June 07, 2021 - 09:38:50
Recent rains produced some high water conditions in the Passaic River stated Joe over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. This has slowed the smallmouth and catfishing that was good in the river prior to the rains. Bass, walleyes and hybrids are serving up some fishing in Lake Hopatcong and most local ponds and lakes are seeing a good panfish and bass bite. A few muskies have also been caught in Monksville Reservoir, we were told.
June 07, 2021 - 09:31:52
A call to our sources over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle got us more news of excellent bass fishing. Joe said it looks like the recent noreasters did not move the bass out and the fishing continued to be outstanding this past week. He said he got reports of decent amount of big bass also being caught in the ocean. On the bottom fishing front sinker bouncers continue to hammer the sea bass and ling with some whiting and a few cod also being caught.
June 01, 2021 - 09:35:21
Anglers fishing the Passaic River are into a mix of northern pike, smallies, catfish and carp according to Joe over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. Water levels were low for this time of the year and anglers fishing the deeper pockets are pulling all kinds of fish he said. The river is now running high because of the rains. Local small lakes and ponds are giving up good numbers of bass, crappies and panfish mainly on jig-plasticbait combinations and live bait. Last but not least Joe told me he is still getting reports to some decent trout action in most of the larger streams ad the recent rains should keep the fishing good well into June.
June 01, 2021 - 09:28:17
While fluke fishing has been picky so far anglers have had good amounts of stripers and bluefish to keep rods bent, and bottom fishermen are enjoying some good numbers of nice size sea bass and big ling along with an occasional cod, said Joe over at Fairfield Fishing Tackle. Raritan Bay continues to produce stripers ranging from shorts to 50 pounds and anglers have started to see bigger fish in the ocean being caught around the schools of bunker. Joe added that the reports he has been getting on the sea bass fishing have been outstanding since the season reopened.