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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Shad Fishing License

As part of New York's saltwater fishing license it is necessary to have one if you are fishing for any migratory ocean fish in any water of the state. This includes American shad that run up the Delaware, East Branch of the Delaware, West Branch of the Delaware, Neversink and Beaverkill rivers. This rule also applies to the Hudson River and it's tributaries along with the Mohawk.

Keep in mind it's not just American shad, but any migratory sea run fish including striped bass, hickory shad, and the herrings. I would guess that American eel could be included in this since NY DEC's press release call it migratory and not anadromous fish.