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New Jersey fishing for bass, trout, walleye and fly fishing plus equipment, boats, gear and vacation trip ideas for fishing in NJ.

There are almost 400 fresh water lakes and ponds to fish in the state of New Jersey plus many streams and rivers. Bass and trout lead the list of most wanted species but NJ offers some excellent walleye, catfish, perch, sunfish and striped bass waters as well. We concentrate here on the major fishinh lakes and impoundments in New Jersey.


September 2009

 

 For more information on bass fishing in New Jersey Visit NJ FISHING 2010

Water Nearest Town Acre Car Top Boat Ramp Out
board
Shore Boat
Rent
Large
Mouth
Small
Mouth
Other
Fish
Atlantic County
Bargaintown Pond Bargaintown
DIRECTIONS
18
Acre
Y Dirt Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p c s
Birch Grove Park Ponds Bargaintown
DIRECTIONS
30
Acre
Y N No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
T P C p c s
Corbin City Impoundment #1 Corbin City
DIRECTIONS
104
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p s
Corbin City Impoundment #2 Corbin City
DIRECTIONS
243
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p s
Corbin City Impoundment #3 Corbin City
DIRECTIONS
284
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p s
Egg Harbor City Lake Egg Harbor
DIRECTIONS
30
Acre
Y No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C
Hammonton Lake Hammonton
DIRECTIONS
75
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
Yes
Boat
Ramp
No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
T P C p G c s
Heritage Park Pond Absecon
DIRECTIONS
6
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C s
Lenape Lake Mays Landing
DIRECTIONS
350
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
Yes
Boat
Ramp
Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p G c s
Maple Lake Estell Manor
DIRECTIONS
35
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
Dirt Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p G c s
Makepeace Lake Hammonton
DIRECTIONS
300
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p c s
Mill Pond Port Republic
DIRECTIONS
32
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C s
 
Bergen County
Bear Swamp Lake Mahwah
DIRECTIONS
48
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p c s
Campgaw Pond Ramsey
DIRECTIONS
3
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C G s
Coopers Park Pond Bergenfield
DIRECTIONS
4
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
G s
Crystal Lake Englewood
DIRECTIONS
3
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C G s
Dahnerts Lake Garfield
DIRECTIONS
4
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C G s
Darlington Park Pond Mahwah
DIRECTIONS
18
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
Yes
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C G s
Indian Lake Little Ferry
DIRECTIONS
6
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
T C G s
Liberty Park Pond Saddle River
DIRECTIONS
1.5
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C s
MacMillan Reservoir Mahwah
DIRECTIONS
12
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p s
Mill Pond Park Ridge
DIRECTIONS
9
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
T C s
Oradell Reservoir **** Oradell
DIRECTIONS
620
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p c s
Otto Pehle Pond Saddle Brook
DIRECTIONS
8
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
G s
Overpeck Lake Teaneck
DIRECTIONS
157
Acre
Yes
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C G s
Ramapo Lake Oakland
DIRECTIONS
120
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
P C p c s
Scarlet Oak Pond Mahwah
DIRECTIONS
22
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
C c s
Whites Pond Waldwick
DIRECTIONS
6
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Other
T P C p G s
Wild Duck Pond Ridgewood
DIRECTIONS
4
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Wooddale Park Pond Woodcliff Lake
DIRECTIONS
6
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Zabriskies Pond Wyckoff
DIRECTIONS
4
Acre
No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Burlington County
Atsion Lake Atsion
DIRECTIONS
62
Acre
Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Batsto Lake Batsto
DIRECTIONS
40 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Big Pine Lake Browns Mills
DIRECTIONS
13
Acre
Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Crystal Lake Willingboro
DIRECTIONS
20
Acre
N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Harrisville Lake Martha
DIRECTIONS
40
Acre
Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Kirby's Mill Pond Vincentown
DIRECTIONS
5 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Absegami Leektown
DIRECTIONS
63
Acre
Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Oswego Jenkins Neck
DIRECTIONS
92
Acre
Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Laurel Acre Pond Mt. Laurel
DIRECTIONS
2.5
Acre
N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Little Pine Lake Browns Mills
DIRECTIONS
 
