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West Lake, Patchogue

Fishing Information

West Lake is located in Patchogue just north of Montauk Highway and west of Waverly Avenue. The lake is fed by Tuthills Creek. West Lake is stocked with trout by DEC to provide a seasonal fishing opportunity in the cooler months. Trout occasionally hold over the summer in this lake. West Lake also provides respectable fishing for warmwater species including largemouth bass.

Physical Features:

Area: 20 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet

Species Present (naturally reproducing):

Largemouth Bass
Yellow Perch
Brown Bullhead

Species Present (stocked):

Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout

Fishing Regulations:

Suffolk County special fishing regulations exist.

Public Access:

There is informal access available at the end of Marshall Street. Fishing is also possible from the dam at Montauk Highway.

Directions: Take Waverly Avenue to Marshall Street (small dead end street opposite cemetery) in Patchogue.

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