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Region 6 • North Central New York

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Herkimer County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily
Limit

Method

First, Second, Third, and Fourth Lakes of Fulton Chain

Trout

All year

9″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Limekiln Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Horn Lake, Evergreen Lake, Hidden Lake, Peaked Mountain Lake

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

3

Artificial lures only

Moose River, Middle and South Branch of Moose River downstream of Moose River Plains Recreation Area, West Canada Creek from mouth upstream to Comstock Bridge

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

West Canada Creek from Trenton Falls Dam downstream to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) below the mouth of Cincinnati Creek

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Stillwater Reservoir, Beardsley Lake, Kyser Lake

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Wheeler Pond, Clear Pond (Town of Webb)

Brook Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Forestport Reservoir, Hinkley Reservoir, Kayuta Lake, Moshier Reservoir and North Lake

Statewide Angling Regulations Apply

Ice fishing permitted

In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters: All ponds and streams in the Five Ponds Wilderness, He-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness, Pepperbox Wilderness, Pigeon Lake Wilderness and the West Canada Lake Wilderness, also: Town of Webb—Bear Lake, Bubb Lake, Brewer Lake, Buck Lake (1/2 mile north of Hog Pond), Buck Pond (one mile west of Thirsty Pond), Clear Pond, Moss Lake, Nicks Lake, Big Otter Lake, Quiver Pond, Razorback Pond, Sis Lake, Tied Lake, Twitchell Lake, West Pond (0.6 miles southwest of Big Moose Lake), Wheeler Pond, Woods Lake

Jefferson County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except Sandy Pond

Yellow Perch & Sunfish

All year

Any size

Any number

All waters except Black River

Black Bass

3rd Saturday in June through November 30

12″

5

Fishing for black bass (including catch & release) is prohibited outside of the open season.

Black River from Dexter Dam upstream, Indian River

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

10″

5

Walleye

Statewide angling regulations apply

Black River from upstream tip of lower-most island to Mill St. Dam in Watertown

See Great Lakes regulations.

Sandy Pond

Yellow Perch & Sunfish

All year

Any size

50 each

Ice fishing permitted

Clear Lake, Grass Lake, Hyde Lake, Sixtown Pond, Butterfield Lake

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Lake-of-the-Woods, Sixberry Lake

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River, and their tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes regulations.

Perch Lake

Closed to all fishing from March 2 through Nov 30.

Ice fishing permitted from Dec 1 through March 1. General angling regulations minimum lengths and daily limits apply

Millsite Lake

Statewide angling regulations apply

Ice fishing permitted

Lewis County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Black River, Deer River, West Branch Deer River, Beaver River

Black Bass

3rd Sat June through Nov 30

10″

5

Dec 1 to Fri preceding the 3rd Sat in June

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Black River, East Branch Fish Creek from Rome Reservoir Dam downstream, Moose River

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Lake Bonaparte

Trout

All year

9″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

18″

3

Beaver Lake, Francis Lake, Soft Maple Reservoir, and Whetstone Marsh

Statewide Angling Regulations Apply

Ice fishing permitted

In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters: All ponds and streams in the Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness, also: Town of Croghan—Clear Pond, Rock Pond, Seepage Pond, Trout Pond; Town of Diana—Green Pond, Sealy Pond, Silver Dawn Lake, Little Silver Dawn Lake; Town of Greig—Pitcher Pond; Town of Watson—Cleveland Lake, Evies Pond, Long Lake, Payne Lake

Oneida County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

Black River

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

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Mohawk River from Barge Canal upstream to Delta Dam, Mohawk River from bridge in Westernville upstream to Lansing Kill, Moose River, Nine Mile Creek, Oneida Creek, Sauquoit Creek from Pinnacle Road in Sauquoit downstream

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oneida Lake east of Route 81 bridge and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish, and Barge (Erie) Canal and tributaries upstream to Lock 22

Walleye

1st Sat May through March 15

15″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Oriskany Creek from bridge in Deansboro downstream to Mohawk River

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5

Oct 16 through Mar 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Oneida Creek from Peterboro Road downstream to NYS Thruway

Trout

All year

Any size

5

West Canada Creek, East Branch Fish Creek from Rome Reservoir downstream and West Branch Fish Creek, except for sections below:

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

West Canada Creek from Trenton Falls Dam downstream to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) below the mouth of Cincinnati Creek

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Lansing Kill

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Fish Creek from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek, West Branch of Fish Creek from mouth upstream to dam in McConnellsville, East Branch Fish Creek from mouth upstream to the route 69 bridge in Taberg, Mohawk River from Delta Lake upstream to bridge in Westernville

Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of Walleye season in May

Delta Reservoir

Statewide Angling Regulations Apply

Ice fishing permitted

In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters: Town of Forestport—Brandy Lake, Round Pond

St. Lawrence County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except as listed below:

Black Bass

3rd Saturday in June through November 30

12″

5

Fishing for black bass (including catch & release) is prohibited outside of the open season.

All rivers and streams except the Raquette River impoundments and those covered by Great Lakes regulations

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

10″

5

Muskellunge

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

40″

1

Fishing (including catch & release) for black bass outside of the open season is prohibited.

Black Lake including the Indian River from falls in Rossie downstream to the confluence with the Oswegatchie River

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

15″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Cold Brook (on Cold Brook FWMA), South Branch Grass River from 0.5 mile downstream of Route 3 upstream to Grass River Flow

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Allen Pond

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

3

West Branch St. Regis River from Route 11B bridge upstream to Allen Falls Reservoir Dam

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

St.Lawrence River and tributaries to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes regulations.

Tooley Pond

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Lake Ozonia

Trout

All year

12″

3

Ice fishing permitted

LL Salmon

All year

15″

3

Pleasant Lake, Horseshoe Lake

Walleye

1st Sat in May through March 15

18″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Little River (Towns of Fine, Clifton), Oswegatchie River from Cranberry Lake Dam downstream

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any Size

5

St. Regis River from Ft. Jackson upstream to Franklin County Line

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Star Lake

Trout

All year

9″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Trout Lake

Trout

All year

9″

5

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Tupper Lake

Lake Trout

All year

21″

3

Ice fishing permitted

Pine, Boottree, Town Line, Deer and Horseshoe ponds in the Massawepie Conservation Easement Area, Tamarack Pond

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

12″

3

Cranberry Lake

Northern Pike

1st Sat in May through Mar 15

Any size

5

Ice fishing permitted

Oswegatchie River from north side of the lower most bridge, State Rt. 68, upstream to the dam in Ogdensburg

Fishing prohibited March 16 until the opening of walleye season in May.

Sterling Pond

Statewide Angling Regulations Apply

Ice fishing permitted

In addition, the use or possession of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters: All ponds and streams in the Five Ponds Wilderness, and Raquette-Boreal Wilderness Area, also: Town of Clare—Allen Pond; Town of Colton—Burntbridge Pond, Church Pond, Clear or Hedgehog Pond, Curtis Pond, Dog Pond, Townline Pond, Big Trout Pond, Little Trout Pond; Town of Fine—Long Lake, Nicks Pond, Round Lake, Streeter Lake; Town of Parishville—Clear Pond, Long Pond, Lilypad Pond; Town of Piercefield—Big Trout Pond, Black Pond, Bottree Pond, Bridgebrook Pond, Deer Pond, Horseshoe Pond, Little Trout Pond, Long Pond, Lows Lake (Bog River upstream of dam above Hitchens Pond), Massawepie Lake, Pine Pond, Round Pond, Townline Pond

Regulations in red are new this year.

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