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Winter 2021 trout stocking information

NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife again stocked trout as part of the Winter Trout Stocking Program.

This past Monday and Tuesday approximately 4,620 two-year old Rainbow Trout, averaging 14-18 inches, were stocked in 19 designated ponds and lakes over a two-day period, according to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Beginning with the 2016 winter stocking season, six lakes and ponds were moved from the Winter Stocking Program to the Fall Stocking Program. As part of the winter program, it would only be a few weeks before ice would form on the surface of these lakes. Unfortunately, ice fishing is not allowed on these waters. By moving them to the fall program anglers now have several more weeks of warmer weather to enjoy fishing for these trout, officials said.

The winter stocking is the final one each year, bringing the total of trout stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery in Hackettstown to more than 600,000.

Below is the list of waters being stocked with numbers of trout. These lakes range in size from five to 100 acres and have shoreline access and/or boat launching sites. All winter-stocked waters may be fished as soon as they are stocked, New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife officials said.

Winter Trout Stocking Schedule 2021 (Monday, November 22):

Hunterdon County
Amwell Lake – 260

Monmouth County
Spring Lake – 200
Topenemus Lake – 190

Ocean County
Lake Shenandoah – 240

Passaic County
Green Turtle Pond – 330

Sussex County
Lake Aeroflex – 370
Lake Ocquittunk – 250
Little Swartswood Lake – 350
Silver Lake – 300

Warren County
Furnace Lake – 360

Winter Trout Stocking Schedule 2021 (Tuesday, November 23):

Atlantic County
Birch Grove Park Pond – 190

Camden County
Haddon Lake – 210
Rowands Pond – 100

Cape May County
Ponderlodge Pond (Cox Hall WMA) – 170

Cumberland County
Shaws Mill Pond – 210
South Vineland Park Pond – 190

Mercer County
Rosedale Lake – 210

Morris County
Mt. Hope Pond – 280

Passaic County
Barbour’s Pond – 270

Program changes/updates 2021:

Rosedale Lake, normally part of the Fall program, was not stocked this fall due to a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB). The algal bloom has now dissipated, and Rosedale Lake was stocked as part of the Winter Program.

Jay Edwards

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