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

Pequest River - NJ

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:

50

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 Pequest River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/19/22

Good now. Weekend blow out.

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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    Trout

Rise Form Guides/Ramsey Outdoor's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
TH Zebra Midge N/A 22
RS2 N/A 20
Blue Wing Olive Parachute N/A 20
Rouse's J-Dub Sow Bug olive 16
Griffith's Gnat N/A 22
March Brown N/A 10

TH Zebra Midge

A handy midge fly pattern for stillwater.

Rise Form Guides/Ramsey Outdoor's Recommended Gear

Description: About Pequest River

This beautiful tributary of the Delaware River is located in Northwestern New Jersey. Famous for its Trout Hatchery, the Pequest offers angler easy access and opportunities for Trout fishing. There are many runs, pools and pocket water holding a combination of Rainbow, Brook, and brown trout. Exploration of the Pequest River beyond the Hatchery Trout Conservation Stretch will open up many opportunities for solitude and fish.

Nearest Airport:

Teterboro or Newark Liberty

Best Time to Fish:

middle of the day

Best Stretch:

Pequest TCA Only fish from the spillway to the 1st downstream bridge

Best Access:

Hatchery lot on Rt. 46