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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and muskie at Monksville Reservoir in New Jersey.

Monksville Reservoir, NJ

Located within Long Pond Ironworks State Park, Monksville Reservoir is a 500-acre lake with a variety of fish species. Boats have a 9.9-horsepower limit so this is a great lake for canoes, car toppers and kayaks.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Monksville Reservoir, located in northern New Jersey, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts seeking a productive fishing experience and outdoor recreation. The reservoir is known for its abundant fish populations and offers anglers a chance to catch a variety of species while enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding area.

One of the primary attractions for anglers at Monksville Reservoir is the excellent smallmouth bass fishery. The reservoir is renowned for its healthy population of smallmouth bass, providing anglers with exciting fishing opportunities. The rocky shorelines, submerged structures, and deep water pockets of Monksville Reservoir create ideal habitats for smallmouth bass, making it a favorite spot among bass anglers.

In addition to smallmouth bass, the reservoir also supports other popular sportfish such as largemouth bass, walleye, and hybrid striped bass. Anglers can target these species using a variety of techniques including casting, trolling, or jigging, depending on the season and their preferred fishing style.

Anglers visiting Monksville Reservoir should familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations and license requirements set by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to ensure compliance with state guidelines.

Overall, Monksville Reservoir offers a rewarding fishing experience with its diverse fishery and picturesque surroundings. Whether you're targeting smallmouth bass, exploring the reservoir by boat, or simply enjoying the tranquility of nature, Monksville Reservoir provides an opportunity for anglers to relax, unwind, and make memorable catches in a scenic and peaceful setting.

This fishing gem is located in the northeast part of the state, at Hewitt. There are about 8 miles of shoreline, some of which can be accessed for fishing from the bank. Bass, trout, catfish, trophy muskie, walleye, crappie, perch and sunfish all populate this productive fishery. The public can use the north or the south boat ramp for launching.

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Primary fish species residing in Monksville Reservoir

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Rainbow trout Bluegill Pumpkinseed Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Muskie

Monksville Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Monksville Reservoir, allowing anglers to access different fishing spots and explore the vast expanse of the reservoir. Anglers can bring their own boats or rent them from nearby marinas. The reservoir permits both motorized and non-motorized boats, providing flexibility and options for anglers to enjoy their fishing experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Flatwater Paddle Company
Rentals: Kayaks
347 878-7304

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Monksville Reservoir North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, east side, off Beech Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Monksville Reservoir South Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, north side, off Greenwood Lake Turnpike, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a New Jersey Fishing License.

Camping is not available directly on Monksville Reservoir; however, there are nearby campgrounds and lodging options that provide convenient access to the reservoir. These facilities offer amenities such as campsites, picnic areas, and hiking trails, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and enjoy the outdoor experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

No campgrounds or RV parks are close by.

Monksville Reservoir NJ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Monksville Reservoir
Long Pond Ironworks State Park
1304 Sloatsburg Rd.
Ringwood, NJ 07456
973 962-7031


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