Besides being one of the most technically punk, ethnically diverse, and geographically surreal freshwater fishing destinations in North America, Prospect Park Lake is a sporty little joint for bass, crappie, panfish, and even the occasional lunker carp. The 50-acre lake's weedy structure and variegated shoreline can make for especially suspenseful and action-packed largemouth-bass fishing. These fish will often ambush rubber jigs, minnows, and worms with Southern-state fury (despite the flurry of ambulance sirens and UniverSoul Circus hoopla blasting from the p.a. across the lake).
Haiku birds of the city landscape, egrets are as studious as pigeons at panhandling. Poised on one leg on the shore of PROSPECT PARK LAKE, the snowy white freeloaders wait for an urban angler to snag a catch. Then they stalk for a handout. To watch the outline of a fish make its way down the long, thin throat of an egret in New York is to witness nature's improbability. More »