A record five million cold, cool, and warmwater fish, consisting of 15 species were raised and stocked by the Hackettstown Hatchery in 2017. Species such as Northern Pike, Walleye, Channel Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass and Muskellunge from the hatchery provide exceptional angling opportunities throughout the state. Other species are raised to supplement and support other popular fisheries.
For more information on the new record see the DEP news release; more information about the Hackettstown Hatchery, including its history, feature articles, species raised and stocking summaries can be found on the hatchery’s web page. A fisheries forum will be held at the hatchery on January 20.