The most anticipated day on the New Jersey fishing calendar is the opening day of trout season. Anglers eagerly awaiting this year's opening day on Saturday, April 10 should check out a Star-Ledger video at http://videos.nj.com/star-ledger/201..._jersey_l.html
to see some of the 190,000 fabulous trout already waiting for them.
During April and May, nearly 600,000 trout will be stocked in 89 streams and 90 ponds and lakes throughout New Jersey. Some of the 26,000 two-pound to five-pound bruisers still out there from stockings in the fall and winter will be joined by another 6,000 big trout during the spring stocking season.
Nine ponds and small lakes will get an extra allocation of 30 to 50 trout that measure 16 inches to 19 inches and weigh 3 pounds to 5 pounds. Locations of the nine Bonus Broodstock Ponds and Lakes and spring trout stocking information for the entire state can be viewed at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/trtinfo_spring.htm.
Weekly in-season stocking information is also available by calling the Trout Stocking Hotline, (609) 633-6765.
There's a reason the number of New Jersey trout anglers has increased more than 21 percent during the past five years. It's because trout fishing has never been better in the Garden State, and we're working to keep it that way in 2010. Don't miss out this year; join the growing group of anglers who know the value and quality of New Jersey trout fishing.
In just minutes, you can be on your way to enjoying some time in the outdoors while experiencing the thrill of trout fishing in New Jersey. Simply visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com
to buy and print your fishing license and trout stamp online. License buyers have the satisfaction of knowing 100 percent of their money goes toward improving fishing in New Jersey and protecting the quality of the state's waters both for fish and people.