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#1 E

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Posted March 31 2016 - 10:19 PM

Are there any fly fishing areas on LI? Ideally closer to Nassau. Can you fly fish in the marshes?

I am considering making this my summer hobby. I have previously been an unsuccessful surf caster.

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#2 grifhunter

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Posted March 31 2016 - 10:54 PM

Not sure if you want salt or fresh water. For fresh water, you can't beat this run down:

"The salty sea surrounds us, but Long Island also
provides fresh-water fishing in more than 500 lakes and ponds and more than 30
miles of streams. Here is a selection of fishing spots in Nassau and Suffolk,
including many stocked with trout by the state Department of Environmental
Conservation.

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New York State requires anglers 16 and older to be licensed to fish in
nontidal waters. These include Suffolk County's four main rivers - Carmans,
Connetquot, Nissequogue and Peconic - in areas upstream from dams. A license
costs $19 at town halls and fishing/sporting stores and is good Oct. 1 through
Sept. 30."




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The DEC recommends that anglers check with local agencies about extra fees
or permits before fishing in municipal waters. For a guide to fishing in Long
Island and New York City, call 631-444-0280.

FREEPORT RESERVOIR, 18-acre pond bordered by Merrick and Freeport; bass,


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sunfish, crappie.
GRANT POND, 6 acres in Hewlett; bass, sunfish.
HEMPSTEAD LAKE, 167 acres in West Hempstead; Nassau's largest fresh-water
body; bass, pickerel, perch, catfish.
MASSAPEQUA CREEK, 1 1/2 acres near Clark and Linden streets, Massapequa.




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Stocked with brown and rainbow trout in spring.
MASSAPEQUA RESERVOIR, 20 acres between Sunrise Highway and Clark Street;
stocked with brown, rainbow trout in spring; has bass, sunfish, carp.
McDONALD POND, Hempstead Lake State Park. Stocked with brown trout in fall.
South Pond at the park is stocked with brown trout in the fall.




