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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, muskie, northern pike, sturgeon and tiger muskie in New Jersey.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in NJ waters.

Fishing for miscellaneous species in New Jersey

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Larger lakes across the state of New Jersey, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include 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.

Fishing for other species in New Jersey



World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

NJ State Record: 10 lbs 14 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

NJ State Record: 9 lbs 3 oz


Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

NJ State Record: 42 lbs 13 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

NJ State Record: 30 lbs 8.5 oz



Estimated world record: 1,100 lbs

NJ: Endangered species

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

NJ State Record: 29 lbs 0 oz

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

Information on fishing for unique species, by state.


Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species

Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in New Jersey, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.

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