Fish Stocking In Medford Lakes

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According to a past article in the Colony Club News, Medford Lakes is in the process of a Phase I stocking of fish in Upper/Lower Aetna and the Mirror chain.  This is part of the recovery efforts from the 2004 flood that required the dams to be repaired and the lakes refilled. 

Now, based on advice by experts, they will be stocking minnows and bluegills this year to establish the feeder fish population.  In the spring of 2009, they will be stocking bass.  

The programmed was developed with the help of two residents, Bill Find and John Bonk who developed that plan that was submitted to the fishery. 

The Medford Lakes Girl Scouts will also be lending their time to build habitats for the small feeders to hide an reproduce.  They will be placed in several location in the Atena and Mirrors lakes to allow the population to quickly grow, helping to insure a successful bass stocking in 2009.  These habitats will be clearly marked, out of th way, removable and for the most part submerged.  They are recommended by the NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife as essential to the success of the restocking program.  Please make every effort not to disturb the structures.

Source: Medford Lakes Colony News

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