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Southeastern New York Fishing Hotline

February 12 - February 19, 2015

Ice Fishing General

a bunch of fish lying on top of ice

Most of our waterbodies have good ice and folks have been fishing throughout the region. The only problem for ice anglers is the amount of snow and slush currently on the ice!

Below are some recommended locations and fish species commonly targeted:

Ulster County:
Chodikee Lake - Bluegill, Yellow Perch and Black Crappie
Onteora Lake - Bluegill, Yellow Perch and Black Crappie
Louisa Pond - Bluegill and Chain Pickerel
Sturgeon Pool - White Perch and Black Crappie

Sullivan County:
Morningside Lake - Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie and Chain Pickerel
Lake Superior - Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and Chain Pickerel
Swinging Bridge Reservoir - Walleye and Black Crappie
White Lake - Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Bluegill and Yellow Perch

Orange County:
Round Lake - Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Black Crappie
Walton Lake - Brown Trout

Dutchess County:
Stissing Pond - Black Crappie and Bluegill
Morgan Pond - Bluegill
Upton Lake - Yellow Perch and Rainbow Trout
Sylvan Lake - Brown Trout, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Black Crappie and Chain Pickerel

Putnam County:
White Pond - Yellow Perch, Bluegill and Chain Pickerel
East Branch Reservoir - White Perch, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Black Crappie and Walleye
Bog Brook Reservoir - Yellow Perch, White Perch and Bluegill
West Branch Reservoir - Brown Trout and Yellow Perch
Middle Branch Reservoir - Yellow Perch, Black Crappie and Tiger Muskie
Canopus Lake - Bluegill and Yellow Perch

Westchester County:
Muscoot Reservoir - Yellow Perch, Black Crappie,Bluegill and White Perch
Titicus Reservoir - Yellow Perch and Chain Pickerel
Mohansic Lake - Yellow Perch and Bluegill

*These are just suggestions - DEC staff are not out checking ice conditions

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.