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Old 05-31-2017, 05:28 PM
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Thumbs up 42,000 trout stocked in the Raritan river:

In case you missed it in the other post:

42,200 fingerling Rainbow Trout, averaging 3.9 inches, were stocked in the lower Raritan River in Riverside Park, Piscataway, on May 24. These fingerling trout were surplus, removed from the raceways at Pequest to allow the remaining fingerlings room to grow to a larger size before they are stocked next year. Anglers fishing the lower Raritan River continue to report occasional catches of Brown Trout that were stocked in the lower Raritan in the spring of 2014 (a one-time stocking related to the fish disease outbreak in the hatchery). It is anticipated that the recently stocked Rainbow Trout fingerlings will also find suitable habitat, adapt to their new surroundings, and provide recreation as they grow larger.

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Old 05-31-2017, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: 42,000 trout stocked in the Raritan river:

Darn I was hoping my local duck pond was going to get those thousands of trout!

That's good news. I'll be on the lookout for any mini-bows, and won't be mistaken for young wild trout.

What will come out of this however? Curious to hear. Even if they don't make it to be big trout, surely it's good eating for the bass in the river
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I know exactly which lures I'll try on that stretch of water. Rapalas in Rainbow Trout color.







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I know exactly which lures I'll try on that stretch of water. Rapalas in Rainbow Trout color.
That’s my fav. lure,……floating #9.
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Even if they don't make it to be big trout, surely it's good eating for the bass in the river
Yeah, most of the fingerlings will probably fall victim to the smallmouth and stripers in that stretch of the Raritan. Down by New Brunswick the river is very tidal and at times the water gets so low that a lot of the river bed is visible. The remaining water must get pretty warm at low tide during the summer. I hope that many of the rainbow fingerlings can find pools where they can hold over...then again, those pools are probably where you'd find the larger predator fish. It probably would have been a better choice to stock the fingerlings up by Duke Island Park instead of Riverside because at least it's not tidal up there.
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