New York Freshwater Fishing: West Lake, Patchogue.

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West Lake, Patchogue

West Lake is located in Patchogue just north of Montauk Highway and west of Waverly Avenue. The lake is fed by Tuthills Creek.

Physical Features:

Area: 20 acres
Maximum depth: 5 feet


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.

Fish Species:

Naturally reproducing - Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead

Stocked - Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout


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.


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



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