Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline
January 8 - January 16, 2014
Ice Fishing General
The weather is finally starting to cooperate with us here in Southeastern NY and we will hopefully be able to get on some safe ice. Currently many of the small waterbodies are iced over. A minimum of three to four inches of solid ice is a general rule for walking out to your fishing location. Please use the "buddy system" and your own judgement before venturing out onto the ice.
Below are some possible early ice recommendations by county (this doesn't mean there is safe ice, just locations that usually have ice first):
Ulster County - Chodikee Lake, Onteora Lake, Louisa Pond
Sullivan County - Morningside Lake, Mongaup Pond, Lake Superior
Orange County - Glenmere Lake, Round Lake, some Herriman State Park Lakes
Dutchess County - Stissing Pond, Morgan Pond, Whaley Lake
Putnam County - White Pond, Coves of East Branch Reservoir
Westchester County - Coves of Muscoot Reservoir
Angler Diarists Needed
The New York State Region 3 Unit will be looking for anglers to participate in a angler diary program for Kensico Reservoir (Trout and Salmon). The information gathered through the angler diary program is extremely useful for helping to better manage the fishery. For more information please contact Ryan Coulter at 845-256-2204.
To apply for a NYC DEP Watershed Access Permit use the link located on the right column under Links Leaving DEC's Website.
If you need more fishing information or would like to contribute to the fishing report/post a picture of your catch, please call Ryan Coulter; 845-256-2204 or email Region 3 fishery.