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New York Statewide Fishing Seasons

There are many species of fish located throughout New York State and the Adirondacks. Certain species of fish can only be taken during their regular fishing seasons. Fishermen and women are responsible for knowing the state regulations, and obtaining a NYS fishing license prior to fishing.

New York State has statewide, general regulations pertaining to each species of fish. There are also specific fishing regulations that are unique to certain bodies of water inside and outside of the Adirondack Park. Check special fishing regulations by NYS County here »

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Trout Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Brook Trout April 1 - October 15 Any Size 5
Brown Trout " " "
Rainbow Trout " " "
Hybrids Trout " " "
Lake Trout April 1 - October 15 21" 3
Town of Lake Placid NY in the heart of the of the Adirondacks

Salmon Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Landlocked Atlantic Salmon April 1 - October 15 15" 3
Kokanee April 1 - October 15 Any Size 10
Coho, Chinook, Pink Salmon See County Regulations
Resort overlooking the lake

Walleye Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Walleye 1st Saturday in May - March 15 15" 5
Town of Lake Placid NY in the heart of the of the Adirondacks

Perch Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Yellow Perch All Year Any Size 50
Resort overlooking the lake

Pike & Pickerel Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Northern Pike 1st Saturday in May - March 15 18" 5
Pickerel 1st Saturday in May - March 15 15" 5
Muskellunge Last Saturday in May - November 30 40" 1
Tiger Muskellunge 1st Saturday in May - March 15 30" 1
Dining in Saranac Lake

Bass Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Black Bass
(Large & Smallmouth)
3rd Saturday in June - November 30 12" 5
 
December 1 - Friday before the 3rd Saturday in June

Catch & Release ONLY No Live Bait
Resort overlooking the lake

Bullhead & Catfish Season


Species Open Season Min. Length Daily Limit
Brown Bullhead All Year Any Size Any Number
Channel Catfish All Year Any Size Any Number



Fish Species in the Adirondacks »

NYS Fishing License Information »

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