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New York

Fishing

Region 9 Regulations

Michael Clancy, Regional Fisheries Manager

182 East Union St., Suite 3 Allegany, NY 14706

(716) 372-0645

fwfish9@dec.ny.gov

COUNTIES:

ALLEGANY

CHAUTAUQUA

CATTARAUGUS

ERIE

NIAGARA

WYOMING

REGION-WIDE REGULATIONS

ALL WATERS EXCEPT INLAND TROUT STREAMS OR AS LISTED BELOW I

Trout

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

INDIVIDUAL LAKE AND POND REGULATIONS

ALLEGANY STATE PARK

  • State Park regulations may apply, check with Park Police

ALLEN LAKE I

Trout

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

CASE LAKE I

Trout

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

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE AND ITS TRIBUTARIES I

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge Last Sat in May–Nov 30, M-40”,

D-1

HARWOOD LAKE I

Trout

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

LAKE ERIE AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER IMPASSABLE BY FISH

• See Great Lakes & Tributaries Regulations.

LAKE ONTARIO AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER

• See Great Lakes & Tributaries Regulations.

NEW ALBION LAKE I

Trout,

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

QUAKER LAKE I

Trout

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

RED HOUSE LAKE I

Trout

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

RUSHFORD LAKE I

Trout

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

INDIVIDUAL RIVER AND STREAM REGULATIONS

BUFFALO RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES TO 1ST BARRIER IMPASSABLE BY FISH

  • See Great Lakes & Tributaries

    Regulations.

BUTTERMILK CREEK FROM MOUTH TO FOX VALLEY RD.

  • Fishing prohibited all year

CATTARAUGUS CREEK DOWNSTREAM OF SPRINGVILLE DAM

  • See Great Lakes & Tributaries

    Regulations.

CHADAKOIN RIVER TO WARNER DAM I

Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge

Last Sat in May–Nov 30, M-40”,

D-1

NIAGARA RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES TO THE 1ST BARRIER

• See Great Lakes & Tributaries Regulations.

TROUT STREAM REGULATIONS

Trout stream reaches categorized as Wild or Stocked are managed using statewide trout stream regulations. 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

CATTARAUGUS CREEK

• From confuence with Elton Creek upstream to 1.0 mile upstream of Java Lake Rd.

EAST KOY CREEK

  • From Wyoming county line upstream to

    Green Bay Rd.

GENESEE RIVER*

  • From Belmont Dam in Belmont upstream to County Rte. 29 near York’s Corners
  • From State Rte. 19 bridge in Shongo upstream to state line
  • See Catch and Release for additional reach.

GOOSE CREEK

  • From State Rte. 474 in Ashville upstream to Wall St.

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, Artifcial lures only

ELM CREEK

• From confuence with Little Conewango Creek upstream to State Rte. 394

ELTON CREEK

• From State Rte. 16 upstream to former bridge on Swanson Hill Rd.

FENTON BROOK (AKA MUD CREEK)

• From Conewango Creek upstream to County Rte. 6 downstream of Fancher

Hill Rd.

MANSFIELD CREEK

• From 0.5 mile upstream of the western-most County Rte. 13 (Maples Rd.) crossing upstream to Hinman Hollow Rd. crossing near Poverty Hill Rd.

MCKINSTRY CREEK

• From confuence with Lime Lake Outlet upstream to source

NORTH BRANCH WISCOY CREEK

• From confuence with Wiscoy Creek upstream to State Rte. 362

FLYNN (SPRING) BROOK

  • From confuence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to Youngers Rd.

HOSMER (SARDINIA) BROOK

  • From confuence with Cattaraugus

    Creek upstream to Genesee Rd.

THE RAM

• From confuence with Elm Creek upstream to State Rte. 394

TROUT BROOK

• From confuence with Wiscoy Creek upstream to 0.1 mile upstream of Hillside Rd.

WILD-PREMIER

REGULATIONS

Trout

April 1–Oct 15, M-None, D-1

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

CLEAR CREEK (ARCADE)

  • From confuence with Cattaraugus Creek upstream to NYS Rte. 98 crossing near Phillipi Rd.

CLEAR CREEK (ELLINGTON)

  • From confuence with Conewango Creek upstream to bridge at Cockaigne Ski Area

LIME LAKE OUTLET

  • From confuence with Elton Creek upstream to Lime Lake

WISCOY CREEK

  • From confuence with Genesee River upstream to Flynn Rd.

CATCH AND RELEASE

REGULATIONS

Trout

All year, Catch and Release only, Artifcial lures only

GENESEE RIVER*

• From County Rte. 29 near York’s Corners upstream to State Rte. 19 bridge in Shongo