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OYSTER BAY MILL POND, 7 acres at West Shore Road and Lake Avenue, Oyster
Bay. Stocked with rainbow and brown trout in March, brown trout in fall; has
bass, carp.
SMITH POND, 19 acres in Rockville Centre; bass, pickerel, perch, sunfish.
UPPER TWIN POND, 20 acres between Wantagh Parkway and Old Mill Road,
Wantagh. Stocked with rainbow, brown trout in spring, brown trout in fall; has
black crappie, largemouth bass, sunfish.
WANTAGH MILL POND, 15 acres; yellow perch, chain pickerel, panfish, carp.
AGAWAM LAKE, 40 acres in Southampton; largemouth bass, bluegill.
ARGYLE LAKE, 25 acres at Carlls River, Babylon. Stocked north of Montauk
Highway with trout in March and in fall; has largemouth bass, yellow perch,
others. No boats.
ARTIST LAKE, 30-acre kettle hole in Middle Island; largemouth bass, chain
pickerel.
AVON MANOR POND, 3 acres between East and West Lake drives in Amityville.
Stocked with rainbow trout in March; has trout, carp.
BELMONT LAKE, 19 acres at state park in North Babylon. Stocked with rainbow
and brown trout in spring; has largemouth bass.
BIG FRESH POND, 64 acres near North Sea; largemouth bass, chain pickerel.
BIG REED POND, 45 acres at Montauk County Park; largemouth bass, bluegill,
pumpkinseed, white perch.
CANAAN LAKE, 25-acre man-made lake at Traction Boulevard and Ohls Street,
North Patchogue. Stocked with rainbow trout in April, brown trout by Nov. 11;
has largemouth bass, chain pickerel, bluegill, pumpkinseed.
CARLLS RIVER, in Babylon. Stocked with trout in spring above Belmont Lake,
between lake and Sunrise Highway, and below Southards Pond.
CARMANS RIVER, Yaphank-Shirley, about 10 miles long from near Route 25 to
the Great South Bay. Stocked with brown and rainbow trout in spring between
Upper and Lower Yaphank lakes, in Southaven County Park below LIRR and south of
Sunrise Highway, and with brown trout in fall south of Sunrise.
CONNETQUOT RIVER, about 8 miles long, from Lakeland County Park to the
Great South Bay. Stocked with rainbow, brown trout by May 15.
FORGE POND, 120 acres in Calverton; largemouth bass, pickerel.
UPPER MILLS POND, 60-acre body downstream from Forge Pond; largemouth bass,
chain pickerel.
FORT POND, 160 acres in Montauk; bass, bluegill, walleye.
FRESH POND, 42 acres in Montauk; bass, bluegill.
FRESH POND, 15 acres on Shelter Island; largemouth bass, bluegill.
GREAT POND, 50 acres in Southold; largemouth bass, chain pickerel.
HARDS LAKE, 30 acres at Southaven County Park, Shirley. Stocked with
rainbow, brown trout in spring; has largemouth bass, pumpkinseed.
HOOK POND, 64 acres in East Hampton; largemouth bass, bluegill.
KAHLER POND, 13 acres in Center Moriches. Stocked with rainbow trout by
April 1 north of Montauk Highway, brown trout by Oct. 20; has bass and chain
pickerel.
LAKE RONKONKOMA, 243-acre glacial kettle hole is Long Island's largest
lake; 65 feet at deepest. State trying to offset overpopulation of perch by
stocking its main predator, walleye.
LAUREL LAKE, 30 acres north of Route 25 in Laurel. Stocked with rainbow and
brown trout in April; has bass, bluegill.
LITTLE FRESH POND, 19 acres near North Sea; largemouth bass, bluegill.
LOWER YAPHANK LAKE, 25 acres at Yaphank Avenue, and UPPER YAPHANK LAKE, at
Main Street, are stocked with trout in spring and fall, and have largemouth
bass. See Carmans River.
MARRATOOKA POND, 26 acres in Mattituck; largemouth bass, bluegill.
MILLERS POND, 21 acres in Smithtown; largemouth bass, yellow perch, brown
bullhead, sunfish. No boats.
NISSEQUOGUE RIVER, about 8 miles long from Hauppauge to the Sound. Stocked
with brown, rainbow trout in spring, brown trout in fall.
PATCHOGUE LAKE, 40 acres; largemouth bass, chain pickerel, pumpkinseed.
PECONIC RIVER, about 12 miles long from Brookhaven National Laboratory to
Peconic Bay. Stocked with brown trout in spring east of Connecticut Avenue in
Calverton.
POXABOGUE POND, 44 acres in Bridgehampton; acres, bass, bluegill,
pumpkinseed. No boats.
RANDALL POND, 4 acres north of Middle Country Road in Ridge. Stocked with
rainbow trout by April 1, brown trout by Oct. 20.
RATTLESNAKE CREEK, Oakdale; tidal waters south of Montauk Highway stocked
with rainbow trout by May 15.
SAYVILLE MILL POND, 6 acres at Montauk Highway and Mill Pond Road. Stocked
with rainbow trout by April 1, brown trout by Oct. 20; has largemouth bass,
sunfish.
SEARS AND BELLOWS PONDS, near Southport; largemouth chain pickerel.
SOUTHARDS POND, 19 acres in Babylon. Stocked with rainbow, brown trout in
March, brown trout in fall; has largemouth bass, yellow perch. No boats.
STUMP POND, 100 acres in Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown.
SWAN (EAST) LAKE, 11 acres north of Montauk Highway in East Patchogue are
stocked with brown, rainbow trout in April; has largemouth bass, pumpkinseed,
yellow perch, brown bullhead.
SWAN RIVER south of Montauk Highway is stocked with brown trout by May 15.
SWAN POND, 57 acres in Calverton; bass, bluegill.
TWIN PONDS, 5 acres of Betty Allen Nature Preserve, Route 25A, Centerport.
Stocked with trout by April 1, and by Oct. 20. No boats.
WATER MILL POND, 120 acres in Water Mill; largemouth bass, chain pickerel.
WEST LAKE, 20 acres at West Main Street and West Lake Drive, Patchogue.
Stocked with brown and rainbow trout in spring, brown trout in fall; has
largemouth bass, bluegill, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Edited by grifhunter, March 31 2016 - 10:56 PM.

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Posted April 01 2016 - 04:45 AM

Like grif said, what do you want to target. Do you want to fish on foot or from a boat? More info needed.

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Posted April 04 2016 - 01:54 PM

I fly fish fresh water
I go where theirs water and open space and few people
mostly stream and parks

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Posted April 04 2016 - 03:36 PM

There is always an amazing bluefish run every spring. good time to have some fun and build confidence.

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Posted April 04 2016 - 03:50 PM

I do believe there is either no fishing at Lake Ronkonkoma or it is 100% catch and release, due to a health risk issue. I do not recall the details, but this is what I was told in the Fall of last year.

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Posted April 04 2016 - 03:53 PM

I do believe there is either no fishing at Lake Ronkonkoma or it is 100% catch and release, due to a health risk issue. I do not recall the details, but this is what I was told in the Fall of last year.


http://www.dec.ny.go...door/24173.html

According to NYDEC website:

Health Advisories:

No specific advisory.


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Posted April 05 2016 - 10:39 PM

Thanks for the responses

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Posted April 06 2016 - 06:22 AM

I wouldn't eat anything out of any LI lake, especially Ronk.


