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Knapps Lake, Islip

Fishing Information

Knapps Lake is a small pond located in Islip. It is quite shallow and in the summer it becomes thickly covered with aquatic plants. The predominant fish species are common carp, largemouth bass and sunfish. The fish tend to be small. While large bass have been caught at Knapps Lake, they are not common. Few exceed 12 inches.

Knapps Lake provides some fishing opportunity to the immediate neighborhood, but it probably does not merit a long trip.

Physical Features:

Area: 30 acres
Maximum depth: 3 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass

Fishing Regulations:

Special fishing regulations apply (leaving DEC website to official Fishing Regulations Guide vendor website).

Public Access:

Town of Islip, Brookwood Hall Town Park

Directions: Knapps Lake lies just south of Union Avenue and just north of Montauk Highway (Route 27A) in Islip.

Restrictions: Boats are prohibited, and shoreline access is limited.

Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:

Visit NYS Department of Health website (link leaves DEC's website) for health advice on eating fish you catch. Scroll to the bottom of the page for Long Island freshwater waterbodies.