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2008 Spring Trout Fishing Information

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arrow Opening Day Recap by biologist Pat Hamilton
arrow 2008 Spring Trout Stocking Schedule
arrow 2008 Spring Trout Allocations with Days Stocked
arrow 2008 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 2008 Trout Regulations (pdf, 175kb)
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arrow Trout Fishing Facts & Information (When, Where, How) (pdf, 18kb)

In 2008, trout season officially began in all waters open to public angling on Saturday, April 5 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 180,000 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!

Father and son with nice trout
Good size rainbows are part of spring stocking. Click image to enlarge.


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arrow "Hook-a-Winner" Program
arrow A Biologist's Grilled Trout Recipe
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arrow License Information
arrow General Fishing Regulations
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