It takes a special kind of person to enjoy ice fishing. Braving the elements, which can be quite fierce, to make a catch certainly isn’t for everyone. 

For those who enjoy this gratifying and chilly winter activity, consider taking an ice fishing trip to Upstate New York. The Lake Placid area is a hotspot for ice fishing in Upstate New York. Whiteface Lodge is the perfect home base for your trip. When you stay at Whiteface Lodge, you’re located near some of the best ice fishing spots in Upstate New York. 

Ice Fishing in Lake Placid, New York

The team at Whiteface Lodge has an affinity for all winter activities, including ice fishing. To help you find the best fishing spots near Lake Placid, we’ve created an ice fishing guide. 

Connery Pond

Just a 15 minute drive away from Whiteface Lodge, Connery Pond is a great place for some ice fishing. Connery Pond is a stunning location, surrounded by trees and overlooked by Whiteface Mountain. Here, you’ll drop your line in hopes of catching brown trout, pumpkinseed, splake, sunfish, and yellow perch. 

Lake Clear

If you don’t mind sharing the ice with others, Lake Clear is as good a place as any in Upstate New York for ice fishing. Located 25 minutes away, Lake Clear boasts brown trout, northern pike, salmon, smelt, and yellow perch. Lake Clear is a good place to pull in some large catches, so if you’re looking for a monster, this could be the ideal spot for you. 

Lake Colby

Are you looking for easy lake access? Head to Lake Colby. The easy access makes Lake Colby one of the more popular places in Upstate New York for ice fishing, but that doesn’t take away from the experience. There is a diverse collection of fish that call Lake Colby’s waters home. At Lake Colby, you’ll find brown trout, brown bullhead, landlocked salmon, largemouthed bass pumpkinseed, rainbow trout, rock bass, smallmouthed bass, and yellow perch. 

Stay near Some of the Best Ice Fishing in Upstate New York

After your New York ice fishing adventure, relax for the night at Whiteface LodgeWhen you stay at Whiteface Lodge, you’ll be a short drive from all of these amazing Upstate New York ice fishing destinations and more. After your day out ice fishing, come back and relax at our luxurious Lake Placid resort; our rooms are luxurious and comfortable. Work up an appetite? We have dining options for every craving. To book your stay with us, make a reservation online or speak to a reservationist at 518-523-0505.