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New York

Fishing

Region 3 Regulations


Statewide seasons and limits apply only if the water you're fishing or the species you're fishing for is not identified within any of the following:

  • county special regulations listed below, or
  • additional special regulated waters in the link(s) above

Orange County

Water Special Regulations
Rio Reservoir Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Sterling Lake
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Lake Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-1

Putnam County

Water Special Regulations
Boyd Corners Reservoir
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Croton Falls Reservoir
  • Trout, All year, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-1
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
East Branch Reservoir
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Lake Gilead
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Lake Gleneida
West Branch Reservoir
  • Atlantic Salmon, All year, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-1
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
White Pond Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3

Rockland County

Water Special Regulations
Lake Welch Sunfish, All year, Minimum Length-8", Daily Limit-15

Sullivan County

Water Special Regulations
Crystal Lake
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Artificial lures only
  • Trout, April 1 through September 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-2
Hodge Pond
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Artificial lures only
  • Trout, April 1 through September 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-2
Mongaup Pond Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
Mongaup Creek
from confluence with Willowemoc
upstream to Mongaup Pond
Neversink Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Atlantic Salmon, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-15", Daily Limit-3
  • Smelt, Use or possession prohibited
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Rio Reservoir Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Rondout Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Lake Trout, April 1 through November 30, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Swinging Bridge Reservoir Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3

Ulster County

Water Special Regulations
Alder Lake
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Artificial lures only
  • Trout, April 1 through September 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-2
Ashokan Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Echo Lake
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Artificial lures only
  • Trout, April 1 through September 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-2
Rondout Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Lake Trout, April 1 through November 30, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required

Westchester County

Water Special Regulations
Croton River
from Muscoot Reservoir
upstream to the confluence
with the East and West
Branches of the Croton River
Trout, All year, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
Kensico Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
New Croton Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required
Titicus Reservoir
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required