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Black Pond

Ice Fishing

The Lowdown

Located on the property of the Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center, anglers will park on the road and enjoy a short walk or snowshoe to Black Pond, where the fishing is excellent.

Fish Species

  • Northern Pike
  • Yellow Perch
  • Pumpkinseed

Water Type / Fishing Access

  • Ownership is private but public allowed.

Logistics / Directions

  • Located in Harrietstown
  • Public parking is available 2.5 miles down Keese Mills Road near Paul Smith's College.
  • Put in at the public parking area and walk the trail a short way to the pond. 

The Description

The Paul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center contains a number of ponds, streams, and trails, all of which are open to the public. Black Pond has a trail that goes all the way around it, so finding a place to get out on the ice shouldn't be a problem. There is also a lean-to on the shore if you're looking for a place to get out of the wind for a few minutes while your tip-ups do their thing.

Special Regulations

Always follow New York state fishing regulations and be sure to pick up a NYS Freshwater Fishing Guide at your local outfitters or regional NYSDEC office.

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