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Large salmon again stocked in four lakes in Northwest New Jersey

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon Stocking Program continues with this fall’s stocking of large fish from the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery.

In mid-October the Division stocked 4,325 Landlocked Atlantic Salmon, ranging from 12 to 16 inches, in four northern New Jersey lakes suitable for salmon as follows:

  • Wawayanda Lake – 2,103
  • Lake Aeroflex – 810
  • Tilcon Lake – 762 (Note: Salmon caught in these Holdover Trout Lakes must at least 12 inches long to be harvested)
  • Merrill Creek Reservoir – 650 (Note: This reservoir is regulated as a Trophy Trout Lake and has a miniumum size limit of 15 inches.)

The daily limit is two salmon per day. Salmon (and trout) caught in Holdover Trout Lakes during the spring three-week pre-season closure preceding opening day of trout season in April must be released immediately and unharmed.

Anglers are urged to report catches of these fish by e-mailing the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries at and you’re asked to attach photos of your catch.

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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