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Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:27 pm
by Rusty Spinner
Not just trout, but I figured it would get more views here. The Division of F&W just released their updated list of public waters and species that can be caught in each waterbody.

https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/fishplc.htm

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:04 pm
by Pete
Found a mistake already.
Crystal Lake in Oakland is not owned by the municipality. It's owned by a predatory (members only) lake club that's suing everybody who owns property that was developed by the same developer that created the club.

Having said that ...
The Borough just bought a few flood prone lots on it's banks, but there's been talk of a fence to keep non-members away from the club's water.

The rest of Bergen County appears to be in order.

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:25 pm
by BiggerThomas
Pete wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:04 pm
The rest of Bergen County appears to be in order.
I think that's the first time I've ever heard that.

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:36 am
by Castaline
Cartop launch in Ramapo Lake? That is one monster carry in... unless there is some secret entrance but I doubt that.

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:03 am
by Troutman
I was surprised franklin lakes has a car top launch. I didnt know that allowed anything floatation in there. Gonna have to kayak that place in the spring ;)

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:41 am
by Castaline
Yes there are tons of kayaks and paddle boards ect out there. Ramsey Outdoor has a concession for kayaks ect. Lots of activity. Bass bugged it a bunch when if first became public but it was mediocre at best and was better when it was not public of course... needs a state bass reintroduction of largemouth in my opinion. Loads of carp. And my theory (and there is some literature out there supporting this hypothesis) that too many carp interfere with bedding bass and spawning. I suspect this is possible cause to the bass decline.

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:37 pm
by Troutman
Castaline wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:41 am
Bass bugged it a bunch when if first became public but it was mediocre at best and was better when it was not public of course... needs a state bass reintroduction of largemouth in my opinion. Loads of carp. And my theory (and there is some literature out there supporting this hypothesis) that too many carp interfere with bedding bass and spawning. I suspect this is possible cause to the bass decline.
I fished that place as a kid back in the late 70's daily. I used to sneak in from the church parking lot. Had some lunker bass in there for sure. Didnt have enough guts to fish the dam area thou. I remember I used to walk that strip that divided the bodies of water. BEST bass fishing around ;)

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:50 pm
by Vance
Hello. I can barely remember fishing Franklin Lks. when I was 18. At the time it was still a dairy farm. I would park the car about 1/2 mile away and sneak through the woods lay on my stomach and cast into the lake. I would fish across from the barn. I could fish for about an hour or so before the guard would hollow and shoot up into the air with his shot gun. That would get my attention and would run to the car. I caught a few bass and some sunfish. They were fun times back in 1955. I also would sneak upon Fred Warring place on the Ramapo and cast into his lake. At least I never got caught on his place. Bill themailman

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:13 pm
by lightenup
What does the YR mean under trout in Spruce Run Reservoir mean and where is The Clinton WMA pond? the map doesn't show a pond there.

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:17 pm
by Fishybig
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The YR is in the line for round valley...spruce is empty

Not sure about the wma pond

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:54 pm
by lightenup
Fishybig wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:17 pm
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The YR is in the line for round valley...spruce is empty

Not sure about the wma pond
Thanks!

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:11 am
by 46er
lightenup wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:13 pm
where is The Clinton WMA pond? the map doesn't show a pond there.
There is a pond off Van Syckels Rd behind the museum.

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:49 am
by lightenup
46er wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:11 am
lightenup wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:13 pm
where is The Clinton WMA pond? the map doesn't show a pond there.
There is a pond off Van Syckels Rd behind the museum.
Oh shat..I fished there in high school with a buddy. It was hard to get to but....thanks for the memory.