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New York

Fishing

Region 4 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

Albany County

Water Special Regulations
Hudson River
from Troy Dam upstream to Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls and tributaries in this section to 1st barrier impassable by fish
  • All Species, All year, Catch and release. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately except bait fish may be collected and/or possessed for use as bait while fishing only.
  • Bowfishing is prohibited
Mohawk River
from confluence with Hudson River upstream to Rte. 32 bridge

Columbia County

Water Special Regulations
Taghkanic Lake Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3

Delaware County

Water Special Regulations
Cannonsville Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required.
Huggins Lake
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Trout, April 1 through September 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-2, Artificial lures only
Mud Pond
(Town of Colchester)
Ice fishing prohibited
Pepacton Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-15", Daily Limit-2 fish to include only 1 over 21"
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required.
Schoharie Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required.
Trout Pond (Cables Lake)
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited
  • Trout, April 1 through September 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-2, Artificial lures only

Greene County

Water Special Regulations
Schoharie Reservoir Ice fishing prohibited

Otsego County

Water Special Regulations
Canadarago Lake
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • Yellow Perch, All year, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-25
  • Sunfish, All year, Minimum Length-8", Daily Limit-15
Goodyear Lake
  • Yellow Perch, All year, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-25
  • Sunfish, All year, Minimum Length-8", Daily Limit-15
Otsego Lake Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-23", Daily Limit-1

Rensselaer County

Water Special Regulations
Tomhannock Reservoir
  • Ice Fishing Season January 1 through March 15, daylight hours only
  • City of Troy Access Permit required

Schoharie County

Water Special Regulations
Schoharie Reservoir
  • Ice fishing prohibited
  • NYC DEP Access Permit required