New York fishing license year began on October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013. The regulations below are for Eastern Lake Ontario, the Salmon River and other regional Lake Ontario tributaries.
The following is believed to be accurate, but no guarantee is made. For official
regulations, consult the Official New York regulations. For further information,
Complete Summary of Regulations provided online by the DEC.
Salmon and Oswego
Rivers and other tributaries regulations
Salmon River Fly
Fishing Only Section regulations
License Fees and Costs
There are multiple special regulation areas on the Salmon River. The first
regulated area is from mouth upstream to County Route 52 bridge in Altmar (where
the lower fly fishing only section begins). These same regulations apply to all
other Lake Ontario tributary streams in the region, and apply on these streams
from the first bridge upstream from the Lake to the first barrier impassible to
fish. For the Oswego River, these regulations apply from the Utica Street bridge
upstream to the Varick Dam. Utica Street is the second bridge up from the mouth
of the Oswego River.
These regulations are in effect from September 1 through March 31, and are as
These regulations apply to all the New York waters
of Lake Ontario in the region
Required for all persons age 16 or over