Turn onto Club House Drive and stay right, road turns into North Lake Shore Drive. Stay right. Come to Bay Berry Park and small beach to launch off of
13
Acre
Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Medford Park Ponds Medford
DIRECTIONS
5
Acre
N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mirror Lake Browns Mills
DIRECTIONS
250
Acre
Y Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Pakim Pond Four Mile
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Pemberton Lake Pemberton
DIRECTIONS
20 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Smithville Lake Ewanville
DIRECTIONS
10 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Strawbridge Lake Moorestown
DIRECTIONS
14 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Swedes Lake Riverside
DIRECTIONS
45 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Sylvan Lake Burlington
DIRECTIONS
12 Y Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Vincentown Mill Pond Vincentown
DIRECTIONS
11 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Whitesbog Pond Whitesbog
DIRECTIONS
39 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Woolmans Lake Mount Holly
DIRECTIONS
5 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Camden County
Blackwood Lake Blackwood
DIRECTIONS
25 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cedar Pond Blue Anchor
DIRECTIONS
11 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cherrywood Lake Blackwood
DIRECTIONS
5 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Clementon Lake Clementon
DIRECTIONS
14 Y N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cooper River Park Lake Collingswood
DIRECTIONS
150 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Dramasei Lake Blackwood
DIRECTIONS
8 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Evans Lake Haddonfield
DIRECTIONS
12 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Haddon Lake Audubon
DIRECTIONS
10 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hirschs Pond Runnemede
DIRECTIONS
6 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hopkins Pond Haddonfield
DIRECTIONS
5 Y Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Kirkwood Lake Lindenwold
DIRECTIONS
26 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Rene Blackwood
DIRECTIONS
5 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Linden Lake Lindenwold
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Munns Lake Haddonfield
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Nashs Lake Turnersville
DIRECTIONS
7 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
New Brooklyn Lake Sicklerville
DIRECTIONS
40 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Newton Lake Collingswood
DIRECTIONS
40 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Oak Pond Blue Anchor
DIRECTIONS
12 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Rowands Pond Clementon
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
WallworthPond Haddonfield
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Cape May County
Cape May Park Ponds Cape May Court House
DIRECTIONS
11 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Dennisville Lake Dennisville
DIRECTIONS
50 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
East Creek Pond Eldora
DIRECTIONS
62 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Nummy Woodbine
DIRECTIONS
26 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Tuckahoe Impoundment #1 Middletown
DIRECTIONS
42 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Tuckahoe Impoundment #2 Middletown
DIRECTIONS
220 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Tuckahoe Impoundment #3 Middletown
DIRECTIONS
75 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Tuckahoe Lake Middletown
DIRECTIONS
10 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
West Pond Cape May Court House
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Cumberland County
Bostwick Lake Friesburg
DIRECTIONS
32 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cedar Lake Cedarville
DIRECTIONS
57 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cedarville Ponds Cedarville
DIRECTIONS
18 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Clarks Ponds Fairton
DIRECTIONS
43 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cumberland Pond Milmay
DIRECTIONS
26 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Davis Mill Pond Davis Mill
DIRECTIONS
40 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Giampietro Park Pond Vineland
DIRECTIONS
11 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Heislerville Ponds Heislerville
DIRECTIONS
75 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Laurel Lake Laurel Lake
DIRECTIONS
135 ? N ? Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mary Elmer Lake Bridgeton
DIRECTIONS
18 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Menantico Sand Ponds Menantico
DIRECTIONS
62 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Shaws Mill Pond Newport
DIRECTIONS
30 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Sunset Lake Bridgeton
DIRECTIONS
88 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Union Lake Necombtown
DIRECTIONS
898 Y Y 10hp Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Willow Grove Lake Leektown
DIRECTIONS
63 Y Y
(private)
Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Essex County
Branch Brook Park Pond Newark
DIRECTIONS
24 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Clarks Pond Bloomfield
DIRECTIONS
7 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Diamond Mill Pond Millburn
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Grover Cleveland Park Pond Caldwell
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Vincent West Orange
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Orange Pond Orange
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Verona Park Lake Verona
DIRECTIONS
13 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Weequahic Park Lake Hillside
DIRECTIONS
80 N Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Gloucester County
Alcyon Lake Glassboro
DIRECTIONS
18 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Franklinville Lake Franklinville
DIRECTIONS
18 Y Y N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Glenn Lake Pitman
DIRECTIONS
1 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Greenwich Lake Gibbstown
DIRECTIONS
20 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Grenloch Lake Grenloch
DIRECTIONS
8 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Harrisonville Lake Harrisonville
DIRECTIONS
30 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Iona Lake Porchtown
DIRECTIONS
36 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Logan Pond Repaupo
DIRECTIONS
4 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Malaga Lake Malaga
DIRECTIONS
105 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mullica Hill Lake Mullica Hill
DIRECTIONS
10 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Nashs Lake Turnersville
DIRECTIONS
7 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stewart Lake Woodbury
DIRECTIONS
? ? ? ? ? ? Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Other
?
Swedesboro Lake Swedesboro
DIRECTIONS
20 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Wilson Lake Fries Mill
DIRECTIONS
58 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Hudson County
Duck Pond Secaucus
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lincoln Park Lake Jersey City
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
W. Hudson County Park Pond Harrison
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Woodcliff Lake North Bergen
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Hunterdon County
Amwell Lake Linvale
DIRECTIONS
10 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Clinton WMA Pond Union Twp
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Deer Path Park Pond Barley Sheaf
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Dermott Pond Clinton
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Echo Hill Pond Clinton
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Round Valley Recreation Lake Lebanon
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Round Valley Reservoir Lebanon
DIRECTIONS
2350 Y Y 10hp Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Spruce Run Reservoir Clinton
DIRECTIONS
1290 Y Y 10hp Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Great
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
 
