New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Completes Musky Stocking for 2022

The Muskellunge were acquired in a trade for surplus Northern Pike with the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

NJ DEP stocking musky

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

NJ stocking musky

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

4,700 surplus Tiger Muskellunge were stocked in the Delaware

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