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Saratoga County Ice Fishing

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

Tip-up means any device used for fishing through the ice that has a signaling device attached, except a bobber or other floating object on the water, that will visually or audibly signal a strike.

Note: Special regulations apply to waters with links.

Saratoga County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations
Ballston Lake Ballston Public/Private YP, NP, Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Black Pond Corinth Public/Private YP
Butterfield Lake Galway Unknown C.Pkl (1955)
Carp Pond Greenfield Private Unknown
Great Sacandaga Lake Day/ Edinburg Public/Private WAE, NP, YP, BT (occasional), RT, C.Pkl Special Fishing Regulations apply
Hawkin's Pond Moreau Private Pks Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Hudson River Moreau, Saratoga, Northumberland, Stillwater, Halfmoon, Waterford Public/Private WAE, NP, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Hunt Lake Corinth Private C.Pkl, Pks, RB, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Lonely Ballston Spa Public/Private WAE, NP, Pks, RB, BC Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Little Round Lake Malta Unknown NP, Pks, Bgs, BC
Mechanicville Reservoir Stillwater Unknown NP, YP, Bgs
Moreau Lake Moreau Public RT, C.Pkl, Pks, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Mulleyville Lake Corinth Unknown NP, YP, Bgs (1974) Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Round Lake Malta Public/Private NP, Pks, Bgs, T.Musky
Saratoga Lake Saratoga Springs Public/Private WAE, NP, YP, Bgs, RB, Pks, C.Pkl Special Fishing Regulations apply
Stewart's Bridge Hadley Unknown Pks, YP, WAE Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Woodland Lake Corinth Private Pks, YP

Fish Species Key

  • BC - Black crappie
  • Bgs - Bluegill
  • BT - Brown trout
  • C - Carp
  • C.Pkl - Chain pickerel
  • NP - Northern pike
  • Pks - Pumpkinseed
  • RB - Rock bass
  • RT - Rainbow trout
  • T.Musky - Tiger muskellunge
  • WAE - Walleye
  • YP - Yellow perch

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