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Region 5 Regulations

Fishing Regulations Icon New York Fishing

Rob Fiorentino, Regional Fisheries Manager

1115 State Rte. 86

P.O. Box 296

Ray Brook, NY 12977-0296

(518) 897-1200

fwfish5@dec.ny.gov

COUNTIES:

CLINTON

ESSEX

FRANKLIN

FULTON

HAMILTON

SARATOGA

WARREN

WASHINGTON

COUNTY REGULATIONS

FRANKLIN COUNTY

ALL WATERS

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June–Nov 30, M-12”, D-5

Fishing for Black Bass (including catch & release) is prohibited outside of the open season.

HAMILTON COUNTY

ALL WATERS IN EXCEPT FOURTH LAKE OF FULTON CHAIN

Black Bass

3rd Sat in June–Nov 30, M-12”, D-5

Fishing for Black Bass (including catch & release) is prohibited outside of the open season.

INDIVIDUAL LAKE AND POND REGULATIONS

BIG FISH POND

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

BIGSBY POND I

Fishing prohibited Oct 16–Mar 31 Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3, Maximum of 3 ice-fishing lines allowed

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

INDIVIDUAL LAKE AND POND REGULATIONS

BRANT LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

BRANT LAKE MILL POND

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

CANADA LAKE I

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

CHAZY LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

CONNERY POND (TOWN OF NORTH ELBA) I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

COPPERAS POND I

Fishing prohibited Oct 16–Mar 31

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

Maximum of 3 ice-fishing lines allowed

CRANE POND I

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout

All year, M-15”, D-3

EAGLE LAKE (ESSEX COUNTY) I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

EAGLE LAKE (HAMILTON COUNTY) I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

EAST CAROGA LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

FAWN LAKE (TOWN OF LAKE PLEASANT) I

Fishing prohibited Oct 16–Mar 31 Lake Trout April 1–Oct 15, M-18”, D-3

Maximum of 3 ice-fishing lines allowed

FIRST LAKE OF ESSEX CHAIN

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

FORKED LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

FOURTH LAKE OF FULTON CHAIN I

Trout

All year, M-9”, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

Black Bass

Statewide seasons and limits apply

GILMAN LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout All year, M-21”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

GLEN LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

GREEN LAKE (FULTON COUNTY)

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

HARRIS LAKE

Walleye 1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

HOUR POND

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-12”, D-3, Artifcial lures only

INDIAN LAKE (TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE) I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

JABE POND

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-12”, D-3, Artifcial lures only

KIWASSA LAKE I

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

KYSER LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-12”, D-3

LAKE ABANAKEE (TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE) I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-None, D-3

INDIVIDUAL LAKE AND POND REGULATIONS

LAKE CHAMPLAIN AND TRIBUTARIES

TO THE 1ST BARRIER I

No more than 2 lines per person. Each fishing line may have no more than 2 baited hooks or 2 artifcial lures, with or without added natural bait.

No more than 15 ice-fishing lines may be used for ice fishing from Nov 15– April 30.

Trout

All year, M-12”, D-3

Possession prohibited Northern Pike

All year, M-20”, D-5 Muskellunge

Lake Trout

All year, M-15”, D-3 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-2 Black Bass

2nd Sat in June–Nov 30, M-10”,

D-5

Dec 1–the Fri preceding the 2nd Sat in June, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3 Sauger

Last Sat in May–Nov 30, M 40”, D-1 Pickerel

All year, M-None, D-10 Crappie

All year, M-8”, D-25 Yellow Perch

All year, M-None, D-Any number

Sunfish

All year, M-None, D-Any number

LAKE CLEAR (FRANKLIN COUNTY) I

Trout All year, M-None, M-5 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

LAKE COLBY I

Trout

All year, M-None, D– 5 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

LAKE EATON I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

LAKE GEORGE I

Lake Trout

All year, M-23”, D-2 Landlocked Salmon All year, M-18”, D-2 Trout All year, M-None, D-5 Smelt May 16–Mar 31, M-None, D-25

April 1–May 15, Use or possession prohibited

Dip netting for smelt is prohibited

LAKE KUSHAQUA I

Lake Trout All year, M-21”, D-3

LAKE LILA

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

LAKE LUZERNE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

LAKE PLACID

Lake Trout April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

LAKE PLEASANT I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

LEWEY LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

LIMEKILN LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

LITTLE CLEAR POND AND TRIBUTARIES

Fishing prohibited to protect hatchery brood stock.

