The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers that the popular Winter Trout Stocked Lakes Program gets underway on Monday, November 19. The program provides additional trout fishing opportunities during the late fall and winter months. The program is designed to ensure that at least one lake is within easy driving distance of anyone interested in trying their luck on a beautiful winter’s day.

The stocking consists of two-year old trout averaging 14 to 18 inches in length. The fish will be stocked in 23 lakes ranging in size from five to 100 acres and with shoreline access and/or boat launching sites. Unfortunately, Hook’s Creek Lake in Cheesequake State Park , Middlesex County, was removed from this year’s program due to saltwater intrusion resulting from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. Its allocation of 200 trout will be redistributed in Spring Lake, Topenemus Lake, and Lake Shenandoah in Monmouth and Ocean counties.

For more information on the program, including the updated stocking schedule, visit on the division’s website.

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