Bass Fishing Tips for Union Lake in New Jersey

Bass Fishing Tips for Union Lake in New Jersey
Union Lake spans 898 acres and is located in Millville, New Jersey. The lake is part of the 4,677-acre Union Lake Wildlife Management Area and is situated in the southern portion of the state. Union Lake has two boat ramps for motor boat and car top boats. Anglers are allowed to use outboard motors for up to 10 horsepower.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Rod and reel
  • Lures
  • Fish finder
  • Boat
  • Fishing License
Step 1
Fish for smallmouth bass around the lake's sandy shoreline, the adjacent dam and across the lake by Millville ramp. Also search near the stumps, deep water structure and around the rip-raps. For largemouth bass, the structures in the lake's lower end like the coves and brushy areas are effective spots.
Step 2
Use a fish finder to find bass in and around artificial structures in the lake. Artificial structures like tire reefs and Christmas tree reefs are placed at different locations throughout. A structure is located approximately forty yards offshore near the Millville ramp, another one is about 30 yards from the dam off the bank and one can be found near the shore just after the first cove near the dam. These structures contain populations of bass.
Step 3
Use spinner baits and topwater lures to attract bass especially in the western shore area of the lake where depths rarely go deeper than 7 feet. Cast near tree stumps and other structures to catch a strike. Use small crankbaits and small hair jigs for smallmouth bass. Four- and five-inch Senko or Gary Yamamoto worms work really well for largemouth bass in the lake.

Article Written By Rona Aquino

Rona Aquino began writing professionally in 2008. As an avid marathon runner and outdoor enthusiast, she writes on topics of running, fitness and outdoor recreation for various publications. Aquino holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications and English from the University of Maryland College Park.

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