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The 2014 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Guide is now available!
To view the new guide, please download the pdf. Check back in the coming days as we work to put up the new 2014 website.

Below is content from the 2013 guide.

New Jersey’s Stocking Programs

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New Jersey’s Stocking Programs

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WARMWATER STOCKING

Raised with pride in 2013 at New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery

Muskellunge—9–11″

  • Carnegie Lake (475)
  • Delaware River (300)
  • Echo Lake Reservoir (500)
  • Furnace Lake (150)
  • Greenwood Lake (3,975)
  • Lake Hopatcong (2,601)
  • Manasquan Reservoir (1,440)
  • Mercer Lake (550)
  • Monksville Reservoir (500)
  • Mountain Lake (300)

Northern Pike—6″

  • Budd Lake (5,417)
  • Cranberry Lake (1,784)
  • Deal Lake (1,580)
  • Farrington Lake (2,903)
  • Millstone River (1,525)
  • Passaic River (2,579)
  • Pompton Lake (2,061)
  • Pompton River (2,824)
  • Spruce Run Reservoir (6,723)

Tiger Muskellunge—8″

  • Furnace Lake (400
  • Greenwood Lake (1,617)
  • Little Swartswood Lake (840)

Walleye—4″

  • Canistear Reservoir (3,500)
  • Delaware River (25,800 — 2″)
  • Greenwood Lake (3,539)
  • Lake Hopatcong (6,729)
  • Monksville Reservoir (6,426)
  • Swartswood Lake (5,400)

Hybrid Striped Bass—4″

  • Lake Hopatcong (27,278)
  • Manasquan Reservoir (7,490)
  • Spruce Run Reservoir (12,975)

Smallmouth Bass—3–4″

  • DOD Lake (2,650)
  • Manasquan Reservoir (3,402)
  • Union Lake (7,814)
  • Saffins Pond (1,322)
  • Spruce Run Reservoir (1,433)

Largemouth Bass—2–4″

  • Bargaintown Lake (2,500)
  • Davis Mill Pond (4,000)
  • Deal Lake (8,050)
  • Franklin Lakes Nature Pond (7,500)
  • Greenwood Lake (10,155)
  • Hammonton Lake (3,500)
  • Lake Lenape (5,000)
  • Malaga Lake (2,500)
  • Maple Lake (2,500)
  • Mercer Lake (8,700)
  • Parvin Lake (5,000)
  • Pohatcong Lake (3,500)
  • Prospertown Lake (11,692)
  • Stephens Lake (2,500)
  • Willow Crest Lake (3,000)
  • 22 other smaller waterbodies

Landlocked Salmon—8.5″

  • Lake Aeroflex (560)
  • Wawayanda Lake (1,440)

Landlocked Salmon—14.2″

  • Lake Aeroflex (212)
  • Wawayanda Lake (550)

Channel Catfish—6″

  • Twenty-four waters

Channel Catfish—10″

  • Sixteen waters

Plus thousands of black crappie, bluegill sunfish, and brown bullheads stocked in over 100 waterbodies throughout the state!

The Hackettstown Hatchery is located in the heart of Hackettstown. It encompasses over 230 acres, consisting of over 65 extensive culture ponds, and a large intensive culture building. The hatchery raises and distributes over 1,500,000 fish each year, representing 15 species.

TROUT STOCKING

Raised with pride in 2013 at New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Pequest Trout Hatchery

Spring

  • Over 570,000 brook, brown and rainbow trout
  • Average size: 10.5 inches and ½ pound
  • An additional 6,000 breeders 15–21 inches (3–6 pounds)
  • Most waterbodies stocked at least three times
  • 100 streams and 80 lakes stocked statewide
  • All 21 counties stocked
  • 180,000 trout released for Opening Day—April 5, 2014
  • Stocking continues for seven weeks following Opening Day

Fall

  • Second and third weeks in October
    (fall stocking begins October 8, 2014.)
  • All large, two year old trout, measuring 14–16 inches
  • 20,000 trout stocked
  • 30 streams, lakes & ponds
  • 1,000 rainbow trout breeders, averaging 20 inches
  • Best chance to catch big trout

Winter

  • All large two year olds, measuring 15–16 inches
  • Over 5,000 trout
  • 24 lakes and ponds
  • Great fishing all winter long!

Sea Run Brown Trout

  • Lower Manasquan River
  • 15,000 7–8-inch brown trout
  • Try this elusive fishery!

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