Artist Lake is a glacial kettlehole lake located directly south of Middle Country Road (Route 25) in Middle Island. The fishing is good, but anglers looking to escape civilization will not appreciate the nearby traffic and shopping center. Artist Lake holds a diverse warmwater fish community including largemouth bass and pickerel. It is also one of Long Island's better waters for crappie and perch. Access is via Town of Brookhaven park located directly off of Middle Country Road. Directions: Take Route 25 to Middle Island; lake is on the south side of the road opposite K-Mart. Restrictions: Hand launched boats are allowed; shoreline access is available but limited.
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