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Fishing

Region 6 Regulations

Region-wide special regulations:
  • All lakes and ponds except as listed in the county special regulations below or in baitfish prohibited waters in Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida and St. Lawrence counties:
    Brook Trout, April 1-October 15, Daily Limit-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12"
  • All baitfish prohibited lakes and ponds except as listed in the county special regulations below:
    Brook Trout, April 1-October 15, Minimum Length-none, Daily Limit-5
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:
- region-wide special regulations (noted above)
- county special regulations listed below, or
- additional special regulated waters in the link(s) above

Herkimer County

Water Special Regulations
All waters inhabited by trout except as permitted below Ice fishing prohibited
Beardsley Lake Ice fishing permitted
Beaver Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Brook Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-none, Daily Limit-5
Evergreen Lake Trout, April 1-Oct 15, Minimum Length-none, Daily Limit-3, Artificial lures only
First Lake of Fulton Chain
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Fourth Lake of Fulton Chain
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
  • Brook Trout, All year, Minimum Length-9", Daily Limit-5
  • Black Bass:
    • June 15 through November 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-5
    • December 1 through June 14, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Hidden Lake Trout, April 1-October 15, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-3, Artificial lures only
Hinckley Reservoir Ice fishing permitted
Horn Lake Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-3, Artificial lures only
Kyser Lake Ice fishing permitted
Limekiln Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Brook Trout, All year, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-5
Moshier Reservoir
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Brook Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-none, Daily Limit-5
North Lake Ice fishing permitted
Old Forge Pond
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Peaked Mountain Lake Trout, April 1-Oct 15, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-3, Artificial lures only
Prospect Reservoir Ice fishing permitted
Second Lake of Fulton Chain
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Stillwater Reservoir
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Brook Trout, All year, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-3
Third Lake of Fulton Chain
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Woodhull Lake Lake Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3

Jefferson County

Water Special Regulations
All waters except Sandy Pond Yellow Perch, All year, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-Any number
All waters including those covered by Great Lakes regulations except as listed below
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Black Bass:
    • June 15 through November 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-5
    • Fishing for black bass, including catch & release, prohibited outside of the open season
Black River
from upstream tip of lower most island upstream to Mill Street in Watertown
See Great Lakes and Tributaries Regulations
Butterfield Lake Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Clear Lake
Grass Lake
Hyde Lake
Lake-Of-The-Woods Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Millsite Lake Lake Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Perch Lake Fishing allowed as permitted by Wildlife Management Area signage
Red Lake Sunfish, All year, Minimum Length-8", Daily Limit-15
Sandy Pond
Sixberry Lake Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Sixtown Pond
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
  • Sunfish, All year, Minimum Length-8", Daily Limit-15

Lewis County

Water Special Regulations
All waters inhabited by trout except as permitted below Ice fishing prohibited
Beaver Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Brook Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-none, Daily Limit-5
Crystal Pond
  • Trout:
    • April 1 through October 15, Daily Limit-3 with no more than 1 longer than 12"
    • October 16 through March 31, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
Francis Lake Ice fishing permitted
Lake Bonaparte
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Soft Maple Reservoir Ice fishing permitted
Whetstone Marsh Pond

Oneida County

Water Special Regulations
All waters except as prohibited below Ice fishing permitted
Brandy Lake
(Town of Forestport)
Ice fishing permitted
East Branch Fish Creek
from mouth upstream to the Rte. 69 bridge in Taberg
Fishing prohibited from March 16 through April 30
Fish Creek
from Barge Canal upstream to junction of East and West Branches of Fish Creek
Mohawk River
from Delta Lake upstream to bridge in Westernville
Round Pond
(Town of Forestport)
Ice fishing prohibited
West Branch of Fish Creek
from mouth upstream to dam in McConnellsville
Fishing prohibited from March 16 through April 30

St. Lawrence County

Water Special Regulations
All waters inhabited by trout except as permitted below Ice fishing prohibited
All waters County including those covered by Great Lakes regulations except as listed below
  • Black Bass:
    • June 15 through November 30, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-5
    • Fishing for black bass, including catch & release, prohibited outside of the open season
Allen Pond Trout, April 1-Oct 15, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-3
Black Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Black Bass:
    • June 15 through November 30, Minimum Length-15", Daily Limit-5
    • Fishing for black bass, including catch & release, prohibited outside of the open season
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Cranberry Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Northern Pike, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-None, Daily Limit-5
Fish Creek
from west side (downstream) side of State Rte. 58 bridge upstream to highest point of Fish Creek Falls in Pope Mills
Fishing prohibited from March 16 through April 30
Grasse River
from the downstream side of the ALCOA Road bridge upstream to the upstream side of the Main Street bridge in the Village of Massena
Horseshoe Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Indian River
from Black Lake upstream to the falls in Rossie
  • Black Bass:
    • June 15 through November 30, Minimum Length-15", Daily Limit-5
    • Fishing for black bass, including catch & release, prohibited outside of the open season
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Indian River
from the confluence with the Oswegatchie River upstream to Black Lake
Indian River
from west side (downstream) of County Rte. 8 bridge at Rossie upstream to highest point of Rossie Falls
Fishing prohibited from March 16 through April 30
Lake Ozonia Ice fishing permitted
Massawepie Conservation Easement Area lakes and ponds Trout, April 1 through October 15, Minimum Length-12", Daily Limit-3
Oswegatchie River
from north side of the lower most bridge, St. Rte. 68, upstream to the dam in Ogdensburg
Fishing prohibited from March 16 through April 30
Pleasant Lake
(Town of Macomb)
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Walleye, May 1 through March 15, Minimum Length-18", Daily Limit-3
Star Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Sterling Pond Ice fishing permitted
Sylvia Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Tamarack Pond Tamarack Pond
Tooley Pond
  • Black Bass:
    • June 15 through November 30, Catch and Release only, Artificial lures only
    • Fishing for black bass, including catch & release, prohibited outside of the open season
Trout Lake
  • Ice fishing permitted
  • Lake Trout, All year, Minimum Length-21", Daily Limit-3
Tupper Lake