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New York

Fishing

Region 7 Regulations

Jim Everard, Senior Aquatic Biologist

1285 Fisher Ave.

Cortland, NY 13045-1090

(607) 753-3095

fwfish7@dec.ny.gov

COUNTIES:

BROOME

CAYUGA

CHENANGO

CORTLAND

MADISON

ONONDAGA

OSWEGO

TIOGA

TOMPKINS

REGION-WIDE REGULATIONS

ALL WATERS EXCEPT INLAND TROUT STREAMS OR AS LISTED BELOW

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

INDIVIDUAL LAKE AND POND REGULATIONS

ARCTIC LAKE I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

CASTERLINE POND

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

CAYUGA LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Finger Lakes & Tributary

    Regulations.

CAZENOVIA LAKE

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

CROSS LAKE

Northern Pike

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-22”, D-5 Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

DERUYTER RESERVOIR

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

EATON BROOK RESERVOIR

Trout

All year, -5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

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

GOODALE LAKE

Trout

All year, -5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

GREEN LAKE IN GREEN LAKES STATE PARK

Trout April 1–Nov 30, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

GREENWOOD LAKE I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

GUILFORD LAKE I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

JAMESVILLE RESERVOIR I

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

LAKE ONTARIO AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Great Lakes & Tributaries Regulations.

LEBANON RESERVOIR I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

LELAND PONDS I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

LITTLE YORK LAKE I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

MILL BROOK RESERVOIR I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

NANTICOKE LAKE I

Trout

All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

ONEIDA LAKE EAST OF RTE. 81 BRIDGE I

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

OTISCO LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Finger Lakes & Tributary

    Regulations.

OWASCO LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Finger Lakes & Tributary

    Regulations.

REDFIELD RESERVOIR

Trout

⊲ All year, D-5 with no more than 2 longer than 12”

Walleye

⊲ 1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

SKANEATELES LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Finger Lakes & Tributary Regulations.

TRI-COUNTY POND I

Trout All year, D-5 with no more than 2

longer than 12”

WHITNEY POINT RESERVOIR I

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

INDIVIDUAL RIVER AND STREAM REGULATIONS

BARGE (ERIE) CANAL & TRIBUTARIES I

• From Oneida Lake to Lock 22:

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

CANASERAGA CREEK

• From Rte. 31 bridge upstream to Thruway:

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

CHENANGO RIVER

• Broome and Chenango counties Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-40”, D-1 of either species

American Shad

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

CHITTENANGO CREEK

• From mouth upstream to Conrail railroad line:

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

COWASELON CREEK

• From mouth upstream to Rte. 13:

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

FINGER LAKES TRIBUTARIES

  • See Finger Lakes and Tributary

    Regulations.

LITTLE CHOCONUT CREEK

• From mouth to Goudey Station Building: ⊲ Fishing is prohibited Mar 16 until the Fri preceding the 1st Sat in May

ONEIDA LAKE TRIBUTARIES UPSTREAM TO THE 1ST BARRIER IMPASSABLE BY FISH I

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

OTSELIC RIVER

  • From mouth upstream to Whitney Point Reservoir Dam:

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

  • From Whitney Point Reservoir upstream to Cortland County Rte. 169 bridge at Landers Corners:

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

OWASCO LAKE OUTLET

Lake Trout All year, M-15”, D-3

SCRIBA CREEK

  • From mouth upstream to Fish Hatchery Dam:

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

SENECA RIVER I

Northern Pike

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-22”, D-5

  • From Plainville Rd. upstream:

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER

• Tioga, Broome, and Chenengo counties

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-40”, D-1 of either species

American Shad

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

  • From the railroad bridge 0.65 mile downstream of Rte. 201 bridge in Johnson City to Murphys Island (0.5 mile upstream of Harold Moore Park):

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

  • Between Rock Bottom Dam and Exchange St. Bridge in Binghamton:

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

TIOUGHNIOGA RIVER

  • Broome County

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-40”, D-1 of either species

American Shad

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

• From New York Rte. 26 bridge to U.S. Rte. 11 bridge:

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

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, Artifcial lures only

BUTTERNUT CREEK

  • From Kinne Rd. upstream to Jamesville Reservoir
  • From Jamesville Reservoir upstream to Rte. 80

CHITTENANGO CREEK*

  • From Russell St. in Chittenango upstream to the mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango village line
  • From the Town of Fenner-Town of Sullivan town line at mile marker 1219 upstream to Rte. 20 in Cazenovia
  • See Catch and Release for additional reach.

LIMESTONE CREEK

  • From Erie Canal upstream to Rte. 80

NINEMILE CREEK*

  • From Amboy Dam upstream to the dam at Rte. 174/Glover Rd. junction
  • See Catch and Release for additional reach.

ONONDAGA CREEK

• From Rte. 20 upstream to the second Tully Farms Rd. crossing

OTSELIC RIVER

• From South Otselic Hatchery Angler Parking Lot upstream to Rte. 80

WEST BRANCH LIMESTONE CREEK

• From confuence with Limestone Creek upstream to No. 2 West Rd.

WILD-PREMIER

REGULATIONS

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-None, D-1

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

OLD CHENANGO CANAL

  • From Oriskany Creek upstream to Rte. 20 bridge

ORISKANY CREEK

  • From Rte. 12B bridge upstream to Old Chenango Canal

WEST BRANCH DELAWARE RIVER

  • From NY/PA border upstream to 2 miles downstream of the Rte. 17 bridge at Deposit
  • From Rte. 17 bridge at Deposit upstream to Stilesville Weir

CATCH AND RELEASE

REGULATIONS

Trout

All year, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

CHITTENANGO CREEK*

  • From the mile marker 1237 south of the Village of Chittenango village line upstream to the Town of Fenner-Town of Sullivan town line at mile marker 1219
  • See Stocked-Extended for additional reach.

GENEGANTSLET CREEK

• From 1st Rte. 220 bridge north of Smithville Flats upstream to mouth of Five Streams

NINEMILE CREEK*

  • From Onondaga Lake upstream to Amboy Dam
  • See Stocked-Extended for additional reach.

OQUAGA CREEK

• From the new Rte. 17 bridge west of Deposit upstream 3 miles to the Old Rte. 17 bridge east of McClure

SKANEATELES CREEK

• From the Jordan Rd. Bridge in the Village of Jordan upstream 10.2 miles to the Old Seneca Turnpike Bridge north of Village of Skaneateles:

• Additional species regulation Atlantic Salmon

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

WEST BRANCH DELAWARE RIVER

  • From Rte. 17 bridge at Deposit downstream 2 miles

    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 Chenango and Madison counties, suckers may be taken from the Chenango River downstream of Randallsville and the Unadilla River downstream of South Edmeston.
  • In Cortland County, suckers may be taken from the Otselic River from the State Rte. 23 bridge in Lower Cincinnatus to the County Rte. 169 bridge in Landers Corners and in the Tioughnioga River from the County Rte. 121 bridge in Blodgett Mills to the State Rte. 221 bridge in Marathon.