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CNB Hunting/Fishing: NJ Announces Fall 2019 Trout Stocking Schedule

 

 

2019 Updates

Fall Trout Stocking Map (.jpg, 225kb)
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During the 2019 fall trout stocking season the Division of Fish and Wildlife will stocked more than 21,000 trout in the state's major trout waters. The fish are stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from October 8-16.

Two-year old trout measuring approximately 14" up to 18" in length and weighing approximately one-and-a-half pounds, along with some three-year old broodstock (averaging around four pounds) will be stocked in 16 streams and 20 ponds. The number of ponds increased beginning in 2016 with six waters moved from the Winter Stocking Program (see Updates) over the two-week period.

As in past years, streams (except the Maurice River) were stocked the first week, and ponds and lakes were stocked during the second week. The majority of streams stocked in the fall support holdover trout fisheries, providing anglers opportunities for larger trout to be caught year-round.

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.

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

Fall Rainbow Trout
Fall Rainbow Trout!
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Photo by Tom Pagliaroli

 

Week 1 - October 7-11, 2019

Monday, October 7 - No stocking

Tuesday, October 8

MONMOUTH & OCEAN COUNTIES

 

  • Manasquan River - 480
  • Metedeconk River, North Branch - 160
  • Metedeconk River, South Branch - 270
  • Tom's River (including TCA) - 360

 

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Black River - 330

SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Raritan River, North Branch - 940

SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Paulinskill River - 1,460

Wednesday, October 9

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & WARREN COUNTIES

 

  • Musconetcong River (including Point Mt. TCA, Hunterdon County) - 2,870

 

SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Pequest River (including TCA, Pequest WMA) - 1,230
  • Wallkill River - 510

Thursday, October 10

MORRIS COUNTY

 

  • Rockaway River - 1,370

 

SUSSEX COUNTY

  • Big Flat Brook - 1,780

WARREN COUNTY

  • Pohatcong Creek - 1,000

Friday, October 11

BERGEN & PASSAIC COUNTIES

 

  • Wanaque River - 320
  • Ramapo River - 970

 

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES

  • Raritan River, South Branch (including TCA, Ken Lockwood Gorge) - 2,200

Week 2, October 14-18, 2019

Monday, October 14 - No stocking

Tuesday, October 15

ATLANTIC & CUMBERLAND COUNTIES

 

  • Giampetro Park Pond - 170
  • Hammonton Lake - 230
  • Mary Elmer Lake - 210
  • Maurice River - 180

 

BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES

  • Crystal Lake - 220
  • Grenloch Lake - 170
  • Oak Pond - 170
  • Sylvan Lake - 170

MORRIS & UNION COUNTIES

  • Lower Echo Park Pond - 180
  • Speedwell Lake - 230

Wednesday, October 16

BERGEN, ESSEX & HUDSON COUNTIES

 

  • Mill Pond - 180
  • Verona Park Pond - 210
  • Woodcliff Lake - 220

 

GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES

  • Greenwich Lake - 190
  • Iona Lake - 210
  • Schadlers Sand Wash Pond - 190
  • Swedesboro Lake - 220

MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES

  • Colonial Lake - 190
  • Roosevelt Park Pond - 180
  • Rosedale Lake - 210

Thursday, October 17 - No stocking

Friday, October 18 - No stocking

UPDATES

Hook's Creek Lake has been removed from the 2019 program due to high salinity levels.

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