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2007 Spring Trout Fishing Information

NOTE: The Pequest Trout Hatchery has met the baseline production figures and distributed surplus fish during Weeks 6 and 7. Trout will remain available in many streams for weeks to come, and year round in Holdover and Trophy Trout Lakes as well as Seasonal and Year Round Trout Conservation Areas.

Additionally, the hatchery distributed a record total poundage of fish, meaning the average size of fish was greater than in any past year. See Get out and enjoy some of the best fishing anywhere!

arrow 2007 Spring Trout Stocking Schedule
arrow 2007 Spring Trout Allocations with Days Stocked
arrow 2007 Trout Outlook from biologist Pat Hamilton
arrow Bonus Broodstock Ponds and Lakes
arrow Fishing Access to NJ Trout Waters - Alphabetical Listing
arrow Fishing Access to NJ Trout Waters - Listed by County
arrow 2007 Trout Regulations (pdf, 79kb)
arrow Salmon-Trout Regulations (pdf, 53kb)
arrow Trout Fishing Facts & Information (When, Where, How) (pdf, 18kb)

In 2007, trout season officially began in all waters open to public angling on Saturday, April 7 at 8 a.m. Each spring approximately 570,000 trout are stocked in the state's public waters during. Standard production trout average 10.5 inches but range up to 12 inches.

By opening day, approximately 181,400 trout were stocked in the state's freshwater streams, lakes, ponds and impoundments.

Less crowded waters can often be found in special regulation areas - see the Freshwater Digest for details. Anglers should remember to check brook trout for jaw tags - if one is landed you have a "Hook-a-Winner" fish! Anglers are also encouraged to let us know how the fishing is by submiting information using the on-line "E-fishing Log."

Father and son with nice trout
Good size rainbows are part of spring stocking. Click image to enlarge.
See the above links for information which will help you enjoy the great trout fishing New Jersey has to offer.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

arrow General Trout Fishing Information
arrow Places to Fish - Ponds Loading trout
arrow Places to Fish - Streams
arrow "Hook-a-Winner" Program
arrow A Biologist's Grilled Trout Recipe
arrow Sea Run Brown Trout
arrow License Information
arrow General Fishing Regulations
arrow Wildlife Management Areas
 
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Last Updated: June 7, 2007