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Region 9 • Western New York

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Allegany 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″

Ice fishing permitted

Rushford Lake

Trout

April 1 through Nov 30

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Allen Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

Genesee River from Belmont Dam upstream to Pennsylvania State line except section below

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Genesee River from Route 19 bridge in Shongo downstream 2.5 miles

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Wiscoy Creek

Trout

April 1 – October 15

10″

3

October 16 – March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

East Koy Creek

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

October 16 – March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Cattaraugus 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″

Ice fishing permitted

Allegany State Park

State Park regulations may apply, check with Park Police

Case Lake, Harwood Lake, New Albion Lake, Red House Lake, Quaker Lake

Trout

All year

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Ice fishing permitted

Clear Creek from Wyoming-Cattaraugus County line upstream, Lime Lake Outlet, McKinstry Creek

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

9″

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oct 16 – March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Ischua Creek from 0.9 miles downstream to 1.3 miles upstream of Rt. 98 bridge in Cadiz

Trout

All year

Any size

5

Cattaraugus Creek downstream of Springville Dam

See Great Lakes Regulations.

Elm Creek, Elton Creek, Mansfield Creek, Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam

Trout

April 1 – October 15

Any Size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

October 16 – March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Chautauqua 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″

Ice fishing permitted

Chautauqua Lake and its tributaries and the Chadakoin River to Warner Dam

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

3rd Sat in June through Nov 30

40″

1

Ice fishing permitted

Walleye

1st Sat in May – Mar 15

18″

3

Goose Creek

Trout

All year

Any Size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Lake Erie and tributaries to first barrier impassable by fish

See Great Lakes Regulations.

Erie 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″

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Erie, Niagara River, and their tributaries to the first barrier, Cattaraugus Creek downstream of Springville Dam, Buffalo River and tributaries to first barrier impassable by fish, that portion of Ellicott Creek within Amherst State Park

All Species

See Great Lakes Regulations.

Hosmer (Sardinia) Brook

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

9″

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oct 16 through March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam

Trout

April 1 through October 15

Any size

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oct 16 through March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Niagara County

Water

Species

Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Method

All waters except Lake Ontario, Niagara River and their tributaries to first barrier

Trout

April 1 through October 15

Any size

5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

Ice fishing permitted

Lake Ontario, Niagara River, and their tributaries
to first barrier

All Species

See Great Lakes Regulations.

Wyoming 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″

Ice fishing permitted

Wiscoy Creek except section below

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

10″

3

Oct 16 through March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Wiscoy Creek from 0.5 mile upstream to 0.5 mile downstream of East Hillside Road Bridge

Trout

All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Clear Creek from mouth to Wyoming-Cattaraugus
County line

Trout

April 1 through Oct 15

9″

5 – with no more than 2 longer than 12″

Oct 16 through March 31

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

East Koy Creek, Cattaraugus Creek upstream of Springville Dam

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

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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