LITTLE FISH POND

Use or possession of baitfish is

prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, -15”, -3

LITTLE GREEN POND AND

TRIBUTARIES

Fishing prohibited to protect hatchery brood stock.

LITTLE JABE POND

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-12”, D-3, Artifcial lures only

LITTLE TUPPER LAKE

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

LITTLE WOLF POND I

Walleye 1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

LOWER CASCADE LAKE

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Round Whitefish

Possession prohibited

MEACHAM LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Atlantic Salmon All year, M-15”, D-3

MIRROR LAKE

Lake Trout April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

MOOSE POND (TOWN OF ST. ARMAND)

Use or possession of baitfish is

prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

INDIVIDUAL LAKE AND POND REGULATIONS

MOREAU LAKE I

Trout All year, -None, -5

MOUNTAIN POND (TOWN OF

BRIGHTON)

Trout

April 1–Nov 30, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

NORTHVILLE POND I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

PALMER POND (WARREN COUNTY)

Trout April 1–Nov 30, M-None, D-5

PARADOX LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout All year, M-21”, D-3

PEAKED MOUNTAIN POND

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-12”, D-3, Artifcial lures only

PHARAOH LAKE

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

PISECO LAKE I

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2

PUTNAM POND I

Walleye 1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

RAQUETTE LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

ROCK POND (HAMILTON COUNTY)

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

ROLLINS POND I

Lake Trout All year, M-21”, D-3

ROUND LAKE TO THE BOUNDARY WITH LITTLE TUPPER LAKE

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Brook Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-12”, D-3, Artifcial lures only

SACANDAGA LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3 Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

SAGAMORE LAKE

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-18”, D-3

SARATOGA LAKE

Sunfish All year, M-None, D-15

SCHROON LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-18”, D-2

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

SEVENTH LAKE OF FULTON CHAIN I

Trout All year, M-None, D -5

Lake Trout

All year, M-18”, D-3

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

SIXTH LAKE OF FULTON CHAIN I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-18”, D-3

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

SOUTH POND (HAMILTON COUNTY) I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

ST. REGIS FALLS IMPOUNDMENT I

Walleye 1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

ST. REGIS POND

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-15”, D-3

THIRTEENTH LAKE

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Nov 30, M-None, D-5

Atlantic Salmon

April 1–Nov 30, M-15”, D-3

TROUT LAKE (WARREN COUNTY) I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

TUPPER LAKE I

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

UPPER CASCADE LAKE

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Round Whitefish

Possession prohibited

UPPER CHATEAUGAY LAKE I

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

UPPER SARANAC LAKE I

Maximum of 3 ice-fishing lines allowed

Lake Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-23”, D-3

UTOWANA LAKE I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

WEST CAROGA LAKE I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

WEST LAKE (FULTON COUNTY) I

Lake Trout

All year, M-21”, D-3

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5

INDIVIDUAL RIVER AND STREAM REGULATIONS

AUSABLE RIVER

  • From the marked boundary 800 feet west of the 1st road bridge upstream from Lake Champlain upstream to Rainbow Falls:

Angling from boats prohibited.

