Navigation Home Bass Catfish Crappie

New Jersey Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in New Jersey lakes.

Bass fishing in New Jersey

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in New Jersey.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Garden State.

Bass Fishing Lakes In New Jersey

Major lakes in New Jersey, including Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Manasquan Reservoir, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir, Oak Ridge Reservoir, Round Valley Reservoir, Spruce Run Reservoir, Swartswood Lake, Union Lake and Wanaque Reservoir all have healthy populations of bass. Many smaller lakes, ponds and some rivers also contain bass.

Bass fishing book for sale

Catch big bass!

The New Jersey state record largemouth bass was pulled from Menantico Sand Wash Pond and the NJ state record smallmouth bass was caught out of Round Valley Reservoir.

Fishing for bass In New Jersey

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

NJ State Record: 10 lbs 14 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

NJ State Record: 7 lbs 2 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Motorhome and RV sales and rentals

Bass fishing information, by state.

 

Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit New Jersey bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

Contribute NJ Bass Fishing Knowledge

If you have information, articles or photos relating to bass fishing in New Jersey, which you would like to see published here, please submit them for consideration.

Best bass fishing lakes in New Jersey!