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Fall 2019 Trout Stocking Schedule

 

2019 Updates

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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.

Fall Rainbow Trout
Fall Rainbow Trout!
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Photo by Tom Pagliaroli

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
MORRIS COUNTY
  • Black River - 330
SOMERSET COUNTY
  • Raritan River, North Branch - 940
SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES
  • Paulinskill River - 1,460

Wednesday, October 9

HUNTERDON, MORRIS & WARREN COUNTIES

  • Musconetcong River (including Point Mt. TCA, Hunterdon County) - 2,870
SUSSEX & WARREN COUNTIES
  • Pequest River (including TCA, Pequest WMA) - 1,230
  • Wallkill River - 510 (see Updates)

Thursday, October 10

MORRIS COUNTY

  • Rockaway River - 1,370
SUSSEX COUNTY
  • Big Flat Brook - 1,780 (see Updates)
WARREN COUNTY
  • Pohatcong Creek - 1,000
Friday, October 11

BERGEN & PASSAIC COUNTIES

  • Wanaque River - 320
  • Ramapo River - 970 (see Updates)
HUNTERDON, MORRIS & SOMERSET COUNTIES
  • 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

  • Giampetro Park Pond - 170
  • Hammonton Lake - 230
  • Mary Elmer Lake - 210
  • Maurice River - 180
BURLINGTON, CAMDEN & GLOUCESTER COUNTIES
  • Crystal Lake - 220
  • Grenloch Lake - 170
  • Oak Pond - 170
  • Sylvan Lake - (see Updates)
MORRIS & UNION COUNTIES
  • Lower Echo Park Pond - 180
  • Speedwell Lake - 230

Wednesday, October 16

BERGEN, ESSEX & HUDSON COUNTIES

  • Mill Pond - 180
  • Verona Park Pond - 210
  • Woodcliff Lake - 220
GLOUCESTER & SALEM COUNTIES
  • Greenwich Lake - 190
  • Iona Lake - 210
  • Schadlers Sand Wash Pond - 190
  • Swedesboro Lake - 220
MIDDLESEX & MERCER COUNTIES
  • Colonial Lake - 190
  • Roosevelt Park Pond - 180
  • Rosedale Lake (see Updates)

Thursday, October 17 - No stocking

Friday, October 18 - No stocking

UPDATES

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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Last Updated: October 11, 2019