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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


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


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


Statewide Fishing Regulations Apply

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.