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Regulations by Location
up to Holtwood Dam
Species Seasons Minimum Size Daily Limit
All Species of Trout and Salmon Open year-round No minimum 2 (combined species)
Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 and June 16 through Dec. 31 12 inches 5 (combined species)
Northern Pike Open year-round 30 inches 2
Walleye Open year-round 15 inches 5
Muskellunge and Tiger Muskellunge (Hybrids) Open year-round 36 inches 1
Pickerel Open year-round 14 inches 5
Striped Bass and Striped Bass / White Bass Hybrids Open year-round 18 inches 2 (combined species) only one of which may exceed 30 inches
Sunfish, Bluegill, Rock Bass Open year-round No minimum 15 (combined species)
Crappies Open year-round No minimum 15
Carp Open year-round No minimum 15
Channel Catfish Open year-round No minimum 5
Suckers Open year-round No minimum 30
American Eel Open year-round 9 inches 25
Yellow Perch Open year-round No minimum No daily limit
Baitfish / Fishbait* (see Bait page for definitions) Open year-round No minimum 35
All Other Fish Species Open year-round No minimum No daily limit
American Shad and Hickory Shad,
River Herring (Alewife and Blueback Herring)
Bivalves / Shellfish (Mussels / Clams)
includes all threatened and endangered species

* It is illegal to:

  • catch or process any species of crayfish unless the head is immediately removed behind the eyes upon capture;
  • use any species of crayfish as bait unless the head is removed behind the eyes;
  • catch and possess a female crayfish with eggs attached to the underside of the abdomen.
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