Budd Lake

Morris - New Jersey

  • 75 catches


  • 4 spots

Budd Lake mainly has a rock bottom, with a maximum depth of 18 feet. This glacial lake is one of the largest natural lakes in New Jersey. Budd lake offers a boat ramp, picnic area, restrooms, fly fishing, and the use of power boats.

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  1. Trying to rush to finish a job. Yes I was using a push stick. I reached down after making the cut to power down. The small piece of wood kicked back and like an ...more idiot I tried to stop it and hit the blade spinning at 5000 rpm. My research discovered my finger hitting the blade was like a car hitting a block wall at 1000 mph. So my fishing will be hurt for a while as well as my work. I need a handyman or carpenter in my area to help finish scheduled jobs.

    Myself with a A Table Saw

    1. Sorry to hear that Neal. Get well
    2. Neal M 0
      I cut my finger bad today also
    3. Oh I'm going fishing this Sunday. I went back to work the very next day. I'll just have to reel with my right hand and hold the rod with my left. I banged ...more it at least 5 times everyday at work. Bills never stop so I have no choice.
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn! Get well!
    5. Jack White 0
      Did that with a new razor blade in a utility knife doing the soffit on my house. Jumped off the square and filleted my finger down the bone to the second knuckle. ...more Worse part about it was the needle the doctor put under the nail on the part that was left. Good luck. You will be back fishing soon
    6. Thanks everyone.
    7. Ouch!!! It's surprising how much a finger can heal from though. I had a metal cutting fiber disk come apart on a grinder one time and take the tip off my ring ...more finger. Nail fell off and was ugly for a few months but pretty much looks normal now. Can't feel the tip still though. I hope it heals up good for you!!!
    8. Holy Crap Arty! Not good brother! I hope they can save the whole thing and you have a speedy recovery! I'm sure Chris will take over for you! 😁
    9. Over twenty stitches and they had remove the fingernail. Going tomorrow to see the plastic surgeon and hopefully they can save the tip
    10. Scott Sorrell 0
      Looks like that needed stitches
    11. Neal M 0
    12. Scott Schulte 0
      F. Not good. Heal up fast buddy
    13. carl schulze 0
      heal soon
    14. Graham Kemp 0
      dang, hope it'll heal soon!!
    15. Get better soon!
    16. Kenneth Olivo 0
      I hope you get better man!
    17. NJ Squatch 0
      Oh sh*t dude. Hoping for a quick recovery. Maybe capt no a$& can help?
    18. bango 0
      Hope you heal quickly Arthur.
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  2. Tim with a 16 1/2 incher

    Largemouth Bass with a Shiner

    1. Yes sir. It got really windy and cold so we left early.
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      looks luke a fun day!! πŸ‘
    3. Another flag just went up. It was mayhem. 15 Bass, 5 slime darts, 2 perch
    4. looks like a professional picture
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  3. First ice perch of the year 13 1/2 incher. Tally for the day 15 bass, 5 pickerel, 2 perch in three hours

    Yellow Perch with a Shiner

    1. Thanks Jimbo
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice brother!! thats a jumbo for sure!! πŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. Loaded with eggs had to go back to feed my bass some baby perch in the spring
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  4. Number ten

    Largemouth Bass with a Shiner

    1. Nice catch.
    2. Thanks Josh. John won't go ice fishing.
    3. you didn't bring john???
    4. Nice Bass Arty and Tim πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. My son Tim flew up for a week to ice fish.

    Largemouth Bass with a Shiner

    1. i think so...at least 5...i can't remember because i didn't catch anything there when it did so i have no pics to base it off of haha
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great times!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»
    3. Has it been that long
    4. hasn't froze safe in 6 years!
    5. Round Valley
    6. if I could catch lake trout through the ice in NJ i would've stayed here haha
    7. See Chris you didn't have to go all the way to Lake George to catch the same fish
    8. nice
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  6. First chance I had to go ice fishing. So far we caught three pickerel and nine bass in an hour. So much for the theory that the first two weeks are the best. I’ve ...more been working 7 days a week since November 2018. Time for some fishing!πŸ˜ƒ

    Largemouth Bass with a Shiner

    1. Thanks Brother
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      Nice to see you got out on the ice before it is gone!
    3. Yeah Buddy.
    4. finally! glad you got out!
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  7. Slime Darts do grow in trees

