above Ludlowville Falls, West Branch Owego Creek

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oct 16 through March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only