Adirondack Region Fish Advisories

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Adirondack Regional Advice for Everyone

NYS DOH has a issued regional advice for all waters within the Adirondack Region because the fish have been more affected by methyl mercury. Everyone should follow the advice below when fishing from Adirondack waters.

Check the specific advisory tables below for additional advice for certain waterbodies.

Women under 50 and children under 15 don't eat any walleye, for men 15 and over and women 50 and over, don't eat walleye over 19 inches, eat up to 1 meal per month of smaller walleye. Women under 50 and children under 15 don't eat any walleye, for men 15 and over and women 50 and over, don't eat walleye over 19 inches, eat up to 1 meal per month of smaller walleye.
For yellow perch larger than 10 inches, chain pickerel, lake trout, rock bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, women under 50 and children under 15 don't eat any of these fish, for men 15 and over and women 50 and over eat up to 1 meal per month. For yellow perch larger than 10 inches, chain pickerel, lake trout, rock bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, women under 50 and children under 15 don't eat any of these fish, for men 15 and over and women 50 and over eat up to 1 meal per month.
These are the best choice fish. Women under 50 and children under 15 can eat up to 1 meal per month and men 15 and over and women 50 and over can eat up to four meals per month of all other fish including yellow perch less than 10 inches, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, bullhead, white sucker, freshwater drum, tiger muskellunge, muskellunge, and white perch. These are the best choice fish. Women under 50 and children under 15 can eat up to 1 meal per month and men 15 and over and women 50 and over can eat up to four meals per month of all other fish including yellow perch less than 10 inches, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, bullhead, white sucker, freshwater drum, tiger muskellunge, muskellunge, and white perch.

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Adirondack Region Specific Advisories

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If there is no specific advice for a particular waterbody in the Adirondack Region, follow the regional advice above.

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All waters NOT listed
(Adirondack Regional Advice)
Yellow perch Greater than 10", up to 1 meal/month; Less than 10", up to 4 meals/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
Walleye Greater than 19", DON'T EAT; Less than 19", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Chain pickerel, Largemouth bass, Lake trout, Northern pike, Rock bass, Smallmouth bass Up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Brook trout, Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Black crappie, Sunfish, Bullhead, White sucker, All other fish Up to 4 meals/month Up to 1 meal/month Mercury
Bubb Lake
(Herkimer)
Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Effley Falls Pond
(Lewis)
Chain pickerel Greater than 20", DON'T EAT; Less than 20", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Fall Lake
(Hamilton)
Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Ferris Lake
(Hamilton)
Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Franklin Falls Flow/Pond (Franklin, Essex) Walleye DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Hudson River See Hudson River & Tributaries
Lake Champlain, whole lake
(Clinton, Washington, Essex)
All fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury, PCBs
Lake Champlain, bay within Cumberland Head Southwest to Peru Boat Launch
(Clinton)
American eel, Yellow perch DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Mercury, PCBs, PFAS
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional AdvisoryMercury, PCBs, PFAS
Lake Flower
(Franklin)
Northern pike Greater than 26", DON'T EAT; Less than 26", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Lewey Lake
(Hamilton)
Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Lower Chateaugay Lake
(Franklin)
Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Meacham Lake
(Franklin)
Smallmouth bass, Yellow perch DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Moshier Reservoir
(Herkimer)
Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
North Lake, Town of Ohio
(Herkimer)
Yellow perch Greater than 10", DON’T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Oseetah Lake
(Franklin)
Northern pike Greater than 26", DON'T EAT; Less than 26", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Rainbow Falls Reservoir
(St. Lawrence)
Northern pike Greater than 26", DON'T EAT; Less than 26", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Sagamore Lake
(Hamilton)
Yellow perch Up to 1 meal/month Greater than 10", DON'T EAT; Less than 10", up to 1 meal/month Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Salmon River, downstream of Davis Lake Dam to Lake Champlain
(Clinton)
See Lake Champlain, bay within Cumberland Head advice
Soft Maple Reservoir
(Lewis)
Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Stark Falls Reservoir
(St. Lawrence)
Northern pike Greater than 26", DON'T EAT; Less than 26", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Stoner Lakes
(Herkimer)
Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Sunday Lake
(Herkimer)
Chain pickerel DON'T EAT DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury
Tupper Lake
(Franklin, St. Lawrence)
Smallmouth bass Greater than 15", DON'T EAT; Less than 15", up to 1 meal/month DON'T EAT Mercury
All other fish Follow Adirondack Regional Advisory Mercury

1 The specific health advisories for the waters listed above also apply to tributaries and connected waters if there are no dams, falls, or barriers to stop the fish from moving upstream.

2 Special Regional Advice: Women and children should not eat larger walleye and yellow perch, northern pike, chain pickerel, lake trout, rock bass, walleye, largemouth and smallmouth bass from ANY Adirondack waters because these fish have higher levels of mercury.

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