Cross Bay Master 
Bait and Tackle
164-26 Cross Bay Blvd. Howard Beach, NY, 11414  Tel: (718) 835-1018
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  AMERICAN LOBSTER (REC. PERMIT REQ.)
Length: *LMA6 3 5/16" / **LMA4 3/3/8" Creel limit: 6 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Lobsters and crabs in spawn (eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or possessed. Minimum size is over carapace. *LMA6 is Long Island Sound. **LMA4 is Atlantic Ocean.
ATLANTIC COD
Length: 22 Creel limit: no limit Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
AMERICAN SHAD
Length: none Creel limit: 1 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
ATLANTIC STURGEON: MARINE WATERS
Length: moratorium Creel limit: moratorium Season: moratorium
Special Conditions:
moratorium now in effect
BLACK SEA BASS
Length: 12 Creel limit: 25 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
BLUEFISH
Length: none (see special conditions) Creel limit: 15 Season: All Year
Special Conditions:
No more than 10 of which may be less than 12" in length
COBIA
Length: 37 Creel limit: 2 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
CRABS
Length: no size limit Creel limit: 50 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Lobsters and crabs in spawn (eggs visible thereon) may not be taken or possessed.
KING MACKEREL
Length: 23 Creel limit: 3 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
MONKFISH (GOOSE FISH)
Length: 17, 11 tail length Creel limit: any number Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
POLLOCK
Length: 19 Creel limit: Any number Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
RED DRUM
Length: No minimum size Creel limit: No limit for fish less than 27" Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Fish greater than 27" shall not be possessed
SCUP (PORGY) (PARTY/CHARTER BOATS)
Length: 11 Creel limit: 10 / 45*** Season: June 12 - Aug 31 / Sept 1 - Oct 15***
Special Conditions:
***Party/Charter boat customers taking more than 10 scup from Sept 1 - Oct 15 must possess an original dated receipt from the licensed vessel.
SPANISH MACKEREL
Length: 14 Creel limit: 15 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
STRIPED BASS (MARINE WATERS)
Length: 1 @ 28" - 40", a 2nd >40" Creel limit: 2 Season: April 15 - December 15
Special Conditions:
Marine Waters - South of George Washington Bridge. Recreational anglers may possess one striped bass between 28" and 40", and one additional striped bass over 40
SUMMER FLOUNDER (FLUKE)
Length: 21 Creel limit: 2 Season: Open May 15 - June 15 / Open July 3 - August 17.
Special Conditions:
Summer flounder may not have heads or tails removed or be otherwise cleaned, cut, filleted, or skinned until brought to shore, with the following exception: the white side fillet or white skin only of a legal size fluke may be removed to use as bait. The carcass of the fluke with dark side completely intact must be retained for inspection of size limit and counts against the possession limit.
TAUTOG (BLACKFISH)
Length: 14 Creel limit: 4 Season: Oct. 1 to Dec 20 / Jan 17 - April 30
Special Conditions:
none
WEAKFISH
Length: see special Creel limit: 6 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
Size limits: 16", 10" filleted, 12" dressed
WINTER FLOUNDER
Length: 12 Creel limit: 10 Season: April 1st- May 30
Special Conditions:
none
YELLOWTAIL FLOUNDER
Length: 13 Creel limit: none Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
AMERICAN EEL
Length: 6 Creel limit: 50 Season: All year
Special Conditions:
BLUECLAW CRABS
Length: See special Creel limit: 50 Per Person Season: none
Special Conditions:
Minimum Sizes: (all sizes spike tip to spike tip) Hard Shell 4.5 inches Soft Shell 3.5 inches Peeler/shedder 3 inches
SCUP (PORGY) (ALL OTHER ANGLERS)
Length: 10.5 Creel limit: 10 Season: May 25 - September 26
Special Conditions:
STRIPED BASS (MARINE WATERS PARTY/CHARTER BOATS)
Length: 28 Creel limit: 2 Season: April 15 - December 15
Special Conditions:
Anglers fishing aboard NYS licensed party/charter vessels may possess two fish any length over 28". An angler in possession of two fish between 28" and 40", or two fish over 40", must have a dated, commercially printed receipt from a NYS licensed party/charter vessel
HICKORY SHAD
Length: No limit Creel limit: 5 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
COASTAL AND PELAGIC SHARKS
Length: 54 inches fork length* Creel limit: 1 per vessel per trip Season: all year
Special Conditions:
All landed sharks must have head tail and finns attached, No sale allowed, No finning. Fork length means the straightline measurement of a fish from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail. *The measurement is not made along the curve of the body.
COASTAL AND PELAGIC SHARKS (PROHIBITED SHARKS)
Length: No possession allowed Creel limit: No possession allowed Season:
Special Conditions:
Atlantic Angel, Galapagos, Basking, Longfin Mako, Bigeye Sand Tiger, Narrowtooth, Bigeye Sixgill, Night, Bigeye Thresher, Sand Tiger, Bignose, Sevengill, Carribian Reef, Sixgill, Carribian Sharpnose, Smalltail, Dusky, Whale and White+
STRIPED BASS (NORTH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE)
Length: 18" minimum Creel limit: 1 Season: March 16 - November 30
Special Conditions:
none
HADDOCK
Length: 19" minimum Creel limit: None Season: all year
Special Conditions:
none
OYSTER TOADFISH
Length: 10" minimum Creel limit: 3 Season: July 16 - May 14
Special Conditions:
HORESHOE CRAB
Length: No minimum size Creel limit: 5 Season: all year
Special Conditions:
COASTAL AND PELAGIC SHARKS (ATLANTIC SHARPNOSE)
Length: No minimum size Creel limit: One per person per trip Season: all year
Special Conditions:

 

 
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