Great Places for Fishing

Fishing hot spots around the state.

Union Lake, Millville
This nearly 900-acre lake in Millville, South Jersey’s largest freshwater lake, teems with largemouth, smallmouth, and striped bass, black crappie, catfish, and yellow perch (856-825-7000).

Atlantic Ocean & Delaware Bay
Hundreds of charter boats are available for day and night fishing. The Cape May fleet also sets sail for Delaware Bay (

Round Valley & Spruce Run reservoirs
Set in the verdant hills of Hunterdon County, the state’s largest and third largest reservoirs, respectively, contain 29 species of fish
(908-236-6355; 908-638-8572).

Delaware River
Toss a line anywhere along this 410-mile river whose lower half doubles as New Jersey’s western border. The Delaware Water Gap combines great fishing with stunning scenery (

Lake Hopatcong
Straddling Morris and Sussex counties, New Jersey’s largest manmade lake (2,685 acres) was created as part of the Morris Canal (973-398-7010).

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