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Essex County Ice Fishing

The table below lists the lakes and ponds in Essex 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 Essex 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.

Essex County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations
Balfour Lake
Minerva
Public/Private
SMB, YP, Pks, Bgs, BB
Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Bartlett Pond Moriah Public T. Musky, Pks, BS Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Berrymill Pond Ticonderoga Public NP, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Big Pond Schroon Public NP, Rbs Special Fishing Regulations apply
Bullet Pond Schroon Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Bumbo Pond Schroon Public NP, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Butternut Pond Chesterfield Private NP, YP, Bgs Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Connery Pond North Elba Public Spk, BT Special Fishing Regulations apply
Crane Pond Schroon Public LT, NP, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Crowfoot Pond Moriah Public/Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Dudley Pond Crown Point Private NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Eagle Lake Crown Point/
Ticonderoga
Public/Private BT, WF, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Flemming Pond Crown Point Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Franklin Falls Flow Franklin Public/Private NP, WAE, RB,
YP, Pks
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Hammond Pond North Hudson Public NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Harris Lake Newcomb Public NP, YP, WAE Special Fishing Regulations apply
Horseshoe Pond
(off Horseshoe
Pond Road)
Schroon Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Hudson River Newcomb/
Minerva
Public/Private LMB, SMB, NP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Johnson Pond Schroon/
North Hudson
Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Champlain See Lake Champlain link at top of page Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Flower North Elba Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake George Ticonderoga Public/Private LT, LLS, RT, BT, NP,
C.Pkl, BC,
YP, Bgs, Pks
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Jimmy
Newcomb Public No data
Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Sally
Newcomb Private No data
Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Letson Pond Schroon Private C.Pkl Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lincoln Pond Elizabethtown Public/Private T. Musky, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Long Pond Willsboro Private NP, Pks, BC, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Malone (Russett) Pond Elizabethtown Public/Private C.Pkl Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Mill Pond Elizabethtown Public NP, YP, Pks, BC Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Minerva Lake Minerva Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Moody Pond North Elba/
St. Armand
Public/Private BC, NP, Pks, RB, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Moriah Pond Moriah Public YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Moxham Pond Minerva Private NP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Mud Pond
(1/2 mile W of
Penfield Pond)
Crown Point Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Muller Pond Schroon Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Newport Pond Moriah Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
North Pond Schroon Public Pks, NP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Oseetah Lake North Elba Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Overshot Pond Crown Point Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Paradox Lake Schroon Public LT, RT, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Parch Pond Moriah Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Peaked Hill Pond Schroon Public YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Pine Pond Moriah Public NP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Putnam Pond Ticonderoga Public YP, NP, T.
Musky
, Pks
Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Pyramid Pond Schroon Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Round Pond Moriah Public YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Schroon Lake Schroon Public LT, LLS, YP, S,
C.Pkl, BC
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Sherman Lake Crown Point Private C.Pkl, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Smith Pond Moriah Private NP? Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Smokey (Murrey) Pond Elizabethtown Public NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Tanaher Pond Elizabethtown Public NP, YP, Pks, BC Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Thurman Pond Schroon Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Turtle Pond North Elba Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Wilcox Pond Schroon Private Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Wolf Pond North Elba Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Woodruff Pond Newcomb Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Worcester Pond Ticonderoga Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply

Fish Species Key

  • BC - Black crappie
  • BB - Brown Bullhead
  • Bgs - Bluegill
  • BT - Brown trout
  • C.Pkl - Chain pickerel
  • LLS - Landlocked salmon
  • LMB - Largemouth bass
  • LT - Lake trout
  • NP - Northern pike
  • Pks - Pumpkinseed
  • Rbs - Redbreast sunfish
  • RB - Rock bass
  • RT - Rainbow trout
  • S - Smelt
  • SMB - Smallmouth bass
  • Spk - Splake
  • T. Musky - Tiger muskellunge
  • WAE - Walleye
  • WF - Lake whitefish
  • YP - Yellow perch

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