Adirondack Ice Fishing Report 12/29/21

Finally. After a string of warm weather Winter has returned to the region. Sage Ice has starting to set up throughout Essex and Franklin counties, our primary zones. We had 5 separate groups out today chasing pike, bass and panfish and had pretty consistent action throughout the day. It wasn’t a super productive day, but we landed a handful of pike and panfish with some bass via standard tip ups, jaw jackers and jigging. The ice was a solid 6 inches most places, with a layer of slush about 2” in others creating a pretty sketchy feeling moving around. We fished some other areas near Tupper Lake on Tuesday and there was 4 inches of excellent black ice in the bays. That day was quite slow but one fisherman nearby caught a super nice Rainbow to the end the day. The only fish we saw get caught of the 7 or 8 parties and countless tip ups in eye sight. Slow day – it happens. We are pumped to be back on the ice with a lot of guided Adirondack Ice Fishing on the books. Looking forward for everything to continue to freeze, and hopefully we get some really cold fronts coming through before we get a big snow. Lake Trout season will be here soon.