Let me spare our moderator some typing and welcome you to the site. NYBass is a different kind of online community. We thrive on comraderie and friendship. New members are encouraged to introduce themselves and tell us a bit about themselves. Do you fish from the bank mostly or do you have a boat, how long have you been fishing, etc.
You'll find you'll get more responses from a good first introduction than from a one line post asking about hot spots.
Add a little about yourself and you'll find a treasure trove of fishing info. Beginners are welcome too. I was a beginner when I joined this site a couple years ago and I've learned more than I ever thought by interacting and fishing with the folks on this site.
for 14 years old you are doing well to try and introduce yourself. what guys look for are your ability, and access to waters.
as a boater you open up more possibilities. if you shore fish or wade **please use a buddy system!!***
from a boat (and shore i guess.)
looking for results.
i would read posts from cast a way (orange cty), scully, earthworm, paul m, john g, gregg, andrew (AKO), and many others that put lengthy descriptions of their techniques. keep on casting. the results will get even better as your abilities do.
i am sure these guys will guide you to some decent areas in orange county.
And I'd like to know the lotto numbers the night before
OK So your fishing Harrimann (pipc permit) from a boat, that means you have the right type of boat for the other State parks. If you get the Taconic permit it gets you into Mohansic & Crom in FDR State park, and Canapus in Fahenstock.
Welcome aboard Xx...There are alot of lakes to try in the area. Do you have a Harriman permit. If not, you should talk your Dad into getting one next year. In the mean time get the Jack Stewards' Southern NY Fishing directory. It has maps of alot of the local lakes and info. on the lakes. You can get it at Davis's in Sloatsburg...It would be good to study over the winter...Good luck.
A friend of mine takes me to Island pond. He has a canoe. He fishes power worms, I fish senkos. (OK so normally I use more lures, but this is a canoe we're talkin here!). For a typical 2 hour afternoon, we'll boat 8-12 keepers. Keepers as in the 1-2 lb range.
round lake..... if i was in your area i would check this lake
out.....although there are no guarantees' except..death & taxes you should do quite well here.....you've got weeds, structure, moderate depth....good luck :beerchug: :beerchug:
lol...buddy, i live right next to those 2 lakes...lol!! round lake is good, but it doesnt produce at all during the fall...its ok during the summer, like we usually catch 3-4 keepers in 2-3 hours, but in the fall it stinks. i've never tried waton before cuz our boats too heavy and theres no ramp.
Skeet: the office is at FDR Park, you get to it, from the main entrance on 202.....however, they are notoriously late and last minute when it comes to the permit.....they will probably not have next years permits on hand until about April of next year...yes!
traditionally: if you ALREADY have one, they let you use that until the new ones are in, however, that doesn't do a new permittee any good...
I will be in a similar situation next year, when I will renew it myself, but to tell you the truth, there is no rush, because Mohansic is about a classic summer lake as there ever is.....extremely tough cold water lake to fish...
I grew up fishing both Walton and Round, I remember when they rented boats on Walton, almost across the road from the Country Convienience Store. Both lakes are Ok, Round being a bit better, Walton was better back when it had quite a bit more weeds. You should be fishing Round now for the big crappies, to the left of the island my young friend. Orange And Rockland lake was good at one time for numbers, but not size, until the guy with the ski boat took over the east bound Rt. 17 section.
Harriman SP is one of my old favorites, Benj is right on with Island Pond a favorite of all my favorites, a tough launch but the gem of all the lakes in the park, Power Worms in Camo and white double willow spinnerbaits around the pads, caught me my 7lber there, along with many 3, 4, 5 and 6lbers!!! My next choice would be Welch, for the smallmouths and a few decent largemouths as long as Hugefish has not molested them all. In the early spring and late summer into the late fall Stahahe can be a fun lake decent size largemouths when you can hook up with them and when you can't seem to catch them the pickerel fishing can make up for the lack of bass.
Other places you may want to try is Winding Hills, Washington Lake, Glenmere Lake(not to far from you in Florida) and the unforgiving Bashakill Marsh.
You are about the same age as my nephew who goes to Monroe- Woodbury HS and lives right in your area of Monroe.
March 15 and before April 1st for the permit and Key to Island Pond, I would recomend being there as close to March 15 as possible as the keys go quick.
The launch there can be tough if you have a boat bigger than 12ft you are not going to want to go at it alone. If there when many other are, most will give you a hand launching and loading. I usually never had a problem on weekends but on week days you could be by yourself from dawn to dark.