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Washington County Ice Fishing

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

Washington County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations
Bacon Pond Fort Ann Private NP, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Barkley Pond Hebron Private Pks, YP, NP
Brown's Pond Whitehall Private YP, RB, Pks
Carters Pond Greenwich Public Bgs, Pks, BC, NP
Copeland Pond Fort Ann Private YP, NP, Pks
Cossayuna Lake Argyle Public/Private BC, Bgs, Pks, YP, NP, T.Musky
Hadlock Pond Fort Ann Private YP, BC, Pks, NP
Hedges Lake Jackson Private NP, YP, BC, Bgs, Pks
Hudson River Fort Edward, Greenwich, Easton Public/Private WAE, NP, YP Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Champlain See Special Fishing Regulations for Lake Champlain
Lake George Putnam, Dresden, Fort Ann Public/Private LT, LLS, RT, BT, NP, C.Pkl, BC, YP, Bgs, Pks Special Fishing Regulations apply
Lake Lauderdale Jackson Public/Private T.Musky, Pks, Bgs, BC, YP Statewide Fishing Regulations apply
Lily Pond Hartford Private NP
Martin Ponds Granville Private NP, Pks
McDougall Lake Greenwich Private YP, Pks
Schoolhouse Lake Jackson Private YP, BC
Scott Lake Salem Unknown YP, Pks, BC, NP
Summit Lake Argyle Private YP, Pks, BC
Three Ponds Fort Ann Private NP, YP, Pks
Thurber Pond Fort Ann Private YP, Pks
Wall Street Pond Kingsbury Public C.Pkl, YP, Pks, RB

Fish Species Key

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