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New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Completes Musky Stocking for 2022

New Jersey Fish and Wildlife’s Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery recently completed Muskellunge stocking for 2022. The Muskellunge were acquired in a trade for surplus Northern Pike with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

Hatchery staff float stocked about 5,000 ten-inch fingerlings last week in these waters:

  • Greenwood Lake: 3,640
  • Echo Lake Reservoir: 532
  • Mercer Lake: 532
  • Mountain Lake: 110
  • Furnace Lake: 100

Another 7,300 surplus fingerlings were stocked in the Delaware River between the Route 84 bridge (Tri States) and Phillipsburg. An additional 1,250 surplus were stocked in Cooper River Park Lake.

The following waters were stocked with twelve-inch spring holdovers this year:

  • Lake Hopatcong: 2,685
  • Monksville Reservoir: 760
  • DOD Lake: 180
  • Cooper River Park Lake: 173
  • Little Swartswood Lake: 120

The Hatchery also stocked twelve-inch Tiger Muskellunge in the following waters:

  • Lake Musconetcong: 658
  • Greenwood Lake: 342

Also, 4,700 surplus Tiger Muskellunge were stocked in the Delaware River between the Poxono Boat Ramp and Phillipsburg Boat Ramp.

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