Round Valley Reservoir

Hunterdon - New Jersey

  • 92 catches


  • 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. If your only going to catch one fish all day make sure it is the biggest lake trout Chris has ever seen in person! 😝PB at 33”. Dragged me to the bottom 3 times. ...more Great fight in these fish. This fish qualifies for a nj citation award and is one of the harder ones to get imo with a 30” minimum.

    33 in. Lake Trout

    1. Nice 1 D
    2. You snoozed and won...
    3. NJ Squatch 0
      You snooze you lose!
    4. Why oh why didn’t i take a pic of you curled up sleeping sucking your thumb...
    5. NJ Squatch 0
      Needed the power nap to haul in the beast!
    6. freaking sleep time squatch...was taking a nap and woke up to me catching fish so figured he'd give it a try and get's this one! unbelievable!
    7. NJ Squatch 0
      @robert he was definitely not happy especially since he was the only one catching
    8. Pete Lyden 0
      hell of a fish
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Freaking sweet Squatch! Always nice to rub it in to Chris! 😁😁😁 Did he cry? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    10. Ian Brenly 0
      That’s awesome. We were just out and marked them solid all morning and just couldn’t get them to bite. Had just one big one spit the hook by the boat.
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  2. Laker fishing been tough but we always manage a few nice ones

    Lake Trout with a Xzone swammer

    1. yes mike i just drop it straight down on their heads and trigger them to chase it.
    2. awesome
    3. Mike Morongell 0
      nice catch thanks for the tip on the bait it seems you mostly cast and reel. I going over to youtube to get some more tips on how to fish
    4. James . 0
      Beautiful fish Chris, I bet they are loads of fun to catch!
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      That'll do! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  3. 3 lb. 5 oz. 21.0 in. Lake Trout with a Blade bait

    1. Pete Lyden 0
      sweet assist squatch!
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      Awesome man! Big ones are waiting.
    3. Laurent Carter 0
      thanks to NJ Squatch for the tips they paid off today!!!
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  4. Thanks to Chris for clearing out the dinks! More quality deep water mackinaws aboard the Essential. White caps and wind gusts over 40mph are no problem for hooper.

    Lake Trout

    1. Some one has to do it
    2. NJ Squatch 0
      None to the tree but a fish stole one on him.
    3. how many lures did he donate to the tree today?πŸ˜†
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      I hear he's good at catching the small ones! πŸ˜‰ Nice looking fish Squatch! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  5. 1st largemouth! Now I need dad or mom.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Or great grandpa! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
  6. Caught at Round Valley. Thought it was a small mouth when I caught it. But did some research and now I’m not sure if it’s a large mouth or Rock Bass. If you know ...more please share

    Rock Bass with a night crawler

    1. rock bass.......looks like a small mouth but has red eyes
    2. Brady Field 0
      rock bass. largemouth are longer and green with a black stripe down their bodies. That is a really good sized rock bass too. I have only caught one bigger than that ...more and I catch them all the time.
    3. Joe Merker 0
      Your in my rock bass spot!!! Lots of fun. Nice size fish!!
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  7. PB Lake Trout aboard the Essential. She was full of piss and vinegar making 8 drag screaming runs back to the bottom. Don’t understand why people say they are like ...more reeling in a wet towel.

    Lake Trout

    1. NJ Squatch 0
      Persistence pays off! Nice job Laurent. The big ones will come
    2. Laurent Carter 0
      Thanks for the Tips it paid off today. I posted my first ever Laker not quite as nice as your beast but I'll take a 3.3 lb starter. Thanks!!!
    3. Chef Rover 0
      i'm a bit slow... and a newby... so structure breaks are when there's cliff's or the water drops to deep areas? i got a nice fish finder but so far ...more haven't found many on the bottom... ready to buy a cheap down rigger as I see lots of marks all the time between 20 and 60 feet when traveling along...
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      both but target the ones on bottom. Suspended fish are typically in a negative mood
    5. Laurent Carter 0
      do you find them suspended or off the bottom? thanks for the tips much appreciated
    6. NJ Squatch 0
      Laurent. The fish can be anywhere between 40-100’ focus on the breaks. If you don’t see marks keep moving.
    7. Laurent Carter 0
      Beautiful fish!!! Thanks for the tips I just started fishing here with a new Kayak i've ben trolling with down rigger w/ no luck, what depth are you marking ...more fish and jigging at?
    8. NJ Squatch 0
      Chef target the main lake structure breaks with jigs,spoons,and blade baits
    9. Chef Rover 0
      Do you have a favorite spot there to catch these beauties?? I'm still trying to catch my first after a year of going there...
    10. Chef Rover 0
      Now that's just nutz!! Nice trout!!
    11. NJ Squatch 0
      Brian use heavy spoons and blade baits
    12. NJ Squatch 0
      Mike we just jig em. Some guys use earthworms on jig heads
    13. Mike Morongell 0
      did you ever try herring on a slip bobber at depth. or just jig them question drift or anchor ???
    14. Mike Morongell 0
      did you ever try herring on a slip bobber at depth. or just jig them question drift or anchor ???
    15. NJ Squatch 0
      Come on Art. John is the best captain that sails the high seas.
    16. Apparently Pete hasn't met John, alias Captain Yappy Twan Twan? Trust me Pete you don't want to met him.
    17. brian dillman 0
      okay. what types of lures would you recommend?
    18. You want big ones, forget the diwnrigger. Mark them and drop jigs on them
    19. brian dillman 0
      I am actually going on a fishing trip in a couple of weeks, and I know that lake that I’m going to has lake trout in it. I would love to target lake trout, I got ...more a downrigger on my boat for it. Can you give me any tips on how to successfully catch a lake trout? thanks
    20. Pete Lyden 0
      I agree Chris. πŸ‘ great laker
    21. Robert Coleman 0
      Lmao Fair Enough! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    22. Im the captain, all fish caught on my boat are my fish! John taught me that πŸ˜‚
    23. NJ Squatch 0
      it was neck and neck all day Robert. He pulled away at the end but i got the bigger fish! all the fish were super thick
    24. Joseph Murray 0
    25. Robert Coleman 0
      Congrats Squatch! Awesome fish! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»Better YOU than the "other" guy in the boat! 😏😁🀣🀣🀣🀣
    26. FATTY. Must be nice to be able to afford to go fishing
    27. Al Natriello 0
      WOW! Now thats a Trout!
    28. Ian Brenly 0
      that’s a beauty. I want to give them a try someday
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  8. Love the fight in these deep water predators.

    Lake Trout with a Xzone Swammer

    1. Chef Rover 0
      Holy crap that's beautiful! I've been trying all season there, but nothing! Going to try again tomorrow w/ my daughter... wish us luck!
    2. Nice one D
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  9. 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! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»βœŒπŸ»
    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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  10. 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
      it’s definitely a chain pickerel but shouldn’t be in the reservoir
    7. Ben Ruley 0
      nice catch and haven’t caught one of those on RV
    8. Ben Ruley 0
      nice catch and haven’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 won’t upload on here
    11. Not supposed to be pike in round valley... did you get a pic?
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