Fishing in Ballston Lake
Fishing Pier is TEMPORARILY CLOSED
April 2022 - Closed by the town. Due to winter damage, the walkway is unsafe.
2021 Fishing Regulations
View or Print the 2021 Fishing Regulations Guide
The 2021 Fishing Regulations Guide contains the fishing regulations that take effect on April 1, 2021. The guide has been revised for simpler use. The size of the guide has been reduced so it can easily fit in a tackle box. Additionally, special regulations are now listed alphabetically by individual waters by Region for easier look-up.
Statewide Angling Regulations
The following statewide regulations apply to all waters for which special regulations have not been established. Follow steps on the Freshwater Fishing Regulations page to determine if the water body you plan to fish has exceptions to the following statewide regulations. There are no special exceptions for Ballston Lake.
|Species||Open Season||Minimum Length||Daily Limit|
|Third Saturday in June through Nov 30||12"||5|
|Dec 1 through Friday preceding the third Saturday in June||Catch and release only||Artificial lures only|
|Northern Pike||First Saturday in May through March 15||18"||5|
|Yellow Perch||All year||Any size||50|
|Sunfish (Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Redbreast Sunfish)||All year||Any size||50|
|Lake Whitefish||All year||Any size||5|
Other information on Fishing Regulations is found on this link from the DEC.
Fish Species in Ballston Lake