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Point Mountain TCA to be Year-Round on Jan 1st

Rusty Spinner

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A win for NJ trout conservation! Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010 the Point Mountain TCA on the Musky will go from seasonal trout conservation area to year-round. Stockings will drop from 7 to 3 as most fish will no longer be creeled during the first 6 weeks of open season. And no more bait containers lying around:).

This stretch of the river holds over trout well most years and going to a year round TCA will only allow the fish to grow larger on average.
 
Finally, a good move for trout. Good job and great to hear. Any news on expansion of the TCA limits below the Pt. Mtn Rd bridge now that all that land is publicly owned?
 
It's about time that this happened because the "Seasonal" tag is a joke:puking-smiley:.
Glad that I raised my voice back in Dec of 08 at the fisheries meeting and not being a TU member, it was great when Agust backed up my point about there is no conservation in a "Seasonal Trout Conservation Area".
The point being that when you put an area aside it is downright ridculous that you let every meat hunter in NJ use any method imagineable to rape this section,with the mindset that there are bigger Trout in this section than any other part of the Musky.
Now to get rid of the "Seasonal" tag on any section of a river that is under this designation(STCA) and make them "ALL" Year round TCA's.

Next on the agenda is the Pequest "Seasonal:down:" TCA, and I will be at that meeting in Dec to bring that to the Divisions attention.
 
Finally, a good move for trout. Good job and great to hear. Any news on expansion of the TCA limits below the Pt. Mtn Rd bridge now that all that land is publicly owned?

The Wattles farm has yet to officially close with the state and NJ Audubon (NJA) jointly owning parts. We are working with NJA ahead of that signing to see what river related projects and what funding sources are available for work in this area. We already know we want to expand the riparian buffer. There is some river restoration immediately below the bridge, caused by the bridge, that should be worked on, but funding will be tough as long as the land remains public. If it makes sense to ask the state for additional TCA water downstream of the Pt. Mtn. bridge along this about to be new public water then we will do so and request changes for 2012/2013. Right now I can't say that's our agenda until I get on the water and that land and carefully assess it. So far I've just kayaked it one time.
 
there's no fish in the TCA, none at all. move along now. nothing to be seen at Pt Mtn...:)
 
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