  • From D&H Railroad bridge upstream to Rainbow Falls except as listed below:

From June 15–Dec 31

  • Maximum hook gap 1/2 inch.
    • Fishing prohibited from 1/2 hour afiter sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
    • Fishing permitted with unweighted artifcial fies or unweighted natural baits only (see defnitions).
    • No supplemental weight, such as metal leaders, sinkers, split shot, twist-ons, or swivels may be attached to line, leader, or hook.
  • Ausable Boat Basin at the mouth of Ausable Chasm between posted boundaries:

Fishing prohibited

BRANT LAKE OUTLET I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

BOQUET RIVER

  • From mouth upstream to Wadhams Falls except as listed below:

From June 15–Dec 31

  • Maximum hook gap 1/2 inch.
    • Fishing prohibited from 1/2 hour afiter sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
  • Fishing permitted as follows:
  • with unweighted artifcial fies
    • unweighted natural baits only (see defnitions)
    • No supplement weight, such as metal leaders, sinkers, split shot, twist-ons, or swivels may be attached to line, leader, or hook.
    • From the Rte. 22 bridge in Willsboro downstream approximately 1500 feet to the marked boundary at the base of the cascades:

    Fishing prohibited

CHARLEY POND OUTLET (WITHIN W.C. WHITNEY AREA)

Fishing prohibited July 1–Sept 15

Fish Creek

• From Saratoga Lake downstream to the old railroad crossing between Stafords and Bryants bridges:

Sunfish All year, M-None, D-15

GREAT CHAZY RIVER

• From Rte. 9B at Coopersville upstream to Perrys Mills Dam:

Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

GREAT SACANDAGA LAKE TRIBUTARIES (EXCEPT SACANDAGA RIVER)

  • From the stream mouth to 1st highway

    bridge: ⊲ Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the

    Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

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:

Baitfish listed on Baitfish Regulations may be possessed for use as fish bait.

Use of tip-ups is permitted All Species

All year, Catch and Release fishing only

KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK

• From Saratoga Lake upstream to 1st railroad bridge:

Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

LACHUTE RIVER (LAKE GEORGE OUTLET)

• From mouth upstream to Lake George:

Lake Champlain Regulations apply

LAKE GEORGE TRIBUTARIES I

• From Lake George upstream to 1st barrier impassable by fish:

Oct 1–Mar 31, Fishing prohibited

Apr 1–May 15, Fishing prohibited between 10 PM and 5 AM

Lake Trout

April 1–Sept 30, M-23”, D-2 Landlocked Salmon

April 1–Sept 30, M-18”, D-2

Smelt May 16–Mar 31,

M-None, D-25

April 1–May 15, Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Dip-netting for smelt is prohibited

LAKE PLEASANT OUTLET

• From Lake Pleasant downstream to mouth of the Kunjamuk River:

Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

LAKE PLEASANT TRIBUTARIES I

Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

Walleye 1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

MILL BROOK (PORT HENRY)

  • From Lake Champlain upstream to falls west of Rte. 22:

Fishing prohibited from Oct 1–Dec 31

MOHAWK RIVER

  • From confuence with Hudson River upstream to Rte. 32 bridge:

All Species

All year, Catch and Release fishing only. All fish shall be returned to the water immediately.

Baitfish listed on Baitfish Regulations may be possessed for use as fish bait.

Use of tip-ups is permitted.

• From Lock 2 to Guard Gate 2 (Waterford Flight):

Use or possession of alewife or blueback herring is prohibited

NORTH BRANCH BOQUET AND TRIBUTARIES

• From mouth to 1st upstream barrier

From June 15–Sept 30

  • Maximum hook gap 1/2 inch.
    • Fishing prohibited from 1/2 hour afiter sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.
  • Fishing permitted as follows:
  • with unweighted artificial flies
    • unweighted natural baits only (see definitions)
    • No supplemental weight, such as metal leaders, sinkers, split shot, twist-ons, or swivels may be attached to line, leader, or hook.

    Fishing prohibited from Oct 1–Dec 31 SACANDAGA LAKE OUTLET I

    Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

SACANDAGA LAKE TRIBUTARIESI

Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

SACANDAGA RIVER

  • From Bridge St. in Northville upstream to the first crossing of Rte. 30:

    Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

SARANAC RIVER

  • From Catherine St. Bridge upstream to Imperial Dam:

From June 15–Dec 31

  • Maximum hook gap 1/2 inch.
    • Fishing prohibited from 1/2 hour afiter sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise.

