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Patchogue Lake

Fishing Information

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.

Physical Features:

Area: 40 acres
Maximum depth: 7 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Chain Pickerel
Pumpkinseed
Black Crappie
Yellow Perch
Brown Bullhead

Fishing Regulations:

Suffolk County special fishing regulations exist.

Public 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.

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.