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September 13, 1999

For more information contact:
Bob Soldwedel at 609-292-8692

In early September, the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife stocked more than 5,000 tiger muskies and will continue to stock nearly 44,000 channel catfish throughout the month in selected waters statewide. The fish were reared at the Division's Hackettstown Hatchery in Warren County and have the potential to reach 20 pounds or more.

"Both species have enormous growth potential and will provide anglers with some exciting opportunities in the future," said Division Director Bob McDowell.

The tiger muskies were stocked as follows:

County         Location Stocked         Number Stocked         Average Length       
Warren Furnace Lake 170 9
Somerset Delaware & Raritan canal 180 10
Mercer Carnegie Lake 720 8
Burlington Rancocas Creek 1452 8
Hunterdon Spruce Run Reservoir 2556 8

The release of Channel Catfish is as follows (average length of fish is 6.0 inches for all stockings).

County         Location         Number        
Atlantic Heritage Park Pond 520
Atlantic Hammontown Lake 1275
Bergen Scarlet Oak Pond 840
Burlington Mirrow Lake 1550
Burlington Swedes Lake 900
Camden Haddon Lake 600
Camden Dennisville Lake 1150
Camden West Pond 300
Cumberland Mary Elmer Lake 760
Cumberland Shaws Mill Pond 950
Cumberland Giampietro Park Pond 620
Cumberland Bostwick Lake 970
Cumberland Sunset Lake 1340
Gloucester Franklinville Lake 760
Gloucester Greenwich Lake 800
Gloucester Iona Lake 1010
Mercer Colonial Lake 600
Mercer Gropps Lake 1200
Middlesex East Brunswick Park Pond 1050
Middlesex Farrington Lake 1590
Middlesex Weston's Mill Pond 1360
Middlesex Hook's Creek Lake 600
Monmouth Shadow Lake 1340
Monmouth Takanasssee Lake 380
Monmouth Echo Lake 600
Monmouth Hurley's Pond 400
Monmouth Lake Topenemus 820
Monmouth Silo Farm Pond 200
Monmouth Allentown Mill Pond 1000
Monmouth Holmdel Park Pond 300
Monmouth Deal Lake 1450
Morris Lake Ames 720
Morris Silas Condict Park Pond 600
Morris Speedwell Lake 860
Ocean Lake Crasaljo 1235
Ocean Turnmill Pond 1400
Ocean Lake Manetta 760
Ocean Colliers Mill Pond 740
Passaic Green Turtle Pond 1050
Passaic Monksville Reservoir 1800
Salem Woodstown Lake 800
Salem Thundergust Lake 680
Somerset Ann Van Middleworth Pond 1000
Sussex Jefferson Lake 1110
Sussex Lake Ocquittunk 560
Sussex Swartswood Lake 1800
Warren Delaware Lake 1000