    Fishing permitted as follows:

  • with unweighted artificial flies,
  • unweighted natural baits only (see definitions),
  • floating lures with one free-swinging hook.
  • No supplemental weight, such as metal leaders, sinkers, split shot, twist-ons, or swivels may be attached to line, leader, or hook.

• From Hough Brook at Union Falls Flow upstream to Franklin Falls Flow Dam

Fishing is prohibited from Mar 1-May 15

SCHROON RIVER

• From Starbuckville Dam downstream:

Lake Trout

All year, M-None, D-3 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-None, D-3 Trout

See Stocked-Extended

• From Starbuckville Dam upstream to Schroon Lake: I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-18”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-15”, D-3

• From Schroon Lake upstream to Alder Meadow Rd. I

Trout

All year, M-None, D-5 Lake Trout

All year, M-18”, D-2 Atlantic Salmon

All year, M-5”, D-3

THIRTEENTH LAKE OUTLET

• From Thirteenth Lake downstream to dam at Thirteenth Lake Rd.:

Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

Trout

April 1–Nov 30, M-None, D-5 Atlantic Salmon

April 1–Nov 30, M-15”, D-3

TROUT STREAM REGULATIONS

Trout stream reaches categorized as Wild or Stocked are managed using statewide trout stream regulations (page 6). Regulations for other categorized stream reaches are listed below.

* Asterisk represents streams with more than 1 management category.

STOCKED-EXTENDED

REGULATIONS

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, D-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12”

Oct 16–Mar 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only

BATTENKILL*

  • From confluence with Whittaker Brook upstream to Rexleigh Bridge
  • From County Rte. 61 bridge in Shushan upstream to County Rte. 64 bridge
  • See Wild-Quality and Catch and Release for additional reaches.

CAYADUTTA CREEK

• From foot path bridge off of W. Montgomery St. upstream to Co.

Highway 122

CHATEAUGAY RIVER

  • From end of posted Public Fishing Rights 1 mile from US/Canada border upstream to 1.0 mile upstream of the Marble River confluence
  • From the Chasm Dam impoundment upstream to High Falls Dam

HUDSON RIVER

  • From the confluence of Raymond

    Brook upstream to the confluence with

    Thirteenth Brook

KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK

  • From Galway Rd. upstream to 0.5 mile upstream of crossing at intersection of

    N. Creek Rd. and Squashville Rd.

METTAWEE RIVER

  • From Lower Turnpike Bridge in North

    Granville upstream to Vermont state line

NORTH BRANCH GREAT CHAZY RIVER

  • From confluence with Great Chazy

    River upstream to Lake Roxanne Rd. in

    Ellenburg Depot

SARANAC RIVER*

  • From 1500 fit east of Pup Hill Rd. Bridge crossing upstream to the marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River
  • See Catch and Release for additional reach.

SALMON RIVER (FRANKLIN COUNTY)*

  • From Rte. 37 Bridge in Westville Center upstream to Flat Rock Rd. Bridge
  • From 200 yds. downstream of Cargin Rd. Bridge upstream to Lamica Lake Dam
  • See Catch and Release for additional reach.

SCHROON RIVER

• From Bolton Landing-Riverbank Rd. upstream to Starbuckville Dam

WEST BRANCH AUSABLE RIVER*

  • From confluence with East Branch Ausable River upstream to the Rte. 86 bridge at the flume
  • From the Whiteface Ski Center bridge upstream to the DEC sign 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls
  • See Catch and Release for additional reach.

    WILD-QUALITY

REGULATIONS

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, D-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12”

Oct 16–Mar 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only

BATTENKILL*

  • From County Rte. 64 bridge upstream to covered bridge in Eagleville
  • See Stocked-Extended and Catch and Release for additional reaches.

TRUE BROOK

• From confluence with Saranac River upstream to Smithkill Brook (0.8 mile west of Number 37 Rd.)

CATCH AND RELEASE

REGULATIONS

Trout

All year, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only

BATTENKILL*

  • From covered bridge at Eagleville upstream to Vermont state line
  • See Stocked-Extended and Wild-Quality for additional reaches.

