Ice Fishing

This is stream and river country -- when Winter hits We simply bundle up!

North Country fishing is legendary. Clear fast streams, rocky shorelines, and plenty of tricky hiding spots are sure signs that you're in prime casting country.

As the snow starts falling and waters ice over, we don't head inside, we embrace the change! It's time for long-johns and ice shanties, snowmobiles and flag-popping!

Wondering where to drill that hole?


Lower Chateaugay Lake has yellow perch in abundance, along with pumpkinseed and northern pike.

Jones Pond ices up early and has some excellent fishing near shore. Fine northern pike who like to browse the deep weed beds.

Buck Pond also offers access to Lake Kushaqua for more of that northern pike action.

Osgood Pond is known for "toothy action" and pike as big as thirty inches. Our guides say "use big bait." Maybe some of the smaller perch -- big ones can go a foot.

Meacham Lake is home to "big bruiser" Northern pike and good-sized splake.

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If your dreams include reeling in 'the big one,' let us help those dreams come true. Find a guide who knows the waters. 

This wilderness area is still easy to get to, offers a variety of fish, and is in a lovely location. Access: There are two launch sites,... Read More
Easy access and early freezing makes this little pond a great place to try. It gets the name Church Pond from its proximity to St. John's... Read More
One of the few places to go after the tricky walleye. Also rock bass and lake trout allowed, making Lake Kushaqua's remote location well... Read More
Minutes from Malone, yet in a gorgeous wilderness area, Mountain View Lake is one of two great local ice fishing lakes. This is the one... Read More
This large water body is shallow, so it freezes early, but it is a river with a current - take all precautions. Most of it is within the... Read More
This one mile by two mile lake has plenty of good fishing spots, with the southern end, the weedy part, known for "big bruiser" pike. Also... Read More
Telling "fish tales" about Indian Lake is an old pastime in the area, as seen in this vintage photograph. Less structure than nearby... Read More
This popular pond ices up early and offers great spots near shore. Lots of deep weed beds. Fed by the St Regis River, with two thirds of... Read More
This pond and its smaller companion, Mud Pond, are fed by the Osgood River, below Meacham Lake. A nice combination of remote (not... Read More
This 545 acre lake is the smaller of the two Chateaugay Lakes, and is considered to have superior Northern pike possibilities. Good waters... Read More
The smallest of the St. Regis River chain, and freezes first. Access: Private, reached by permission of landowners. Species: Yellow perch... Read More
The Osgood River feeds this pond and its larger companion, Baker Pond, just south of Meacham Lake. A nice combination of remoteness and yet... Read More
Osgood Pond is five hundred acres of hungry pike. Not known for size as much as liveliness; plenty of action by the end of the day. The... Read More
A fine lake for the tricky walleye pike. The Rainbow Lake Association and the State of New York Fisheries Department of the DEC partnered... Read More
These lovely ponds are also easy access. Near Deer River Flow in the town of Duane. Access: Heading south from Malone on Route 30, take a... Read More
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