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New Jersey Bass Fishing

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

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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.

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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

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Bass fishing information, by state.

The lifecycle of 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. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

Bass boats and boat rentals

Best bass fishing lakes in New Jersey!