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New Jersey

Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing

Greenwood Lake

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.

2022 New Jersey Musky School


You don’t want to miss the annual Musky School offered by Muskies Inc., now on Greenwood Lake!

Learn how to catch these elusive fish. This course offers informative tips and techniques to help any musky angler—beginner to experienced angler—catch more muskies.

Matt Teter caught this 42-inch fish at Musky School 2021. Photo by Jason Sturm.
Matt Teter caught this 42-inch fish at Musky School 2021. Photo by Jason Sturm.

Learn from our seasoned veteran anglers. In the morning, classroom-style sessions will orient anglers on locations to fish, forage base, lure presentations, fishing tactics and more. Later in the day, participants will be on the water in a fully-equipped boat to pursue muskies with a personal instructor. This 6-hour course includes a shore lunch. This is a catch and release event. Muskies Inc. is a non-profit organization. This is a fundraising event. All proceeds benefit the New Jersey musky fishery.

May 21, 2022 on Greenwood Lake

Fee: $385 includes one-year membership to Muskies Inc. Contact Ralph C. via e-mail at [email protected] For more information, visit www.MuskiesInc.org and www.mi22.com. Like us on Facebook at Muskies Inc Chapter 22-New Jersey.

Join us for Musky School to see what the excitement is all about!