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

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.

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...

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.


4363 Lincoln Pond Road, Elizabethtown, 12932
Putnam Pond and North Pond


These two ponds are connected by a set of narrows. The best launch is located near the beach which is just over a small hill from the main parking area in the campground. This...

Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Eagle Lake


Directions to Access Points:

From the intersection of Route 74 and Route 9N in Ticonderoga follow Route 74 west toward Schroon Lake. Continue to the small Hamlet of Eagle...

Route 74, Ticonderoga, 12883
Crane Pond


Directions to Access Points: Take Exit 28 off of Interstate 87 and take Route 9 south, toward Schroon Lake. In just over a half a mile, take a left onto Alder Meadow Road, follow...

763 Putts Pond Road, Ticonderoga, 12883
Norm's Bait and Tackle
286 Bridge Road, Crown Point, 12928