ROCK POND OUTLET STREAM BETWEEN ROCK POND & LITTLE TUPPER LAKE

TroutApril 1–Oct 15, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only.Use or possession of baitfish is prohibited

SARANAC RIVER*

  • From the Millstone Monument located at the intersection of Sand Rd. and NYS Rte. 22B in Morrisonville upstream to Kent Falls Dam
  • From marked boundary 100 yards upstream of its confluence with the North Branch Saranac River upstream 1.4 miles to Stord Brook
  • See Stocked-Extended for additional reach.

SALMON RIVER (FRANKLIN COUNTY*

  • From Flat Rock Rd. Bridge upstream to 200 yards downstream of the Cargin Rd. Bridge
  • See Stocked-Extended for additional reach.

WEST BRANCH AUSABLE RIVER*

  • From the Rte. 86 bridge at the flume upstream to the Whiteface Ski Center bridge
  • From DEC sign 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls upstream to confluence with Holcomb Pond Outlet
  • See Stocked-Extended for additional reach.

WATERS WHERE SNATCHING IS PERMITTED

The taking of fish by snatching, but not blind snatching (see page 70), is permitted from Jan 1–Mar 15 only as follows:

• In Fulton, Saratoga, Washington, Franklin, Warren, Clinton, Essex, and

Hamilton counties, suckers may be taken from any stream except the Mohawk River, the Hudson River downstream of Bakers Falls including tributaries upstream to the 1st barrier, or tributaries to Lake Champlain and Lake George upstream to the 1st barrier.

WATERS WHERE SPEARFISHING IS PERMITTED

The taking of fish by spear (not spear gun) is permitted only as follows:

  • In Clinton County, bowfn, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse, and suckers may be taken from Mar 20–Sept 30 from Corbeau Creek and Scomotion Creek from the mouth upstream to Beekmantown town line.
  • In Lake Champlain, bowfn, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse, and suckers may be taken from Mar 20–Sept
    • In Franklin County, bowfn, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse, and suckers may be taken from Mar 20–Sept 30 from Big Salmon River from Canada upstream to the Rte. 37 bridge in Fort Covington, Lawrence Brook from the county line upstream to County Rte. 6 west of Moira, Little Salmon River from the mouth upstream to County Rte. 32 in South Bombay, Pike Creek from Canada upstream to State Rte. 95 west of Bombay, St. Regis River from Canada upstream to the dam at Hogansburg, and Farrington Brook from the mouth upstream to U.S. Rte. 11.
    • In the Hudson River, carp and suckers may be taken from Mar 20–Sept 30 from Bakers Falls in the Village of Hudson Falls upstream to the confuence of Stony Creek in Warren County.

BAITFISH PROHIBITED WATERS

Use of baitfish is prohibited in the following waters and Units:

CLINTON COUNTY

TOWN OF BLACK BROOK

  • Cranberry Pond
    • Mud Pond (2 miles southwest of Riverview)
  • Mud Pond

    TOWN OF DANNEMORA

• Mud Pond

ESSEX COUNTY

  • Giant Mountain Wilderness
  • High Peaks Wilderness
    • Hofman Notch Wilderness
    • Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area

    (except Hudson River)

    • McKenzie Mountain Wilderness (except West Branch of

    Ausable River)

  • Pharaoh Lake

    Wilderness

    • Sentinel Range Wilderness (except East Branch of

    Ausable River)

    TOWN OF JAY

  • Clements Pond

    TOWN OF MINERVA

  • Barnes Pond
  • Black Pond
  • Center Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • Corner Pond
  • Deer Pond
  • First, Second, Third & Fourth Lakes of Essex

Chain

  • Hewitt Pond
  • Jackson Pond
    • Mud Pond (north of Clear Pond)
    • Mud Pond (north of Third Lake in Essex

    Chain)

  • Nate Pond
  • Pine Lake
  • Rankin Pond
  • Little Rankin Pond
  • Sherman Pond
  • Stony Pond
  • Twenty Ninth Pond

