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Essex County Ice Fishing

The table below lists the lakes and ponds in Essex 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 Regulations:

Ice fishing regulations apply to all waters where ice fishing is permitted. In addition, review Essex County Special Fishing Regulations for waters with specific regulations.

Places to Ice Fish

Essex County Waters With Ice Fishing
Water Town Ownership Species Regulations (links leave DEC website)
Bartlett Pond Moriah Private T. Musky, Pks, Statewide
Berrymill Pond* Ticonderoga Public NP, YP, Pks Special Regulations
Big Pond* Schroon Public NP, Rbs Special Regulations
Bullet Pond Schroon Public/Private YP Statewide
Bumbo Pond* Schroon Public NP, YP, Pks Special Regulations
Butternut Pond Chesterfield Private NP, YP, Bgs Statewide
Connery Pond North Elba Public/Private Spk, BT Special Regulations
Crane Pond* Schroon Public LT, NP, YP Special Regulations
Crowfoot Pond Moriah Public/Private YP Statewide
Dudley Pond Crown Point Private NP, YP Statewide
Eagle Lake Crown Point/
Ticonderoga
Public/Private BT, WF, YP, Pks, BC Special Regulations
Flemings Pond Crown Point Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Franklin Falls Flow St. Armand Public/Private NP, WAE, RB,
YP, Pks
Special Regulations
Hammond Pond North Hudson Public NP, YP Statewide
Harris Lake Newcomb Public NP, YP, WAE Special Regulations
Horseshoe Pond
(off Horseshoe
Pond Road)
Schroon Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide
Hudson River Newcomb/
Minerva
Public/Private LMB, SMB, NP Special Regulations
Johnson Pond Schroon/
North Hudson
Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Lake Champlain See Lake Champlain link at top of page Special Regulations
Lake Flower North Elba Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Lake George Ticonderoga Public/Private LT, LLS, RT, BT, S, NP,
C.Pkl, BC, YP
Special Regulations
Letson Pond Schroon Private C.Pkl Statewide
Lincoln Pond Elizabethtown Public/Private T. Musky, YP, Pks Statewide
Long Pond Willsboro Private NP, Pks, BC, YP Statewide
Russett Pond Elizabethtown Public/Private C.Pkl, YP, Pks Statewide
Mill Pond Elizabethtown Public/Private NP, YP, Pks, BC Statewide
Minerva Lake Minerva Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Moody Pond North Elba/
St. Armand
Public/Private BC, NP, Pks, RB, YP Statewide
Moriah Pond Moriah Public YP Statewide
Moxham Pond Minerva Private NP, Pks Statewide
Mud Pond
(1/2 mile W of
Penfield Pond)
Crown Point Private YP Statewide
Muller Pond Schroon Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide
Newport Pond Moriah Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
North Pond Schroon Public Pks, NP Special Regulations
Oseetah Lake North Elba Public/Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Overshot Pond Crown Point Private YP Statewide
Paradox Lake Schroon Public/Private LT, RT, YP, Pks, BC, S Special Regulations
Parch Pond Moriah Private YP Statewide
Peaked Hill Pond Schroon Public YP, Pks Statewide
Pine Pond North Hudson Public NP Statewide
Putnam Pond Ticonderoga Public YP, NP, WAE, Pks Special Regulations
Pyramid Lake Schroon Public/Private YP, Pks Statewide
Round Pond Moriah Public YP, Pks Statewide
Schroon Lake Schroon Public/Private LT, LLS, YP, S,
C.Pkl, BC
Special Regulations
Sherman Lake Crown Point Private C.Pkl, Pks Statewide
Smith Pond Moriah Private NP? Statewide
Smokey (Murrey) Pond Elizabethtown Public NP, YP, Pks, BC Statewide
Tanaher Pond Elizabethtown Public NP, YP, Pks, BC Statewide
Thurman Pond Schroon Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Turtle Pond North Elba Public/Private YP, Pks, BC Statewide
Wilcox Pond Schroon Public Pks Statewide
Wolf Pond North Elba Private YP Special Regulations
Woodruff Pond Newcomb Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide
Worcester Pond Ticonderoga Private NP, YP, Pks Statewide

Fish Species Key

  • BC - Black crappie
  • BB - Brown Bullhead
  • Bgs - Bluegill
  • BT - Brown trout
  • C.Pkl - Chain pickerel
  • LLS - Landlocked salmon
  • LMB - Largemouth bass
  • LT - Lake trout
  • NP - Northern pike
  • Pks - Pumpkinseed
  • Rbs - Redbreast sunfish
  • RB - Rock bass
  • RT - Rainbow trout
  • S - Smelt
  • SMB - Smallmouth bass
  • Spk - Splake
  • T. Musky - Tiger muskellunge
  • WAE - Walleye
  • WF - Lake whitefish
  • YP - Yellow perch

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