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CNB HUNTING AND FISHING:

Fall 2014 Trout Stocking Schedule

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During the 2014 fall trout stocking season the Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock more than 25,000 trout in the state's major trout waters. The fish will be stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from October 7-15.

As a result of a disease issue at the hatchery this past spring, yearling brown and rainbow trout approximately 7-9 inches in length, will be stocked this fall as the hatchery works to rebuild fish stocks lost to the disease. (A return to the stocking of larger fish is planned for next fall, 2015, as well as a return to a full stocking schedule in spring, 2015.)

The trout will be stocked in 17 streams and 14 ponds over the two-week period. As in past years, streams are stocked the first week, and ponds and lakes are stocked during the second week.

In addition to the yearling trout, up to 500 broodstock rainbow trout will also be stocked. These broodstock, averaging 18 to 24 inches, will be stocked in lakes and ponds during the second week of stocking with each lake receiving more than 30 of these trophy-sized fish.

As the majority of streams stocked in the fall support holdover trout fisheries these waters provide anglers opportunities for larger trout to be caught.

Fall trout-stocking is one of the most popular stocking programs offered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Anglers enjoy the additional fish provided by the Division as well as the opportunity to fish the waters of New Jersey during one of the most beautiful times of year. Cooler temperatures and reduced fishing pressure makes for a relaxed fishing experience. Any trout not caught during the fall will also be available all winter long for anglers to enjoy. Many are even caught the following spring.

The stocking boundaries for streams are the same as in the spring (see the current Freshwater Digest for information). There are no closed dates during the fall stocking period. Updates to the fall stocking program will be posted as necessary.

Fall rainbow trout
Fall rainbow trout!
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Photo by Tom Pagliaroli

See the Fall Trout Fishing Information page for details about this season's stocking.

 

Week 1 - October 6-10, 2014

Monday, October 6 - No stocking

Tuesday, October 7

MONMOUTH & OCEAN COUNTIES

  • Manasquan River - 580
  • Metedeconk River, North Branch - 190
  • Metedeconk River, South Branch - 300
  • Tom's River (including TCA) - 440

SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Raritan River, North Branch - 1,140

SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Paulinskill River - 2,130

Wednesday, October 8

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Musconetcong River (including Point Mt. TCA, Hunterdon County) - 3,580

SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Pequest River (including TCA, Pequest WMA) - 1,890

Thursday, October 9

SUSSEX COUNTY

  • Big Flat Brook - 1,980
  • Wallkill River - 580

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Black River - 400
  • Rockaway River - 1,520

WARREN COUNTY

  • Pohatcong Creek - 1,220

Friday, October 10

BERGEN & PASSAIC COUNTIES

  • Wanaque River - 1,480
  • Ramapo River - 1,080

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES

  • Raritan River, South Branch (including TCA, Ken Lockwood Gorge) - 3,040

Week 2, October 13-17, 2014

Monday, October 13 - No stocking

Tuesday, October 14

ATLANTIC & CUMBERLAND COUNTIES

  • Giampetro Park Pond - 200
  • Hammonton Lake - 410
  • Mary Elmer Lake - 480
  • Maurice River - 490

BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES

  • Crystal Lake - 480
  • Grenloch Lake - 200
  • Oak Pond - 200
  • Sylvan Lake - 480

Wednesday, October 15

GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES

  • Greenwich Lake - 480
  • Iona Lake - 200
  • Schadlers Sand Wash Pond - 200
  • Swedesboro Lake - 480

MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES

  • Colonial Lake - 480
  • Roosevelt Park Pond - 480
  • Rosedale Lake - 170

Thursday, October 16 - No stocking

Friday, October 17 - No stocking

UPDATES

Farrington Lake has been removed from the Trout Stocking Program and will no longer be stocked with trout.

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