Freshwater Fishing Regulations

Summary of Freshwater Fishing Regulations That Apply

Species Open Seasons
(Both dates included)
Minimum Length
Daily Bag Limit (Possession limit – one day’s catch)
Rainbow Trout
Brown Trout
NO CLOSED SEASON 15″ 2 combined
Lake Trout 1/1 – 9/15
12/1 – 9/15
15″ Limit of 2
Smallmouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
1/1 – 4/14
6/16 – 4/14
12″ 5 combined
Chain Pickerel NO CLOSED SEASON 15″ Limit of 5
Black Crappie
White Crappie
NO CLOSED SEASON 8″ 10 combined
Rock Bass
White Bass
White Perch
Yellow Perch
Catfish
Sunfish
Suckers
NO CLOSED SEASON NO MINIMUM 25 combined

For species not listed, all NJ state regulations apply.