has happened in past years, heavy rains this spring resulted
in large game fish being swept over the dam at Greenwood Lake
and into the Wanaque River. Fortunately for many of the fish
- and the anglers who pursue them - division staff from the Hackettstown Hatchery and volunteers
Inc. Chapter 22 and the division's Wildlife Conservation Corps were able to respond.
downstream of the dam, the team electroshocked a stretch of
the river holding the fish. A total of 234 walleyes weighing
four pounds to ten pounds, and six muskies measuring 35 inches
to 42 inches, were netted, transported and then released back
into Greenwood Lake.
accounts of rescues at this same location the 2005 and 2007,
Fish Rescue (2005) and 2007
Fish Rescue Operation.
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