If you are a TOB resident you can get their 4x4 fishing permit... but they are not giving them out this year for some reason. I missed the deadline also, and used to get the TOB (town of babylon) permit.. but again, none this year. So im in the same boat as you, waiting until the end of summer.
You coudld always just risk it. If you go at night NOBODY ever checks, but on a saturday/sunday they do check. Not telling you to break the law, but i mean come on, if you wanna legitimatly fish screw it, go for it and enjoy fishing. Im tired of having to pay for EVERY THING i want to enjoy in this country. Its crazy now. We pay enough in taxes.