Fishing at Ramapo Lake

I spent my youth fishing.  Many weekends each summer were spent at my father’s parents house in Ocean City (New Jersey), each including a trip on one of the party boats for fluke.  During the week back home in Somerville, I would often head down to Peter’s Brook and spend the afternoons catching sunfish.

I don’t know what it was that finally got me motivated again, but I decided it was time to get back into it.  I had picked up my license a few weeks ago, and today a bunch of fresh tackle.  I decided to try out Ramapo Lake located in Ramapo Mountain State Forest this afternoon.  The hike from the parking lot to the lake took a bit longer than I had expected, but it was worth it, as the lake was beautiful.  There is a paved trail around the lake with many smaller trails down to the water for fishing access.

All I caught on the day was 5 sunfish, but I’m sure the bigger fish are out there…  I heard several large bass-sized feeding splashes throughout the afternoon.

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