Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In New Jersey
Fish for smallmouth and largemouth bass in NJ.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Garden State. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing.
Major lakes in New Jersey, including Clinton Reservoir, Farrington Lake, Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Musconetcong, Manasquan Reservoir, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir, Oak Ridge Reservoir, Round Valley Reservoir, Spruce Run Reservoir, Swartswood Lake, Union Lake and Wanaque Reservoir, all have healthy populations of bass. Many smaller lakes, ponds and some rivers also contain bass.
Fishing for bass In New Jersey
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 10 lbs 14 oz
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 7 lbs 2 oz
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For New Jersey
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and stickbaits are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
New Jersey State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Menantico Sand Wash Pond.
The state record smallmouth bass came from Round Valley Reservoir.
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The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit New Jersey bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.