There are so many "fall" things to do in New Jersey, but if apple and pumpkin picking aren't your thing, there's still plenty of fishing to be had all over New Jersey.

Two native Garden State fish that give a good fight and are fun to catch are trying to fatten up before winter, and that's good news for anglers. Bass and chain pickerel are plentiful all over our state and this time of year they're biting as good as ever.

I spent a few hours on a lake in Burlington County this past weekend and caught about a dozen largemouth bass up to 3 lbs. and a few good size pickerel too. My favorite new plastic bait is the Keitech 4" Easy Shiner in either the Bluegill Flash or Gold Flash Minnow colors. You can find them online or at your favorite sporting goods stores' fishing section.

You've only got a few weeks before the water cools way down and they're harder to get to chase these things. Then we've only got a few weeks til the saltwater striped bass start biting off the beaches and in the bays.

Fall is always my favorite time for stripers and hopefully it will produce better results than this past spring. Good luck!

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