    Chain Pickerel with a Shiner

    1. Too many bones for me Ken
    2. Ken Beam 0
      Fuck the birds, that`s some good eatin` right there!
    3. They take enough short pike. I would rather feed the animals and birds πŸ¦…
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      The Russians that are usually all over that place. They pickel them
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      birds.. lol. not me i eat them..
    6. Comrades?
    7. NJ Squatch 0
      give them to our comrades...
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      i hear ya bro.. the pike up here do the same thing in the smaller lakes
    9. I have to cull them because they eat all of the baby bass and perch
    10. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Lmao. thats too funny
    11. Damn Slime Darts
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  8. Slow day, overall, but we had some fish including this nice healthy pike. I was jigging so far away this guy was about a second away from spooling my tip up haha.

    Northern Pike with a tip up

    1. He wouldn't down here with those Gator's
    2. that would be true
    3. AHA
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      BAHAHAHA! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣Love it!
    5. It's not true Robert. He loves to poop over the side of the boat a lot. We call him Portside Pereira.
    6. jeez i thought no one was going to respond to my joke!
    7. Robert Coleman 0
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Sweet Pike Chris! πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    9. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Nice pike!
    10. i hear that a lot robert, especially when i'm using the urinal in a pubic bathroom
    11. Nice!!!
    12. Erich Senft 0
      Sweet pike Chris ! Looks like a cool spot too
    13. Robert Coleman 0
      Bigger than mine Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  9. Thanks to all at Fishidy I was nothing but smiles when I saw the package in the mail. Now I can represent properly. Thanks to Chris also.

    A fishidy T shirt with a 4 years of waiting

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
      Message drew
    2. I've won and never received a shirt 😞
    3. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Nice art! I new you'd get one!
    4. I been wanting one. No one will tell me how! I'm a walking billboard for all kinds of stuff that isn't great, why not something that actually is!!!!lol.
    5. Nice shirt Art!!! I'm gonna get my ass out and win one someday!! Lol
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great shirt buddy
    7. Matt Palmisano 0
      So want one!
    8. Robert you can’t spell party without Arty
    9. You have to win the Bragging Board
    10. looking good bro, now let's slime it with some fish!!!
    11. Richard Hill 0
      How do you get one???
    12. Noah Shapiro 0
    13. Yeah buddy. Melissa I think it was Brian who Chris and I sent emails to. Somehow they had my son’s email address instead of mine. But it’s all good now.
    14. Robert Coleman 0
      Woohoo! Party at Arty's!!!!🍻🍻🍻
    15. Congrats! Still waiting on mine after a few weeks ugh. Drew or anyone else never got to me and I never got an email. Congrats tho
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  10. Landed 3 largemouth bass and 1 catfish.

    17 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. hell no, hate that lake too hahaha
    2. Alan Koop 0
      That's sounds great but unfortunately I can't this week, major server upgrade at work. It will be some late nights this week.
      I haven't fished MCR ...more and would like to try it. I thought you have been hitting RVR for your laker mission.
    3. well pretty much every trip i take in my own boat lately is to hunt for a monster laker at mcr...going again tomorrow after work if you want i'll be there around ...more 3:30pm
    4. Alan Koop 0
      Just let me know when and where.
    5. haha, maybe we can fish a different lake
    6. Alan Koop 0
      Water still stained but not too bad. Most of the bass I catch look great, very healthy. I have caught a few that hit some scars on the side but I think that is ...more probably from a pike.

      Let me know if you ever want to fish it, I would definitely be up for fishing with you. (I'll even work on my pinky hold)
    7. that fish actually has nice color to it, has the water gotten cleaner there? years back when i'd fish it, the fish i'd catch outside of winter months would ...more be dull as hell from the super off color water.
    8. i hear ya, some nice fish in there
    9. Alan Koop 0
      I agree with all that, but still good to fish from my kayak early mornings before the idiot's are out.
    10. it's just so bland, basically a bowl, wind factory, breeding ground for idiots in motor boats. i just don't like it haha
    11. Alan Koop 0
      Why do you hate it? Lots of bass and pike. I talked to a guy from fish and wildlife who said 2 years ago the electroshocked it for a survey and the biggest pike ...more was just under 15 lbs. My biggest so far is over 7 lbs.
    12. i've learned to hate that lake and don't fish it anymore much, but there are some nice ones like this in there, good job!
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