Love the fight in these deep water predators.
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
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.
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.
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.
Another top bass lake for Jersey. Typical largemouth run around 2-pounds with 4-to 5-pounders not unusual. For other action try perch, hybrid stripers tiger muskie, trout or panfish. 1,290 acres
From the Tinicum county launch south through Point Pleasant, muskellunge and walleyes are among the mix of gamefish species that you can find.
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.
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 fi...