Fishing Spots, Reports, and Regulations in Onondaga Lake

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Onondaga County, NY

Place public
Water Fresh
Clarity -
Depth 63 ft

If you're planning to go fishing at Onondaga Lake, it's essential to be aware of the local fishing regulations in the Onondaga County area. These regulations are in place to protect the environment and ensure a sustainable fishing experience. Before you cast your line, it's crucial to familiarize yourself with the rules and boundaries governing fishing in this area, as well as the specific regulations applicable to Onondaga Lake.

You can find detailed information about the fishing regulations and legal requirements by consulting local authorities and resources in Onondaga County, New York, United States of America. This knowledge will help ensure a responsible and enjoyable fishing trip at Onondaga Lake.

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Onondaga Lake Fishing Map

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Fish Species to Catch in the Onondaga Lake, NY

While you're at it, don't forget to check the fishing regulations at Onondaga Lake to understand the specifics of catching each fish in New York.

There are countless Onondaga Lake fish species to lure and explore on your next fishing trip. Every fish has its own set of rules and requirements that you must follow. Each fish species is subject to unique regulations, including fishing seasons, size limits, possession limits, and more.

Explore the fishing regulations for Largemouth bass, Bluegill, Rock bass, Walleye, Brown trout, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth bass and others, as of February 29, 2024, to ensure you are in compliance with the latest rules. To view regulations for a different fish species, please select your preferred species from the list.

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Largemouth bass

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Regulation

Season

Always open. Attention! From December 1 to June 14 catch and release only.

Bag limit

5

Max size

-

Min size

12"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Bluegill

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

25

Min size

No

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Rock bass

Regulation

Season

Always open

Bag limit

No

Max size

-

Min size

No

Measurement

-

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

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Walleye

Regulation

Season

Opened from May 1, to March 15.

Bag limit

5

Max size

-

Min size

15"

Measurement

Total length

Additional information

-

Prohibited methods

-

Above are just a few of the species found in Onondaga Lake. However, for complete information about the rules for fishing in Onondaga Lake you can use the Fishbox app. Fishbox is your trusted assistant, providing detailed regulations for 11 species of fish in Onondaga Lake.

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Fishing Spots Near the Onondaga Lake

Must visit the following nearest Onondaga Lake fishing spots on your next fishing trip to extend the fun.

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Tips and Tricks for Fishing on Onondaga Lake

  • Largemouth bass can be found in the very shallow water at Onondaga Lake.
  • Smallmouth bass can be often found in the deep water of Nine Mile and Onondaga Creeks.
  • In late summer both largemouth and smallmouth bass can be found at the lake outlet.

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