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October Opportunities





As we move into October, anglers find themselves with many choices here in our area. Baitfish should begin their exit from bays and estuaries triggering game fish such as Striped Bass, Blues and Albacore to follow them. Hopefully, am inshore run will set up. Up in New York State, the Great Lakes tributaries such as the Salmon River will see continued runs of King and Coho Salmon in the first part of the month followed by increasing numbers of Steelhead and Brown Trout as we move towards Halloween. In this strange and difficult year it has been most encouraging to see new anglers on the water. Fly fishing is really a perfect "Social Distancing" activity. We are really pleased to announce our annual Fly Fishing School on Sunday October 11th and that our popular Guide Service is taking reservations for some memorable fall outings. We have all kinds of tackle for a variety of budgets, and we welcome new anglers- just stop in or drop us a line!


In our immediate area of western New Jersey major trout streams such as the Musky, Pequest, Flatbrook, Paulinskill, Pohatcong and the North and South Branches of the Raritan will all be included in the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife's Fall Trout Stocking Program. The popularity of the program is due to the size of the fish. Approximately 27,000 two year old Rainbow Trout measuring 14-16" in length will be released the weeks of October 6th and the following week of October 13th. 1000 additional Broodstock Rainbows averaging 18"-22" in length will also be stocked at this time. The rivers will be stocked and the public informed afterwards giving many more folks a chance at catching some