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Inland Trout Stream Special Regulations

If the stream you'll be trout fishing is not listed below, then Statewide Seasons & Limits apply.

Inland Trout Stream Categories
Managed Category Regulation
Wild and Stocked
(Note: these categorized streams are applicable
statewide and are not reflected in the regulations
per trout stream reaches listed within the tables below)
  • April 1 - October 15, Daily Limit - 5 with only 2 longer than 12"
  • October 16 - March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Stocked-Extended and Wild Quality
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Wild-Premier
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Catch and Release All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Region 3
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Amawalk Outlet
(Muscoot River)
From Muscoot Reservoir upstream to Amawalk Reservoir (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Beaver Kill From the Delaware/Sullivan County line downstream of Roscoe upstream to the Route 206 Bridge (Stocked Extended)
Beaver Kill From the downstream end of the Beaver Kill Campground upstream to 0.5 mile upstream of the Beaver Kill covered bridge at the Beaver Kill Campground (Stocked Extended)
Cedar Pond Brook From the Pyngyp Road/Route 210 intersection upstream to the Cedar Flats Road/Route 210 intersection (Wild Quality)
East Branch Croton River From confluence with West Branch Croton River upstream to Diverting Reservoir Dam (Stocked Extended)
East Branch Croton River From Diverting Reservoir upstream to East Branch Reservoir Dam (Stocked-Extended)
Esopus Creek From Ashokan Reservoir upstream to confluence with Lost Clove Creek (Wild Quality)
Mongaup Creek From confluence with Willowemoc Creek upstream to confluence with the tributary immediately south of the Catskill Fish Hatchery (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
Neversink River From the Guymard Tpke crossing upstream to the Sullivan/Orange County Line (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Neversink River Neversink River and tributaries within the Neversink River Unique Area and owned by the people of the State of New York situated in the Towns of Thompson and Forestburgh and abutting that reach of the Neversink River from the Sullivan/Orange County line upstream to its confluence with Mercer Brook, except any portion thereof where the right to fish is privately owned (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Neversink River From 1.0 miles downstream of Bridgeville Road upstream to Wynkoop Brook (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
North Branch Callicoon Creek From the confluence with Callicoon Creek upstream to Gossweyler Pond (Stocked-Extended)
North Branch Callicoon Creek From Gossweyler Pond upstream to the first Lower Weissman Road bridge crossing (Wild Quality)
Ramapo River From the downstream end of H. Pierson Mapes Flat Rock County Park upstream to Arden Valley Road (Stocked-Extended)
Rochester Creek From the confluence with Rondout Creek upstream to confluence with Mettacahonts Creek (Wild Quality)
Rondout Creek From confluence with Sundown Creek upstream to upstream most crossing of County Route 42 (Wild Quality)
Wappinger Creek From New Hackensack Road Bridge in Red Oaks Mill upstream to East Branch Wappingers Creek in Hibernia (Stocked-Extended)
Wappinger Creek From 3/4 miles downstream of Jameson Hill Rd. Bridge in Clinton Corners upstream to Hunns Lake Creek in Stanfordville (Wild Quality)
West Branch Beer Kill From the confluence with Beer Kill upstream to Windsor Lake (Wild Quality)
West Branch Croton River From confluence with East Branch Croton River upstream to Croton Falls Reservoir Dam (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Croton River From Croton Falls Reservoir upstream to West Branch Reservoir Dam (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Willowemoc Creek From the confluence with the Beaver Kill upstream to the second Route 17 Quickway Bridge east of Roscoe (Stocked-Extended)
Willowemoc Creek From the second Route 17 Quickway Bridge east of Roscoe upstream 3.5 miles to 1200 feet upstream of the confluence with Elm Hollow Brook (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Willowemoc Creek From 1200 feet upstream of the confluence with Elm Hollow Brook upstream to Parkston Road Bridge (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Willowemoc Creek From the downstream end of the Willowemoc Wild Forest upstream to the confluence with Fir Brook (Stocked-Extended)
Region 4
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Batavia Kill From confluence with East Branch Delaware River upstream to source (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Beaver Kill From 1.6 miles downstream of Iron Bridge at Horton upstream to 1 mile upstream of Iron Bridge at Horton (Catch and Release)
  • All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
  • Exception: Beaver Kill from Iron Bridge at Horton downstream to first Route 17 overpass: Angling prohibited from July 1 through August 31 to protect thermally stressed trout.
