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New Jersey Fall 2013 Trout Stocking Schedule

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Photo by Tom Pagliaroli

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 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.

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

Fall Trout Stocking Map http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/images/fishing/trout_fallstock_map13.jpg

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