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.
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.
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.
Health Advice on Eating Fish You Catch:
Visit NYS Department of Health website for health advice on eating fish you catch.