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Best Lake Fishing near Watchung, New Jersey

4 star rating out of 5 by 2 reviewers
Fish for:
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Bream
  • Bluegill
  • Pickerel
  • Sunfish
  • Bullhead
  • Perch
  • Carp
  • Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Access: Public
Fishing License: Required
Fishing Rules & Regulations: New Jersey Fish & Wildlife

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Fishing Times for Best Lake

Fishing Times for Best Lake near Watchung, NJ

Best Fishing Times
12:43AM to 2:43AM, and 1:27PM to 3:27PM

Alternate Fishing Times
7:08AM to 9:08AM

Fishing Best Lake, NJ on 5/28/2015 will be best from 12:43AM through 2:43AM, and from 1:27PM to 3:27PM. If those times won’t work for you, 7:08AM to 9:08AM looks promising. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes.

Weather for Best Lake

Current Temp: 74.01
Max Temp: 74.01
Min Temp: 74.01
Outside: broken clouds
Wind Speed: 3.37
Wind Direction: Southwest
Humidity: 93
Pressure: 1020.96
Sunrise: 5:30 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM

2 Fishing Reports for Best Lake - Watchung, New Jersey

6/24/2012 7:00 PM

Bass only - no pickerel

I have lived and fished in Watchung for over 14 years. To my knowledge there are no pickerel in Best Lake. There are lots of small bass and tons of panfish.
Species Caught: Largemouth Bass
12oz., Length: 10in.
Air Temp: 75 °F
Gear Used
Grub - Buy Now

5/16/2012 1:00 PM

Fishing Tips for Best Lake

At only 6 acres Best Lake is easy to pass up. That can work out to your advantage though by keeping fishing pressure down. The main draw to this water is actually carp. Some of them grow up to 30lbs. If you want to catch those fish you’re going to need more than your average bass rod. Speaking of bass the largemouth here are somewhat common up to 5lbs. On top of those fish there are pickerel and panfish found here. Most of the shoreline is open to fishing which is helpful considering that boating is off limits. The best time of the year to fish here is in the spring when the fishing are spawning in the shallows. You can catch fish here the rest of the year too though. For carp try fishing during periods of low light levels with corn or dough balls fished on the bottom. If you are looking for panfish try fishing with anything live bait. Tiny spinners will also work however. For the pickerel and bass try fishing with topwaters, spinnerbaits, live shiners, weedless spoons, and weedless jigs tipped with soft plastics. Have Fun Fishing!

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Best Lake is a lake located just .2 miles from Watchung, in Somerset County, in the state of New Jersey, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, bream, bluegill, pickerel, sunfish, bullhead, perch, carp and pumpkinseed sunfish here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Best Lake.

To find this fishing spot check the map shown above or enter 40.63955 latitude, and -74.44876 longitude into your GPS device. View Best Lake Topo Map.

And please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the lake is open to the public, and that you have the necessary fishing license. Now what are you waiting for, get fishing!
Best Lake est un lac situé à seulement .2 miles de Watchung, dans le Somerset County, dans les état de l'New Jersey, United States. Les pêcheurs trouveront une grande variété de poissons, y compris achigan à grande bouche, bream, bluegill, brochet, crapet, barbotte, perche et carpe ici. Que vous soyez filature, pêche à la mouche ou CASTING vos chances d'obtenir une morsure ici sont bonnes. Alors prenez votre canne à pêche à la mouche favorite et la bobine, et partez à Best Lake.

Pour trouver cet endroit de pêche consultez la carte ci-dessus ou entrez 40.63955 de latitude et de longitude -74.44876 dans votre appareil GPS. Voir Best Lake Carte Topographique.

Et s'il vous plaît n'oubliez pas de vérifier avec les poissons de la faune locale et du service pour assurer le lac est ouvert au public, et que vous avez le permis de pêche obligatoire. Maintenant, ce que vous attendez, vous la pêche!
Best Lake es el lago situado a .2 miles de Watchung, en Somerset County, en los estado de New Jersey, United States. Los pescadores encontrarán una gran variedad de peces incluyendo lobina, bream, bluegill, lucio joven, pez luna, siluro, perca, carpa y pez luna pez sol aquí Ya sea que esté hilado, la pesca con mosca o baitcasting sus probabilidades de contraer una picadura de aquí son buenos. Así que coge tu caña favoritos pesca con mosca y carrete, y diríjase a Best Lake.

Para encontrar este lugar de pesca Consulte el mapa que aparece arriba o entrar en 40.63955 latitud, y -74.44876 de longitud en el dispositivo GPS. Ver Mapa Topográfico de Best Lake.

Y por favor recuerde verificar con el local de Pesca y Vida Silvestre del departamento para garantizar la lago es abierto al público, y que tiene la licencia de pesca necesario. Ahora, ¿qué estás esperando, consiga la pesca!
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