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Second Pond

Ice Fishing

The Lowdown

Second Pond is part of the Saranac River and chain of lakes the area is named after, and offers easy access right off of state Route 3.

Fish Species

  • Northern Pike
  • Yellow Perch

Water Type / Fishing Access

  • Ownership is public

Logistics / Directions

  • Located in Harrietstown
  • Public parking is available about 3.5 miles outside of Saranac Lake on state Route 3 going toward Tupper Lake.
  • Put in at the Route 3 bridge. 

The Description

Second Pond is easy to get to and easy to get out on. Care will need to be taken since there is a mild current even during the winter, but Second Pond will likely be less crowded than Lake Colby. The warm water species that abound thrive in the shallows during the summer, meaning there should be plenty of fish to catch all winter long.

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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