Guide To Fishing At Merrill Creek Reservoir
AKA: Merrill Creek Lake
Blessed with healthy populations of several fish species, Merrill Creek Reservoir offers variety and the chance for catching a monster lake trout. The lake covers 650 acres and has about 7 miles of shoreline, some of which is available to anglers for fishing from the bank.
Situated in the northwest part of the state, at Harmony, it is easy access off I-78. In addition to lakers these waters have abundant populations of bass, crappie, rainbows, brownies, white bass, pike, perch and sunfish. Boat ramps are open to the public and canoes and kayaks can be portages from various locations around the lake.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, white bass, white perch, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Merrill Creek Reservoir in New Jersey.
Primary fish species residing in Merrill Creek Reservoir
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Merrill Creek Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Merrill Creek Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Merrill Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
Click here for a New Jersey Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Jugtown Mountain Campsites - 908 735-5995
Merrill Creek Reservoir NJ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Merrill Creek Reservoir
Merrill Creek Reservoir Visitor Center
34 Merrill Creek Rd
Washington, NJ 07882
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Merrill Creek Reservoir in New Jersey.
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Merrill Creek Reservoir offers excellent fishing for lake trout as well as bass, crappie, rainbows, brownies, white bass, pike, perch and sunfish in northwest NJ.