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Special Fishing Regulations

Below you will find the special fishing regulations for waterbodies in the Ausable River watershed. To see the full list of special regulations vist NYS DEC's website.

West Branch of the Ausable River (except below)

Species: Trout

  • Open Season: April 1 - October 15
  • Minimum Length: Any Size
  • Daily Limit: 5

West Branch Ausable River from mouth of Holcomb Pond Outlet downstream to marked boundary 2.2 miles downstream of Monument Falls

Species: Trout

  • Open Season: All Year
  • Catch & Release Only
  • Artificial Lures Only

West Branch Ausable River from the Whiteface Ski Center bridge downstream to the Rt 86 bridge at the flume

Species: Trout

  • Open Season: All Year
  • Catch & Release Only
  • Artificial Lures Only

Copperas Pond

Species: Lake Trout Trout

  • Open Season: April 1 - October 15, fishing prohibited October 16 - March 31
  • Minimum Length: 15"
  • Daily Limit: 3
  • Tip-ups prohibited

Connery Pond

Species: Trout

  • Open Season: All Year
  • Minimum Length: Any Size
  • Daily Limit: 5
  • Ice fishing permitted

Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes

Species: Round Whitefish

  • Open Season: Possession prohbited
  • Use or possession of baitfish prohibited

Mirror Lake & Lake Placid

Species: Trout

  • Open Season: April 1 - October 15
  • Minimum Length: 15"
  • Daily Limit: 3

Lake Champlain Tributaries (to first barrier)

See DEC's list of regulations for Lake Champlain.

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