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Posted April 06 2016 - 07:56 AM

There are many lakes and ponds that are stocked. Suffolk gets many more fish than Nassau. I am thinking of figuring out where to try out some freshwater. Not fly fishing, but with some spinning tackle.

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Posted April 06 2016 - 07:58 AM

Not a lot of good shore bound access. You have to hunt around. A Yak helps.





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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:02 AM

Not a lot of good shore bound access. You have to hunt around. A Yak helps.


I know, but I have issues physical and financial. LOL

Although, Lake Ronkonkoma does have a couple of piers, so I could try that. And, I know one of the parks out here (Hamptons) just built a pier for fishing access.

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Posted April 06 2016 - 08:52 AM

Are there any fly fishing areas on LI? Ideally closer to Nassau. Can you fly fish in the marshes?

I am considering making this my summer hobby. I have previously been an unsuccessful surf caster.


Fly Fishing once you do it it gets into your soul and you only want to Fly Fish. As a beginner make the trip to the Connetquot river. its a nice stream to learn and boost your confidence. Just get there real early because the line starts real early. My Favorite beats were 9 and 10. Streamers and nymphs kill. the only dries I was successful with were caddis type dries just do the occasional twitch. Truthfully you will get bored with the river as the stockies are dumb as a bag of hammers.

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Posted April 06 2016 - 09:02 AM

Fly Fishing once you do it it gets into your soul and you only want to Fly Fish. As a beginner make the trip to the Connetquot river. its a nice stream to learn and boost your confidence. Just get there real early because the line starts real early. My Favorite beats were 9 and 10. Streamers and nymphs kill. the only dries I was successful with were caddis type dries just do the occasional twitch. Truthfully you will get bored with the river as the stockies are dumb as a bag of hammers.


Trout Unlimited has a nice informative page about the River.

http://www.longislan...quot-river.html

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Posted April 06 2016 - 09:06 AM

For just lake fishing you don't need the big elaborate fishing machine Yak like I have. ;)

You can probably get a good used small one cheap.


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Posted April 08 2016 - 08:44 AM

This is the list for Suffolk

Water Town Number Date Species Size (inches)
Argyle Lake Babylon 150 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Argyle Lake Babylon 500 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Belmont Lake Babylon 170 March Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Belmont Lake Babylon 100 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Belmont Lake Babylon 750 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Belmont Lake Babylon 250 April Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Belmont Lake Babylon 170 April Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Belmont Lake Babylon 1000 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Carlls River Babylon 180 March Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Carlls River Babylon 400 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Carlls River Babylon 100 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Carlls River Babylon 90 May Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 650 March Rainbow Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 150 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 150 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 220 March Brown Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 260 April Brown Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 550 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 350 April Rainbow Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 100 April Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Carmans River Brookhaven 390 May Brown Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Connetquot River Islip 600 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Connetquot River Islip 260 March Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Connetquot River Islip 860 April Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Connetquot River Islip 800 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Connetquot River Islip 170 May Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Connetquot River Islip 200 May Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
East Lake Brookhaven 260 April Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
East Lake Brookhaven 500 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Hards Lake Brookhaven 350 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Hards Lake Brookhaven 700 March Rainbow Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Hards Lake Brookhaven 200 April Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Hards Lake Brookhaven 600 April Rainbow Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Hards Lake Brookhaven 100 May Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Hards Lake Brookhaven 600 May Brown Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Kahler Pond Brookhaven 500 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Laurel Lake Southold 300 April Rainbow Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Laurel Lake Southold 260 April Brown Trout 8.5 - 9.5 inches
Nissequogue River Smithtown 200 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Nissequogue River Smithtown 200 April Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Nissequogue River Smithtown 170 April Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
Nissequogue River Smithtown 300 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Randall Pond Brookhaven 300 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Randall Pond Brookhaven 50 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Rattlesnake Creek Islip 200 May Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Southards Pond Babylon 150 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Southards Pond Babylon 400 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Twin Pond Huntington 200 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Twin Pond Huntington 150 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Upper Lake Brookhaven 250 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Upper Lake Brookhaven 400 March Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Upper Lake Brookhaven 150 April Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Upper Lake Brookhaven 400 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches
Upper Lake Brookhaven 50 May Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
Upper Lake Brookhaven 260 May Brown Trout 8 - 9 inches
West Lake Brookhaven 300 March Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
West Lake Brookhaven 200 April Brown Trout 12 -15 inches
West Lake Brookhaven 600 April Rainbow Trout 8 - 9 inches

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Posted April 08 2016 - 09:12 AM

Keep in mind that hatchery raised fish take some time to adapt to feeding in the wild. They're used to eating pellets.






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