Mercer County
Belle Mountain Pond Lambertville
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Carnegie Lake Princeton
DIRECTIONS
237 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Colonial Lake Trenton
DIRECTIONS
10 Y Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Etra Lake Etra
DIRECTIONS
19 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Gropps Lake White Horse
DIRECTIONS
26 Y N Y Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Grovers Mill Pond Princeton Junction
DIRECTIONS
28 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Mercer Edinburg
DIRECTIONS
275 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Log Basin Pond Trenton
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
North Comm. Pond Princeton
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Peddie Lake Hightstown
DIRECTIONS
16 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Rosedale Lake Rosedale
DIRECTIONS
30 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stony Brook Watershed Pennington
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Whitehead Mill Pond Trenton
DIRECTIONS
12 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Middlesex County
Bissets Pond South River
DIRECTIONS
2.5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Brainerd Lake Cranbury
DIRECTIONS
15 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Carnegie lake Princeton
DIRECTIONS
237 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Carteret Park Pond Carteret
DIRECTIONS
3.5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Davidsons Mill Pond Deans
DIRECTIONS
10 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
DeVoe Lake Spotswood
DIRECTIONS
59 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
East Brunswick Park Lake East Brunswick
DIRECTIONS
25 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Farrington Lake Milltown
DIRECTIONS
290 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Green Acre Park North Plainfield
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Helmetta Lake Helmetta
DIRECTIONS
20 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hooks Creek Lake Cheesequake
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Kennedy Park Pond Sayreville
DIRECTIONS
10 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Papaianni Edison
DIRECTIONS
8 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Manalapan Lake Jamesburg
DIRECTIONS
40 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Milltown Pond Milltown
DIRECTIONS
10 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
New Market Pond Piscataway
DIRECTIONS
25 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Plainsboro Pond Plainsboro
DIRECTIONS
23 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Roosevelt Park Pond Menlo Park
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Spring Lake South Plainfield
DIRECTIONS
19 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Victor Crowell Pond Middlesex
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Willow Lake Middlesex
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Westons Mill Pond New Brunswick
DIRECTIONS
92 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Monmouth County
Allentown Pond Allentown
DIRECTIONS
35 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Assunpink Lake Roosevelt
DIRECTIONS
225 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Deal Lake Asbury Park
DIRECTIONS
158 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Echo Lake Southard
DIRECTIONS
6 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Englishtown Mill Pond Englishtown
DIRECTIONS
6 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Garveys Pond Navesink
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hamilton Fire Co. Pond Neptune
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Holmdel Park Pond Holmdel
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Kesslers Pond Allenwood
DIRECTIONS
3 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Como Spring Lake
DIRECTIONS
30 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lefferts Lake Matawan
DIRECTIONS
69 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Macs Pond Manasquan
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Manasquan Reservoir *** Brielle
DIRECTIONS
720 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Great
Small
Mouth
Millhurst Mills Lake Millhurst
DIRECTIONS
22 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mohawk Pond Red Bank
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Poricy Pond Red Bank
DIRECTIONS
16 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Rising Sun Lake Roosevelt
DIRECTIONS
38 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Shadow Lake Red Bank
DIRECTIONS
88 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Shark River Park Pond Glendola
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Silver Lake Belmar
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Spring Lake Spring Lake
DIRECTIONS
16 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stone Tavern Lake Roosevelt
DIRECTIONS
52 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Takanassee Lake Long Branch
DIRECTIONS
14 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Thompson Park Lake Lincroft
DIRECTIONS
22 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Topenemus Lake Freehold
DIRECTIONS
21 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Turkey Swamp Park Pond Freehold
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Morris County
Splitrock Reservoir
Cartop Boat Launch located on Split Rock Reservoir Road
Rockaway
DIRECTIONS
600+ Acres Yes Cartop No Ramp Yes
Elec
No
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Atwater Pond Chester
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Budd Lake Budd Lake
DIRECTIONS
376 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Burnham Park Pond Morristown
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Community Park Pond Morris Plains
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hedden Park Lake Dover
DIRECTIONS
6 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Jersey City Reservoir **** Boonton
DIRECTIONS
775 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Great
Small
Mouth
Kays Pond Milltown
DIRECTIONS
7 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Ames Hibernia
DIRECTIONS
16 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake George Washington Township
DIRECTIONS
8 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Hopatcong Mt Arlington
DIRECTIONS
2685 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Lake Musconetcong Stanhope
DIRECTIONS
329 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Great
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Mt. Hope Pond Rockaway
DIRECTIONS
18 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Saffins Pond Milton
DIRECTIONS
12 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Silas Condict Park Lake Kinnelon
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Speedwell Lake Morristown
DIRECTIONS
23 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Sunrise Lake Brookside
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Ocean County
Bauer Pond Keswick Grove
DIRECTIONS
10 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Butterfly Bogs Pond Vanhiseville
DIRECTIONS
18 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Colliers Mill Pond Colliers Mills
DIRECTIONS
17 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Deerhead Lake Forked River
DIRECTIONS
37 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Enno Lake Bennetts Mill
DIRECTIONS
46 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Forge Pond Bricktown
DIRECTIONS
45 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Goose Pond Woodmansie
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Horicon Lake Lakehurst
DIRECTIONS
50 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Kennedy Pond Colliers Mills
DIRECTIONS
11 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Barnegat Forked River
DIRECTIONS
50 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Carasaljo Lakewood
DIRECTIONS
67 N Yes Ramp N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake of the Lillies Point Pleasant Beach
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Manahawkin Manahawkin
DIRECTIONS
70 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Manetta Lakewood
DIRECTIONS
18 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lower Shannoc Pond Colliers Mills
DIRECTIONS
8 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Manahawkin Impoundment #1 Manahawkin
DIRECTIONS
45 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Manahawkin Impoundment #2 Manahawkin
DIRECTIONS
35 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mill Pond Double Trouble
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Oakford Lake New Egypt
DIRECTIONS
35 Y N Y Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Fishigan Lakewood
DIRECTIONS
6 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Pohatcong Lake Tuckerton
DIRECTIONS
33 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Prospertown Lake Hornerstown
DIRECTIONS
80 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Shenandoah Lake Lakewood
DIRECTIONS
50 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stafford Forge Reservoir Stafford Forge
DIRECTIONS
68 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stafford Forge Main Line Stafford Forge
DIRECTIONS
73 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stafford Forge Pond #1 Stafford Forge
DIRECTIONS
48 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Stafford Forge Pond #2 Stafford Forge
DIRECTIONS
22 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Success Lake Colliers Mills
DIRECTIONS
40 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Turn Mill Pond Colliers Mills
DIRECTIONS
100 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Wells Mill Lake Waretown
DIRECTIONS
34 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Whitesbog Pond Whitesbog
DIRECTIONS
53 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Passaic County
Barbours Pond West Paterson
DIRECTIONS
12 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Brushwood Pond Ringwood
DIRECTIONS
4 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Clinton Reservoir West Milford
DIRECTIONS
423 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Dundee Lake Clifton
DIRECTIONS
224 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Echo Lake West Milford
DIRECTIONS
300 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Gatun Pond Ringwood
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Grassmere Ponds Ringwood
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Goffle Brook Park Pond Hawthorne
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Green Turtle Pond Hewitt
DIRECTIONS
40 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Greenwood Lake Browns
DIRECTIONS
1920 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Great
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Hughes Lake Passaic
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Sonoma Stonetown
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mill Pond Ringwood
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Monksville Reservoir Hewitt
DIRECTIONS
505 Y Y 10hp Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Great
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Oak Ridge Reservoir * Oak Ridge
DIRECTIONS
482 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Oldham Pond North Haledon
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Point View Reservoir ***** Wayne
DIRECTIONS
412 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Pompton Lake Pompton Lakes
DIRECTIONS
204 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Sallys Pond Ringwood
DIRECTIONS
11 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Shepherd Lake Skylands
DIRECTIONS
72 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Surprise Lake West Milford
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Wanaque Reservoir ** Wanaque
DIRECTIONS
2310 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Great
Small
Mouth
Weyble Pond Ringwood
DIRECTIONS
4 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
 
