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All about fishing for bowfin, chain pickerel, muskie, northern pike and tiger muskie in New Jersey.

This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in NJ waters. Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Manasquan Reservoir, Merrill Creek Reservoir, Monksville Reservoir, Oak Ridge Reservoir, Round Valley Reservoir, Spruce Run Reservoir, Swartswood Lake, Union Lake and Wanaque Reservoir.

Other Available Species

Bowfin

Bowfin

World record: 21 lbs 8 oz

State Record: 11 lbs 8.5 oz

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel

World record: 9 lbs 6 oz

State Record: 9 lbs 3 oz

Muskie

Muskie (Muskellunge)

World record: 69 lbs 9 oz

State Record: 42 lbs 13 oz

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

State Record: 30 lbs 8.5 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 29 lbs 0 oz

Click the images and links above for species details.

Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.

New Jersey Miscellaneous State Record Fish

The state record bowfin was caught in Mantua Creek.

The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Lower Aetna Lake.

The state record muskie was caught in Monksville Reservoir.

The state record northern pike was taken out of Pompton Lake.

The state record tiger muskie was taken out of the Delaware River.

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