    TOWN OF NEWCOMB

    • Beaver Pond (south of Lake Andrew)
  • Cheney Pond

    (northwest of Split Rock Lake)

  • Chub Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • Fifith Lake Essex Chain
    • Eighth Lake Essex Chain
  • Jackson Pond
  • Lake Andrew
    • Mud Pond (north of Clear Pond)
  • Newcomb Lake

    (including Upper and Lower Duck Hole)

    • Seventh Lake Essex Chain
  • Sixth Lake Essex Chain
  • Unnamed Pond

    (north of LeClaire Brook)

    • Upper & Lower Preston Ponds
  • Henderson Lake

    TOWN OF NORTH ELBA

  • Big Cherry Patch Pond
  • Cameras Pond
  • McKenzie Pond
  • Tom Peck Pond
    • Upper & Lower Preston Ponds

    TOWN OF NORTH HUDSON

  • Bass Lake
  • Bloody Pond
  • Boreas Pond
  • Challis Pond
  • Courtney Pond
  • Deer Pond
  • Howard Pond
  • Moose Mountain Pond
  • Triangle Pond
  • Lower Twin Pond
  • Upper Twin Pond
  • White Lily Pond

    TOWN OF ST. ARMAND

  • Moose Pond

    TOWN OF SCHROON

  • Cotters Pond

    TOWN OF WILLMINGTON

  • Morgan Pond

    (Cooperkill)

    TOWN OF MORIAH

  • Goose Puddle
  • Trout Pond

• St. Regis Canoe Area

  • High Peaks Wilderness

    (except Raquette River and Saranac River)

    TOWN OF BELLMONT

  • Drain Pond

    TOWN OF BRIGHTON

  • Barnum Pond
    • Black Pond (on Visitors Interpretive Center Property)
  • Long Pond (north of Black Pond)
  • Loon Pond
    • Lost Pond (0.4 mile southwest of Mountain Pond)
  • Mountain Pond
  • Slush Pond
    • Star Mountain Ponds (2)
  • Upper Spectacle Pond

    TOWN OF DUANE

  • Buck Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • Debar Pond
  • Skif Pond
  • Winnebago Pond

    TOWN OF FRANKLIN

  • Fishhole Pond
  • Hope Pond
  • Little Hope Pond
    • No Hope Pond (300 feet north of Hope Pond)

    TOWN OF HARRIETSTOWN

  • Bear Pond
    • Meadow Pond (0.5 mile northwest of Lake Clear)
  • Panther Pond
    • Porkchop Pond (0.6 mile east of Upper Saranac Lake)
    • St. Germain Pond (0.5 mile north of Lake Clear)

    TOWN OF MALONE

    • Malone Village Ice Pond

    TOWN OF TUPPER LAKE

    • Rag Pond (200 feet north of West Pine Pond)
  • West Pine Pond

    TOWN OF SANTA CLARA

    • Bad News Pond (1,000 feet northwest of Polliwog Pond)
  • Black Pond (between

    Square Pond and

    Whey Pond)

  • Duck or Echo Pond
    • Duell Pond (0.25 mile south of Little Green Pond)
  • East Copperas Pond
    • Federation Pond (0.25 mile southeast of East Pine Pond)
  • Frog Pond (650 feet

    north of Polliwog Pond)

    • Grass Pond (1.25 mile northeast of Benz Pond)
  • Little Black Pond

    (between Black and Square ponds)

    • Green Pond (north of Follensby Clear Pond)
  • Horseshoe Pond
  • Little Polliwog Pond
  • Madawaska Pond
  • Polliwog Pond
  • Rat Pond
  • Sunday Pond

    (southeast of Rat Pond)

    • Sunrise Pond (east of Follensby Clear Pond)
    • Track Pond (0.75 mile northeast of Floodwood Pond)
    • Twelfith Tee or Gordon Pond (400 feet north of Green Pond)
  • Whey Pond

    TOWN OF WAVERLY

  • Balsam Pond (2 miles

    west of Duck Pond)