Salem County
Avis Mill Pond Richmantown
DIRECTIONS
25 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Daretown Lake Pole Tavern
DIRECTIONS
16 Y Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
DOD Lake Ordmont
DIRECTIONS
120 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Elkington Mill Pond Alloway
DIRECTIONS
30 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Elmer Lake Elmer
DIRECTIONS
45 Y Y N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Harrisonville Lake Harrisonville
DIRECTIONS
30 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Laurel Lake Quinton
DIRECTIONS
21 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Maskells Mills Lake Canton
DIRECTIONS
33 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Parvin Lake Elmer
DIRECTIONS
95 Yes
Car
Top
Yes
Boat
Ramp
Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Rainbow Lake Norma
DIRECTIONS
77 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Riverview Beach Pond Pennsville
DIRECTIONS
5 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Salem Canal Salem
DIRECTIONS
250 Y Y Y No
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Schadlers Sand Wash Pond Penns Grove
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Thundergust Lake Centerton
DIRECTIONS
14 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Woodstown Memorial lake Woodstown
DIRECTIONS
20 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Somerset County
Washington Valley Reservoir Martinsville
DIRECTIONS
21 No
Car
Top
No Ramp No
Out
Board
Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Ann Van Middleworth Pond Hillsborough
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Bedminster Pond Bedminster
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Best Pond Watchung
DIRECTIONS
6 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mettlers Pond East Millstone
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Powder Mill Pond East Millstone
DIRECTIONS
6 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Spooky Brook Lake East Millstone
DIRECTIONS
13 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Spring Lake South Plainfield
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Watchung Lake Watchung
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Sussex County
Blue Mountain Lake Five Points
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Canistear Reservoir Vernon Twp.
DIRECTIONS
350 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Cranberry Lake Cranberry Lake
DIRECTIONS
179 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Crater Lake Five Points
DIRECTIONS
16 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hainesville Pond Hainesville
DIRECTIONS
37 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Hemlock Pond Walpack
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Iliff Lake Andover
DIRECTIONS
37 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Jefferson Lake Lockwood
DIRECTIONS
46 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Kittatinny Camp Pond Layton
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Aeroflex Andover
DIRECTIONS
101 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Hopatcong Hopatcong
DIRECTIONS
2685 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Lake Lookout Highland Lake
DIRECTIONS
8 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Lake Marcia Colesville
DIRECTIONS
19 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Lake Musconetcong Stanhope
DIRECTIONS
329 Y Y Y Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Great
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Lake Ocquittunk Tuttles Corner
DIRECTIONS
8 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Laurel Pond Highland Lake
DIRECTIONS
8 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Little Swartswood Lake Swartswood
DIRECTIONS
75 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Long Pine Pond Flatbrookville
DIRECTIONS
20 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Paulinskill Lake Newton
DIRECTIONS
157 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Ryker Lake Russia
DIRECTIONS
30 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Saw Mill Lake Colesville
DIRECTIONS
20 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Silver Lake Hamburg
DIRECTIONS
21 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Spring Lake Swartswood
DIRECTIONS
18 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Steenykill Lake Colesville
DIRECTIONS
30 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Stony Lake Normanock
DIRECTIONS
15 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Swartswood Lake Swartswood
DIRECTIONS
494 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Good
Small
Mouth
Thunder Mt. Lake Walpack
DIRECTIONS
20 Y N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Wawayanda Lake Wawayanda
DIRECTIONS
255 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
 
Union County
Briant Park Pond Summit
DIRECTIONS
6 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Brookside Park Pond Scotch Plains
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Cedar Brook Park Pond Plainfield
DIRECTIONS
5 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Echo Park Pond, Lower Mountainside
DIRECTIONS
6 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Echo Park Pond, Upper Mountainside
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Green Brook Pond Plainfield
DIRECTIONS
1 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
McGiluorys Pond Linden
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Milton Lake Rahway
DIRECTIONS
10 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Mindowaskin Pond Westfield
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Nomahegan Pond Cranford
DIRECTIONS
7 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Rahway River Park Pond Rahway
DIRECTIONS
6 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Seelys Pond Berkeley Hts.
DIRECTIONS
3 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Surprise Lake Mountainside
DIRECTIONS
25 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Warinanco Park Pond Roselle
DIRECTIONS
8 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Wilson Park Pond Linden
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
 
