West Babylon is located in the Town of Babylon in Suffolk County. It has access to the Great South Bay, one of Long Island's magnificent summertime playgrounds. A haven for boaters, bathers, and sport fishermen. A source of endless fascination for kids. And in the biting cold of winter, a place for coffee and contemplation near the water's edge.Looking east from Nicoll Point in Heckscher State Park one might think the bay is endless. Its calm surface extends as far as the eye can see eventually narrowing down to almost nothing at the Smith Point Bridge in Moriches. Looking west the eye stops at the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge way off in the distance, but the Great South Bay doesn't end there. It stretches about 6 more miles beyond the bridge and into Amityville before its name changes to South Oyster Bay. And that's just a name change. The bay continues 4 more miles before ending at a series of small islands in Seaford. One would expect large bodies of water to harbor fish of all kinds, and the Great South Bay is no exception, so if you like to fish, this is the place. Fluke, flounder, stripers, snappers, blackfish and weakfish are commonly caught, as are eels, skate, blowfish, bluefish, sand shark, and sea robins. You might turn your nose up at some of these other fish, butthey are very good eating and I always keep and cook dogfish and skate. You don't need a boat to fish the bay. You can fish off the dock (again too many to list here, but every south shore town on Long Island has public fishing piers), or take a party boat out of Captree. Crabbing and snapper fishing are also popular pastimes on the Great South Bay, and if you know where to go you can still find some clams.