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!

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

Putnam Pond and North Pond

Several trails can be accessed from the shore of the ponds including Treadway Mountain, which is a wonderful hike with outstanding views.

Paddling

These two ponds are connected by...

Location: 
Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is a beautiful spot that sits right alongside Route 74 between Ticonderoga and Schroon Lake. Visitors can boat, paddle, fish, and even camp at this scenic spot. It is approximately 420-...

Location: 
Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Crane Pond

Crane Pond is a beautiful gem in the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. 

How to get there

Take Route 74 from Ticonderoga to Route 9. Follow Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a...

Location: 
763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Lincoln Pond

Lincoln Pond is a great fishing spot in the Lake Champlain Region! Cast a line and catch tiger muskellunge, northern pike, bass, panfish, or bullhead.

How to get there

From the...

Location: 
4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, 12932