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Fish Species Raised at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery


The Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery is responsible for the production of 15 different species of warm water and cool water fish. The following chart lists the species family, scientific and common names. To view photos of these species at various life stages click on the family name.

Esocids Esox lucius Northern Pike
Esox lucius x E. masquinongy Tiger Muskie
Esox masquinongy Muskellunge
Percidae Stizostedion vitreum Walleye
Centrarchidae Micropterus salmoides Largemouth Bass
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth Bass
Lepomis macrochirus Bluegill
Lepomis gibbosus Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie
Moronidae Morone saxatilis x M. chrysops Striped Bass Hybrid
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
Ictalurus nebulosus Brown Bullhead
Cyprinidae Pimephales promelas Fathead Minnow
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden Shiner
Poeciliidae Gambusia affinis Mosquitofish
Salmonidae Salmo salar Landlocked Atlantic Salmon

For stocking information visit the Warmwater Fish in New Jersey page (includes stocking summaries for individual species)

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