Vertibrates

Vertebrates of Mountain Lakes

1.) Fish of Mountain Lakes

(N.J. Division of Fish and Wildlife 2005; Radis 2008)

Fishing is a popular sport in Mountain Lakes, usually from The Cove or the dock on Mountain Lake.  Every April for the last 47 years, the Borough has stocked Birchwood Lake with trout and held the “Trout Derby”.  Most of these trout are caught which is fortunate as they would be unlikely to survive in Birchwood given the water temperature and oxygen levels.

Fish occurrence data comes from Freshwater Fish of New Jersey (NJDEP 2006), from TNH database information (Radis 2008), and from the Borough’s website.