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Old 08-12-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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Spearing is legal in NY fresh waters?

From the DEC website:

"License Privileges and Requirements
A fishing license or combined hunting and fishing license entitles the holder to: take fish by angling, spearing, hooking, longbow, and tip ups;"


http://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/6091.html


Am I readying this right?!?
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #2
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Re: Spearing is legal in NY fresh waters?

10.7 Taking fish with bows and spears
(a) The taking of fish by bow or spear is prohibited in all waters except as specifically permitted in this section. Possession of spears is prohibited on all waters except where the taking of fish by spear is permitted. Fish permitted to be taken with spear or bow may be taken at any size and in any number.

(b) Longbows may be used to take carp from May 15th through September 30th from any waters of the State where fishing is permitted.

(c) The taking of fish by spear is permitted only as follows:

(1) In Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties, suckers may be taken in any stream from January 1st through May 15th.

(2) In Montgomery County, suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Evas Kill, Flat Creek, Canajoharie Creek (mouth to dam one-half mile above mouth) and Caroga Creek.

(3) In Otsego County, suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Herkimer Creek, Hyder Creek, Trout (Mink) Creek, Hayden Creek (mouth to Shipman Pond dam), Shadow Brook, Sand Hill Creek (mouth to Route 7 bridge), Otsdawa Creek (mouth to Route 7 bridge) and Mill Creek (mouth to Route 7 bridge).

(4) In Clinton County, bowfin, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th from Corbeau Creek and Scomotion Creek (from mouth upstream to Beekmantown town line).

(5) In Lake Champlain, bowfin, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th.

(6) In Franklin County, bowfin, burbot, carp, freshwater drum, gar, redhorse and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th from Big Salmon River (from Canada upstream to dam at Fort Covington), Lawrence Brook (from county line upstream to County Route 6 west of Moira), Little Salmon River (from mouth upstream to County Route 32 in South Bombay), Pike Creek (from Canada upstream to State Route 95 west of Bombay), St. Regis River (from Canada upstream to dam at Hogansburg) and Farrington Brook (from mouth upstream to U.S. Route 11).

(7) In the Hudson River, carp, and suckers may be taken from March 20th through September 30th from Bakers Falls in the village of Hudson Falls upstream to confluence of Stony Creek in Warren County.

(8) In Oswego County, bullhead and suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Grindstone Creek (downstream of the dam at Fernwood), Little Salmon River (downstream from the bridge at Arthur), Ninemile Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Eightmile Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Salmon River (downstream of NY Route 3), Red Creek or Sunset Bay Creek, Otter Branch Creek, Sage Creek, and Snake Creek.

(9) In Wayne County, bullhead and suckers may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Black Creek Bay and Red Creek Bay.

(10) In Cayuga County, bullhead and sucker may be taken from January 1st through May 15th from Sterling Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Sterling Valley Creek (downstream of Route 104A), Eightmile Creek and Ninemile Creek.


Good luck with bull heads and suckers!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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Re: Spearing is legal in NY fresh waters?

Any idea why the DEC is so out of line?
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:29 PM   #4
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Re: Spearing is legal in NY fresh waters?

I actually got in contact with them about that issue. You won't believe the answer I got... Typical of someone who's never been in the water.

"You can't tell what fish you're shooting at, and it's unfair to other sport anglers."
Because you know, by-catch and littering with line and lures is so great. And you can't distinguish a perch from a bass��.
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