  • Benz Pond
  • Little Clear Pond
  • Long Pond

FULTON COUNTY

TOWN OF BLEECKER

  • Holmes Lake
  • County Line Lake
  • Mud Lake

    TOWN OF CAROGA

  • Fish Hatchery Pond
  • Indian Lake
  • Otter Lake
  • Stewart Lake

    TOWN OF STRATFORD

  • Conglin Lakes
  • Fourth Lake
  • Goose Egg Lake
  • House Pond
  • Knapps Long Lake
  • Long Pond
  • Third Lake

    HAMILTON COUNTY

  • Blue Ridge Wilderness
    • Buell Brook Primitive Area
  • Five Ponds Wilderness
  • High Peaks Wilderness

    (except Raquette River)

    • Hudson Gorge Wilderness Area

    (except Hudson River)

    • Pigeon Lake Wilderness
    • Siamese Ponds Wilderness
  • Silver Lake Wilderness

    (except Sacandaga River)

    • Little Moose Wilderness
    • West Canada Lakes Wilderness
    • William C. Whitney Wilderness

HAMILTON COUNTY

TOWN OF ARIETTA

  • Christian Lake
  • G Lake
  • Iron Lake
  • Jockeybush Lake
  • Lower Sargent Pond
  • Middle Sargent Pond
  • Red Louse Lake

    TOWN OF HOPE

  • Bennett Lake
  • Middle Lake
  • Murphy Lake

    TOWN OF INDIAN LAKE

  • Barker Pond
  • Bullhead Pond
    • First Lake (Essex Chain of lakes)
  • Grassy Pond
  • Little Grassy Pond
  • Lower Helms Pond
  • Middle Helms Pond
  • OK Slip Pond
  • Pine Lake
    • Pine Pond (west of Blue Mt. Lake)
  • Tirrell Pond
  • Unknown Pond
    • Unnamed pond (0.75 mile east of Barker Pond)
  • Upper Helms Pond

    TOWN OF INLET

  • Bug Lake
  • Eagles Nest Lake
  • Unnamed pond (a.k.a.:

    High Rock Pond) (1 mile east of Eighth Lake)

  • Icehouse Pond
  • Lost Ponds (3)
  • Mitchell Ponds (2)

    TOWN OF LAKE PLEASANT

  • Panther Pond

    TOWN OF LONG LAKE

  • Bog Pond
  • Clear Pond
  • High Pond
  • Loon Pond
  • Lost Pond
  • Mays Pond
  • Mosquito Pond
  • Owls Head Pond
    • Raquette Lake Reservoir
  • Round Lake

    TOWN OF MOREHOUSE

  • Bochen Lake
  • Squaw Lake
    • Unnamed Pond (0.25 mile southwest of Squaw Lake)

WARREN COUNTY

• Pharaoh Lake

Wilderness

• Siamese Ponds Wilderness

TOWN OF BOLTON

  • Brown Pond

    TOWN OF CHESTER

  • Clear Pond
  • Palmer Pond

    TOWN OF HAGUE

  • Buttermilk Pond
  • Jabe Pond
  • Little Jabe Pond
  • Racket Ponds
  • Spectacle Ponds (2)

    TOWN OF HORICON

  • Duck Pond
  • Long Pond
  • Round Pond

    TOWN OF JOHNSBURG

  • Crane Mountain Pond
  • Eagle Pond
  • Kibby Pond
  • Thirteenth Lake
    • Unnamed Pond (2 miles east of Kibby Pond)

    TOWN OF STONY CREEK

  • New Lake
  • Wilcox Lake

    TOWN OF THURMAN

  • Little Joe Pond
  • Lixard Pond
  • Shiras Pond
    • Unnamed Pond (1 mile northwest of Lixard Pond)

    TOWN OF WARRENSBURG

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

    • Viele Pond

    WASHINGTON COUNTY

    TOWN OF DRESDEN

  • Lapland Pond

    TOWN OF FORT ANN

  • Inman Pond

    TOWN OF JACKSON

  • Dead Lake

    TOWN OF WHITEHALL

  • Clear Pond
  • Sawmill Pond
  • Spruce Pond

ST. LAWRENCE