Washington County

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Washington County



Open Season

Minimum Length

Daily Limit


Batten Kill from Vermont state line downstream to covered bridge at Eagleville


All year

Catch and release only

Artificial lures only

Hoosic River


April 1 – Oct 15



Lake Champlain and tributaries to first barrier

See Lake George/Lake Champlain Regulations

Lake George and tributaries upstream to first barrier impassable by fish

See Lake George/Lake Champlain Regulations

Hudson River from Troy dam upstream to Ft. Edward 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 listed on page 55 may be possessed for use as fish bait. Use of tip-ups is permitted.

Baitfish Prohibited Waters

Washington County

Town of Dresden

  • Black Mountain Ponds (2)
  • Bumps Pond
  • Fishbrook Pond
  • Greenland Pond
  • Lapland Pond

Town of Fort Ann

  • Inman Pond

Town of Jackson

  • Dead Lake

Town of Whitehall

  • Clear Pond
  • Sawmill Pond
  • Spruce Pond

Attention Tournament Organizers

Be certain to follow proper tournament procedures to ensure that fish intended for release survive. A critical factor is water temperature and it is highly recommended that tournaments not be held during hot mid-summer periods. Also, be certain that boat livewells and other fish-holding equipment are properly disinfected after every event. This will help prevent the spread of fish diseases such as VHS and largemouth bass virus (LMBV). Disinfection procedures can be found on Protect Your Waters. Additional information on proper tournament procedures can be found at: https://www.bassmaster.com/sites/default/files/keepingbassalive_guidebook_comp.pdf.

If you conduct a tournament at a DEC boat launch, you need to obtain a temporary revocable permit from the regional fisheries office.