Anybody have any experience fishing Echo Lake in Mountainside? I was looking for any tips or suggestions for fishing that lake.
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3/17/06 at 4:05pm
I work in Cranford and stop there sometimes on my way to or from the office during the stock. Most of what is said is true, however the idiots stick to the wall at the bottom near the dam. Explore a little and you'll find you can catch trout well after the crowds have plucked all the life from the wall. They also stock the lake with breeders a couple times a year so every once in a while you'll encounter something other than the generic 7 to 10" brookies and bows.
When you're finished with the trout, there are the carp...
The newark fishing Club Stocks trophy bows and brookies in there on the second week of April so they can have a kids derby. After that you will see the absolute worst show of sportsmanship and fishing ettiquette that NJ has to offer. Guys with 8 poles taking up 200 ft of bank space. They cast these poles at angles so they now take up 400 ft of lake space.
There has to be a law as to how many rods someone can fish! I can see 2-3 tops. Most of these guys don't even see the rods that get bit!
I hate that place! After the Trout die from suffocation due to the poor water quality and lack of dissolved oxygen, there are sunnies, stunted LMB and bullheads. Urban fishing at it's finest!
NJ has to re-think there Put n' Take trout fishery. Most of these mud puddles are just death row for hatchery fish. The state should require that a certain water quality be maintained before they stock trout.