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Greenwood Lake

Fishing Regulations New Jersey Freshwater Fishing

Species

Open Seasons

Minimum Length

Daily Limit

Bass, Largemouth & Smallmouth

Jan. 1–June 15

Catch and release only

June 16–Dec. 1

12 inches

5 combined

Dec. 1–Dec. 31

Catch and release only

Catfish, Channel

Open year round

12 inches

5

Crappie, Black & White

Open year round

8 inches

10 combined

Muskellunge & Hybrids

Open year round

44 inches

1

Perch, Yellow

Open year round

No minimum

50

Pickerel, Chain

Open year round

15 inches

5

Sunfish

Open year round

No minimum

50 combined

Walleye

Jan. 1–Feb. 28

18 inches

3

March 1–April 30

Catch and release only

May 1–Dec. 31

18 inches

3

Herring, Alewife (landlocked) and blueback

Open year round

6 inches maximum

35
Any unused herring must be returned to Greenwood Lake upon conclusion of the angler’s fishing trip. Herring may not be transported away from the lake’s shoreline by any mechanism and
may not be sold.

All Other Species

Open year round

No minimum

No limit

  • New York and New Jersey fishing licenses are both recognized anywhere on the lake or along the shoreline.
  • Fishing is permitted 24 hours a day.
  • In compliance with New York regulations, only certified virus-free baitfish may be transported to, or used on, the portion of Greenwood Lake owned by the State of New York. Anglers are urged to use only certified virus-free baitfish when fishing any portion of Greenwood Lake.
  • Bow and arrow fishing for all carp, sucker, herring, catfish and eel is permitted. Crossbows are NOT allowed at Greenwood Lake. A valid fishing license is required.
  • No more than five tip-ups and two hand-held devices may be used when ice fishing. All devices that are not hand held must be plainly marked with the name and address of the angler.