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Ice Fishing in Chautauqua County

Popular Ice Fishing Waters in Chautauqua County
Water Township Species Regulations Comments Contour Map
Bear Lake Pomfret, Stockton Walleye, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown Bullhead Special Regulation Chautauqua Co. (walleye), Statewide 141 acres. DEC access/hand launch site snow plowed in winter (off Bear Lake Rd.). Bear Lake Map (170 KB, PDF)
Cassadaga Lake Pomfret, Stockton Walleye, Grass Pickerel, Brown Bullhead, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie Statewide Upper Cassadaga 102 acres, Middle Cassadaga 24 acres, Lower Cassadaga 91 acres. Public ice fishing access at Cassadaga Beach, located on Lower Cassadaga Lake off Park Avenue. Cassadaga Lake Maps Upper (280 KB, PDF), Middle (238 KB, PDF), Lower (291 KB, PDF)
Chautauqua Lake Chautauqua, North Harmony, Busti, Ellery Walleye, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Brown Bullhead Special Regulation Chautauqua Co. (walleye), Statewide 13,156 acres. Multiple public access sites; Mayville Lakeside Park, DEC Prendergast Point Launch (plowed), Midway State Park (plowed), Long Point State Park (plowed), DEC Bemus Point Launch and Lakewood Community Park (plowed). Chautauqua Lake Maps North (310 KB, PDF), South (252 KB, PDF)
Findley Lake Mina Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Walleye Special Regulation Chautauqua Co. (walleye), Statewide 292 acres. DEC access/hand launch site snow plowed in winter (off Rte. 426). Findley Lake Map (188 KB, PDF)

Note: Only the fish species with an open season during ice fishing season are listed in the species column.