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FISH

SEASON

BAIT/METHOD

RANGE

RESTRICTIONS

TEMP

(V6)   AS OF 3/17/2004

ALBACORE

AUG-OCT

TROLL(5+K) LURE & FEATHERS, SPEARING,

CUT BAIT

OVER 25 FATHOMS, BLUE WATER

NONE

68-78

(72-76)

BLACKFISH

SEP-JUN

CRAB, CLAM & WORM (BOTTOM)

OCEAN & BAY

(STRUCTURE)

14" MINIMUM*

10/angler/day

10/1 to 5/31

50-76

(60-70)

BLUEFISH

MAY-OCT

TROLL(3-5K) TUBES, LURES & SPOONS, OR CHUM & OILY BAIT

OCEAN & BAY

10/angler/day

(INCLUDES SNAPPERS)

50-84

(62-72)

BONITO

JUL-AUG

TROLL(5+K) LURE & FEATHERS,

SPEARING,

CUT BAIT

OCEAN

NONE

60-80

(74-78)

CODFISH

NOV-MAY

CLAM, CRAB & FISH

ON BOTTOM

OCEAN

STRUCTURE & WRECKS

23" MINIMUM*

10/angler/day

31-59

(44-49)

DOLPHIN

JULY-OCT

TROLL, CASTING & BAIT

12MILES OUT TO CANYON (DEEP BLUE WATER)

NONE

69-82

(73-77)

FLOUNDER

MAR-JUN

OCT-DEC

ANCHOR OVER MUD. WORMS, CLAM & MUSSEL ON BOTTOM

BAY

11" MINIMUM*

15 fish/angler/day

3rd Sat March-6/30

& 9/15-11/30

44-64

(48-52)

FLUKE

MAY-OCT

DRIFT.  SQUID, KILLIES & SPEARING ON SANDY BOTTOM

OCEAN & BAY

17" MINIMUM*

7 PER ANGLER (**)

56-80

(73-77)

LITTLE TUNNY

(FALSE ALBACORE)

JUL-OCT

TROLL(5+K) LURE & FEATHERS,

SPEARING,

CUT BAIT

OCEAN

NONE

60-80

(72-76)

LING

(RED HAKE)

OCT-JUN

JIGS, SQUID & CLAM NEAR BOTTOM

OCEAN

NONE

39-54

(46-50)

MACKEREL

APR-MAY

JIG MACKEREL TREES

OCEAN

NONE

45-70

(58-64)

MARLIN

JUN-SEP

TROLL ARTIFICIALS OR BAIT

CANYON

WHITE: 62" MIN

BLUE: 86" MIN

(FORK OF TAIL TO LOWER JAW)

W68-74

B78-82

POLLOCK

NOV-MAR

JIGS, SQUID, CLAM, MACKEREL

OCEAN

19" MINIMUM*

33-60

(44-48)

SEA BASS

MAY-OCT

CLAM, SQUID, KILLIE ON BOTTOM AROUND STRUCTURE

OCEAN & BAY

12” MINIMUM

25/angler/day

1/1–9/1

& 9/16-11/30

60-76

(60-70)

REGULATIONS CHANGE OFTEN – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PROPER AUTHORITY BEFORE MAKING ANY ASSUMPTIONS!

http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/marine/swflaws.htm

Σ Captain John Axisa (Skipper John) 1993/94/95/96/97/98/99/2000/01/02/03/04


 

 

FISH

SEASON

BAIT/METHOD

RANGE

RESTRICTIONS

TEMP

PAGE II

SHARK (BLUE)

JUN-OCT

DRIFT (OVER STRUCTURE), CHUM & BAIT WITH OILY FISH

OCEAN

54” minimum

1 PER VESSEL(**)

55-73

(63-68)

SHARK

(HAMMER HEAD)

JUN-OCT

DRIFT (OVER STRUCTURE), CHUM & BAIT WITH OILY FISH

OCEAN

54” minimum

1 PER VESSEL(**)

60-78

(68-75)

SHARK (MAKO)

JUN-OCT

DRIFT (OVER STRUCTURE), CHUM & BAIT WITH OILY FISH

OCEAN

54” minimum

1 PER VESSEL(**)

60-78

(65-72)

SHARK (THRESHER)

JUN-OCT

DRIFT (OVER STRUCTURE), CHUM & BAIT WITH OILY FISH

OCEAN

54” minimum

1 PER VESSEL(**)

55-74

(66-70)

STRIPED BASS

MAY-NOV

SLOW TROLL LARGE SPOONS & LURES. BAIT: SANDWORMS, CLAM BELLIES EELS, BUNKER.

OCEAN BEACHES & BAY

28" MINIMUM*

1/DAY/ANGLER

4/15 - 12/15  (**)

40-82

(55-65)

SCUP (PORGY)

MAY-SEP

CLAM, SQUID & SANDWORMS ON BOTTOM

OCEAN & BAY

10" MINIMUM*

50/DAY/ANGLER

42-73

(57-64)

    

SPANISH MACKEREL

AUG-SEP

TROLL SMALL SPOONS & LURES @ 5+ KNOTS

OCEAN, BEACH TO CANYONS

14" MINIMUM*

15/DAY/ANGLER

 

68-72

SWORDFISH

JUN-SEP

NIGHT CHUNKING & BAIT (LIGHT STICKS, LIVE SQUID, MACKEREL, & BUTTERFISH)

CANYON

1/DAY/ANGLER

50-78

(64-68)

BIGEYE TUNA

JUL-SEP

HIGH SPEED TROLL, MODERATE SPEED SQUID BARS, CHUNK &  BAIT

CANYON

Regulations change daily. Check with NMFS before each trip.

52-68

(60-65)

BLUEFIN TUNA

JUL-NOV

TROLL HIGH SPEED LURES OR MODERATE SPEED BARS OR CHUNK & BAIT

OCEAN, 15 MILES OUT TO CANYON (BLUE WATER)

Regulations change daily. Check with NMFS before each trip.

50-80

(66-73)

G59-64

YELLOWFIN TUNA

JUN-SEP

TROLL HIGH SPEED LURES OR MODERATE SPEED SQUID BARS OR CHUNK & BAIT

OCEAN, CANYON (BLUE WATER)

Regulations change daily. Check with NMFS before each trip.

60-80

(66-72)

WEAKFISH

MAY-OCT

SQUID, SHRIMP, SANDWORMS & BUNKER

OCEAN & BAY

16" MINIMUM*

10” filet/12”dressed

6/DAY/ANGLER

55-78

(67-73)

REGULATIONS CHANGE OFTEN – PLEASE CHECK WITH THE PROPER AUTHORITY BEFORE MAKING ANY ASSUMPTIONS!

There are many more regulated fish. Just the most common species are listed here. Fines and penalties are stiff. Know before you Go!

FOR UPDATED NYS INFORMATION CALL: 800-REGS-DEC or http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dfwmr/marine/swflaws.htm

(*    LENGTH IS TOTAL LENGTH - THE LONGEST STRAIGHT LINE MEASUREMENT, FROM TIP OF NOSE TO TAIL - UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

(**  THE SALE OF ANY FISH REQUIRES A NYS COMMERCIAL LICENSE. ** INDICATES A RESTRICTED PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR SALE)

(*** FEDERAL FISHERIES PERMIT REQUIRED FOR POSSESSION)

 

Σ Captain John Axisa (Skipper John) 1993/94/95/96/97/98/99/2000/01/02/03/04       HTTP://WWW.SKIPPERJOHN.ORG


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