- Pike and Perch are the most commonly caught fish during the winter on Lower Saranac.
- A tip-up (wooden cross-shaped structure which holds a baited hook at the end of a reel of line) hangs across +/- 8" hole in the ice and springs a red flag when the fish bite, alerting the fishermann to a strike.
- When frigid winds blow, fisherman hunker down inside stove warmed wooden shanties and tents or just retreat to their truck cabs.
- Lower Saranac has plentiful fish and is not a stocked lake.
- 4" of ice supports walkers, 5"-6" will hold snowmobiles, 7"-12" for light cars, and 14"-16" full-sized trucks.
From the 2008 History Day display, Ice Ventures on Lower Saranac Lake by Caperton Tissot