Ice Fishing in New York

Bundle up and head out on the ice for unbeatable New York fishing
Central Adirondack Ice Fishing Contest

Even if you don't know a tip-up from a Lindy Jig, you can still hook your share with ice fishing. Winter anglers are drawn to New York waterways from Lake George to the Hudson River!

The lower Niagara River offers one of the best winter trout fisheries on the continent. Start with Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario, a 3,000-acre smorgasbord of pike, perch, bluegills and walleye. Stream fishers love the season-long steelhead action on Maxwell Creek, while easterners jig for lake trout and salmon on Lake GeorgeTrophy-sized steelhead love to winter in the warmer rapids of Great Lakes tributaries so check out the Salmon and Oswego rivers for public access to spectacular fishing.

Looking for a guide? Check the New York State Outdoor Guides Association. The NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation website has fishing tips and information on fishing licenses, safety and regulations. So, bundle up and drop a line. Your catch is already iced!

Ice fishing in New York


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