SPECIAL REGULATIONS FOR LAKE ONTARIO TRIBUTARIES EXCEPT THE LOWER NIAGARA RIVER AND SALMON RIVERNote:
See Lower Niagara River
or Salmon River
regulations for special regulations that apply to those waters.
Lake Ontario Tributaries with Seasonal ClosuresLittle Sandy Creek (Oswego County):
Fishing is prohibited from March 16 through the first Saturday in May from the State Route 3 bridge downstream 850 feet to the intersection of the channelized area and upstream 1.0 miles from the bridge to the Public Fishing Rights section.
Sections of Lake Ontario Tributaries Subject to Seasonal (Sept. 1 to Mar. 31) Regulations
The following tributary sections are subject to seasonal fishing regulations described below during the period September 1 to March 31:
Lake Ontario Tributaries with Seasonal Regulations
Water County Portion of Tributary Subject to Seasonal Regulations
Eighteenmile Creek Niagara From the Route 18 bridge upstream to Burt Dam
Oak Orchard Creek Orleans From the power lines that are 1.9 miles upstream (south) of Route 18 bridge upstream to Waterport Dam
Genesee River Monroe From the State Routte 104 Bridge upstream to the Lower Falls
Sterling Creek Cayuga From Old State Road to impassable barrier upstream of Route 104A
Sterling Valley Creek Cayuga From McIntyre Road to impassable barrier upstream of Route 104A Oswego River Oswego From the Utica Street bridge upstream to the Varick Dam
Catfish Creek Oswego From the mouth upstream to dam at County Route 1
Black River Jefferson From the upstream tip of the lowermost island to Mill Street dam in Watertown
All other tributaries All From the bridge closest to the mouth upstream to first barrier impassable by fish
Lake Ontario Waters and Tributaries Exempted from Seasonal Tributary Regulations
The following regulations apply except those listed in the table below:
Lake Ontario Tributaries Exempted From Seasonal Tributary RegulationsWaterCountyApplicable RegulationsNiagara RiverErie & NiagaraUpper Niagara River or Lower Niagara River regulations applyRound Pond, Buck Pond, Long Pond, Cranberry Pond, and Irondequoit BayMonroeLake Ontario regulations applySodus BayWayneLake Ontario regulations applySouth Sandy PondOswegoLake Ontario regulations apply
Lake Ontario Tributary Seasonal Fishing Regulations
Fishing from one-half hour after sunset to onehalf hour before sunrise is prohibited except in the Black River (Jefferson County) from Lake Ontario upstream to the Route 180 bridge in Dexter, where fishing is permitted at all times.
Hook, Leader and Weight RegulationsHooks
Only one hook with a single hook point is permitted, except as outlined below for floating lures and artificial flies.
- Hooks attached to any lure must be freeswinging, except on an artificial fly.
- An artificial fly may not have more than two hook points.
- The gap between a hook's shaft and point cannot exceed one-half inch.
- Use of hooks with added weight is prohibited, except that artificial flies and jigs weighing no more than one-eighth ounce are permitted.
Leaders and Weights
- A floating lure is a lure that floats at rest in water with or without any weight attached to the lure, leader or line.
- Can have multiple treble hooks.
- Any hooks on a floating lure must be attached to the lure by a ring or swivel except for artificial flies.
- The distance between the body of a floating lure and the points of any attached hooks shall not exceed one and one-half inches.
- The distance between the hook, artificial fly or lure and any weight attached to the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding, shall not exceed four feet.
- Any weight added to the line, leader, swivels, artificial fly or lure shall not hang lower than the hook when the line or leader is held vertically.
post edited by Lucky13 - 2015/10/09 06:18:20