Nearly 800 landlocked salmon, averaging more than 14 inches in length, were recently stocked in two Sussex County lakes by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife. The stocking is in addition to 1,000 salmon stocked earlier this year and continues a program begun in 2006.
Wawayanda Lake was float-stocked with 550 salmon, and Lake Aeroflex was float-stocked with 225 salmon. In late May, 2013, salmon averaging 8.5 inches in length were stocked with Waywayanda Lake receiving 720 salmon, and Lake Aeroflex getting 280.
In addition, another 200 salmon remain at the Hackettstown Hatchery for a future first time stocking at Tilcon Lake (Morris County). The lake will be designated a Holdover Trout Lake in 2014 to provide a trophy-class salmon fishery there.
For more details on the recent stocking, including photos of the salmon, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2013/salmon_stock13.htm ; for more information on landlocked salmon in New Jersey, visit www.njfishandwildlife.com/salmon.htm .
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