2019 New York Saltwater Fishing Regulations

2019 Regulations

Species Season Size Limit Daily Bag Limit Special Rules
American Shad Possession Prohibited Possession Prohibited Possession Prohibited  
Atlantic cod No closed season 22″ 10 Anglers aboard federally permitted party or charter vessels may possess any number of Atlantic cod, consistent with federal rules.
Black Sea Bass Jun 23–Aug 31 15″ 3  
Sep 1–Dec 31 Sept 1 – Oct 31 15″ 7  
Bluefish (including “snappers”) No closed season No minimum size for first 10 fish
12″ for the next 5
15
No more than 10 of which shall be less than 12″ TL
 
Haddock No closed season 18″ No limit  
Hickory Shad No closed season No minimum size 5  
Pollock No closed season 19″ No limit  
Scup (Porgy) May 1 – Dec 31 9″ 30  
Scup (Porgy) Anglers aboard licensed party/charter boats May 1 – Aug 31 9″ 30  
Scup (Porgy) Anglers aboard licensed party/charter boats Sept 1 – Oct 31 9″ 45  
Scup (Porgy) Anglers aboard licensed party/charter boats Nov 1 – Dec 31 9″ 30  
Striped bass: Hudson River north of George Washington Bridge Apr 1 – Nov 30 18″ – 28″ or >40″ 1  
Striped bass: marine waters (south of George Washington Bridge) Apr 15 – Dec 15 28″ 1  
Summer flounder (fluke) May 4 – Sept 30 19 4  
Tautog (blackfish) Long Island Sound Region April 1 – April 30 16 2 Marine and coastal district waters lying east of the Throgs Neck Bridge and west of a line that runs from Orient Point, NY to Watch Hill, RI
Tautog (blackfish) Long Island Sound Region Oct 11 – Dec 9 16 3 Marine and coastal district waters lying east of the Throgs Neck Bridge and west of a line that runs from Orient Point, NY to Watch Hill, RI
Tautog (blackfish) NY Bight Region April 1 – April 30 16 2 Marine and coastal district waters lying outside of the Long Island Sound Region
Tautog (blackfish) NY Bight Region Oct 15 – Dec 22 16 4 Marine and coastal district waters lying outside of the Long Island Sound Region
Weakfish No closed season 16″
10″ fileted
12″ dressed”
1  
Winter flounder April 1 – May 30 12″ 2  

REMEMBER: Always research local rules and regulations before going fishing!

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