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Upper Yaphank Lake

Fishing Information

Upper Yaphank Lake is populated with a mix of warmwater fish species and is also stocked with trout to provide additional fishing during the cooler months of the year.

Physical Features:

Area: 19 acres
Maximum depth: 6 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Yellow Perch
Brown Bullhead

Species Present (stocked):

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout

Fishing Regulations:

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

Public Access:

Town of Brookhaven Park with playground and picnic area.

Directions: Upper Yaphank Lake is part of the Carmans River system located north of exit 66 of the Long Island Expressway and west of Yaphank Avenue (Route 21).

Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; some shoreline access is available.

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.