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Home > New Jersey > Fishing > New Jersey Fishing Regulations > NJ Freshwater Fishing Regulations
Learn about general New Jersey freshwater fishing regulations that apply to methods, season, size, and creel limits for freshwater species in all waterways of the state, including tidal waters.
Get your New Jersey fishing license and check for updates to the freshwater regulations before planning your NJ fishing trip. New Jersey freshwater fishing size regulations and other freshwater regulations are subject to change based on fish population assessments obtained the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife. This is why it is important to check with the state agency on a regular basis for recent fishing regulation changes and updates.
Here are a few examples of regulations that you should be aware of when freshwater fishing in New Jersey (refer to the New Jersey Division of Fish & Wildlife for current regulations and updates).
New Jersey freshwater fishing regulations may apply to species such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, tiger musky, muskellunge, chain pickerel, walleye, striped bass, channel catfish, crappie, and sunfish.
Once you know about the New Jersey freshwater fishing limits, you can take the next step toward making new memories on the water by buying your NJ fishing license online. Be sure to review all of the license options since are different types of freshwater fishing licenses for New Jersey residents, non-residents, and active military.
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.
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