Seasonal Regulations for Great
Special tributary regulations are effective SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MARCH 31
for all tributaries except the Salmon River in Oswego County
where the effective dates are AUGUST 15 THROUGH APRIL 14.
Fishing at night (one-half hour after sunset until
one-half 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, and in the Salmon River in
Oswego County, where fishing at night is permitted from Lake Ontario to the
Route 3 bridge from April 1 through August 14.
Hooks attached to any lure, except an artificial fly must be free-swinging.
Hooks may have a gap (distance between the shank and the
point) of no more than one half inch.
Use of hooks with added weight is prohibited, except that
artificial flies with no more than one-eighth ounce of added weight may be
used. For the purposes of this regulation, the method by which weight is
added to a hook does not affect classification as an "artificial
fly" provided the conditions of the definition of an "artificial
fly" (page 14) are otherwise met. Only one hook with a single hook
point is permitted, except on floating lures, as outlined below.