Ice Fishing

An Icy Adirondack Coast Tradition

No matter the season, Lake Champlain is a fisherman's paradise. This big lake is perfect for catching salmon and lake trout near Port Henry or the Champlain Bridge, while perch and bluegills are abundant in places like Bulwagga Bay.

No matter what you're looking to reel in, when things freeze up, the fishing's hot.

Ice is nice!

With the right conditions, our lakes and ponds become awesome fishing spots.  Local bait and tackle shops can provide the most up-to-date information on lake and pond ice fishing conditions and what seems to be biting and where. They also can supply you with the best bait for your target catch, and all the right gear.  With the right conditions our local fishing guides, will also offer shelters from the weather, ice fishing shanties, that often tend to spring up like little villages on the frozen lake and pond surfaces.

Pick Your Bait, Plan Your Trip

When the weather heats up, so do the fishing options. Check out our warm weather fishing information for more details!

ice on Eagle Lake

Easy access and known for brown trout! Stocked by Essex County Fish Hatchery.

Size: 420 acres.

Mean depth: 19 feet 

Species:...

Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Lake Champlain, the ice

The lake is, obviously, Lake Champlain, the massive water for which the region is named and a world-class fishery any time of year. In winter, hard water anglers flock to the ice in search of...

Location: 
Bulwagga Bay, Port Henry, 12974
ice on Lincoln Pond

The 721 acre Lincoln Pond is an accessible ice fishing option. The access is easy, the fishing often excellent, and the chance to land a big tiger muskie always a possibility.

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Location: 
4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
Norm's Bait and Tackle
Location: 
286 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928
F.M.B. Bait and Tackle
Location: 
4133 Main Street, Port Henry, 12974
Norm's Bait & Tackle
Location: 
286 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928