Mercer County Lake near Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Lake Mercer is an all-around nice lake in every sense of the word. The lake is 300 acres so it’s perfect for small boat anglers but shore anglers can also catch fish here. If you don't have your own boat you can rent one from the marina.
The abundance of weeds found here make the bass and pickerel fishery the main draw of the lake. You can also catch muskies, bullheads, perch, panfish, catfish, and carp here. The best way to catch fish here is by fishing with jerkbaits, spinners, topwaters, soft plastics, live bait, stink bait (catfish), dough balls (carp), dead fish (catfish), jigs, and jerkbaits near weedlines, drop offs, submerged timber, and anything else that looks "fishy".
Have fun fishing!
Mercer County Lake Fishing near Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Details for Mercer County Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 40.269554 -74.644043
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Description for Mercer County Lake, Mercer County, New Jersey
Mercer County Lake is a reservoir located just 3.5 miles from Princeton Junction, in Mercer County, in the state of New Jersey, United States, near Post Corner, NJ. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, catfish, muskie, bullhead, bream, bluegill, carp, sunfish, pickerel, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass and perch here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Mercer County Lake. Alternate names for this reservoir include Lake Mercer.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit New Jersey Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.