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Fall 2016 Trout Stocking Schedule

 

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2016 Updates

During the 2016 fall trout stocking season the Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock more than 20,000 trout in the state's major trout waters. The fish will be stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from October 11-19.

Trout measuring approximately 14" up to 22" in length and weighing one-and-a-half pounds to almost eight pounds will be stocked. These Rainbow Trout will be stocked in 16 streams and 21 ponds. The number of ponds has increased 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) are stocked the first week, and ponds and lakes are 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 10-14, 2016

Monday, October 10 - No stocking

Tuesday, October 11

MONMOUTH & OCEAN COUNTIES

  • Manasquan River - 460
  • Metedeconk River, North Branch - 150
  • Metedeconk River, South Branch - 260
  • Tom's River (including TCA) - 350
MORRIS COUNTY
  • Black River - 320
SOMERSET COUNTY
  • Raritan River, North Branch - 900
SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES
  • Paulinskill River - 1,680

Wednesday, October 12

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Musconetcong River (including Point Mt. TCA, Hunterdon County) - 2,850
SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES
  • Pequest River (including TCA, Pequest WMA) - 1,530

Thursday, October 13

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Rockaway River - 1,310
SUSSEX COUNTY
  • Big Flat Brook - 1,700
  • Wallkill River - 480
WARREN COUNTY
  • Pohatcong Creek - 960
Friday, October 14

BERGEN & PASSAIC COUNTIES

  • Wanaque River - 330
  • Ramapo River - 930
HUNTERDON, MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES
  • Raritan River, South Branch (including TCA, Ken Lockwood Gorge) - 2,640

Week 2, October 17-21, 2016

Monday, October 17 - No stocking

Tuesday, October 18

ATLANTIC & CUMBERLAND COUNTIES

  • Giampetro Park Pond - 160
  • Hammonton Lake - 220
  • Mary Elmer Lake - 200
  • Maurice River - 170
BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES
  • Crystal Lake - 220
  • Grenloch Lake - 160
  • Oak Pond - 170
  • Sylvan Lake - 170
MORRIS & UNION COUNTIES
  • Lower Echo Park Pond - 170
  • Speedwell Lake - 230

Wednesday, October 19

BERGEN, ESSEX & HUDSON COUNTIES

  • Mill Pond - 180
  • Verona Park Pond - 200
  • Woodcliff Lake - 210
GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES
  • Greenwich Lake - 180
  • Iona Lake - 210
  • Schadlers Sand Wash Pond - 150
  • Swedesboro Lake - 200
MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES
  • Colonial Lake - 160
  • Hook's Creek Lake - 180
  • Roosevelt Park Pond - 180
  • Rosedale Lake - 200

Thursday, October 20 - No stocking

Friday, October 21 - No stocking

UPDATES

9/18/16 - Six lakes and ponds were moved from the Winter Stocking Program to the fall. These waters are:

  • Mill Pond (Bergen)
  • Verona Park Lake (Essex)
  • Woodcliff Lake (Hudson)
  • Lower Echo Park Pond (Union)
  • Speedwell Lake (Morris)
  • Hook's Creek Lake (Middlesex)

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