Largemouth and smallmouth bass thrive in New Jersey, as most sporting goods
stores can tell you. There are many lakes and reservoirs where anglers
find some great fishing close to home. Keep reading for a brief look at
some of the most
popular bass fishing spots around the state.
Bass can be found in both shallow and deep water, although young bass tend
to stick to shallower waters. Lake Hopatcong’s depths are primarily
found to be 15 feet or less, making this an ideal fishing spot for young
bass. There are many areas throughout the lake, such as rock piles and
docks, which bass can easily be found around, as well.
Greenwood Lake can be a very productive area to fish for bass, as long
as you remain aware of your depths. This lake was once dammed from its
predecessor, Long Pond. Now, the dam can still be found with depth recorders,
but there are several areas where the lake becomes drastically shallow
without warning. When fishing for bass or any other species at Greenwood
Lake, it is best to be prepared for depth changes and unexpected terrain.
The Manasquan Reservoir is routinely stocked with fish. The reservoir was
also created with various subsurface structures and areas that better
allow fish to spawn and reproduce, making this area an ideal fishing spot
for bass. Manasquan Reservoir only allows trolling motors into the waters,
and there are strict rules against shore fishing.
Union Lake was originally an unsafe lake, due to an old dam in disarray
and a high arsenic count. Once it was deemed safe, in 1990, the lake reopened
and the bass population was found to be thriving. There are many subsurface
structures located around the shores where fishermen can easily find bass.
No one knows fishing like Efinger Sporting Goods, your Bound Brook sports
store. We have all of the sports accessories you could need to go
fishing in New Jersey. Call us at (732) 356-0604 to get ahold of one of our sporting