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Ice Fishing in Region 6

During northern New York's cold winter months, it is not uncommon to see ice anglers with their tip-ups and ice shanties dotting the region's many frozen lakes and rivers. A person doesn't have to travel very far to find a place to ice fish and many folks will come in from afar to avail themselves of the plentiful ice fishing opportunities. From small ponds, some rivers and the Barge Canal, to shallow bays on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the variety of fish species and locations can keep the most avid of ice angler busy all winter.

Ice Safety

When deciding if ice is safe, it is always best to err on the side of caution. Since ice thickness can vary on a lake, check the ice periodically to stay safe. It is also a good idea to talk to the local people about areas that traditionally have thin ice conditions due to springs or moving water, i.e. the mouth of a tributary.

Places to Go (by County)

Herkimer || Jefferson || Lewis || Oneida || St. Lawrence

Herkimer County

Waters Open to Ice Fishing in Herkimer County
Body of Water Town Species Available Access Regulations
Beardsley Lake Manheim Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Panfish Beardsley Reservoir Fishing Access Site off Beardsley Road Special Fishing Regulations Apply
First Lake Webb Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Lake Trout Access through chain of lakes
Fourth Lake Webb Yellow Perch, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon Fourth Lake Day Use Area off Petrie Road; Fourth Lake Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 28 Special Fishing Regulations Apply
Hinckley Reservoir Multiple Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Panfish NY Power Authority Boat Launch off NYS Route 365
Limekiln Lake Ohio Splake DEC Campground and Day Use Area off Limekiln Road Special Fishing Regulations Apply
Mohawk River/ Barge Canal Multiple Yellow Perch, Walleye, Northern Pike, Tiger Muskellunge, Panfish Multiple access points Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply
Moshier Reservoir Webb Panfish Moshier Reservoir Fishing Access Site off Necessary Dam Road Special Fishing Regulations Apply
North Lake Ohio Tiger Muskellunge, Yellow Perch North Lake Fishing Access Site off South Lake Road
Old Forge Pond Webb Yellow Perch Municipal Land
Prospect Reservoir Multiple Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Panfish Prospect Reservoir Boat Launch off NYS Route 365
Second Lake Webb Yellow Perch Access through chain of lakes
Stillwater Reservoir Webb Splake, Brook Trout Stillwater Reservoir Boat Launch Site off Stillwater Road
Third Lake Webb Yellow Perch, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout Access through chain of lakes
Weaver Lake Warren Panfish Weaver Lake Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 20 Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

Jefferson County

Ice Fishing Permitted In All Waters Of Jefferson County
Body of Water Town Species Available Access Regulations
Black River Bay Multiple Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Walleye Multiple access points Special Fishing Regulations Apply
Butterfield Lake Alexandria Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch Butterfield Lake Boat Launch Site off NYS Route 37 on Butterfield Lake Road
Chaumont Bay/ Guffin Bay Multiple Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Walleye, Panfish State Parks and DEC Fishing Access Sites off NYS Route 12E and State Park Road
Colwell Pond Ellisburg Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Panfish South Colwell Pond Fishing Access Site on Lakeview WMA
Grass Lake Theresa Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Tiger Muskellunge, Walleye Grass Lake Fishing Access Site off Burns Road
Henderson Bay Henderson Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Panfish Municipal Launch off NYS Route 178
Hyde Lake Theresa Walleye, Tiger Muskellunge, Northern Pike, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Panfish Hyde Lake Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 26
Lake of the Isles Orleans Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Panfish DeWolf State Park, Wellesley Island
Lake of the Woods Theresa Lake Trout, Whitefish, Northern Pike, Landlocked Salmon, Rainbow Trout Lake of the Woods Fishing Access Site off Fauteau Road
Lakeview Pond Ellisburg Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Panfish Lakeview Pond Fishing Access Site off Pierrepont Road
Millsite Lake Theresa Northern Pike, Cisco, Smelt, Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon Millsite Lake Fishing Access Site off Cottage Hill Road
Moon Lake Theresa Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie Moon Lake Fishing Access Site off Moon Lake Road
Payne Lake Antwerp Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike Payne Lake Fishing Access Site off Jefferson Co. Route 22
Perch Lake Orleans Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie Perch Lake WMA off Perch Lake Road
Red Lake Theresa Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch Red Lake Fishing Access Site off Red Lake Road
Sandy Pond Ellisburg Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Panfish North Sandy Pond Fishing Access Site off Stanley Road
Sixberry Lake Theresa Walleye, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Rainbow Trout Sixberry Lake Fishing Access Site off Sears Road
Sixtown Pond Henderson Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch Sixtown Pond Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 178

