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During the 2019 fall trout stocking season the Division of Fish and Wildlife will stocked more than 21,000 trout in the state's major trout waters. The fish are stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from October 8-16.
Two-year old trout measuring approximately 14" up to 18" in length and weighing approximately one-and-a-half pounds, along with some three-year old broodstock (averaging around four pounds) will be stocked in 16 streams and 20 ponds. The number of ponds increased beginning in 2016 with six waters moved from the Winter Stocking Program (see Updates) over the two-week period.
As in past years, streams (except the Maurice River) were stocked the first week, and ponds and lakes were stocked during the second week. The majority of streams stocked in the fall support holdover trout fisheries, providing anglers opportunities for larger trout to be caught year-round.
The stocking boundaries for streams are the same as in the spring (see the current Freshwater Digest for information). There are no closed dates during the fall stocking period. Updates to the fall stocking program will be posted as necessary.
See the Fall Trout Fishing Information page for details about this season's stocking.
Week 1 - October 7-11, 2019
Monday, October 7 - No stocking
Tuesday, October 8
MONMOUTH & OCEAN COUNTIES
- Manasquan River - 480
- Metedeconk River, North Branch - 160
- Metedeconk River, South Branch - 270
- Tom's River (including TCA) - 360
SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES
- Raritan River, North Branch - 940
- Paulinskill River - 1,460
Wednesday, October 9
HUNTERDON, MORRIS & WARREN COUNTIES
SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES
- Musconetcong River (including Point Mt. TCA, Hunterdon County) - 2,870
- Pequest River (including TCA, Pequest WMA) - 1,230
- Wallkill River - 510 (see Updates)
Thursday, October 10
Friday, October 11
- Big Flat Brook - 1,780 (see Updates)
BERGEN & PASSAIC COUNTIES
HUNTERDON, MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES
- Wanaque River - 320
- Ramapo River - 970 (see Updates)
- Raritan River, South Branch (including TCA, Ken Lockwood Gorge) - 2,200
Week 2, October 14-18, 2019
Monday, October 14 - No stocking
Tuesday, October 15
ATLANTIC & CUMBERLAND COUNTIES
BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES
MORRIS & UNION COUNTIES
- Giampetro Park Pond - 170
- Hammonton Lake - 230
- Mary Elmer Lake - 210
- Maurice River - 180
- Lower Echo Park Pond - 180
- Speedwell Lake - 230
Wednesday, October 16
BERGEN, ESSEX & HUDSON COUNTIES
GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES
- Mill Pond - 180
- Verona Park Pond - 210
- Woodcliff Lake - 220
MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES
- Greenwich Lake - 190
- Iona Lake - 210
- Schadlers Sand Wash Pond - 190
- Swedesboro Lake - 220
- Colonial Lake - 190
- Roosevelt Park Pond - 180
- Rosedale Lake (see Updates Rosedale Lake will be retested before winter stocking and if negative for HAB it will be stocked with 210 fish on Tuesday, November 25.
Thursday, October 17 - No stocking
Friday, October 18 - No stocking
Ramapo River: The river will not be stocked within the Ramapo Reservation due to its current closure to the public. The remainder of the river will be stocked as scheduled.
Sylan Lake: Due to the presence of a Harmful Algae Bloom this fall's stocking has been suspended.
Rosedale Lake: Due to the presence of a Harmful Algae Bloom this fall's stocking has been suspended.
Big Flatbrook (upstream of Rt. 206): Flows in this section of the Big Flatbrook were be too low for trout stocking. The fish allocated in this section were distributed downstream of Rt. 206 throughout the rest of the trout stocking locations.
Wallkill River: No fish will be stocked upstream of West Mountain Rd. bridge. These fish will be spread out throughout the rest of the Wallkill River.
Hook's Creek Lake has been removed from the 2019 program due to high salinity levels.
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