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The Fishing's Never Been Better in New Jersey

Many anglers who have been fishing in New Jersey the past few years know that the fishing's never been better. Over the past decade many new species have been established in state waters, providing for angling action previously found only out-of-state.

Walleye, northen pike, muskies and hybrid striped bass top the list of additions of big, hard-fighting fish. Recently created reservoirs provide some of the best angling potential in the northeast. Incredible runs of anadromous fish like American shad and striped bass provide hot angling along the entire stretch of the Delaware River. At no time in the history of our state has there been more or better fishing opportunities for both coldwater and warmwater fish.