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Region 8 Regulations

Fishing Regulations Icon New York Fishing

Webster Pearsall, Regional Fisheries Manager

6274 East Avon-Lima Rd. Avon, NY 14414-9519

(585) 226-2466

fwfish8@dec.ny.gov

COUNTIES:

CHEMUNG

GENESEE

LIVINGSTON

MONROE

ONTARIO

ORLEANS

SCHUYLER

SENECA

STEUBEN

WAYNE

YATES

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

CANADICE LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Finger Lakes & Tributary

    Regulations.

CANANDAIGUA LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Finger Lakes & Tributary

    Regulations.

CAYUGA LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Finger Lakes & Tributary Regulations.

CAYUTA LAKE I

Walleye

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

CONESUS LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Finger Lakes & Tributary Regulations.

HEMLOCK LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Finger Lakes & Tributary Regulations.

HONEOYE LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Finger Lakes & Tributary Regulations.

KEUKA LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Finger Lakes & Tributary

    Regulations.

LAKE ONTARIO AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

  • See Great Lakes & Tributaries

    Regulations.

PARK STATION POND I

Trout All year, M-None, D-5

SENECA LAKE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Finger Lakes & Tributary Regulations.

WATERPORT RESERVOIR I

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

INDIVIDUAL RIVER AND STREAM REGULATIONS

• Chemung and Steuben counties:

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

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

• Chemung County American Shad

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

CONESUS INLET FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA

• From Conesus Lake south to the dam, except the canal west of Conesus Inlet and that portion of the inlet north of the canal:

Fishing prohibited Mar 1 until the Friday preceding the 1st Saturday in May

FINGER LAKES TRIBUTARIES

• See Finger Lakes and Tributary Regulations.

KEUKA OUTLET FROM 1ST BARRIER UPSTREAM

Trout

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

NORTH MCMILLAN CREEK

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

SENECA RIVER I

Northern Pike

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

1st Sat in May–Mar 15, M-18”, D-3

TIOGA RIVER

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

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

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

REGUL ATIONS

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

CAYUTA CREEK

  • From Tioga county line upstream to

    Swan Hill Rd.

COHOCTON RIVER*

  • From Veterans Ave. Bridge (Bath) upstream to County Rte. 39A (Atlanta)
  • See Wild-Quality for additional reach.
  • From Monroe county line upstream to Circular Hill Rd.
  • See Wild-Quality and Catch and Release for additional reaches.

    WILD-QUALITY

REGULATIONS

Trout

OATKA CREEK*

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

COHOCTON RIVER*

  • From County Rte. 39A (Atlanta) upstream to source
  • See Stocked-Extended for additional reach.

MILL CREEK

  • From confuence with Canaseraga Creek to County Rte. 90 (Patchinville)

NEIL CREEK

• From confuence with Cohocton River upstream to the end of Public Fishing Rights section 1500 feet upstream of

Mattoon Rd.

OATKA CREEK*

  • From Bowerman Rd. upstream to Union St.
  • From Wheatland Center Rd. upstream to the confuence with Spring Creek
  • See Stocked-Extended and Catch and Release for additional reaches.

SPRING CREEK

  • From confuence with Oatka Creek upstream to source, except additional restriction below:
    • On Caledonia State Fish Hatchery property as posted

      Angling prohibited from 3:30 PM to 8:00 AM

    CATCH AND RELEASE

REGULATIONS

Trout

All year, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

OATKA CREEK*

  • From Union St. upstream 1.7 miles to Wheatland Center Rd.
  • See Stocked-Extended and Wild-Quality for additional reaches.

    WATERS WHERE SPEARFISHING IS PERMITTED

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

  • In Wayne County, bullhead and suckers may be taken from Jan 1–May 15 from Black Creek Bay and Red Creek Bay.