Warren County
Allamuchy Pond Allamuchy
DIRECTIONS
50 N N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Blair Lake Blairstown
DIRECTIONS
2 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Catfish Pond Millbrook
DIRECTIONS
31 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Columbia Lake Columbia
DIRECTIONS
55 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Deer Park Pond Allamuchy
DIRECTIONS
46 N N Elec Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Delaware Lake Columbia
DIRECTIONS
36 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Great
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Furnace Lake Oxford
DIRECTIONS
53 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Fair
Small
Mouth
Ghost Lake Great Meadows
DIRECTIONS
18 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Merrill Creek Reservoir Lows Hollow
DIRECTIONS
650 Y Y Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Great
Small
Mouth
Mountain Lake Buttzville
DIRECTIONS
122 N N N Yes
Shore
Yes
Boat
Rent
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Sunfish Pond Columbia
DIRECTIONS
41 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Poor
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
Watergate Pond Millbrook
DIRECTIONS
4 N N N Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Good
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth
White Lake Marksboro
DIRECTIONS
65 Y N Elec Yes
Shore
No
Rent
Boat
Fair
Large
Mouth
Poor
Small
Mouth

 

Notes:
* Only by permit issued by:
Newark Watershed Conservation & Development Corporation
60 Park Place
Suite 2105
Newark, NJ 07102
or
NWCDC
223 Echo Lake Road
Newfoundland, NJ 07435
(must apply in person - fee charged)
973-697-2850

** SHOREFISHING ONLY:
North Jersey District Water Supply Commission
Police Headquarters
Wanaque Reservoir
Ringwood Avenue
Wanaque, New Jersey

*** All boats required to have a permit.
Issued at:  

Manasquan Reservoir Boat Ramp
732-919-0996

**** Only by permit issued by:
United Water Jersey City
150 Warren St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-767-9300 ext. 3208

***** Only by permit issued by:
Passaic Valley Water Commission
1525 Main Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07014


he following chart lists the major fishing waters in New Jersey cross referencing them with the major species to be found there.

Listed are the primary
species to be found in
these local fisheries.
BassTroutSalmonWalleyeCrappieCatfishPanfishStriped Bass
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

New Jersey Fishing Lake Locations

Greenwood Lake is a 1,900-acre lake on the northern border of the state, at West Milford, NJ.

Lake Hopatcong is a 2,700-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, at Hopatcong, NJ.

Manasquan Reservoir is a 700-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, at Howell, NJ.

Merrill Creek Reservoir is a 650-acre lake in the south-west part of the state, at Greenwich, NJ.

Monksville Reservoir is a 500-acre lake in the north-east part of the state, at Hewitt, NJ.

Oak Ridge Reservoir is a 480-acre lake in the north-east part of the state, at Oak Ridge, NJ.

Round Valley Reservoir is a 2,300-acre lake in the north-west part of the state, at Lebanon, NJ.

Spruce Run Reservoir is a 1,300-acre lake in the north-west part of the state, at Clinton, NJ.

Swartswood Lake is a 500-acre lake in the north-central part of the state at Swartswood, NJ.

Union Lake is a 900-acre lake in the south-central part of the state, at Millville, NJ.

Wanaque Reservoir is a 2,300-acre lake in the north-east part of the state, at Wanaque, NJ.


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Best Fishing Bass Lakes in New Jersey

The 2009 fishing season in the Garden State proved to be an interesting one, to say the least. After one of the best bass fishing seasons in many years during the prior season, the bass fishing did an about face last year. A warmer than normal winter, followed by a rainy spring and super-dry summer combined to create roller coaster conditions that really sidetracked bass fishermen.

One of the main effects the erratic weather patterns have had on the bass fishing was to cause low-water conditions in most lakes and reservoirs during the warmest part of the year. This meant some tough conditions for bass and fishermen.

Vegetation in most waters was way above average, especially in the lower part of the state, where many shallow lakes and ponds became weed choked. Likewise, the lower water conditions also changed a lot of the structure in lakes and reservoirs. In some bodies of water this hurt the fishing, while in others it enhanced it.

This led to some interesting changes in many of the state's top bass-fishing spots. Traditional hotspots like Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake were harder to fish than in the past. On the opposite side of the coin, places like Round Valley and Manasquan reservoirs produced some of the best bass fishing that fishermen had seen in several years.

ROUND VALLEY RESERVOIR
One of the top spots for bass fishermen in New Jersey is Round Valley Reservoir. Round Valley is better noted for its trout fishing. Producing the state record for lake trout and brown trout, Round Valley is considered to be the best trophy trout-fishing hole in the state; hence, bass fishermen who look to more traditional bass producers, such as Lake Hopatcong and Lake Musconetcong, largely overlook it.

Round Valley is a unique body of water in that it has its water pumped into it rather than being filled by a feeder stream. This means that the reservoir's water color and clarity are very stable; however, it also means that the structure changes during dry periods, such as the summer of 2002. The lower water changed the shorelines and brought a lot of structure closer to the surface, making bass easier to get at and giving anglers easier fishing. Even with the lower water levels, Round Valley still possesses plenty of deep-water structure and bass are often found suspended around it during the spring.

Topwater anglers enjoyed good fishing last year; however, how good the surface fishing will be this season will have a lot to do with the water levels in the reservoir. Under normal conditions, jigs, deep-diving crankbaits and plastic worms, worked in and around the submerged treetops and vegetation, are your main tools to catch bass. As with all the other top bass spots detailed here, Round Valley has good largemouth and smallmouth populations. In fact, Carol Marciniak caught the state-record smallmouth from Round Valley in 1990. Her big smallie weighed in at a whopping 7 pounds, 2 ounces!

With 2,350 acres of surface water, Round Valley is one of the state's biggest bass-fishing holes. There is an excellent paved boat launch, along with plenty of shoreline access and ample parking, as well as a 10-horsepower rule on the reservoir. The horsepower limit keeps fishing pressure down a bit, too, as anglers with high-powered bass boats can't use them on Round Valley.

SWARTSWOOD LAKE
Swartswood Lake, at 494 surface acres, is one of the largest natural lakes found in the state. Swartswood Lake provides anglers with a chance to test their deep-water fishing skills. Eighty percent of the lake is deeper than 10 feet, and although there are several areas that give the angler some shallow-water fishing, jig combinations, deep-running crankbaits and spinnerbaits will unlock the secrets to the lake's best bass fishing.

