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Hamilton County Ice Fishing

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

Note: Special regulations apply to waters with links.

Hamilton County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations
Adirondack Lake Indian Lake Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Big Bad Luck Pond Indian Lake Public NP, YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Blue Mountain Lake Indian Lake Public/Private LT, WF, S, ST, LLS
Catlin Lake Long Lake Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Charley Lake Wells Private C.Pkl, Pks, RB
Chubb Lake Arietta Public C.Pkl, YP
Clock Mill Pond Arietta Public Pks, C.Pkl
Corner Pond Long Lake Public/Private Pks, YP
Eagle Lake Indian Lake Private YP, Pks, ST, LLS
Special Fishing Regulations apply
East Stoner Lake Arietta Public C.Pkl, Pks, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Echo Lake Lake Pleasant Public/Private YP, Pks, C.Pkl, WAE
Elm Lake Lake Pleasant Public/Private C.Pkl, YP
Fall Lake Arietta Public C.Pkl, YP
Fawn Lake Lake Pleasant Public LT, YP, C.Pkl Special Fishing Regulations apply
Fifth Lake Inlet Public/Private YP, NP, T. Musky, RB, Crappie Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Forked Lake Long Lake Public/Private LT, ST, LLS, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Fourth Lake Inlet Public/Private S, RT, LLS, LT, RB, Pks, YP, ST, NP, T.Musky
Gilman Lake Lake Pleasant Public/Private RT, YP, S
Good Luck Lake Arietta Public C.Pkl, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Grampus Lake Long Lake Private S, YP
Great Sacandaga Lake Hope Public/Private BT (occasional), WAE, NP, YP, Pks, RT, BC, C Special Fishing Regulations apply
Hudson River Indian Lake Public/Private BT, SMB, LMB, NP, RT, ST
Indian Lake Indian Lake Public/Private WF, LT, YP, LLS, NP, RB, BT, ST, S
Indian River Indian Lake Public/Private NP, LT, WF, Pks, BT, ST, RT
Kings Flow Indian Lake Private YP, RB, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Abanakee (Indian River) Indian Lake Public/Private NP, WF, LT, Pks, YP, BT Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Algonquin Wells Public/Private Pks, C.Pkl, YP, WAE
Lake Durant Indian Lake Public/Private YP, Pks, T.Musky Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Eaton Long Lake Public/Private S, WF, LT, LLS, YP, RT, BT Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Pleasant Lake Pleasant Public/Private WF, RT, BT, YP, Pks, WAE, S
Lewey Lake Lake Pleasant Public/Private Pks, WF, NP, YP, BT, LT, LLS, S
Lily Lake Lake Pleasant Private YP, C.Pkl Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Limekiln Lake Inlet Public/Private Spk, YP, RB, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Little Bad Luck Lake Indian Lake Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Little Slim Pond Long Lake Private YP, Pks
Little Trout Pond Arietta Public C.Pkl
Long Lake (near Village of Long Lake) Long Lake Public/Private YP, NP, Pks
Lost Pond (7.5 miles south of Spy Lake) Arietta Public C.Pkl Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lower Browns Tract Pond Inlet Public YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Mason Lake Lake Pleasant Public YP
Mud Lake (1 mile south of Spy Lake) Arietta Public YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Mud Lake (1 mile south of Sacandaga Lake) Lake Pleasant Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Mud Pond (drains into Vly Lake, Fall Stream) Arietta Public Pks, YP, C.Pkl
Mud Pond (3 miles north of Long Lake Village) Long Lake Public YP, Pks
North Pine Lake Wells Public/Private Pks, YP
Oxbow Lake Arietta/Lake Pleasant Public/Private YP, C.Pkl, Pks
Piseco Lake Arietta Public/Private LT, YP, WF, S, LLS Special Fishing Regulations apply
Raquette Lake Long Lake Public/Private LT, ST, S, YP, WF, LLS
Rock Lake (3 miles east of Lake Durant) Indian Lake Public Pks, YP, T.Musky Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Rock Lake (1 mile south of Clockmill Pond) Arietta Public C.Pkl, Pks
Rock Pond or McRorie Lake (4.5 miles north of Long Lake Village) Long Lake Public/Private YP, Pks, RBS
Rock Pond (1 mile south of Blue Mtn. Lake) Indian Lake Public Pks, YP, T.Musky
Sacandaga Lake Lake Pleasant Public/Private Pks, C.Pkl, YP, WAE, BT, RT, S Special Fishing Regulations apply
Sand Lake (3 miles south of Piseco Lake) Arietta Public YP, C.Pkl, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Seventh Lake Inlet Public/Private RT, LT, YP, LLS, ST, S
Special Fishing Regulations apply
Sixth Lake Inlet Public/Private WF, RT, YP, LT, LLS, S
Slim Pond Long Lake Private YP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Sound Lake Lake Pleasant Public C.Pkl, YP, Pks
South Pine Lake Lake Pleasant/Wells Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, Pks
South Pond (4 miles north of Blue Mtn. Lake) Long Lake Public/Private LT, ST, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Spy Lake Arietta Public/Private Pks, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Stony Pond Long Lake Private YP
Stony Step Pond Indian Lake Public YP, Pks
Trout Lake Arietta Public C.Pkl
Upper Browns Tract Pond Inlet Public YP, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Utowana Lake Indian Lake Private Pks, YP, ST, LLS
Vly Lake Lake Pleasant/Arietta Public C.Pkl, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Whitaker Lake Lake Pleasant Private YP, Pks
Willis Lake Wells Public/Private Pks, YP
Wood's Lake Benson Public/Private Pks, C.Pkl, YP

Fish Species Key

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

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