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Channel "Super Cats" Catfish Stocked In 28 Waters

 

October 13, 2020

The Division of Fish and Wildlife annually stocks over 70 waterbodies throughout New Jersey with Channel Catfish raised at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery. As an added bonus this year, 28 waters were stocked between October 6-9 with "Super Cats", which average 28 inches and 6.5 pounds. Similar to the Division's Bonus Brood Stock Trout Stocking Program, these 5+ year-old Super Cats have been retired as brood stock and are stocked for angler enjoyment.

The following waters are selected for Super Catfish by Division biologists to provide the maximum recreational value to anglers:

'Super Cat' Channel Catfish

Location County Number
Amwell Lake Hunterdon 20
Birch Grove Park Pond Atlantic 20
Burnham Park Pond Morris 20
Crystal Lake Burlington 20
Dahnert's Lake Bergen 20
Diamond Mill Pond Essex 20
Echo Lake Monmouth 20
Giampietro Park Pond Cumberland 20
Greenwich Lake Gloucester 20
Hedden Park Lake Morris 15
Heritage Park Pond Atlantic 20
Holmdel Park Pond Monmouth 20
Indian Lake Bergen 20

Koehlers Pond

Morris 15

Lake Ocquittunk

Sussex 20
Lower Echo Park Lake Union 20
Manalapan Lake Middlesex 20
Manny's Pond Hunterdon 20
Mountain Farm Pond Hunterdon 20
Nomahegan Park Pond Union 20
Pascal Pond Hunterdon 15
Ponderlodge Pond Cape May 20
Roosevelt Park Lake Middlesex 20
Seeleys Pond Union 20
Sylvan Lakes (Upper & Lower) Burlington 20
Verona Park Pond Essex 20
Warianco Park Lake Union 20
West Hudson County Park Pond Hudson 20

On an annual basis, the Division's Hackettstown Hatchery also stocks 800 eighteen-inch Channel Catfish in 24 waters, 10,000 twelve-inch in 60 waters, and 15,000 six-inch in 10 larger waters. These annual stockings provide an excellent fishery in many of these waters. They are stocked in waters ranging from 1-acre park ponds to New Jersey's largest lakes and reservoirs.

Consult the Hackettstown Hatchery Stocking Summaries for information on all Hackettstown stockings.

Channel Catfish: Where, When, How and Stocking Summaries

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Last Updated: October 13, 2020