Beaver Kill From 1 mile upstream of Iron Bridge at Horton upstream to the old railroad trestle 2.5 miles downstream of the Sullivan County Line (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Beaver Kill From the Sullivan County Line downstream of Roscoe downstream 2.5 mi to the old railroad trestle (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Beaver Kill From the Delaware/Sullivan County line downstream of Roscoe upstream to the Route 206 Bridge (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Bushkill From confluence with Dry Brook upstream to confluence with Emory Brook and Vly Creek (Wild Quality)
Bushnellsville Creek From Greene/Ulster County Line upstream to source (Wild Quality)
Catskill Creek From confluence with Basic Creek in Freehold upstream to the confluence with Fox Creek in Preston Hollow (Stocked-Extended)
Delaware River From Bridge in Lordville upstream to confluence with West and East Branches of Delaware River (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
East Branch Delaware River From confluence with West Branch Delaware River upstream to Route 206/30 bridge in Downsville (Wild-Premier)
East Brook From confluence with West Branch Delaware River upstream to source (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
East Creek (aka Kinderhook Creek) From confluence with Kinderhook Creek south of Route 43 in Stephentown upstream to State Line (Wild Quality)
Emory Brook From confluence with Bush Kill upstream to source (Wild Quality)
Kinderhook Creek From I-90 upstream to confluence with East Creek south of Route 43 in Stephentown (Stocked-Extended)
Little Hoosic River From confluence with Hoosic River upstream to source (Wild Quality)
Panther Creek From Route 4 in West Fulton upstream to source (Wild Quality)
Russell Brook From confluence with Beaver Kill upstream to source (Wild Quality)
West Branch Delaware River Forming NY/PA border (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Delaware River From NY/PA border upstream to 2 miles downstream of the Route 17 bridge at Deposit (Wild-Premier)
West Branch Delaware River From Route 17 bridge at Deposit downstream 2 miles (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Delaware River From Route 17 bridge at Deposit upstream to Stilesville Weir (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Delaware River From East Brook in Walton upstream 35.5 miles to Town Brook in Hobart (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Region 5
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Batten Kill From confluence with Whittaker Brook upstream to Rexleigh Bridge (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Batten Kill From County Route 61 Bridge in Shushan upstream to County Route 64 Bridge (Stocked-Extended)
Batten Kill From County Route 64 Bridge upstream to covered bridge in Eagleville (Wild Quality)
Batten Kill From covered bridge at Eagleville upstream to Vermont state line (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Cayadutta Creek From footpath bridge off of W. Montgomery Street upstream to County Highway 122 (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Chateaugay River From end of posted PFR 1 mile from US/Canada border upstream to 1.0 miles upstream of the Marble River confluence (Stocked-Extended)
Chateaugay River From the Chasm Dam impoundment upstream to High Falls Dam (Stocked-Extended)
Hudson River From the confluence of Raymond Brook upstream to the confluence with Thirteenth Brook (Stocked-Extended)
Kayaderosseras Creek From Galway Road upstream to 0.5 miles upstream of crossing at intersection of N. Creek Rd. and Squashville Rd. (Stocked-Extended)
Mettawee River From Lower Turnpike Bridge in North Granville upstream to Vermont State Line (Stocked-Extended)
North Branch Great Chazy River From confluence with Great Chazy River upstream to confluence with Graves Brook (Stocked-Extended)
North Branch Great Chazy River From confluence with Graves Brook upstream to Lake Roxanne Road in Ellenburg Depot (Stocked-Extended)
Salmon River From Rt. 37 Bridge in Westville Center upstream to Flatrock Road Bridge (Stocked-Extended)
Salmon River From Flatrock Road Bridge upstream to 200 yards downstream of the Cargin Road Bridge (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Salmon River From 200 yds. downstream of Cargin Road Bridge upstream to Lamica Lake Dam (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Saranac River From the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Road and NYS Route 22B in Morrisonville upstream to Kent Falls Dam (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Saranac River From 1500 ft east of Pup Hill Road bridge crossing upstream to the marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Saranac River From marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River upstream 1.4 miles to Stord Brook (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Schroon River From Bolton Landing-Riverbank Road upstream to Starbuckville dam (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
True Brook From confluence with Saranac River upstream to Smithkill Brook (0.8 mile west of Number 37 Rd) (Wild Quality)
West Branch Ausable River From confluence with East Branch Ausable River upstream to the Rt 86 bridge at the Flume (Stocked-Extended)
West Branch Ausable River From the Route 86 bridge at The Flume upstream to the Whiteface Ski Center bridge (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Ausable River From the Whiteface Ski Center Bridge upstream to the DEC sign 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Ausable River From DEC sign 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls upstream to confluence with Holcomb Pond Outlet (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Region 6
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Crystal Creek From confluence with the Black River upstream to Crystal Pond Dam (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Crystal Creek From Crystal Pond upstream to Erie Canal Road (Wild Quality)
Fish Creek From the confluence with Black River upstream to 1.5 miles upstream of North South Road (Wild Quality)
Mohawk River From Delta Dam downstream to first confluence with Barge Canal (Stocked-Extended)
South Branch Grass River From 0.5 mile downstream of Route 3 upstream to Grass River Flow (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Canada Creek From Bridge Street in Middleville to the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) downstream of the mouth of Cincinnati Creek (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Canada Creek From the first bridge (Comstock Bridge) downstream of the mouth of Cincinnati Creek upstream to Trenton Falls Dam (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Region 7
