Sunday, June 24, 2012


This fluke wasn't a doormat - more like a throw rug. A 17 pounder, three feet long, was caught from shore by Phil Todd of Egg Harbor Township when fishing with his 10-year-old son according to the Press of Atlantic City. The Press "Other than Boat" contest previous record was a 16-pounder caught in 1973.


Now is the best time to schedule a summer, fall or early winter program at the Pequest hatchery and Natural Resource Education Center says Fish & Wildlife. This a year-round program f or schools and organized groups in grades pre-K to 12. For more info on these programs or to schedule one - held Monday through Friday rain or shine - go to If that doesn't work try the search box at


Local Division 6 of the USCG Auxiliary inspected more than 400 boats during May - Safe Boating Month - according to Dave Kirk - PA Officer. He said 85 per cent of the initial inspections met both federal and NJ safety regs.
Records show there were eight boating fatalities in NJ and 22 in Pa. last year. Nationally there were 758 deaths with more than 230 alcohol related.
Division 6 will continue to hold inspections during the summer. Boaters should contact Dirk at to set up an inspection.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Grenloch Lake in Gloucester County is now open for fishing and other water-related recreation.
The popular Washington County lake had been closed since a fuel spill fouled the waters back in January. Some 26,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from a storage tank at a NJ Transit bus facility near the water.
Recent surveys since the cleanup showed no surface or fish analysis showed any contaminants present.
Good news for the local folks this summer season.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


There's still trout in them thar waters of the state, at least you have to figure all of the 620,262 stocked this spring haven't been caught. Even so, the catch-and-release factor means even more are still there. As long as water andweather conditions are favorable, you should be catching spring released trout well into the summer.
The state says 340,996 pounds of rainbows, brookies and browns were put into lakes, ponds and streams from March to Memorial Day weekend. These include broodstock up to nearly two-foot long fish. The average stocker was about 11 inches.
Go fish!