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Ice Fishing in Columbia County

Location, fish species and regulation information for popular ice fishing waters in Columbia County
Water Town Ownership Fish Species Regulations (links leave DEC website)
Copake Lake Copake Public/Private

Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Common Carp, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, White Perch, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye

Statewide Regulations Apply
Kinderhook Lake Chatham Private

Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Tiger Musky, Common Carp, White Sucker, Yellow Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Channel Catfish, White Perch, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, White Crappie, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Walleye

Lake Taghkanic Gallatin Public

Chain Pickerel, Brown Bullhead, White Perch, Rock Bass, Redbreast Sunfish, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch

Queechy Lake Canaan Public

Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Chain Pickerel, White Sucker, Brown Bullhead, Rock Bass, Pumpkinseed, Bluegill, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch

Special Regulations