Morgan Lake offers great access to shore fishing and pier fishing. The Ken and Cheryl Rose Fishing Pier, located on the lake's south shore, was restored in 2010 by Mid-Hudson Trout Unlimited and The City of Poughkeepsie. 

Morgan Lake is the ideal spot to take children, as well as others who are new to fishing.


Bait can be purchased from nearby Stewart's Shops (85 Creek Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601; 845-471-9014). 

Night crawlers or phoebe lures are recommended.  

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is very popular at Morgan Lake. Before you go out on the ice, view the Morgan Lake Contour Map and be sure to know the ice fishing basics. Visit the DEC website for more information about ice fishing:

Fishing Regulations

Open Season - All year
Species - Include trout, largemouth bass, chain pickerel, common carp and panfish.
Minimum Length - Any size
Daily Limit - 3
Method - Shore fishing, Pier fishing, and Ice fishing permitted

Know Before You Go

Contour Map

Weekly Fishing Forecast 

For more information visit the DEC website page for Morgan Lake:

Copyright October 2014. Site created and maintained by Joclyn Wallace, City of Poughkeepsie Adopt-A-Park Program Volunteer.