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its illegal to cast into a waterbody that gets stocked with trout during the closed period. regardless of the specie your fishing for and whether or not your gonna catch n release.

basically, if it gets trout dont go there until opening day.
 

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thanks i was on new jersey divaion of fish and game all the rules and regs are like differnt so i was justing making sure thanks
 

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good time of year to hit some new bodies of water that you may have been eying that dont get trout. good luck when it opens up.
 

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There are some stocked areas with special regulations where you can go. Just make sure you know and follow the regulations.
 

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yup, there a few places that dont have a closed season. But there not in south jersey. definitely know the regs.

that said the entire trout program really sux for SJ. our season down here is mid nov until the end of april. outside of that its generally too warm and the gamefish get aggressive enough to eat trout. opening day should be in Nov w/ the 3-4 restockings following. Then have a 1-2 stockings in the spring to end it.
 

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circlehook said:
its illegal to cast into a waterbody that gets stocked with trout during the closed period. regardless of the specie your fishing for and whether or not your gonna catch n release.

basically, if it gets trout dont go there until opening day.
Iona lake was posted and said the same as you said above. But I could not find any info online or find any sign at mullica hill pond. I know its getting stocked , but could not find anything anywhere about not being able to fish it until Aril 5th. Can you post a link showing that you can't fish if its being stocked? You are probably right its just that I have been trying to find out cause my daughter and I have off Friday and I want to take her fishing.
 

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moparfan said:
Iona lake was posted and said the same as you said above. But I could not find any info online or find any sign at mullica hill pond. I know its getting stocked , but could not find anything anywhere about not being able to fish it until Aril 5th. Can you post a link showing that you can't fish if its being stocked? You are probably right its just that I have been trying to find out cause my daughter and I have off Friday and I want to take her fishing.
there are yellow signs posted around the trout lakes that give the info.they are yellow and say trout stocked waters.i saw people get ticketed for this last year.they were fishing w/spinnerbaits for bass and still got them.
 

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kev316 said:
there are yellow signs posted around the trout lakes that give the info.they are yellow and say trout stocked waters.i saw people get ticketed for this last year.they were fishing w/spinnerbaits for bass and still got them.
Yeah I saw them at Iona ,but not at Mullica hill. Guess I will stay away anyway don't want my 9yr old seeing me get a ticket.
 

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the following was copied from the NJ 2008 Fresh Water Fishing Regulations.


2008 General Trout Fishing Information​
Opening day of trout season: April 5, 2008 at 8 a.m.​
When fishing from the shoreline, no more than three fishing rods,
hand lines or combination thereof may be used.​
A valid fishing license and trout stamp are both required for residents
at least 16 years and less than 70 years of age plus all non-residents 16
years and older.

Ponds, lake or sections of streams which are stocked with trout are
closed to fishing for all species
from March 17 to April 5 at 8 a.m.

Exceptions:
Lake Farrington, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Shenandoah,
Prospertown Lake and Swartswood Lake and are open year round to
fishing. However, all trout caught during this period (above) must

be released immediately. Seasonal or Year-round Trout Conservation
Areas and designated Holdover Trout Lakes (see pages 20) are also
open to fishing but are catch-and-release only for trout. Fishing is not
permitted on seasonal trout conservation areas from 12:01 a.m. to 8
a.m. on April 5, 2008.
Only one daily creel limit of trout may be in possession. Once the creel
limit is reached, an angler may continue to fish provided any additional
trout caught are immediately returned to the water unharmed.
Separate stringers or buckets must be used for each angler’s catch.
Containers in boats may hold only the combined daily creel limit for
each legal angler on board.
Fish and Wildlife reserves the right to suspend stocking when emergency
conditions prevail.




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circlehook said:
the following was copied from the NJ 2008 Fresh Water Fishing Regulations.​



2008 General Trout Fishing Information​

Opening day of trout season: April 5, 2008 at 8 a.m.​


When fishing from the shoreline, no more than three fishing rods,

hand lines or combination thereof may be used.​

A valid fishing license and trout stamp are both required for residents

at least 16 years and less than 70 years of age plus all non-residents 16
years and older.​

Ponds, lake or sections of streams which are stocked with trout are

closed to fishing for all species
from March 17 to April 5 at 8 a.m.



Exceptions:
Lake Farrington, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Shenandoah,

Prospertown Lake and Swartswood Lake and are open year round to
fishing. However, all trout caught during this period (above) must​

be released immediately. Seasonal or Year-round Trout Conservation

Areas and designated Holdover Trout Lakes (see pages 20) are also
open to fishing but are catch-and-release only for trout. Fishing is not
permitted on seasonal trout conservation areas from 12:01 a.m. to 8
a.m. on April 5, 2008.
Only one daily creel limit of trout may be in possession. Once the creel
limit is reached, an angler may continue to fish provided any additional
trout caught are immediately returned to the water unharmed.
Separate stringers or buckets must be used for each angler’s catch.
Containers in boats may hold only the combined daily creel limit for
each legal angler on board.
Fish and Wildlife reserves the right to suspend stocking when emergency
conditions prevail.​

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Thanks that's what I was looking for.
 
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