Ice fishing is open // NYS parks


For Immediate Release: 01/05/18

Janeen Martin  |
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Ice Fishing Season Open


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ice fishing season is open at the following New York State Parks; Lake Taghkanic State Park in Ancram, Taconic State Park at Rudd Pond in Millerton, Canopus Lake (Kent, NY) at Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park in Yorktown Heights.  The season will remain open as weather conditions permits. A DEC fishing license is required.

Many parks offer great events and activities throughout the winter, including ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, snowmobiling, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing. Please contact your local state park or go to for more winter activities information.

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