Fishing For Other Species In New Jersey
Guide to 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
World record: 21 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 11 lbs 8.5 oz
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 3 oz
World record: 69 lbs 9 oz
State Record: 42 lbs 13 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 30 lbs 8.5 oz
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 29 lbs 0 oz
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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.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.
Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species
Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in New Jersey, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.