Patchogue Lake was dammed to provide water power for the textile industry hence its other name: Lace Mill Pond. Today it is home to a diverse warmwater fish community. Abundant perch and crappie provide plentiful fishing opportunities in the spring. Catch rates for chain pickerel have been high though large fish are uncommon.
Area: 40 acres
Maximum depth: 7 feet
Species Present (naturally reproducing):
Informal access to the lake is available from East Second Street on the west shore.
Directions: Patchogue Lake is located just north of Montauk Highway and is bordered by Waverly Avenue to the west and North Ocean Avenue to the east.
Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; shoreline access is available but very 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.