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Channel "Super Cats" Catfish Stocked In 28 Waters


October 13, 2020

The Division of Fish and Wildlife annually stocks over 70 waterbodies throughout New Jersey with Channel Catfish raised at the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery. As an added bonus this year, 28 waters were stocked between October 6-9 with "Super Cats", which average 28 inches and 6.5 pounds. Similar to the Division's Bonus Brood Stock Trout Stocking Program, these 5+ year-old Super Cats have been retired as brood stock and are stocked for angler enjoyment.

The following waters are selected for Super Catfish by Division biologists to provide the maximum recreational value to anglers:

'Super Cat' Channel Catfish

Water Stocked Location Number
Amwell Lake East Amwell, Hunterdon Co. 20
Birch Grove Park Pond Northfield, Atlantic Co. 20
Burnham Park Pond Morristown, Morris Co. 20
Crystal Lake Willingboro, Burlington Co. 20
Dahnert's Lake Garfield, Bergen Co. 20
Diamond Mill Pond Millburn,
Essex Co.
Echo Lake Howell Twp., Monmouth Co. 20
Giampietro Park Pond Vineland, Cumberland Co. 20
Greenwich Lake Greenwich Twp., Gloucester Co. 20
Hedden Park Lake Dover, Morris Co. 15
Heritage Park Pond Absecon, Atlantic Co. 20
Holmdel Park Pond Holmdel, Monmouth Co. 20
Indian Lake Little Ferry, Bergen Co. 20
Jefferson Lake Byram, Sussex Co. 15
Koehlers Pond Long Valley, Morris Co. 15
Lake Ocquittunk Sandyston, Sussex Co. 20
Lower Echo Park Lake Mountainside, Union Co. 20
Manalapan Lake Jamesburg, Middlesex Co. 20
Manny's Pond Hampton, Hunterdon Co. 20
Mountain Farm Pond Lebanon Twp., Hunterdon Co. 20
Nomahegan Park Pond Cranford, Union Co. 20
Pascal Pond Tewksbury, Hunterdon Co. 15
Ponderlodge Pond Lower Twp., Cape May Co. 20
Roosevelt Park Lake Edison, Middlesex Co. 20
Seeleys Pond Watchung, Union Co. 20
Sylvan Lakes (Upper & Lower) Burlington Twp., Burlington Co. 20
Verona Park Pond Verona, Essex Co. 20
Warianco Park Lake Roselle, Union Co. 20
West Hudson County Park Pond Kearny, Hudson Co. 20

On an annual basis, the Division's Hackettstown Hatchery also stocks 800 eighteen-inch Channel Catfish in 24 waters, 10,000 twelve-inch in 60 waters, and 15,000 six-inch in 10 larger waters. These annual stockings provide an excellent fishery in many of these waters. They are stocked in waters ranging from 1-acre park ponds to New Jersey's largest lakes and reservoirs.

Consult the Hackettstown Hatchery Stocking Summaries for information on all Hackettstown stockings.

Channel Catfish: Where, When, How and Stocking Summaries

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Last Updated: October 27, 2020