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Honeoye Lake has ice cover again as of January 31st, 2023.

Honeoye Lake had three days of ice cover from January 16th - 18th. Then open water again through January 30th. The lake became completely ice covered for the third time this winter starting on January 31st due to the return of more normal January cold temperatures. The picture above was taken on Friday February 3 rd when the temperature was ~4 F. However, with high temperatures forecasted to be in the 40-50 F range next week we are not sure how long this ice cover will last.

We haven't had a chance to do any ice fishing this winter yet!


Honeoye Lake became ice free again on January 4th and we are already seeing boat fisherman! This was due to the warmer weather and rain we have been having over the last week. It will probably be several weeks before we have safe ice cover aging.

Just a reminder that if you intend to fish by boat New York State Law requires that you wear a lifejacket in any boat less than 21 feet long between November 1st and April 1st.


Honeoye Lake became completely ice covered on Christmas weekend. A few ice fisherman were already out today Monday 12/26. However, we have high temperatures forecasted in the 50 F range later this week. The ice cover may not hold long term. Be extremely careful if you venture out on the ice as it may not be safe everywhere yet.


February FLCC Muller filed Station Event


DEC Announces Large Scale Pilot Study to Control Phosphorous Impacts in Honeoye Lake - Virtual Public Information Session was held on Sept. 27

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) held a virtual public information session on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. to update residents on a research project to control phosphorous in Honeoye Lake.

Sept. 27th DEC Virtual Public Information Session presentation can be found on the link below:

The DEC Honeoye Lake Nutrient Inactivation Pilot Project Alum Treatment started on Tuesday November 1st and was completed on Friday November 18th. Now we are looking forward to seeing how much phosphorus reduction, algae reduction, and water clarity increase we get next summer as a result of the DEC’s Alum Treatment.

A few pictures that I took of the Alum Treatment Application barges are below:

Please visit the Honeoye DEC Project website for more information on the Honeoye Lake Nutrient Inactivation Project:


We will resume water quality reports in mid-May 2023.


- Click on this link for the Winter 2022 HLWTF Newsletter:


- Click on this link to see the new HLWTF Honeoye Lake Watershed Storm Water Took Kit if you are planning any storm water projects on your property:

- Click on this link for "Honeoye Lake: 2021 State of the Lake article":

Final Aeration Engineering Planning Project Report, Public Information Meeting Presentation, and WebEx recording posted on the HLWTF web site:


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