Clinton County Ice Fishing
The table below lists the lakes and ponds in Clinton 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 Clinton 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.
|Lake Alice||Chazy||Public||Pks||Special Angling Regulations apply|
|Chateaugay Lake, Upper||Dannemora||Public/Private||LT, RT, LLS, S, YP, NP|
|Chazy Lake||Dannemora||Public/Private||LT, RT, LLS, YP, S, Pks, NP|
|Duncan Pond||Beekmantown||Private||No data|
|Fern Lake||Black Brook||Private||NP, RB, Pks, BC, WAE|
|Lake Champlain||See Special Fishing Regulations for Lake Champlain|
|Lily Pond||Ausable||Private||No data||Special Angling Regulations apply|
|Little Slush Pond||Black Brook||Private||No data|
|Silver Lake||Black Brook||Public/Private||NP, YP, RB|
|Union Falls Flow||Black Brook||Public/Private||WAE, NP, YP, RB, Pks
|Woodruff Pond||Plattsburgh||Public/Private||No data|
All Clinton County waters except Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain: yellow perch and sunfish - all year; any size; any number, where ice fishing is permitted.
- BC - Black crappie
- LLS - Landlocked salmon
- LT - Lake trout
- NP - Northern pike
- Pks - Pumpkinseed
- RB - Rock bass
- RT - Rainbow trout
- S - Smelt
- WAE - Walleye
- YP - Yellow perch