Manasquan Reservoir, in east-central New Jersey, offers anglers the chance to catch a wide variety of fish species. You may even get lucky and land yourself a trophy-sized fish. This 700-acre lake is stocked with bass, catfish, crappie, chain pickerel, bluegill, smallmouth bass, and tiger muskie. You’ll find several public access areas along the lake’s eight miles of shoreline. If you want to access the shore for fishing, your best bet is to head to the five-mile perimeter trail. If you prefer to head out on the water, there’s a boat launch ramp at the Joseph Irwin Recreation Area on the southern portion of the lake. You can also launch canoes and kayaks in several other areas. Anyone 16 or older is required to have a New Jersey fishing license.
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