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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in NJ.

Lake Hopatcong, Manasquan Reservoir, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir and Round Valley Reservoir are the most popular places for fishing in New Jersey, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Lake Hopatcong
  • Manasquan Reservoir
  • Merrill Creek Reservoir
  • Monksville Reservoir
  • Round Valley Reservoir
Bass Lakes

Clinton Reservoir, Farrington Lake, Greenwood Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Manasquan Reservoir, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir and Union Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Catfish Lakes

Assunpink Lake, Clinton Reservoir, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Musconetcong, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir and Round Valley Reservoir are favorite options for channel, blue, white and flathead catfish. More...

Crappie Lakes

Assunpink Lake, Farrington Lake, Lake Carnegie, Mercer Lake, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir and Union Lake are some of the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish, Perch & Panfish Lakes

Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Manasquan Reservoir, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir and Round Valley Reservoir are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye Lakes

The Delaware River, Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir are considered the top locations for walleye fishing. More...

Trout Lakes

Farrington Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Musconetcong, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Rockaway River and Round Valley Reservoir are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Striped Bass Lakes

The Delaware River, Lake Hopatcong, Manasquan Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir are the best options for striped bass and/or hybrid striped bass. More...

Salmon Lakes

Lake Aeroflex, Tilcon Lake and Wawayanda Lake are the primary lakes for landlocked sockeye salmon fishing. More...

Visit the New Jersey fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the New Jersey map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in NJ at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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