Fantastic trout fishing opportunities await anglers at dozens of fall and winter trout-stocked streams and lakes in New Jersey. These waters will be stocked with brook, brown and rainbow trout averaging 14 to 16 inches, and weighing 3 to 5 pounds. These two-year old trout are noticeably larger than the 10-inch trout typically stocked in the spring. Shifting to older, larger two-year old trout has been a huge success with Garden State anglers who not only enjoy these fish through the end of the year, but well into next year’s stocking season. Experience for yourself what New Jersey anglers have been raving about!
Fish and Wildlife stocks approximately 20,000 large trout during the two-week fall stocking period, and about 1,000 of these are exceptionally large rainbow trout broodstock measuring 18–20 inches. About 5,000 trout are stocked for winter trout fishing just days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Since waters are stocked throughout the state, there’s bound to be a trout-stocked pond, lake or stream near you. Don’t miss out on the fun this fall and winter at a chance to catch a lunker trout!
Anglers are reminded that all streams and lakes are open to fishing on the day of stocking in the fall and winter.
All stocking dates are announced on the:
- Trout Hotline (609) 633-6765
- Fish and Wildlife’s Web site
Directions to public access locations for trout-stocked waters are also available on our web site.
Fall Trout-Stocked Rivers and Lakes
Fall stocking will occur in the weeks beginning Oct. 5 and Oct. 12, 2010. When available, the stocking schedule will be posted on Fish and Wildlife’s Web site and the Trout Stocking Hotline.
Atlantic County: Hammonton Lake
Bergen County: Ramapo River
Burlington County: Crystal Lake, Sylvan Lake
Camden County: Oak Pond, Grenloch Lake
Cumberland County: Giampetro Park Pond, Mary Elmer Lake, Maurice River
Gloucester County: Grenloch Lake, Greenwich Lake, Iona Lake, Swedesboro Lake
Hunterdon County: Musconetcong River, Raritan River
Mercer County: Colonial Lake, Rosedale Lake
Middlesex County: Farrington Lake, Roosevelt Park Pond
Monmouth County: Manasquan River
Morris County: Black River, Musconetcong River, S/Br. Raritan River, Rockaway River
Ocean County: N/Br. & S/Br. Metedeconk River, Toms River
Passaic County: Wanaque River
Salem County: Schadler’s Sand Wash Pond
Somerset County: N/Br. & S/Br. Raritan River
Sussex County: Big Flat Brook, Musconetcong River, E/Br., W/Br. and mainstem Paulinskill River, Pequest River, Wallkill River
Warren County: Musconetcong River, Paulinskill River, Pequest River, Pohatcong Creek
Winter Trout-Stocked Lakes
Stocking dates are Nov. 23–25, 2010. When available, the stocking schedule will be posted on Fish and Wildlife’s Web site and the Trout Stocking Hotline.
Atlantic County: Birch Grove Park Pond
Bergen County: Mill Pond
Camden County: Haddon Lake, Rowands Pond
Cumberland County: Shaws Mill Pond
Essex County: Verona Park Lake
Gloucester County: Mullica Hill Pond
Hudson County: Woodcliff Lake
Hunterdon County: Amwell Lake
Middlesex County: Hook’s Creek Lake,
Monmouth County: Spring Lake,
Morris County: Mt. Hope Pond, Speedwell Lake
Ocean County: Lake Shenandoah
Passaic County: Barbours Pond, Green Turtle Pond
Salem County: Riverview Beach Pond
Sussex County: Lake Aeroflex, Little Swartswood Lake, Silver Lake, Lake Ocquittunk
Union County: Lower Echo Lake
Warren County: Furnace Lake