The NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife’s third round of trout releases, the “Winter Stocking”, takes place today and tomorrow in 19 select lakes and ponds in the northern, central, and southern regions of the state.
Sure, there are still plenty of big bass around, many exceeding 35-pounds with more than a few in the 40 to 50-pound class being caught, but the numbers are nowhere near what they were a couple of weeks ago.
The indices are all here: autumn’s first rolling Nor’easter, ocean water temperatures inching downward, and bait, I mean loads of bait, primarily bunker but also including corncob mullet, spike weakfish, sand eels, and spot, are on the move down the Garden State coastline.
This Saturday, October 23rd. No need for a license. No need for a trout stamp either if fishing in waters that have been stocked with trout.
In an effort to promote the outstanding freshwater fishing opportunities throughout the Garden State, the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, years ago, instituted a free fishing weekend that ran the third weekend in June. It...