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Winter trout stocking is this Monday and Tuesday

NEW JERSEY – Winter trout stocking will take place on Monday, November 21 and Tuesday, November 22, according to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife.

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife will stock approximately 4,500 two-year old Rainbow Trout, averaging 14-18 inches in 18 ponds and lakes prior to Thanksgiving. All winter-stocked waters can be fished as soon as they are stocked.

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.

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

Below is the list of waters with dates of stocking and numbers of trout. These lakes range in size from five to 100 acres and have shoreline access and/or boat launching sites, officials said.

Amwell Lake, 11/21 – 260 Lake Aeroflex, 11/21 – 370 Rowands Pond, 11/22 – 100
Barbour’s Pond, 11/22 – 270 Lake Ocquittunk, 11/21 – 250 Shaws Mill Pond, 11/22 – 210
Birch Grove Park Pond, 11/22 – 190 Lake Shenandoah, 11/21 – 240 Silver Lake, 11/21 – 300
Furnace Lake, 11/21 – 360 Little Swartswood Lake, 11/21 – 350 South Vineland Park Pond, 11/22 – 190
Green Turtle Pond, 11/21 – 330 Mt. Hope Pond, 11/22 – 280 Spring Lake, 11/21 – 200
Haddon Lake, 11/22 – 210 Ponderlodge Pond (Cox Hall WMA), 11/22 – 160 Topenemus Lake, 11/21 – 190

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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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