The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation are seeking angler feedback on proposed fishing regulation changes for New York's Great Lakes.

The proposed changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while also enhancing angler's continued enjoyment of one of the state's premier fisheries.

Potential regulation changes include:

  • extending the open season for lake trout and decreasing the daily creel limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River
  • decreasing the brown trout daily creel limit and increasing the minimum size limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario tributaries
  • eliminating a special Lake Erie tributary regulation now deemed unnecessary in a continuing effort to simplify New York fishing regulations

To view the proposals and changes, and to provide feedback, visit the DEC's website.