Fall 2013 Trout Stocking Schedule for New Jersey Waters

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Fall 2013 Trout Stocking Schedule for New Jersey Waters

Fall 2013 Trout Stocking Schedule for New Jersey Waters

For the third year, fall trout stocking will begin during the second week of October, rather than the first week. In recent years fall stocking was often postponed due to weather conditions that resulted in high water temperatures and/or low stream flows. Moving the start of fall stocking to the second week of October takes advantage of cooler temperatures, which benefit trout and minimizes the potential for last minute stocking schedule changes that impact anglers.

Fall stocking commences Tuesday, October 8th. Approximately 20,000 two-year old brook and rainbow trout, averaging 14-16 inches, are stocked in 17 streams and 15 ponds and lakes over a two-week period. Streams are stocked during the first week, and ponds and lakes are stocked during the second week. All fish were raised at the division’s Pequest Trout Hatchery.

The stocking boundaries for streams are the same as in the spring (see the currentFreshwater 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.

 

Week 1 – October 7-11, 2013

Monday, October 7 – No stocking

Tuesday, October 8

MONMOUTH & OCEAN COUNTIES

  • Manasquan River – 470
  • Metedeconk River, North Branch – 150
  • Metedeconk River, South Branch – 240
  • Tom’s River (including TCA) – 350

SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Raritan River, North Branch – 920

SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Paulinskill River – 1,720

Wednesday, October 9

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Musconetcong River (including Point Mt. TCA, Hunterdon County) – 2,890

SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Pequest River (including TCA, Pequest WMA) – 1,540

Thursday, October 10

SUSSEX COUNTY

  • Big Flat Brook – 1,620
  • Wallkill River – 470

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Black River – 330
  • Rockaway River – 1,230

WARREN COUNTY

  • Pohatcong Creek – 990

Friday, October 11

BERGEN & PASSAIC COUNTIES

  • Wanaque River – 330
  • Ramapo River – 870

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES

  • Raritan River, South Branch (including TCA, Ken Lockwood Gorge) – 2,570

Week 2, October 14-18, 2013

Monday, October 14 – No stocking

Tuesday, October 15

ATLANTIC & CUMBERLAND COUNTIES

  • Giampetro Park Pond – 170
  • Hammonton Lake – 340
  • Mary Elmer Lake – 170
  • Maurice River – 400

BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES

  • Crystal Lake – 170
  • Grenloch Lake – 170
  • Oak Pond – 170
  • Sylvan Lake – 170

Wednesday, October 16

GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES

  • Greenwich Lake – 170
  • Iona Lake – 170
  • Schadlers Sand Wash Pond – 170
  • Swedesboro Lake – 170

MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES

  • Colonial Lake – 170
  • Farrington Lake – 340
  • Roosevelt Park Pond – 170
  • Rosedale Lake – 170

Thursday, October 17 – No stocking

Friday, October 18 – No stocking