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The Statewide Angling Regulations apply to species and waters not listed.

Greenwood Lake (New York/New Jersey Border Water)

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Black Bass

Third Sat. in June – Nov 30

12"

5

December 1 through the Friday preceding the third Sat. in June

Catch and Release only

Walleye

May 1 – last day in Feb

18"

3

Pickerel

All year

15"

5

Muskellunge, Tiger Muskellunge

All year

36"

1

Channel Catfish

All year

12"

5

Crappie

All year

8"

10

Ice fishing legal for any species during its open season. Five tip-ups and two handlines may be used.

Indian Lake (New York/Connecticut Border Water)

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Black Bass

3rd Sat. in April (6 AM) – November 30

12"

6

Pickerel

3rd Sat. in April (6 AM) – March 31

15"

6

Fishing Prohibited From April 1 to 6am on the 3rd Saturday in April.

Ice fishing legal for any species during its open season. Five tip-ups and two handlines may be used.

Delaware River & West Branch Delaware River (NY/PA Border Water)

Body of Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Delaware River

Trout

1st Saturday after April 11 – Oct 15

14"

1

Oct 16 through the Fri preceding
the first Sat after April 11

Catch and Release only

West Branch
Delaware River

Trout

1st Sat after April 11 – Oct 15

12"

2

Oct 16 through the Fri preceding
the first Sat after April 11

Catch and Release only
Artificial lures only

Delaware River &
West Branch
Delaware River

Black Bass

First Sat after June 11 through Fri preceding
the first Sat After April 11

12"

5

From Fri preceding the first Sat after April 11 through Fri preceding the first Sat After June 11

Catch and Release only

Walleye

1st Sat in May – March 15

18"

3

Pickerel

All year

12"

5

Muskellunge,
Tiger Muskellunge

All year

40"

1

Striped Bass

All year

28"

2

River Herring* (Alewife and
Blueback Herring)

All year

Any size

10

American Shad

All year

Any size

3

* River Herring regulations may change in 2012.

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