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Butternut Creek From Kinne Road upstream to Jamesville Reservoir (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Butternut Creek From Jamesville Reservoir upstream to Route 80 (Stocked-Extended)
Chittenango Creek From Russell Street in Chittenango upstream to mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango Line (Stocked-Extended)
Chittenango Creek From the mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango Line upstream to the Town of Fenner/Town of Sullivan Town line at mile marker 1219 (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Chittenango Creek From the Town of Fenner/Town of Sullivan Town Line at mile marker 1219 upstream to Route 20 in Cazenovia (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Geneganslet Creek From first Route 220 bridge North of Smithville Flats upstream to mouth of Five Streams (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Limestone Creek From Erie Canal upstream to Route 80 (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Ninemile Creek From Onondaga Lake upstream to Amboy Dam (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Ninemile Creek From Amboy Dam upstream to the Dam at Route 174/Glover Road Junction (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Old Chenango Canal From Oriskany Creek upstream to Route 20 Bridge (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Oquaga Creek From the new Route 17 bridge west of Deposit upstream 3 miles to the Old Route 17 bridge east of McClure (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Oriskany Creek From Route 12B Bridge in Oriskany Falls upstream to Old Chenango Canal (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Skaneateles Creek From the Jordan Road Bridge in the Village of Jordan upstream 10.2 miles to the Old Seneca Turnpike bridge north of the Village of Skaneateles (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Delaware River From NY/PA border upstream to 2 miles downstream of the Route 17 bridge at Deposit (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Delaware River From Route 17 bridge at Deposit downstream 2 miles (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Delaware River From Route 17 bridge at Deposit upstream to Stilesville Weir (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
West Branch Limestone Creek From confluence with Limestone Creek upstream to No. 2 West Rd (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Region 8
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Cayuta Creek From Tioga County Line upstream to Swan Hill Road (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Cohocton River From Veterans Ave Bridge (Bath) upstream to County Route 39A (Atlanta) (Stocked-Extended)
Cohocton River From County Route 39A (Atlanta) upstream to source (Wild Quality)
Mill Creek From confluence with Canaseraga Creek to County Route 90 (Patchinville) (Wild Quality)
Neil Creek From confluence with Cohocton River upstream to the end of PFR section 1500 feet upstream of Mattoon Road (Wild Quality)
Oatka Creek From Bowerman Road upstream to Union Street (Wild Quality)
Oatka Creek From Union Street upstream 1.7 miles to Wheatland Center Rd (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Oatka Creek From Wheatland Center Rd upstream to the confluence with Spring Creek (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Oatka Creek From Monroe County Line upstream to Circular Hill Road (Stocked-Extended)
Spring Creek From confluence with Oatka Creek upstream to source (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
  • Exception: Spring Creek on Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted: Angling prohibited from 3:30 PM to 8:00 AM.
Region 9
Stream Reach and (Management Category) Regulations
Cattaraugus Creek From confluence with Elton Creek upstream to 1.0 miles upstream of Java Lake Road (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Clear Creek From confluence with Conewango Creek upstream to bridge at Cockaigne Ski Area (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Clear Creek From confluence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to NYS Route 98 crossing near Phillipi Road (Wild-Premier)
East Koy Creek From Wyoming County Line upstream to Green Bay Road (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Elm Creek From confluence with Little Conewango Creek upstream to NYS Route 394 (Wild Quality)
Elton Creek From NYS Route 16 upstream to former bridge on Swanson Hill Road (Wild Quality)
Fenton Brook (aka Mud Creek) From Conewango Creek upstream to County Route 6 downstream of Fancher Hill Road (Wild Quality)
Flynn (Spring) Brook From confluence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to Youngers Road (Wild Quality)
Genesee River From Belmont Dam in Belmont upstream 1.0 mile upstream of County Route 29 near York's Corners (Stocked-Extended)
Genesee River From 1.0 mile upstream of County Route 29 near York's Corners upstream to NYS Route 19 bridge in Shongo (Catch and Release) All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Genesee River From NYS Route 19 bridge in Shongo upstream to State Line (Stocked-Extended)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Goose Creek From NYS Route 474 in Ashville upstream to Wall Street (Stocked-Extended)
Hosmer (Sardinia) Brook From confluence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to Genesee Road (Wild Quality)
Lime Lake Outlet From confluence with Elton Creek upstream to Lime Lake (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Mansfield Creek From 0.5 mi upstream of the western most County Rt 13 (Maples Rd) crossing upstream to Hinman Hollow Road crossing near Poverty Hill Road (Wild Quality)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
McKinstry Creek From confluence with Lime Lake Outlet upstream to source (Wild Quality)
North Branch Wiscoy reek From confluence with Wiscoy Creek upstream to NYS Route 362 (Wild Quality)
The Ram From confluence with Elm Creek upstream to NYS Route 394 (Wild Quality)
Trout Brook From confluence with Wiscoy Creek upstream to 0.1 miles upstream of Hillside Road (Wild Quality)
Wiscoy Creek From confluence with Genesee River upstream to Flynn Road (Wild-Premier)
  • April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-1, Any size
  • October 16-March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only