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Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery completes musky stocking for 2022

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Fish and Wildlife’s Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery recently completed Muskellunge stocking for 2022. The Muskellunge were acquired in a trade for surplus Northern Pike with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, according to NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife

Hatchery staff float stocked about 5,000 ten-inch fingerlings last week in these waters:

  • Greenwood Lake – 3,640
  • Echo Lake Reservoir – 532
  • Mercer Lake – 532
  • Mountain Lake – 110
  • Furnace Lake – 100

Another 7,300 surplus fingerlings were stocked in the Delaware River between the Route 84 bridge (Tri States) and Phillipsburg. An additional 1,250 surplus were stocked in Cooper River Park Lake.

The following waters were stocked with twelve-inch spring holdovers this year:

  • Lake Hopatcong – 2,685
  • Monksville Reservoir – 760
  • DOD Lake – 180
  • Cooper River Park Lake – 173
  • Little Swartswood Lake – 120

The Hatchery also stocked twelve-inch Tiger Muskellunge in the following waters:

  • Lake Musconetcong – 658
  • Greenwood Lake – 342

Also, 4,700 surplus Tiger Muskellunge were stocked in the Delaware River between the Poxono Boat Ramp and Phillipsburg Boat Ramp.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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