Swartswood Lake has been a sleeper for many years when it comes to being one of the state's best bass waters. Last year changed that status for lots of fishermen. As many of the state's top waters produce poor bassing due to the up-and-down weather patterns, a lot of anglers tried waters they had not fished before. As a result, Swartswood Lake emerged as one of the state's most consistent largemouth bass producers.

The big lake does have its limitations, and one of those is the "electric-only" rule. The lake is often windswept and it's wise to keep a spare battery on board if you intend to fish this large lake for any length of time. Shoreline fishing is adequate and boat launch facilities are good.

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR
Manasquan Reservoir really came into its own this past season as one of the state's top bass-producing waters. The reservoir's 770 acres of surface water have a maximum depth of 40 feet and average depths range between 10 and 20 feet. Parking is available, and there is excellent shoreline and boat access.

The reservoir not only has a first-rate largemouth population, it also possesses one of the better smallmouth populations of any reservoir found in the state. Smallies to 6 pounds have been taken from the reservoir and weighed on the scales of local tackle shops this past season. Not only that, but some hefty largemouths were taken from the lake as well. Manasquan Reservoir also has an excellent hybrid striped bass population that also keeps rods bent.

Plenty of consideration was given to the lake's fish populations when it was constructed. Stumps and riprap were left in the lake when it was filled. Additionally, brushpiles and fish-holding structures were placed in the reservoir after it was filled. Several good dropoffs exist in the lake, and the old creekbed is also a top fish-holding structure. Vegetation is still sparse in the lake. Recent catches of largemouth and smallmouth bass have been excellent and both fish populations are still vying for dominance.

Swimming plugs and crankbaits, both shallow-running and deep-diving versions, are some of the top lures used on the lake, especially in the spring when bass will suspend in 10 to 20 feet of water. Jigging is also a good method, especially when used around brushpiles and other debris located along the medium-depth dropoffs that are found in the lake. A good many of the bigger largemouths taken from the lake were pulled out of the treetops by anglers using plastic baits.

Originally the reservoir was supposed to have a 10-horsepower rule; however, the water company that runs the reservoir decided on electric motors only. Because of its size and nearness to the Jersey Shore (which often means it is windswept), make sure you have plenty of battery power when fishing the Manasquan Reservoir from a boat.

LAKE ASSUNPINK
One of the top perennial bass-producing waters in the central part of New Jersey is Lake Assunpink. This lake annually produces some of the best catches of good-sized bass in the state. Despite drought conditions, anglers enjoyed good bassing last season and should this year, too. Bass in the 6- and 7-pound class were weighed in at several local tackle shops. Bass tournaments on the lake produced good results for anglers.

Ask anyone who fishes Lake Assunpink on a regular basis as to why it was productive when most of its better known counterparts were not and you'll likely to get 10 different answers. There were, however, a few factors that Lake Assunpink has in its favor. Lake Assunpink's waters come from a drainage system of the same name. Unlike most other drainages that were severely affected by the drought, water levels, while lower, remained relatively stable at Assunpink.

The large number of springs that seep into the lake also helps keep its water a few degrees cooler than most other lakes. Assunpink is often wind- swept even under the slightest breeze. This produces good oxygen levels, which allows bass to cope with the higher water temperatures.

The lake's 225 acres of surface water are largely shallow and the lake has silted in considerably since it was built. The lake's backwaters contain heavy vegetation during the summer and this produces excellent surface plugging action. Even though its waters are much shallower than the other lakes we discussed, Lake Assunpink still has plenty of open water and 10-foot-plus water where plastic baits will provide you with good bass-fishing action. In particular, the old streambed that is still visible on a depthfinder produces some excellent numbers of bass on jig-and-pig and jig-and-plastic worm combinations.

Unlike the other lakes detailed here, Assunpink does not have a smallmouth population. The lake's maximum depth is about 15 feet, with an electric motor-only rule. One of the drawbacks the lake has is its boat launch, which is a dirt ramp. Anglers with larger boats can have a problem launching, especially under low-water conditions. Shoreline access is ample, as is the parking.

UNION LAKE
Another lake that saw a real resurgence last season is Union Lake. Located in Cumberland County, the lake's 898 surface acres have become one of south Jersey's top bass-producing waters. The lake has always been a top favorite of local bass anglers; however, it got a lot more attention from anglers throughout the state this past season.

After an extensive face-lift to the dam, plus alleviating some of the lake's pollution problems and a restocking by the state, Union Lake has rebounded into one of the best fishing holes in New Jersey. Union Lake offers bass fishermen a variety of structure to fish and is a year-round producer.

The lake's shallow nature makes it a surface fisherman's paradise during the warm-water season, especially for anglers who like to fish by the light of the moon. As with some of our other top bass fishing choices, Union Lake has a bass population made up of largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as hybrid striped bass.

Crankbaits and swimming plugs are effective offerings for fishermen who seek bass. As with most south Jersey lakes, plastic worms are one of the top choices during the summer months. Black and purple worms seem to fool more than their fair share of bass at Union Lake.

The lake has a 10-horsepower rule, but it is one of the few lakes where gas motors are allowed. Excellent shoreline access is available at Union Lake, and there is also an excellent boat launch with ample parking.

SOME OTHER GOOD CHOICES
In addition to the five lakes we have mentioned, there are also several other bodies of water that produced excellent fishing last season and have a bright outlook for the coming season. In particular, the Salem Canal in south Jersey, was red-hot during the summer and early fall. A shallow body of water, spinnerbaits and swimming plugs were the top producers, with some good numbers of bass being plucked from its tree-lined shores.

