View Full Version : New Jersey Crappie Anglers

10-17-2006, 08:40 PM
Are there any NJ crappie anglers out there?

Jason Piper
10-17-2006, 10:39 PM
I grew up in So. Jersey in Millville. I fished Union Lake, clarks pond, the Maurice River, and Parvins. I use to catch crappie in Clarks Pond and Union Lake.

10-18-2006, 07:42 AM
Grew up in Passaic co. and fished all over. I remember the following lks. to be pretty good.
Greenwood - Passaic co.
Farrington - North Brunswick
Colliers Mill - below Six Flags near Frehold ?
Around Clinton there are 2 res.that had a mixed bag. Monksville in Pas. co. should have crappie, hunted there the year before flooding. Was up a few years ago and found land was bought up around some small lakes and they were cut off from public. When I grew up in Haskell the pop.as under a thousand, now there are condos where hunting woods used to be that claim over a thou. residents. PROGRESS !! Contact game dept. and they used to have lists of public waters BONUS Greenwood Lk. is now a WALLEYE hangout.
Good Fishing Larry:) :)

10-18-2006, 08:34 PM
I live in Morris County. We have a variety of lakes that contain Crappies. Lake Hopatcong contains a healthy crappie population. Budd Lake's Crappie population is incredible, they are willing biters through the ice. A deceased friend of mine that posted on this site as Pomoxis and I caught over 100 Crappies in Budd late in the ice season 2 hours. Never had much luck on Monkesville. Spruce Run near Clinton is teaming with good sized Crappies. Pomoxis had been fishing a few hotspots for 20 years and showed me some productive spots. Fish probably averaged in excess of 10.5". We caught a number of 14 and 15' everytime out in 2005. Since his passing in May, it has been difficult fishing his spots by myself. Swartswood Lake is high quantity lake.

10-18-2006, 11:40 PM
Yeah hit Lake Hopatcong - great fishing lake. Just across 15 from there is a small lake called Shawnee. Has crappies and excellent pickerel, in fact that area of NJ has the best pickerel fishing I've ever seen. Just a little ways from Lake Hopatcong there is a little state land I think its wharton state land or something like that, and there is one little unpaved road that goes into it. Right at the end there is a little building and a fairly large double pond with a road between them. I don't know what its like now but 20 years ago I caught a pickerel there just a couple inches short of the state record, and it was crawling with pickeral that hit like little sharks. Its was a blast fishing there and while I was there I never saw someone else there.