DEC Adopts 2020 Great Lakes Fishing Regulations

DEC Adopted several fishing regulation amendments for New York’s Great Lakes. These changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while enhancing anglers’ continued enjoyment of these world-class fisheries. Most of these regulations are a direct result of DEC’s work with anglers during the past several years to identify desired outcomes for Lake Ontario… Continue Reading

New Boating LAW

Boating Education New York State requires certain boat operators to have a boating safety certificate. New York and most other states do not require a “license” to operate your personal recreational boat. There are licenses for operating a boat on a professional level such at sightseeing or charter fishing or even commercial work boats such as tug… Continue Reading

Free Fishing Days 2019

DEC Announces 2019 Free Fishing Days in New York – NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation The free fishing days program is part of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY Open for Fishing and Hunting Initiative and the upcoming free fishing days are the first of several planned for 2019, including June 29-30, Sept. 28 (National Hunting… Continue Reading

APRIL 1 Trout Opens

DEC Delivers – Information to keep you connected and informed from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Share or view as a web page || Update preferences or unsubscribe   Trout Season Opens April 1 Although the opener is traditionally met with snow, high flows and cold temperatures, April 1 is nonetheless the opening day for trout… Continue Reading

Fish Stocking

Each year DEC releases approximately 900,000 pounds of fish into more than 1,200 public streams, rivers, lakes and ponds across the state. These fish are stocked for two main purposes– to enhance recreational fishing and to restore native species to waters they formerly occupied. Raising these fish is a big task that requires precise methods… Continue Reading