The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has set new recreational fishing rules for blackfish (tautog) for 2012. The changes are necessary to comply with interstate management measures to assist in rebuilding blackfish populations.
-The season has been shortened by 70 days
, and now runs from October 8 to December 4.
-The minimum size limit has been increased to 16” total length.
-The possession limit of 4 fish per day remains unchanged.