Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

248825 Posts in 25513 Topics- by 6171 Members - Latest Member: pete60
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: LAKE ASSUNPINK  (Read 13121 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Luna Sea 4
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Home: Jackson NJ/Port: Toms River NJ
Posts: 11662


Nick (Luna Sea 4)


WWW
« on: May 12, 2008, 06:21:33 PM »


LAKE ASSUNPINK
One of the top perennial bass-producing waters in the central part of New Jersey is Lake Assunpink. This lake annually produces some of the best catches of good-sized bass in the state. Despite drought conditions, anglers enjoyed good bassing last season and should this year, too. Bass in the 6- and 7-pound class were weighed in at several local tackle shops. Bass tournaments on the lake produced good results for anglers.



Ask anyone who fishes Lake Assunpink on a regular basis as to why it was productive when most of its better known counterparts were not and you'll likely to get 10 different answers. There were, however, a few factors that Lake Assunpink has in its favor. Lake Assunpink's waters come from a drainage system of the same name. Unlike most other drainages that were severely affected by the drought, water levels, while lower, remained relatively stable at Assunpink.



The large number of springs that seep into the lake also helps keep its water a few degrees cooler than most other lakes. Assunpink is often wind- swept even under the slightest breeze. This produces good oxygen levels, which allows bass to cope with the higher water temperatures.



The lake's 225 acres of surface water are largely shallow and the lake has silted in considerably since it was built. The lake's backwaters contain heavy vegetation during the summer and this produces excellent surface plugging action. Even though its waters are much shallower than the other lakes we discussed, Lake Assunpink still has plenty of open water and 10-foot-plus water where plastic baits will provide you with good bass-fishing action. In particular, the old streambed that is still visible on a depthfinder produces some excellent numbers of bass on jig-and-pig and jig-and-plastic worm combinations.



Unlike the other lakes detailed here, Assunpink does not have a smallmouth population. The lake's maximum depth is about 15 feet, with an electric motor-only rule. One of the drawbacks the lake has is its boat launch, which is a dirt ramp. Anglers with larger boats can have a problem launching, especially under low-water conditions. Shoreline access is ample, as is the parking.

Logged

Fish out of Toms River NJ.
Call Nick for open boat, 973-417-5756, or on Channel 68.

Team Luna Sea 4
IrishAyes
Fishing At It's Finest
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Shark River
Posts: 16410



« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 06:57:06 PM »

I fished here many years ago. Nice bass lake.
Logged

Captain Joe of the Irish Ayes

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.  ~Irish Blessing
ped579
NJSF Field Reporter
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Toms River, NJ / IBSP
Posts: 11298


Happiness is long casts, tight lines & bent rods


WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008, 11:36:42 PM »

Assunpink was and still is a good bass lake.  I have a friend that still fishes it and does quite well especially at night.
Logged



IN GOD WE TRUST

"Hypocrisy is not a fault these days - it is a lifestyle"

IBSP: 925,  NJBBA: 4567

Ham Call; N2HYG Monitor RPT.  146.910 PL-3A (127.3Hz)
sealife
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Shark River
Posts: 409


« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 08:34:39 PM »

I think they built a new boat ramp and parking lot in the past year.
Logged


Click for Location and Dates
bayonne
Hero Member
****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: bayonne nj
Posts: 537



« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 10:26:25 PM »

yes they did a new concrete launch and paved parking lot
Logged
ped579
NJSF Field Reporter
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Toms River, NJ / IBSP
Posts: 11298


Happiness is long casts, tight lines & bent rods


WWW
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008, 10:59:15 PM »

Yep a good bass lake.  if you look at the lake with the earthen berm to your left and you look between 1 and 2 0'clock there are some good holes that I use to catch bass on a regular basis years ago.  I bet they still hold bass today.
Logged



IN GOD WE TRUST

"Hypocrisy is not a fault these days - it is a lifestyle"

IBSP: 925,  NJBBA: 4567

Ham Call; N2HYG Monitor RPT.  146.910 PL-3A (127.3Hz)
Jersey Ray
Full Member of the Den
***
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Middlesex County
Posts: 16


« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2009, 10:07:04 PM »

Yeah,I fish Assunpink occasionaly,but Mostly at Night because of the Extreme Fishing Pressure that the Lake Receives daily... Heres a few Pics from the last night I was out there,Nothing Big but fun nonetheless... Grin


* Assunpink Night Fishing 001.jpg (1238.63 KB, 533x400 - viewed 303 times.)

* Assunpink Night Fishing 002.jpg (1309.18 KB, 533x400 - viewed 245 times.)

* Assunpink Night Fishing 003.jpg (1097.38 KB, 300x400 - viewed 265 times.)

* Assunpink Night Fishing 004.jpg (1291.89 KB, 533x400 - viewed 306 times.)
Logged

Never Argue with an Idiot,cause he`ll just drag you down to his level and beat ya with experience!:)  Give a man a fish and he eats for the day,show a man where to fish,and he and all his buddies will be there tomorrow...Sad  Look me up on ArcheryTalk.com if you are an Archer also!
Pfishingruven
P-Man
Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Manahawkin
Posts: 8994



« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2009, 10:08:56 PM »

Nice catches!  All nice fish...beats the skunk.

 thumbsup2
Logged

ped579
NJSF Field Reporter
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Toms River, NJ / IBSP
Posts: 11298


Happiness is long casts, tight lines & bent rods


WWW
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 11:21:13 PM »

Sweet, nice going... thumbs up greeting
Logged



IN GOD WE TRUST

"Hypocrisy is not a fault these days - it is a lifestyle"

IBSP: 925,  NJBBA: 4567

Ham Call; N2HYG Monitor RPT.  146.910 PL-3A (127.3Hz)
89stang1
Full Member
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: central jersey
Posts: 102


Pullin Drag


« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 07:43:44 AM »

I have not been here in a couple years but ive fished Assupink many times over the years, pre spawn daytime in spring and many all niters in the summer there and have done real good sometimes with bass up to and over 5 pounds
Logged

John
Raritan Bay Stripers & Fluke
SV-18GT Fisher Marine "Grey Thunder" aluminum bassboat 115 Mercury outboard
Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  


.
 Mikes Custom Plugs

The Sea Horse

Nj Boat Expo

Heavy Duty truck Parts On Line

Web Site Design

Boat Lettering

Bill Chaser Charters