Merrill Creek Reservoir

Warren - New Jersey


  • 18 catches

  • 311 followers

  • 9 spots

This made-man reservoir was completed in 1988, and has a maximum depth of 200 feet. Cover includes brush, ledges, timbered shoreline, riprap shoreline, coves, and fallen timber.

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Merrill Creek Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. Almost a pound and a half. It tried to eat a 3 1/2 inch tail dancer.

    Yellow Perch with a rapala

    1. Brady Field 0
      that’s gargantuan
  2. Since I just decided to post a couple pics thought I would throw this one in. Fishing for bass and trolling to our next spot got some luck and was able to land this ...more guy. Daughter was stoked

    Landlocked Salmon with a Rapala

    1. great smile that is a keeper frame and hang on the wall
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      email FGW the pic so they know how well they are doing. There was some concern around them crashing the bait population. NJfwfish@dep.nj.gov
    3. Ian Brenly 0
      I know I just found that out after I caught one and did a little research. crazy
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      It is amazing how fast those things are growing. They were stocked at 14-15” less than 18 months ago.
    5. Thats Awesome!!!
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  3. 6 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Brush hog

    1. Ian Brenly 0
      Thanks Pete πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Pete Lyden 0
      monster!!
    3. Ian Brenly 0
      Thank you healthy fish spit out a huge crayfish. Put him on the scale and threw him back to grow somemore
    4. Nice Bass IanπŸ‘πŸ»
    5. Ian Brenly 0
      Thanks πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Nice one
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  4. small mouth with a Gaines Bass King Popper

  5. Sweet day out on NJ waters

    Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Matt Ward 0
      Not really, only second time there. It’s was pretty windy and actually hard to fish for me. I usually fish more central NJ. Wacky rig a senko seems like a good ...more bet
    2. michael oshea 0
      Have any suggestions for shore fishing locations ?
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  6. 4 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Yamamoto heart tail swimbait

  7. 5 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass

    1. Zach Wieller 0
      yes i caught them in the past week.
    2. Christopher Pereira 0
      wow, you get these recently?
    3. Charlie Kelly 0
      Nice fish
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  8. Me and my buddy had a decent evening yesterday. 4 smallmouth 1 largie 2 Rock bass 1 calico and 1 bluegill.

    Smallmouth Bass with a yum dinger

    1. Pete Lyden 0
      Yeah Chris didn't see any smallmouth on beds but did see some largemouth on beds. That was my first trip there. Cool place definitely want to go back soon. Surface ...more temp is already 77*
    2. Jared Berkovsky 0
      Nice Small mouth. Got to love the Yum dinger
    3. Christopher Pereira 0
      are the done spawning? last time we were there only guys catching were sight bed fishing which is not really my idea of fun.
    4. Dug Nevius 0
      I've been meaning to try that lake out.
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  9. Caught this smallmouth couple weeks ago on a drop shot and worm.

    4 lb. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass with a dropshot

    1. Chris Wieller 0
      Thanks bro
    2. Andrew Feller 0
      Nice catch there
    3. Chris Wieller 0
      Thanks everyone..the dropshot is not my go to thing and farely new at it...need to use it more often
    4. Tim Steinmetz 0
      Nice fish!
    5. Nick Dahmen 0
      Smallies love the dropshot
    6. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice smallie!!
    7. Chris Wieller 0
      Thanks guys
    8. Christopher Pereira 0
      Nice one
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  10. lift and drop retrieve

    3 lb. 2 oz. Largemouth Bass with a senko

    1. Rich Schreiner 0
      Hey what's up buddy, been doing any fishing? I figure it's getting to be time to make a trip to Merrill , I didn't forget ya. I figure in a couple weeks ...more it should start getting active. I have been doing pretty good at manasquan reservoir, but the cold weather has been killing it, they just started coming up to spawning. Then after last week of cold and rain. They dropped back to the staging areas. Hit me back and let me know what u been up to.
    2. Kobie Powell 0
      Man, that sounds awesome! I don't have a boat yet, but I know that water really well..studied the depth maps for years and been fishing from shore with a lot ...more of success. Let's do it!!
    3. Rich Schreiner 0
      If u fish there in the spring. Would love to hook up with you. Not sure if u have a boat , if not you would be more then welcome come fish on my bass boat. Place ...more is a hour and a half away but doesn't bother me at all.
    4. Kobie Powell 0
      You have to go in late spring. Best fishing of your life!!
    5. Rich Schreiner 0
      That's a nice hog. I just started fishing there in Nov. and that's a tuff place to crack
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