Division of Fish & Wildlife
New Jersey Freshwater Fishing
State of New Jersey
Philip D. Murphy, Governor
Sheila Y. Oliver, Lieutenant Governor
Department of Environmental Protection
Catherine R. McCabe, Commissioner
Office of Natural and Historic Resources
Ray Bukowski, Assistant Commissioner
Division of Fish and Wildlife
Dave Golden, Director
Ginger Kopkash, Assistant Director
Lisa Barno, Acting Assistant Director
Joe Cimino, Administrator, Marine Fisheries
John Heilferty, Chief, Endangered and Nongame Species
Lisa Barno, Chief, Freshwater Fisheries
Al Ivany, Chief, Information and Education
Jason Hearon, Chief, Land Management
J. Sean Cianciulli, Chief, Law Enforcement
Jeff Brust, Chief, Marine Fisheries
Russell Babb, Chief, Shellfisheries
Carole Stanko, Chief, Wildlife Management
Cindy Kuenstner, Editor
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife is a professional, environmental organization dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of the state’s fish and wildlife resources.
The Digest is available at license agents and Fish and Wildlife offices. Information may be reprinted with permission. Subscriptions are not available.
This Digest is designed and produced by J.F. Griffin Publishing, LLC; www.jfgriffin.com.
Partial funding for the Digest is provided by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program.
Cover photo © John Selser. A 49-inch Muskellunge hooked in Greenwood Lake by John Selser.
New Jersey Fish and Game Council
Frank Virgilio, Chair
Dr. Rick Lathrop
Where to Write Us
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife
MC 501-03 • P.O. Box 420 • Trenton, NJ 08625-0420 • NJFishandWildlife.com
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
To protect and manage the state’s fish and wildlife to maximize their long-term biological, recreational and economic value for all New Jerseyans.
• To maintain New Jersey’s rich variety of fish and wildlife species at stable, healthy levels and to protect and enhance the many habitats on which they depend.
• To educate New Jerseyans on the values and needs of our fish and wildlife and to foster a positive human/wildlife co-existence.
• To maximize the recreational and commercial use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife for both present and future generations.