Fishing in Ballston Lake


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

2021 NY Fishing Regulations Guide Cover

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.

Statewide Fishing Regulations by Fish Species for Ballston Lake Fish
Species Open Season Minimum Length Daily Limit
Black Bass
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
Crappie All year 9" 25
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

Ballston Lake Fishing Map