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Franklin County Ice Fishing

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

Franklin County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations
Baker Pond Brighton Public NP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Black Pond Harrietstown Public NP, YP, Pks
Brandy/Mosquito Pond Santa Clara Public YP?
Buck Pond Franklin Public NP, YP
Church Pond Brighton Public NP, YP, Pks
Church Pond Santa Clara Private YP, Pks
Clear Pond Brighton Public/Private NP, YP, Pks, WAE
Clear Pond Waverly Private NP
Copperas Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP
Deer Pond Waverly Private NP, YP
Deer River Flow Duane Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
East Pine Pond Santa Clara/ Tupper Lake Public BC, Pks, YP
First Pond Harrietstown Public YP, NP
Fish Creek Ponds Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks
Floodwood Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks
Follensby Clear Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks, S Special Fishing Regulations apply
Franklin Falls Flow Franklin Public/Private NP, YP, WAE, RB, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Gourdshell Ponds Duane Public NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Hay Meadow Pond Tupper Lake Private NP, YP, Pks
Horseshoe Pond Duane Private NP, YP, Pks
Indian Lake Bellmont Private NP, YP, Pks
Jones Pond Brighton Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
Kiwassa Lake Harrietstown Public/Private NP, YP, WAE
Lake Clear Harrietstown Public/Private BT, NP, YP, S, LLS Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Clear Outlet (Mill Pond) Harrietstown Public/Private NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Colby Franklin Public BT, RT, LLS, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Duane Duane Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Flower Harrietstown Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
Lake Frances Malone Private NP, YP, Pks
Lake Kushaqua Franklin Public/Private NP, YP, Pks, S, WAE, RB, LT
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Titus Malone Private YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lead Pond Tupper Lake Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
Little Colby Pond Franklin Public/Private YP, Pks
Little Rainbow Lake Santa Clara Public YP
Little Square Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks, S
Little Weller Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP
Little Willis Pond Tupper Lake Private YP, Pks
Little Wolf Pond Tupper Lake Public/Private WAE, NP, YP, Pks
Loon Lake Franklin Private NP, YP, Pks
Lower Chateaugay Lake Chateaugay Public YP, Pks, NP
Lower County Line Pond Harrietstown Public NP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lower St. Regis Lake Brighton Private NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lower Saranac Lake Harrietstown Public NP, YP, S, WAE, RB Special Fishing Regulations apply
McCauley Pond Harrietstown Public NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
McCollum Pond Brighton Public NP, YP, Pks
Meacham Lake Duane Public Spk, NP, YP, Pks, LLS, S, BT
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Middle County Line Pond Harrietstown Public Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Middle Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Middle Saranac Lake Franklin Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
Morette Pond Santa Clara Public Pks
Mountain View Lake Bellmont Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
Mud Pond Brighton Private YP, Pks
Mud Pond Harrietstown Public NP, YP, Pks
Oregon Pond Franklin Public/Private YP
Oseetah Lake Harrietstown Public/Private NP, YP
Osgood Pond Franklin Public/Private NP, YP
Pickerel Pond Harrietstown Public NP, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Piercefield Flow Piercefield Private WAE, NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Rainbow Lake/ Rainbow Narrows Brighton Public/Private NP, YP, Pks, WAE Special Fishing Regulations apply
Raquette Pond Tupper Lake Public WAE, NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Rock Pond Tupper Lake Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
Roll Bank Pond Harrietstown Public NP, YP
Rollins Pond Santa Clara Public/Private NP, Pks, S, LT
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Santa Clara Flow Santa Clara Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Second Pond Harrietstown Public YP, NP
Simon Pond Tupper Lake Public/Private NP, YP, WAE, Pks,
Spitfire Lake Brighton Private YP, Pks, NP
Square Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks
Stony Creek Ponds Harrietstown Public/Private WAE, NP, YP, Pks
Tamarack Pond Harrietstown Public NP, YP, Pks
Tiff Pond Harrietstown Private NP
Tupper Lake Tupper Lake Public LT, NP, WAE, WF, YP, Pks, S Special Fishing Regulations apply
Union Falls Flow Franklin Public/Private WAE, NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Upper Saranac Lake Harrietstown/ Santa Clara Public/Private S, NP, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Upper St. Regis Lake Harrietstown/ Brighton Public/Private NP,YP, Pks, S Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Weller Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks
Wolf Pond Tupper Lake Public NP, WAE, YP
Woodbury Pond Tupper Lake Private NP, YP, Pks

Fish Species Key

  • BC - Black crappie
  • BT - Brown trout
  • LLS - Landlocked salmon
  • LMB - Largemouth bass
  • LT - Lake trout
  • NP - Northern pike
  • Pks - Pumpkinseed
  • RB - Rock bass
  • RT - Rainbow trout
  • S - Smelt
  • SMB - Smallmouth bass
  • Spk - Splake
  • WAE - Walleye
  • WF - Lake whitefish
  • YP - Yellow perch

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