Another good bet is the twin sisters of Lake Assunpink: Rising Sun (38 acres) and Stone Tavern (52 acres) lakes. Both lakes are located on the same drainage system, and are actually smaller versions of Lake Assunpink. While both are considerably smaller in size, they are also deeper with maximum depths of 20 feet. Both lakes are great places to cast deep-running crankbaits and plastic worms.

In the northwestern portion of the state, Merrill Creek Reservoir (650 acres) received high marks from bass fishermen. This is another body of water that benefited from the drought. The reservoir's main purpose is for water supply, with water being pumped up into it from the Delaware River at high water and then released during dry periods.

The reservoir has always had healthy largemouth and smallmouth populations, with most of the better fishing taking place in the submerged treetops, which were left in the lake when it was flooded. This past year saw a sizeable drop in water levels and this created a whole new shoreline, which super-charged the bass fishing. Largemouths in the 8-pound class are being pulled from the reservoir, and there are plenty of fish in the 1- to 3-pound class. Topwater plugs and plastic worms are the ticket here.

One last spot we would like to mention is the 376-acre Budd Lake. Located in the northern portion of the state off U.S. Route 46, the lake forms the headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan River. While it is not a deep body of water (with a maximum depth of 12 feet), Budd Lake has healthy smallmouth and largemouth bass populations.

During the 2009 season, the spring-fed waters of the lake produced some very good catches of smallies, along with a decent number of largemouths over 5 pounds. The shallow nature of the lake makes it one of the better topwater lakes, and early-morning and evening fishing often produces the biggest bass. Outboards are allowed on the lake, so the summer months see a lot of boating traffic. This is the reason some of the better fishing is during the off hours.

There you have it, a look at some of the better bass holes in the Garden State. Last year was a very unusual one that changed the way a good many Garden State bass fishermen approached their sport. As many of the best bass lakes did not produce good fishing, anglers had their eyes opened to other waters in the state. You can bet the house that many of those same anglers who found success in the lesser-known bass waters of the state will take a crack at these waters this season.


Greenwood Lake, NJ 2009

Greenwood Lake is located in both New Jersey and New York. There are several launching ramps throughout the lake located in both states. The ramps are well maintained, and can accommodate both large and small boats. In the southern end of the lake, at South Shore Marina, there are a couple ramps, and there are others, all the way to the upper end at Olde Point Marina in New York. Many of the marinas are full service, with restroom facilities, gas, picnic areas, and lodging. When you get about half way up the lake, at Happy Landing Marina, that is where the New York portion starts, in the Sterling Forest area. This is one of New Jersey's larger lakes at 1,920 acres, and it has a maximum depth of 57 feet at full pool.

Greenwood Lake is a natural lake, located mostly in the state of New York. Belcher Creek is the main tributary.

IIn the winter, drawdowns lower the water in Greenwood about 2 to 5 feet. The water is Eutropic, with frequent algae blooms in the summer. Visibility is from about 3-6 feet, but sometimes it becomes cloudy after it rains, especially near the shore. In the summer there is a thermocline at about 20 feet. Most of the original lakebed, and the South flat, have muck and silt, but the rest of the lake has a hard bottom, that is mostly boulders and rocks, and the rest is sand and gravel. There are a lot of submerged points and humps throughout the lake. The lake has steep hills, and small wetlands are in the South and north ends. Most of the shoreline is privately owned, and has a lot of houses and marinas.

The main species are largemouth bass, Muskies, and smallmouth bass. There are other species also, such as Chain Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Bluegills, and Walleye. There are also good populations of catfish. There is a lot of pressure at Greenwood, but catch and release fishing allows Greenwood to maintain a good population of Largemouth bass. It is rated among New Jersey's top 3 Largemouth bass waters.

Most of the bass average around 15 inches, but we have caught seven pounders on occasion. Smallmouth fishing is getting better, but the largemouth bass still outnumber them. Sometimes smallmouths in the 4 to 5 pound range are caught, and some nice Chain Pickerel are caught also. We generally use suspending jerk-baits, such as a Rapala, or a Rogue, in shad patterns, for the largemouth and Chain Pickerel early in the year. Muskies have been stocked also, and in early 1991, the state started stocking Tiger Muskies also. I don't generally fish for them myself, but friends and other anglers tell me that they are doing well. Greenwood is loaded with panfish, especially white perch, and they catch a lot in the 1-2 pound range. The main forage base is alewife, and panfish, along with Golden Shiners, and various minnows.

Best Times and Locations The best times for Largemouth bass is in the spring, starting in April, or when the water reaches about 50 degrees. As soon as the water reaches about 53-55 degrees, the bass move to the shallows. The bays and coves are loaded with stumps and weeds, and they turn on first. We have had good luck in the past fishing the two channels at Greenwood Lake Village, and west of Fox Island. We start working the cover in these areas with lipless crankbaits, usually in shad patterns. The bass usually start spawning in early May, and it lasts until the middle of June. Floating Rapalas, soft Jerk-baits, and Senkos work the best. Although we have taken them on lizards and tubes also.

The bass in Greenwood like weed beds, but avoid the ones that have been treated, as they don't produce well. We stay on the outside edges in about 10-12 feet of water, and the areas around Storms Island and north of Fox Island, are the best. Another good location is the shallow beds west of Fox Island, and north of Chapel Island. We use a lot of topwater baits here in the summer, and have had the best results with Zara Spooks, Nip-A-Dee-Dees, and Terminator buzzbaits, at dawn and dusk. During the day, we like to use Senkos, or 4" worms, and cast them to the edges of the grass, and in pockets. Docks and piers hold bass all day long. Try skipping a Senko or worm as far back under the docks into the shaded areas as possible. The farther back the better.

