Fishing Season: Open all year. Check NJ Fish and Wildlife Digest for Spring Stocking closure dates.

Musconetcong River - NJ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Rise Form Guides/Ramsey Outdoor's Tip of the Week

Observe the bugs and let them tell you what to do...

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Map of Musconetcong River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/19/22

Good right now, probably blown out for the weekend.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/19/22

Your preferred style of nymphing . Switch to dries if and when they look up...

Local Species Available Open all year. Check NJ Fish and Wildlife Digest for Spring Stocking closure dates.

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Rise Form Guides/Ramsey Outdoor's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
March Brown N/A 10
La Fontaine Sparkle Pupa N/A 14
Rusty Spinner N/A 10
RS2 N/A 22
Blue Wing Olive Parachute N/A 20
Flashback Scud Wet Hare's Ear N/A 14

March Brown

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Rise Form Guides/Ramsey Outdoor's Recommended Gear

Description: About Musconetcong River

The "Musky" as it is called by all who know it flows southwest out of Lake Hopatcong. Downstream from Saxton Falls in Allamuchy, the Musky begins to take on a normal freestone flow. It contains seasonal trout water to the town of Changewater. From Changewater to the confluence with the Delaware, the Musky mixes with the limestone ground water, cooling down and becoming a better year round trout river. The area just below Penwell includes the Point Mountain TCA, a popular fishing destination. This river holds stocked brooks, browns and rainbows and some wild browns and wild brook trout. The Musky has 19 known trout production tributaries entering into it.

Nearest Airport:

Teterboro or Newark Liberty

Best Stretch:

Point Mountain on downstream