Patchogue Lake - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

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Patchogue Lake

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.

Physical Features:

Area: 40 acres
Maximum depth: 7 feet

Access:

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.

Fish Species:

Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Pumpkinseed, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead

Fishing:

Abundant perch and crappie provide plentiful fishing opportunities in the spring. Catch rates for chain pickerel have been high though large fish are uncommon.

Regulations:

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

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.