Harriman State Park, located in Rockland and Orange counties, is the second-largest park in the ny parks system.There are 0ver 30 lakes and ponds in Harriman Chain of lakes. Some of the most popular ones are ones are Lake Sebago, Lake Silvermine, Lake Stahahe, Lake Tiorati, Lake Welch, Island Pond, Kanawauke, and Pine Meadow Lake. Fish species found in this chain of lakes include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, crappies, rock bass, bluegill and pumpkinseed
The two primary species of bass inhabiting N.Y. State waters are smallmouth and largemouth bass. Both species may be found in most all of the states lakes and rivers. The average bass caught is between 1 and 5 pounds, but there are many fish taken every year over 5 pounds. Bass fisherman by majority are a catch and release group so that affords this species a bit more protection than they would other wise receive.
The state wide size limit on bass is 12 inches in length and a daily creel limit of 5. Open season on bass is the 3rd Saturday in June through November 30th. The state record largemouth bass was caught by John L. Higbie he was using a spinnerbait fishing in Buckhorn Lake on 09/11/87. This majestic fish weighed an amazing 11 lb. 04oz. The state record smallmouth bass was caught by Andrew C. Kartesz on Jig and Grub Tail from Lake Erie on 06/04/95. This incredible fish weighed 8 lb. 4oz.