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Landlocked salmon recently stocked in three lakes in Northwest New Jersey

NORTHWEST, NJ New Jersey Fish and Wildlife’s Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery crew recently stocked 2,400 landlocked salmon averaging 16.3 inches in length.

The waters stocked were:

  • Lake Wawayanda – 1297
  • Lake Aeroflex – 605
  • Tilcon Lake – 500

Merrill Creek Reservoir is scheduled to be stocked Nov. 16 with 700 fish, once fall fish sampling operations are completed.

The landlocked salmon were acquired in trade for surplus Northern Pike fingerlings from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Roger Reed Salmon Hatchery.

The Hackettstown Hatchery has stocked over 20,000 catchable size salmon in these waters over the last five years.

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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