Tips for Early Spring Bass Fishing in New Jersey

Tips for Early Spring Bass Fishing in New Jersey
The early spring is one of the best times for bass fishing because this is when the fish start to spawn. Many people believe this makes the fish a little slower and easier to catch. If you want to try early spring fishing in New Jersey, you should note a few tricks and tips that may make things easier.


The spring season runs from April to June in terms of fishing, but the early part of the season refers to the beginning of April, up until the beginning of May. However, this varies depending on the temperature of the water. The best time for bass fishing in the early spring season is when the water temperature reaches the low 40s and up into the low 50s. By the time the temperature reaches 55 degrees Fahrenheit, the regular spring season has hit.

River Fishing

There are several rivers in New Jersey that are active during the early part of spring for bass fishing. The Delaware River and Hudson River are very alive with spawning bass. You can also try fishing along the Chesapeake Bay and along the Roanoke River. These are viewed as the best places for bass fishing because the fish move along the river after leaving the estuaries.


When you're fishing during this season, you should use live bait rather than artificial bait or frozen bait. The best type of bait is herring or bunker, especially the smaller versions. These fish swim through the waters regularly and are used as food by the bass. The bass are more attracted to the fish and you'll have better luck with them. If you do use artificial bait, make sure to wiggle the line slightly to make the bait look more lively.

Best Spot

Finding the best spot in New Jersey for bass fishing is easy because you just need to look for the right type of fish. Herring and bunker are easy to spot in the water because of the bright colors of the fish. Wherever you find these fish, stop and spend the day. Bass eat these fish regularly and follow the schools through the water. It's easy to trick the bass into thinking that your bait is its regular food.

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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