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Old 11-04-2019, 08:47 PM
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Not sure which day I am going to go but I am going to try and catch a Pike when I go fishing one day this weekend or Friday; which ever day is better. Since I have never caught one I don't care how big it is this time. Going to be fishing from the shoreline. I am considering either a spot on Pompton Lake or the Passaic River. Not looking for anyone's secret spot just between the two which do you think would be better for the season and shoreline fishing?

Since I got back into fishing early this summer I initially caught my pb fish and pb Pickerel while fishing with my daughter and father in law in a rented row boat. Since then I caught a few pickerel at Ramapo Lake, a few at Tamarack Lake and one at Lake Hopatcong (all between 15-18 inches).

After targeting Pickerel since the summer I figured I would try to catch a Pike. I read online that they continue to bite into the winter and saw some Youtube videos of guys catching them out of the Passaic in December and January.
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Old 11-04-2019, 11:00 PM
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Passaic may be be hard with the high water, at least in my local area of New Providence. Typically if it goes high it stays high, something to do with the great swamp draining I assume.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nj/nwis/u...60,62614,62615

3.5 feet is a low and nice level to bank fish. 4.5 you'll have a lot of it flooded up the bank. So be sure to bring some wading boots. The bank is still firm enough to walk on, from what I recall, even if an inch or two of water are over it. But it's gonna be hard seeing where you're stepping in some spots. Do be careful not to get into any deeper mud or slide down a bank. Otherwise you should nail a few.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:07 AM
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I would recommend the Passaic river as well. Pompton lake doesn't have a large population of Pike while the river does. Best of luck, stay safe, and post a photo of what you catch!
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:31 PM
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Looks like it was my day in the barrel, as I got skunked. It was a little colder than I anticipated too.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:31 AM
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Pompton Lake has a very good number of Pike. I catch them on a regular basis.
There is ample shoreline to fish along near the boat ramp and there is a little park located there also.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:28 PM
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Pompton Lakes is also where the state record pike came from. The park is called sunnybank.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:37 AM
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Yes the state record Pike was caught at Pompton. I believe i was caught from shore.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:55 AM
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How is the winter pike bite, not through the ice. Id like to get the boat on Mercer or Carnegie lake and try when temps are ok over the winter if no ice
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Old 11-12-2019, 12:13 PM
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Pompton Lakes is also where the state record pike came from. The park is called sunnybank.
i think you mean pines hahaha
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:43 PM
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i think you mean pines hahaha
If you say so......
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