If you are after smallmouth bass, concentrate on the deeper, rockier, New York portions of the lake. Smallmouth bass seem to like the combinations of weeds and rocks, especially on points. The 10-12 foot depths, on the drop-offs, where there is a gravel bottom work the best. We have caught some nice smallmouths at night also, by casting small topwater baits, such as Pop-R's. Early in the mornings, you will do well with a 1/2 ounce Rat-L-Trap in about 2-6 feet of water, where there is a gravel bottom.

You can get a lot of good information about Greenwood from the local tackle stores, and some have maps with GPS locations. Remember to practice Catch, Photo, and Release, and there will be great fishing in Greenwood for many years to come


1. Big Flatbrook River
New Jersey's most famous trout stream, the Big Flatbrook combines pristine beauty with
excellent catches. The river rivals many of the premier trout streams in the northeastern United
States, and up to 30,000 trout are stocked during the season. The middle portion of the river,
between Route 206 and Little Flatbrook River, produces the best results. A designated fly-fishing
area runs from Route 206 about 4 miles downstream to Mountain Road and receives
well-deserved praise from anglers. Drive 1.1 miles north of the Stokes State Forest office on
Route 206 and turn left on Route 560 (Dingmans Road). Proceed .6 mile to the parking area on
the corner of Brook Road, a thin dirt road paralleling the river. The section of the river along
Brook Road is prime trout territory, but parking is a creative endeavor if you travel any farther
west.
New Jersey's Top Five Inland Fishing Destinations


2. Lake Hopatcong
At 9 miles long and covering 2,685 acres, Lake Hopatcong is New Jersey’s largest lake, and one
of the most heavily stocked bodies of water in the state. During a recent typical stocking
season, the lake received more than 10,000 trout, 144,000 walleye, 25,000 hybrid striped bass,
1,400 tiger muskellunge, and 1,300 muskellunge. The Division of Fish and Wildlife added almost
900,000 walleye fry the same year. Massive fish are caught at Lake Hopatcong every day, some
approaching the state record 33.2 pound channel catfish landed here in 1978, and a 13 pound
rainbow trout caught in 1988. The lake would already be one of New Jersey’s finest fishing
destinations if the list ended there, but you will also find excellent populations of pickerel, yellow
perch, and catfish, along with a good number of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, crappie,
carp, and sunfish. This is one of the few lakes that allows unrestricted outboard motors, in
addition to Jet Skis, sailboats, and kayaks. There’s a boat ramp at the north end of the lake, and
private marinas rent almost anything that floats, from canoes to catamarans. The best access is
from Hopatcong State Park, located on the east side of Lakeside Boulevard about one mile south
of the Borough of Hopatcong.
 

3. Ken Lockwood Gorge
A popular fly-fishing destination, this is another area that combines beauty, serenity, and
productive fishing. Receiving 60,000 trout annually, the Raritan River as a whole is the most
heavily stocked trout stream in New Jersey, and the section running through Ken Lockwood
gets its share at about 30,000 trout. Environmentalist Ken Lockwood spent countless hours
away from his desk at the Newark Evening News fly-fishing The Elbow, a trout hot spot just
downstream from the railroad bridge. Follow Route 513 south from the Voorhees State Park
office for 1.4 miles and turn left on Cregar Road (the road is not
marked at the turn). Follow Cregar Road, which turns into
Cokesbury Road, for 1 mile to the Raritan River. Cross over the river
and turn left at the end of the bridge onto Raritan River Road (the
road is not marked at the turn). Drive north on Raritan River Road
for .1 mile to enter Ken Lockwood Gorge Wildlife Management
Area. Proceed along the potholed access road with care. Follow the
river north for another 1.4 miles to the railroad bridge and a small
parking area.
The Raritan River at Ken Lockwood Gorge
 

4. Round Valley Reservoir
Round Valley has produced more state records than any body of
water in New Jersey save the Delaware River. Deep water and
secluded coves produce the best fishing in the entire state if you’re
looking for huge trout. A 32 pound, 8 once lake trout was caught
here in 2002, along with record brown trout (21.4 pounds),
smallmouth bass (7.1 pounds), and an American eel weighing in at
6.8 pounds caught in 2005. Rainbow, brook, and brown trout are stocked at a rate of 9,000 per
year, and another 16 species inhabit the reservoir, including catfish, yellow perch, pickerel, and
sunfish. Round Valley is also one of New Jersey’s premier spots for largemouth bass, which
are sought after second only to the trout and weigh in at up to 10 pounds. A boat launch .8 mile
north of the park entrance has concrete ramps, but fishing from the shore anywhere along the
Water Trail is almost as productive. The reservoir is a trophy trout lake subject to special
restrictions, so check the latest regulations before venturing out. Round Valley Recreation Area
is located in Hunterdon County, 1.5 miles south of Lebanon Borough on the east side of Route
629.
 

5. Delaware River
The Delaware appears last on this list only because it is so popular that it almost needs no
mention. The river is responsible for more records than any other body of water in the state,
including a 29 pound tiger muskellunge, a 13.6 pound walleye, and a 42 pound, 1 ounce carp
landed in 1987. The Delaware does not encounter one dam in its 330-mile journey past the
borders of four states, making it the longest free-flowing river in the eastern United States. This
unbroken flow is essential for fish species that depend on migration and spawning runs, such as
American shad, striped bass, and river herring. Huge American shad run in May, and the boat
ramp area at Eshback near Worthington State Forest is known as a local shad hot spot.
Smallmouth bass, muskellunge, walleye, and catfish are also common near Worthington, and
fly-fishing is popular for trout. A boat ramp next to the Worthington State Forest office gives
easy access to the river, although you will find many access points along the Delaware's entire
course.


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