The new Catch and Release trout season in New York (Oct.16 – March 31 using artificial lures only) applies to inland streams only. Tributaries of the Great Lakes, Finger Lakes, and Lake Champlain (from their mouths to the first impassable barrier) are not included in these regulations. The same applies to lakes and ponds.
Also, from November 1 – May 1 everyone aboard a boat less than 21ft. in length (including canoes and kayaks) must wear a life jacket while underway.