Round Valley Reservoir

Hunterdon - New Jersey


  • 83 catches

  • 537 followers

  • 22 spots

A great coldwater fishery. One of only three trophy trout lakes in the state. Lake Trout leads an impressive list including, browns, rainbows and Largemouth Bass. The state record laker of 24 pounds, 14 ounces was set here in 1994. 2,350 acres

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Round Valley Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. Love the fight in these deep water predators.

    Lake Trout with a Xzone Swammer

    1. Nice one D
  2. My cousin Lt. Mark a Fireman of Newark NJ with a nice Round Valley Reservoir Laker.

    6 lb. 8 oz. 32.0 in. Lake Trout with a live herring

    1. Thanks
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Laker! Thx for your service! ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸปโœŒ๐Ÿป
    3. Thank god for people like him since we have these rioting idiots destroying
    4. Salute to my Cuz for being on the front lines and putting out the fires that all of these IDIOTShave started.
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  3. 5 lb. 18 in. Chain Pickerel with a Berkley PowerBait Pre-Rigged Shad Swim Bait

    1. Ben Ruley 0
      not sure why my comments are replicated sorry if it is a user issue
    2. Yes that is a chain pickerel and they are in mostly every nj waterway. One of our only true native species i believe, along with perch and brook trout!
    3. Ben Ruley 0
      Did you get it in the main lake or near the swimming area side?
    4. Ben Ruley 0
      Did you get it in the main lake or near the swimming area side?
    5. Ben Ruley 0
      Did you get it in the main lake or near the swimming area side?
    6. David Velez 0
      itโ€™s definitely a chain pickerel but shouldnโ€™t be in the reservoir
    7. Ben Ruley 0
      nice catch and havenโ€™t caught one of those on RV
    8. Ben Ruley 0
      nice catch and havenโ€™t caught one of those on RV
    9. Kyle Bauer 0
      If I'm incorrect about the species please let me know, relatively new to Round Valley
    10. Kyle Bauer 0
      Yea I was surprised as well, yes I took a couple pictures but they wonโ€™t upload on here
    11. Not supposed to be pike in round valley... did you get a pic?
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  4. Still very windy today but I have been dieing to catch and cook some trout. The day was warm until the wind picked up and ruined the troll. I lost 3 due to the wind ...more throwing my boat any which way it wanted. I did land this 18 1/2 incher perfect for my smoker.

    Brown Trout

    1. Home mades flies Jeff
    2. Thanks Aaron
    3. aaron hanson 0
      nice!
    4. Jeff Plungezz 0
      Trolling a spoon?
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice! Beautiful fish. ๐Ÿ‘ It helps give them a boost for the real world. lol.
    6. they stop k them Jimbo. usually 6 months after the meat turns orange like salmon the best tasting fish in NJ as far as freshwater goes
    7. Stocked at some point but living wild for a while most likely.
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice brown Arty!! is that a stocked lake or natural
    9. Put the shorts away, feel like temps close to 33 tonight! Wtf!
    10. Thanks Bryan Buddy and Pete, the meat is the same color as salmon but tastes much better
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Brown!๐Ÿ‘
    12. Buddy Pierce 0
      nice one Arthur.
    13. Pete Lyden 0
      mmmm mmmm mmmm looks tasty
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  5. Back home from Ireland and time to kill. First time shore fishing for trout and caught my first little one

    Tiger Trout with a Berkley PowerBait Floating Trout Bait

    1. Ben Ruley 0
      oh cool!
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      your first trout is a special catch tigers are very rare
    3. Nice Tiger Ben
    4. Ben Ruley 0
      I donโ€™t know trout at all. This one was very gray with large Z patterns on it. know it wasnโ€™t a rainbow or brown so defaulted to lake.
    5. Ben Ruley 0
      ah thanks Chris
    6. nice catch, not a lake trout though, looks like a tiger trout
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  6. 3 lb. 4 oz. 19.0 in. Landlocked Salmon

    1. this is Round Valley Reservoir Joe
    2. Joe Sexton 0
      was listed under lehigh canal
    3. Joe Sexton 0
      there SALMON in the lehigh canal??!?!?
    4. A homemade Flatwing Fly
    5. Paul Spina 0
      Artie. fantastic catch. I need some i fished round valley once and struck out. also what did the salmon eat
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  7. I checked the weather forecast for today, yesterday afternoon and saw ideal conditions for trolling my Homemade Flatwing Flies. 2 mph winds and 40 degrees which ...more it never got above 34. water temperature was 38 degrees. The day started slowly until I hit the South shore where I usually have good luck. I had 1 hit on the 5 foot rod, a short strike. 5 more minutes into the troll I caught this 19 inch Landlocked Salmon. At first I thought it was a Brown Trout, after further research I am positive it's a Salmon. A female at that. I hooked one more after that and lost it due to being out of practice and trying to clear the other rod.

    3 lb. 4 oz. 19.0 in. Landlocked Salmon

    1. Thanks Jeff
    2. Jeff M 0
      nice picture.
    3. I think maybe the RVTA may have stocked them. Just like the Tiger trout they put in there and Goldens. Every year they stock it with some surprises. Or maybe someone ...more caught it at MCR and brought it down to RV.
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      Well that is a surprise catch for that place. Very nice.
    5. yeah i thought brown too, either way, sweet catch! especially for february!
    6. David Velez 0
      nice catch. looks to me like the jaw extends past the eye making it a Brown trout
    7. What is up with the weight? I entered 3 lbs. 4 oz.
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  8. I first tried Spruce Run Reservoir because my cousin Mark still hasn't caught a Hybrid Striped Bass. Nothing there. We went to Round Valley Reservoir for 2 hours ...more and weren't disappointed. We landed a 17 inch Rainbow, an 18 inch Laker and my first ever Tiger Trout. Just shy of 16 inches he was released back to grow bigger.

    Tiger Trout with a Homemade Fly

    1. yeah kind of!
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      Awesome tiger. Def on my bucket list
    3. Looks like a Spanish Mackerel pattern to me
    4. That is the craziest tiger Iโ€™ve seen! Looks like a rainbow brook hybrid rather than a brown brook hybrid!
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  9. 1 lb. 10 oz. 11.0 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Gotta love that blue water
    2. nice one
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  10. One last nice NJ fish from the other week before Morris and I try to beat the Florida weather haha

    Lake Trout with a xzone swammer

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Mac!
    2. b ripoer 0
      Nice laker, good luck in Florida
    3. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catch๐Ÿ˜€
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Enough already! Beating a dead horse! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸคฃLMAO! I assume you knew I would say this so that's why you are giving me the finger! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Nice Laker ...more brother! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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