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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 Regulations:

Ice fishing regulations apply to all waters where ice fishing is permitted. In addition, review Franklin County Special Fishing Regulations for waters with specific regulations.

Places to Ice Fish

Franklin County Waters with Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations (links leave DEC website)
Baker Pond Brighton Public NP, Pks Statewide
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 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 Regulations
Franklin Falls Flow Franklin Public/Private NP, YP, WAE, RB, Pks Special Regulations
Gourdshell Ponds Duane Public NP, YP Statewide
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 Regulations
Lake Clear Outlet (Mill Pond) Harrietstown Public/Private NP, YP Statewide
Lake Colby Franklin Public/Private BT, RT, LLS, YP, Pks Special Regulations
Lake Duane Duane Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
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 Regulations
Lake Titus Malone Private YP Statewide
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 Regulations
Lower St. Regis Lake Brighton Private NP, YP, BC Statewide
Lower Saranac Lake Harrietstown Public NP, YP, S, WAE, RB, WP
McCauley Pond Harrietstown Public/Private NP, YP, Pks
McCollum Pond Brighton Public NP, YP, Pks
Meacham Lake Duane Public Spk, NP, YP, Pks, LLS, S, BT Special Regulations
Middle County Line Pond Harrietstown Public Pks Special Regulations
Middle Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Middle Saranac Lake Harrietstown/Santa Clara 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 Regulations
Piercefield Flow Piercefield Public/Private WAE, NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Rainbow Lake/ Rainbow Narrows Brighton Public/Private NP, YP, Pks, WAE
Raquette Pond Tupper Lake Public WAE, NP, YP, Pks
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 Regulations
Santa Clara Flow Santa Clara Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
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 Regulations
Union Falls Flow Franklin Public/Private WAE, NP, YP, RB, Pks Statewide
Upper Saranac Lake Harrietstown/ Santa Clara Public/Private S, NP, YP, WP Special Regulations
Upper St. Regis Lake Harrietstown/ Brighton Public/Private NP,YP, Pks, S Statewide
Weller Pond Santa Clara Public NP, YP, Pks
Wolf Pond Tupper Lake Private 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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