Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing is permitted during the winter season at 22 designated lakes and sloughs throughout the County. Ice fishermen should check ice thickness before going out on any frozen body of water. A minimum of four inches of solid ice over the entire lake is recommended before individuals attempt ice fishing. Hours: 8am-sunset.


Ice fishing is permitted on the following listed lakes and sloughs only. Additional lakes may be available. For information, please call (708) 771-1335.


Ice Fishing Lakes


Arrowhead Lake

Axehead Lake

E. J. Beck Lake

Belleau Lake

Big Bend Lake

Bode Lake – South

Bullfrog Lake

Busse Lake – Main Pool

Busse Lake – South Pool

Flatfoot Lake

Green Lake

Horsetail Lake

Ida Lake

Maple Lake

Papoose Lake

Powderhorn Lake

Saganashkee Slough

Sag Quarry – East

Sag Quarry – West

Tampier Lake

Turtlehead Lake

Wampum Lake


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