I just moved out of JC a few months ago and am now up in Northern Bergen county. There's a spot just a few min. / miles from you there and if you think Jersey is good, you should check out NY. I'm always looking for folks to go with so let me know if you want to get together and I'd be happy to bring you around to places I know.
i have a small shop in monticello ny...thats actually where i am keeping the little boat i just bought. i may also have a little paddle rig that i am getting for free. i plan on hunting around monticello and the hudson valley if i get the time. i have a few places scouted around monticello. i just have to assume that everywhere i've been scouting is going to get pretty hard so im not suprised when i have to change my plans when getting to a spot!
i haven't put my boat in the water yet. still getting through the nj boating saftey course. i've been piloting boats for 20 years now, but iowa doesn't require a boating safety course. in my opinion, it should be a requirement anywhere. its a slight inconvenience, but i'd be lying if i said a wasn't learning a few things along the way