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New Jersey Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in NJ.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to New Jersey, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state 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, Wanaque Reservoir and others. Many of the lakes in New Jersey have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby. New Jersey is well known for excellent Bass, Walleye and Trout fishing.

Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Crappie, Catfish, Stripers, Musky, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Bowfin, Sturgeon and sunfish including Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


New Jersey Reel Reports

Fishing Reports Now - New Jersey Fishing Reports

Southern New Jersey Fishing Reports - On The Water

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

New Jersey fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived New Jersey fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to New Jersey for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in New Jersey include Flemington, Trenton, Newark, Paterson, Cherry Hill, Williamstown, Atlantic City, Toms River, Clinton, Edison and others scattered across NJ, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of New Jersey fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.


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Fishing report for local waters in New Jersey.