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I'm a young avid fisherman. I live on Long Island ny, and unfourtantly i like freshwater fishing more then i like saltwater :P I fish the Massapequa Preserves, streams and ponds almost every day, and yes even durring the winter. durring spring i would like to go to more places for largemouth smallmouth and walleye. ive been to ronkoma before but i only had waders then, i have an inflateable boat now and if anyone has tips for ronkoma id appricate it. Im really looking to go to Laurel Lake if anyone has info on that please tell me and any other hidden lakes or anything like that id like to know about. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :)

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Jim,

The ponds around Massapequa are pretty good. Grant Park in Hewlett has sone really nice fish, only it's getting harder with all the pressure. Blydenburgh out east in Smithtown rents rowboats on the late spring and summer and this place is great. My son fishes a bunch of tiny ponds in Nassau and does pretty well. Lakeview Res., Macdonald Pond and Hempstead lake all have decent bass and pickerel fishing. Like someone said look on the dec website, check out any lakes that have the species your looking for no matter where their located. You might be really surprised.

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Jim, I live on Long Island but I fish outstate. This NY site may help you;

http://www.nybass.com/

Or http://www.lunkerville.com. When you get there, PM "Wild Bill," and he'll set you straight. Tell him jfrancho sent you.

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Jim,

There are tons of places to search out on Long Island.

Forge Pond and Upper Mill in Riverhead. Both have easy access and offer super action on bass and pickerel. Live bait - shiners - Fishermans Deli in Riverhead carry's them, plus spinnerbaits, topwaters and jigs work well.

Lake Ronkonkoma is a tough lake as it is so expanse and deep. Always use caution there as winds can kick the lake up pretty good. Try throwing jigs if the water level is up and the trees are submerged. If not a Senko worked slowly on the east side is best.

Another super lake, which has boats to rent is Blydenburg, located in Smithtown. The lake is probably one of your best bets for outsized largemouths. I have not fished this in a while, but I get reports every year of 4 to 6 pound class fish.

As for Laurel, that is another good one. Weeds in the back corner hold large pickerel, while the deeper holes will see good trout action in the fall and spring.

Hope this gets you started, and feel free to contact me at sudsurfer@gmail.com any time for tips or advice

Sincerely,

Tom Melton/Senior Field Editor

The Fisherman Magazine

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Living on Long Island, it is crucial that you learn to how to fish hollow-bodied frogs, and have the right equipent to be able to do so. Fish like this will happen.

This particular LM was caught in CT on a Snag Proof frog named after me[the Wild Bull frog], but I have caught many like that on Long Island while fishing frogs. Hope this helps you. 9-4-wb.jpg

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Hey Jim3h

I am actually in the same boat, I live in brooklyn and am trying to find a few closer places to fish than my Homeland Vermont and some other lakes I fish in New york that I fish like Lake Welch and Lake Sebago. Let me know how everything works out and where you end up trying and I'll do the same.

Thanks for the help everyone

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