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New York State Recreational Freshwater Fishing
Seasons, Size, and Possession Limits
General Fishing Regulations by Fish Species
Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
Trout (brook, brown and rainbow trout and hybrids of these species; and splake) April 1 through October 15 Any size 5
Lake Trout April 1 through October 15 21" 3
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon April 1 through October 15 15" 3
Kokanee April 1 through October 15 Any size 10
Coho, Chinook, Pink Salmon See Great Lakes Regulations
Black Bass
largemouth/smallmouth
3rd Saturday in June through November 30 12" 5
December 1 - Friday preceding the 3rd Saturday in June Catch and release only Artificial lures only
Muskellunge 3rd Saturday in June through November 30 30" 1
Northern Pike 1st Saturday in May through March 15 18" 5
Pickerel 1st Saturday in May through March 15 15" 5
Tiger Muskellunge 1st Saturday in May through March 15 30" 1
Walleye 1st Saturday in May through March 15 15" 5
Crappie All year 9" 25
Atlantic, Shortnose & Lake Sturgeon; Paddlefish Closed Possession Prohibited
Lake Whitefish All year Any size 5
Striped Bass in the Hudson River and tributaries north of George Washington Bridge March 16 through November 30 18" 1
American Shad - Hudson River and all tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge Closed Catch and Release Angling and Possession Prohibited
American shad - all other inland waters All year Any size 3
Hickory Shad (does not apply to the Marine and Coastal District) August 1 - November 30 Any size 5
Yellow Perch All year Any size 50
Sunfish (bluegill, pumpkinseed and redbreast sunfish) All year Any size 50
American Eel- all waters except Hudson River All year 6" 50
American Eel- Hudson River from the Battery to Troy and all tributaries upstream to the first barrier All year Eels 6-14" only may be possessed in any number for bait. No eels greater than 14" may be possessed. No eels may be possessed for food.
All other species (except endangered and threatened species) All year Any size Any number

 

 

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June 3
Port Washington Harborfest

July 14 - 15
Long Beach Boardwalk Festival

August 4 - 5
Sayville Summerfest

August 25 - 26
Sayville Maritime Seafood Festival

September 9
Babylon Argyle Country Fair

September 23
West Islip Country Fair

October 7 - 8
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October 13 - 14
Oyster Bay Oysterfest


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