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Region 4 – East Central New York

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Region 4

65561 State Highway 10

Suite 1

Stamford, NY 12167-9503

(607) 652-7366

fwfish4@gw.dec.state.ny.us

 

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Albany County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily
Limit

Method

Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge

All Species

All year

Catch and release fishing only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately.

Baitfish may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups is permitted.

Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish

Black Bass

See Tidal Hudson River Regulations.

Thompsons Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Normans Kill from Watervliet Reservoir downstream to the first barrier impassable to fish upstream of the Hudson River

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June – Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 – Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Columbia County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily
Limit

Method

Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish

Black Bass

See Tidal Hudson River Regulations.

Queechy Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Kinderhook Creek, Adams Crossing downstream

Trout

April 1 – Nov 30

Any size

5

Delaware County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All streams and their tributaries that flow into the Delaware River in Delaware County downstream of Hancock

Trout

1st Sat after April 11 – Sept 30

Any size

5

All unlisted tributaries to Pepacton Reservoir and to East Branch Delaware River upstream from Pepacton Reservoir highwater mark

Trout

April 1 – Sept 30

Any size

5

Bush Kill, Tremper Kill, Terry Clove, Fall Clove, Platte Kill, Dry Brook, Batavia Kill

Trout

April 1 – Sept 30

9″

5

Trout Pond (Cables Lake), Huggins Lake

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

2

Artificial lures only

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Launt Pond

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

10″

3

Big Pond, Little Pond

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Mud Pond

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

3

Cannonsville Reservoir, Pepacton Reservoir

Trout

See NYC Reservoirs regulations.

East Branch Delaware River – Special Regulations by River Section below:

From Pepacton Reservoir highwater mark upstream

Trout

April 1 – Sept 30

9″

5

From Pepacton Dam downstream to Shinhopple Bridge

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

2

All angling prohibited from Oct 16 – March 31 to protect spawning Trout

From Shinhopple Bridge downstream to the mouth at Hancock

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

2

Oct 16 – Nov 30

Catch and release only

All streams and their tributaries that flow in to the East Branch of the Delaware River between the villages of East Branch and Hancock

Trout

1st Sat after April 11 – Oct 15

Any Size

5

West Branch Delaware River – Special Regulations by River Section below:

From Cannonsville Reservoir highwater mark upstream

Trout

April 1 – Sept 30

9″

5

From Cannonsville Dam downstream to the Route 17 overpass at Deposit

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

2

All angling prohibited from Oct 16 – March 31 to protect spawning trout

From Route 17 overpass at Deposit downstream 2.0 miles

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

All angling prohibited from Oct 16 – March 31 to protect spawning trout

From the lower limit of catch-and-release section in Deposit downstream to NY/PA border (1.7 miles below Hale Eddy Bridge)

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

12″

2

All Angling prohibited from Oct 16 – March 31 to protect spawning trout

Delaware River and West Branch Delaware River forming NY/PA border

Black Bass, Trout, Muskellunge, Pickerel, Walleye

See Border Waters regulations.

Beaver Kill from State Route 206 (County Route 7) bridge downstream except sections below:

Trout

April 1 – Nov 30

9″

5

Beaver Kill: 1) from Sullivan County line (below Roscoe) downstream 2.5 miles to the old railroad trestle and 2) from one mile upstream to 1.6 miles downstream of iron bridge at Horton

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lure only

Beaver Kill from Iron Bridge at Horton downstream to first Rt. 17 overpass

Angling prohibited July 1 through August 31 to protect thermally stressed trout

Greene County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish

Black Bass

See Tidal Hudson River Regulations.

Greens Lake, Colgate Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Montgomery County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Beardsley Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Schoharie Creek

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June – Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 – Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Otsego County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Arnold Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Basswood Pond

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

10″

3

Canadarago Lake

Yellow Perch

All year

Any size

25

Crumhorn Lake

Tip-ups prohibited

Gilbert Lake

Trout

April 1 – Nov 30

12″

3

Goodyear Lake

Yellow Perch

All year

Any size

25

Sunfish (Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast)

All year

Any size

25

Otsego Lake

Brown Trout

All year

18″

1

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

18″

1

Lake Trout

All year

23″

1

Susquehanna River from Otsego Lake Dam to Goodyear Lake

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

Any size

3 in any combination

LL Salmon

April 1 – Oct 15

15″

Lake Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

21″

Rensselaer County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Hudson River from Troy Dam downstream and all tributaries in this section to the first barrier impassable by fish

Black Bass

See Tidal Hudson River Regulations.

Glass Lake

Kokanee

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Trout

All year

12″

3

Hoosic River, Little Hoosic River

Trout

April 1 – Oct 15

9″

5

Kinderhook Creek, Adams Crossing downstream

Trout

April 1 – Nov 30

Any size

5

Hudson River from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to first barrier impassable by fish, Mohawk River below Route 32 bridge

All Species

All year

Catch and release fishing only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately.

Baitfish may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups is permitted.

Hudson River upstream of Lock C-4 and its associated dam, near Stillwater, NY

Use or possession of alewife or blueback herring prohibited

Second Pond, Long Pond, Shaver Pond

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Tomhannock Reservoir

Ice Fishing Season Jan 1 – March 15, daylight hours only. Fishing by permit only (available from City of Troy)

Schenectady County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Schoharie Creek from Route 20 bridge upstream

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June – Nov 30

Any size

5

Dec 1 – Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Schoharie Creek from Route 20 bridge downstream

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June – Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 – Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Schoharie County

Waters

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Mallet Pond

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Schoharie Creek from Schoharie Reservoir downstream to Route 20 bridge

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June – Nov 30

Any size

5

Dec 1 – Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Schoharie Creek from Route 20 bridge downstream

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June – Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 – Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Schoharie Reservoir

Trout

See New York City Reservoir regulations.

Holding Pond

Trout

April 1 – October 15

10″

3

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