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was driving out for thanksgiving to manorville and decided to get off at william flloyd exit to look at the river i always see going there. its south the South Haven Park. ii saw a canoe rental there that i will try next year but when i kept going east on montauk highway after that i saw forge river. i know there are alot of posts on here about this but i saw one that also referred to peconic zones in it. anyways how can i fish these lakes (only canoe rental?) just moved to suffolk so these lake are all new. newsday had a a pullout on rivers a coulple months ago and forge river isnt on it. any info on this river would be great for me
 

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Fishermen's Deli in Riverhead used to rent boats. I assume they still do. Although you are limited to that one section of the river. I don't think they're too keen on your carrying the boat over the road.
 

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isnt fishermans deli on the peconic? im talking about forge river in between mastic and moriches.
 

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Inside Southaven Park (Hards Lake) they have boat rentals pretty cheap.

South of Sunrise canoe and kayak rental from the canoe shop or you can use the DEC launch pretty long walk with anything other than a canoe, kayak or inflatable....

nice trout south of Sunrise Hwy...

I used to drop my boat from the bridge on Mtk Hwy... rather steep but better than the walk...

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By the way...it's Carmen's River...not Forge...
 

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You described Carmens river off of William Floyd. It is about 3 miles West on Montauk highway. Trout and white perch water although you can get a bass or two that is hapless enough to be swept though the spillway. The Forge river is really not a river at all. It is two ponds that creep under Montauk highway and into the sound. It does have a tiny creek feeding it but I would hardly consider it moving water. They are located about 4 miles East on Montauk Hwy from William Floyd. The larger pond is home base to a duck farm so it is nicknamed Duckshit pond. Years ago I took some small bass there while wading.
The second pond is a long and narrow number behind Ladagins Restuarant. Bigger fish in there but nothing to write home about....not worthy of any real attention. I recomend following the advice and checking out the Peconic river (zoneII-Forge pond)
 

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chewy said:
isn't fishermans deli on the peconic?
Yes.

Your original post had me a little confused. As EW pointed out Forge pond is part of the Peconic river. I though Forge pond was what you were referring to.......Sorry:cool:
 
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I recomend following the advice and checking out the Peconic river (zoneII-Forge pond)
Good advise, EW! Chewy-there are so many ways to fish the Peconic and if interested, I will guide you in the right direction. PM me off the board. Don't want too many people thinking that I am a nice guy:rolleyes: !
 

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thanks all

i fished south haven last year and it was pretty tough beiing real shallow and weedy at the time. i saw the canoe rental on carmans south of sunrise so thats a shot next year. thanks earthy about forge pond east of the carmans. that was where i was going to wade first. i will take you up on that AKo in the future about the peconic. if i get to forge rd. the lake looks west of it from my map. its called peconic lake on hagstroms map. man suffolk has alot of lakes. cant wait till spring to try all these new lakes
 
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man suffolk has alot of lakes. cant wait till spring to try all these new lakes
You can't imagine the, "acres of diamonds" we have on LI. I fish often and I haven't even scratched the surface:D . Even taught EW some new places:D . Chewy- The only thing that I would add is, please use extreme discretion in your reports. These are small bodies of water. While you are at it....always take out more garbage than you brought in. Makes a huge difference! Thanksgiving, while wading, I got back to the car with a Rapala attached to my boot:p .
 

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thats one good thing with waders and vest. im always filling it up with crap i find. hate when i forget the rotten cans in my vest though.
 

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chewy the Peconic is zoned out into 3 areas
zone I, II, and III
they each have a feel of their own. zone I is a wide (for LI) river with a lake like feel in the middle, and growth enough for anyone.
zoneII is river and Forge pond.. a favorite because of the mixed feeling. zone III has rentals at the deli, so non boaters really like it. zone III is similar to zone I but has lots more stumps and some tight spots that produce. i have seen pigs come out of all 3, but have also seen the skunk turn on some people there.

andrew, craig, joe pido, bernie and a few others have earned their wings there. great place... great place to learn, earn and be humbled.

carmens has a put in by the bay that is easy to access, but has visitors of the "better living through chemistry" variety. i would not leave a decent car there. we leave my dads subaru there for short runs up and back, but i feel uneasy about it. gas is allowed, but you must follow the 4mph or no wake rules. you will pass a DEC point and they look out when motors pass. osprey nests, and some really obscure LI, NY birds in the area. keep you eyes open. fish for trout, and some other stuff.

southaven has rentals, and Bass... nuff said there.

good luck my friend

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hey chewy,

if you can handle the bad weather, you may want to give canaan lake a try this weekend. sometimes the bass are active in rainy/snowy weather at the north end of the lake. i may give it a try for an hour friday afternnoon.
 

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tom the yellow perch are on fire in caanan and west right now.

-from some very reliable harvestors in the area.

i saw these guys with stringers full.
l&k
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i was over there last week just checking it out and it is still pretty weedy on the south side. im assuming there is an access spot at the north side? from what i saw its all residental except for the south side. havent checked it out good yet but give me time and ill be putting up the posts
 

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thanks for the info, robbie. the trout were hitting pretty well in early november at canaan. i think they're gone now-either spread out in the lake, harvested, and feasted upon by the bass & pickerel.
 
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Why dont you look into joining one of the small clubs out your way as a non boater. Its a great way to learn the water and meet some great people . I am a member of the E. S. B. A and had a great time this season . There a several great small clubs in suffolk I am shure at least one is looking for new members.
 

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Chewy,
I'm right down the road (63) from you, on the North shore. I've been checking out Canaan this fall as well. Definitely, see you out there this spring. Official access is down on the North end. Don't know about parking at the dead end though?
I've been living out here for over 20 years and it took getting into bass fishing to get me to find some beautiful places (for fishing) that I never knew existed!
Rich
 
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