The hottest trout fishing ponds for the Spring of 2013 in southern New Jersey

This blog identifies the ponds in southern New Jersey that provide the best odds of catching trout during the spring of 2013.  For the purpose of this blog, southern New Jersey covers Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Glouchester, Ocean, and Salem counties. The fishing action on these bodies of water can be fast and furious in the spring.  Trout activity typically peaks for three or four weeks between mid-April and mid-May, after which the bite slows down due to rising surface water temperatures.

The best trout ponds in southern New Jersey for the spring of 2013 are highlighted below in alphabetical order.  A pond is considered HOT due to its trout stocking density: everything else being equal, the more trout that are stocked per acre of pond, the greater the chances of catching those fish.

Directions to many of these ponds can be obtained from http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/accesswater.htm. Details on actual stocking days are provided in http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/trt_allocation13_dates.htm. It would also be prudent to consult the latest law book about special fishing regulations that may apply.  The most up-to-date rules are available at http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/pdf/2013/trtregs13.pdf.

Finally, feel free to use the website linked to this blog to discover how many trout are released per acre in the spring in all the 90+ ponds and lakes stocked by the State throughout New Jersey.

The hottest trout ponds for the 2013 spring fishing season in southern New Jersey are as follows:

 


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Gloucester City Pond covers 0.6 acres and is located off Sparks Avenue in Gloucester, Camden County. This pond is stocked with 167 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 167 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 29 to May 3, 2013.

 


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Grenloch Lake covers 8 acres and is located next to Blackhorse Pike (Route 168) in Turnersville, Camden County. This pond is stocked with 45 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 34 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Heritage Park Pond covers 6 acres and is located in Heritage Park next to Mill Road in Absecon, Atlantic County. This pond is stocked with 72 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 53 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Laurel Pond covers 2.5 acres and is located off Church Street (Route 607) halfway between Birchfield Drive and Academy Road in Mount Laurel, Burlington County. This pond is stocked with 100 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 76 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Oak Pond covers 12 acres and is located in the Winslow Wildlife Management Area in Sicklerville, Camden County. This pond is stocked with 35 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 27 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Ponderlodge Pond covers 8 acres and is located in the Cox Hall Creek Wildlife Management Area in Cape May, Cape May County. This pond is stocked with 59 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 45 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 29 to May 3, 2013.

 


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Rowands Pond covers 3 acres and is located next to Higgins Avenue off Berlin Road in Clementon, Camden County. This pond is stocked with 77 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 57 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Schadlers Sand Wash Pond covers 5 acres and is located next to North Game Creek Road off Route 48 (Harding Highway) in Penns Grove, Salem County. This pond is stocked with 78 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 58 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Sylvan Lake covers 12 acres and is located at the end of Lake Avenue off Mill Road in Burlington, Burlington County. This pond is stocked with 35 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 27 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, and 3 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 23 to 27, 2013.

 


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Tuckahoe Lake covers 10 acres and is located next to Woods Road off Tuckahoe Road in Middletown, Cape May County. This pond is stocked with 53 trout per acre before opening day. It is then stocked with an extra 40 trout per acre on weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 during the in-season stocking period. The last spring stocking event on this pond occurs during the week of April 29 to May 3, 2013.

Was the information in this blog useful? I invite you to provide your thoughts and opinions. Also, feel free to share your fishing experiences on any of the ponds highlighted in this blog.

 

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