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Winter 2017 Trout Stocking Schedule


The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will again be stocking trout as part of the Winter Trout Stocking Program. Beginning Monday, November 20, 2017, almost 4,300 two-year old Rainbow Trout, averaging 14-18 inches, will be stocked in 18 designated ponds and lakes over a two-day period.

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. See Updates below for details.

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.

Two-year old rainbow trout
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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. Temporary program changes, if any, will be noted below the list.

Winter Trout Stocking Map (.jpg, 185kb)


Monday, November 20

Monmouth County
Spring Lake - 190
Topenemus Lake - 190

Ocean County
Lake Shenandoah - 230

Passaic County
Green Turtle Pond - 310

Sussex County
Lake Aeroflex - 350
Lake Ocquittunk - 240
Little Swartswood Lake - 330
Silver Lake - 280

Hunterdon County
Amwell Lake - 240

Warren County
Furnace Lake - 340


Tuesday, November 21

Atlantic County
Birch Grove Park Pond - 180

Camden County
Haddon Lake - 200
Rowands Pond - 100

Cape May County
Ponderlodge Pond (Cox Hall WMA) - 160

Cumberland County
Shaws Mill Pond - 200
South Vineland Park Pond - 180

Passaic County
Barbour's Pond - 270

Morris County
Mt. Hope Pond - 270


No changes to report.

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