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Old 08-02-2008, 08:14 AM
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Im going to working in Mahwah N.J. in a few week for a 2 years contract. I will be bring my fishing stuff and wonder what rivers would be good to get familiar with looking for with my sights set on Smallie's and Trout (Trouts???).
I'm from middle Tn. and am really looking forward to this. Sure would appreciate some information on which direction to head. Mahwah is in northern N.J.
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TnTom,

The Ramapo and Saddle River will be close. Here is a link to some NJ streams:

NJ Rivers and Streams

But you'll be fairly close to some great fishing on NY and PA as well. West and East branches (trout) and main stem of the Delaware (American Shad, stripers, SMB, walleye, trout), Beaverkill, Neversink, etc in the Catskills, and lots of streams in the Poconos (like the Lehigh) etc within 2 hours. Longer expeditions to some of Pa steams like the Juanita, Yellow Breeches, Central NY (West Canada Creek), would be good long weekend trips within +- 2-3 hrs. Further out, but worth exploring, are the Adirondacks (Ausable), steelheading on the Salmon north of Syracuse Fall - winter-spring) etc which would be around 4-5 hours and would be great but more of an expedition.

It would be good to hook up with a local chapter of TU (there's a No. Jersey chapter) to get plugged in, and get in on some of the trips they take to such places. There are also some pretty active NJ and PA based fly fishing forums you can find thru google.

There's great SW fishing for Stripers, bluefish etc also along the beaches.

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Old 08-02-2008, 02:32 PM
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Peregrins,
At the moment with no changes in plans I'd be arriving in Mahwah around the 11th.
I imagine it would be a month or so before I hit the water.
I really appreciate the time and information you provided.
Looking forward to some new countryside.
Again thanks
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Hi Tom,

Check this website and it provides some nice info about places and species.

New Jersey Fishing - Bass Fishing - Trout & Vacation Trip Ideas

Tight lines...
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Hi tom

You might want to try the Jersey surf at montauk or Island Beach State Park are good in the falls for stripers and blues.
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