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Fulton County Ice Fishing

The table below lists the lakes and ponds in Fulton County that are open to ice fishing. Please note that some waters are privately owned and it is the angler's responsibility to obtain the necessary permissions before fishing these waters.

Ice Fishing Seasons:

  • November 15 - April 30 - for those species in the General Angling Regulations for which there is no closed season or no minimum length.
  • November 15 - March 15 - for northern pike, pickerel, tiger muskellunge and walleye.

Three (3) hand lines and five (5) tip-ups may be used, except if noted in the Fulton County Special Fishing Regulations. All tip-ups must be marked with the name and address of the operator; the operator must be present when lines (either tip-ups or hand lines) are in the water. Ice shanties must be marked on the outside with the owner's name and address in letters at least three inches high. Shanties must be removed from all waters by March 15.

Tip-Up means any device used for fishing through the ice that has a signaling device attached, except a bobber or other floating object on the water, that will visually or audibly signal a strike.

Fulton County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations
Ayers Lake Stratford Private YP, C.Pkl, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Beardsley Lake Oppenheim Unknown YP
Bellows Lake Caroga Public None*
Canada Lake Caroga Public/Private BT, C.Pkl, LT, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Chase Lake Bleecker Public C.Pkl, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Dexter Lake Stratford Public C.Pkl, YP, Pks
East Caroga Lake Caroga Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, WAE, Pks, S Special Fishing Regulations apply
Garoga Lake Ephratah Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, Pks, BC, BT Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Great Sacandaga Lake Broadalbin/ Mayfield/ Northampton Public/Private BT (occasional), RT, WAE, NP, YP, Pks, BC, C Special Fishing Regulations apply
Green Lake Caroga Private YP, Pks, RB, C.Pkl, LT
Hiltabrandt Vly Stratford Public C.Pkl Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Hines Pond Bleecker/ Johnstown Private C.Pkl
Kyser Lake Oppenheim Public YP, RB, BT Special Fishing Regulations
Lily Lake (outlet of Canada Lake) Caroga Public/Private YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lily Lake Bleecker Private YP, C.Pkl Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Maylender Pond Johnstown Private No data
Mayfield Lake Mayfield Public/Private C.Pkl, Pks, YP, RB, BC
Middle Stink Lake (Middle Stoner Lake) Caroga Private Pks, YP, C.Pkl
Mountain Lake Johnstown Private YP, Pks, BC
Mud Lake (1 mile south of Peck Lake) Johnstown Unknown YP
Mud Lake (1 mile west of West Caroga Lake) Caroga Public/Private No data
Mud Pond (2 miles NE of Irish Settlement) Stratford Public YP
Negro Lake Caroga Public None*
Northville Pond Northampton Private RT, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Oregon Pond Stratford Private Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Pine Lake Caroga Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, Pks
Pleasant Lake Stratford Private Pks, YP
Rockwood Lake Ephratah/ Johnstown Public/Private No data
Sacandaga Park Reservoir Mayfield Private YP
Spectacle Lake Stratford Public C.Pkl, Pks, YP
Vandenburg Pond (Lake Edward) Bleecker Private Pks, YP, C.Pkl
Water's Mill Pond Stratford Public C.Pkl, YP
West Caroga Lake Caroga Public/Private WF, Spk, YP, Pks, S Special Fishing Regulations apply
West Lake Caroga Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, Pks, BC
West Mill Pond Johnstown Private YP, Pks, C.Pkl Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
West Stink Lake (West Stoner Lake) Caroga Private Pks, YP, C.Pkl
Woodworth Lake Bleecker Private YP, Pks

*Lake is not known to support fish life

Fish Species Key

  • C - Carp
  • BC - Black crappie
  • BT - Brown trout
  • C.Pkl - Chain pickerel
  • LT - Lake trout
  • NP - Northern pike
  • Pks - Pumpkinseed
  • RB - Rock bass
  • RT - Rainbow trout
  • S - Smelt
  • Spk - Splake
  • WAE - Walleye
  • WF - Lake whitefish
  • YP - Yellow perch

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