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After reading a thread about trout being caught in the filty passaic, outlaw mentioned he has seen b [no swearing please] amoung other things come outta a local stretch. Well i thought i would give it a shot the other day. Went out a messed around with a black powerworm 4" for awhile. I think i had a hit but nothing hooked up. Anyway i decide i would tie on a small mepps XD spinner with char. tail. Well half a dozen casts and i hook some little panfish. Had an orange belly. Idk what it was though lol.

So i keep tossing the 1/8 oz. spinner and sure enough what bites. A 13" pound or so smallmouth. I thought i hooke a carp at first or a catfish when i felt the considerable weight on the line. Nope was def a nice healthy chunky bass. What the heck arew they doing in the passaic! Makes me wonder what else i can coax outta there? Maybe ill try again with a full size spinnbait and see what happens. Hopfully i didnt catch the only one in the river lol:p
 

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There are a lot of different kinds of fish in the passaic. Even stripers!!! I caught them first hand. I kid you not. Use a white mister twister below the falls and you'll hook up.
 

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I tried the Passaic the other day at Two Bridges in Fairfield, but didn't catch anything. I heard there were pike and smallmouth there, but got nothing. I need see some sunfish though. Maybe I need a canoe or something.
 

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That river holds just about every freshwater species of fish such as bass, stripers, BIG pike, musky, panfish, BIG carp, catfish, eels, etc.... I know the river is still generally dirty, but it has cleaned up considerably, and holds a lot of fish.
 

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I was Kayak fishing above the falls, twice this week, the first day, I caught 2 northern pike, 20, and 36inches, and today I caught a largemouth bass, about 2 lbs... Going back tomorrow, trying for Pike!!
 

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Exactly where is this ow tha you guys are fishing?

I assume you mean the service diner? Is their access to their from the land or are you screwed without a boat. And hwo to access below the falls as well?

I was shocked when i hooked up with the smallmouth. Im gonna try again with some more convential spinnerbaits and maybe a 4" plastic shad.

Thanks for any help.
 
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