Fishing in New Jersey

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Top Fishing Spots in New Jersey

Round Valley Reservoir
The shores are perfect for swimmers, boaters, fishers and picnickers. You can expect to catch bass, pickerel, catfish and sunfish.
Round Valley Reservoir
19 fish species can be found at this destination an hour from Newark, N.J.
Spruce Run Reservoir
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 can be found predominantly in the southern states of U.S.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
Brook Trout
Brook Trout
The brook trout is one of the most popular game fishes in northeastern North America.
Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
The smallmouth bass is the second largest member of the sunfish family attaining a weight of almost 12 lb.
Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.

New Jersey Fishing Tips And Information

River Fishing Tips & Techniques

River Fishing

Get fishing tips, techniques and more to enjoy the best freshwater fishing in rivers.

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Lakes & Ponds for Freshwater Fishing

Fishing Lakes and Ponds

Learn the importance of structures for the best freshwater fishing in lakes and ponds.

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Saltwater Bay Fishing Guide & Info

Saltwater Bay Fishing

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

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