Fishing in New Jersey

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Top Fishing Spots in New Jersey

Bull's Island State Park
This park is a popular destination for anglers of any skill level. The river is home to smallmouth bass, catfish, and shad.
Round Valley Recreation Area
Round Valley Recreation Area, about an hour's drive from Newark is a popular fishing and boating destination.
Spruce Run State Park
Spruce Run State Park is popular with picnickers, swimmers, anglers, boaters and campers.
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Common Catches in New Jersey

Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
American Shad
American Shad
The American shad is highly regarded as a game fish and its white, flaky flesh supports a considerable commercial fishery.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new.
Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
There is no doubt that the smallmouth bass rivals the largemouth in popularity.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.

Types of Fishing in New Jersey

Streams & Rivers

Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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Saltwater Bay Fishing

Saltwater Bay Fishing

Reefs, hills and shallows are some the best saltwater fishing locations.

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