Lewis County

Waters Open to Ice Fishing in Lewis County
Body of Water Town Species Available Access Regulations
Francis Lake Watson Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel Francis Lake Fishing Access Site off Stillwater Road Special Fishing Regulations Apply
Lake Bonaparte Diana Northern Pike, Walleye, Brown Trout, Yellow Perch, Lake Trout Lake Bonaparte Fishing Access Site off North Shore Road
Soft Maple Reservoir Croghan/Orion Tiger Muskellunge Soft Maple Reservoir Fishing Access Site off Soft Maple Road
Whetstone Marsh Martinsburg Tiger Muskellunge Whetstone Gulf State Park Boat Launch Site off Houseville Gulf Road

Oneida County

Waters Open to Ice Fishing in Oneida County
Body of Water Town Species Available Access Regulations
Chittning Pond Sangerfield Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Panfish Chittning Pond Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 20 Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply
Delta Reservoir Western Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Black Crappie Delta Lake State Park off NYS Route 46
Kayuta Lake Forestport Chain Pickerel, Tiger Muskellunge, Panfish Kayuta Lake Fishing Access Site off State Dam Road
Oneida Lake Multiple Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Panfish Multiple access points
Hinckley Reservoir Multiple Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Panfish NY Power Authority Boat Launch off NYS Route 365 Special Fishing Regulations Apply
Prospect Reservoir Multiple Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Panfish Prospect Reservoir Boat Launch off NYS Route 365

St. Lawrence County

Waters Open to Ice Fishing in St. Lawrence County
Body of Water Town Species Available Access Regulations
Black Lake Morristown Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Walleye, Panfish Black Lake Boat Launch Site off St. Lawrence Co. Route 6 and
Town of Macomb Boat Launch off Rollaway Bay Road
Special Fishing Regulations Apply
Blake Falls Reservoir Parishville Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike Brookfield Boat Launch Site off Raquette River Road
Carry Falls Reservoir Colton Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike Brookfield Boat Launch Site off Carry Falls Road
Cranberry Lake Clifton Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie Cranberry Lake Boat Launch Site off Columbian Road
Higley Falls Reservoir Colton Walleye, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Panfish Higley Flow State Park off Campbell Point Road
Horseshoe Lake Piercefield Tiger Muskellunge, Walleye, Yellow Perch Horseshoe Lake Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 421
Lake Ozonia Hopkinton Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Yellow Perch Lake Ozonia Fishing Access Site off Old Road
Norwood Reservoir Norwood/Orion Walleye, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, Panfish Brookfield Boat Launch Site off Outer Maple Street
Piercefield Flow Piercefield Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Panfish Municipal launch off NYS Route 3
Pleasant Lake Macomb Northern Pike, Walleye, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie Municipal launch off North Shore Road
Rainbow Falls Reservoir Parishville Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike, Panfish Rainbow Falls Boat Launch off Raquette River Road
South Colton Reservoir Colton/Orion Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike South Colton Reservoir Boat Launch off Raquette River Road
Star Lake Fine Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon Star Lake Fishing Access Site off Youngs Road
Stark Falls Reservoir Colton/Orion Walleye, Yellow Perch, Northern Pike Stark Falls Boat Launch off Joe Indian Road
Sylvia Lake Fowler Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Yellow Perch, Panfish Sylvia Lake Fishing Access Site off Pumphouse Road
Tupper Lake Piercefield Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Panfish, Landlocked Salmon, Yellow Perch Municipal Park, Tupper Lake Fishing Access Site off NYS Route 30
Yellow Lake Rossie Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Tiger Muskellunge, Black Crappie Yellow Lake Fishing Access Site off St. Lawrence Co. Route 10 on Liscum/Hall Road

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