NJ Furunculosis Outbreak at State's Pequest Hatchery.
It was announced recently that due to an outbreak of Furunculosis at the Pequest Trout Hatchery (the only one here in NJ) last Fall, many NJ streams which have natural reproducing trout populations would not be stocked with trout in 2014. This includes the two lakes which contain Lake Trout.
Tribs to these streams would also not be stocked. The outbreak was likely caused by bird droppings.
I am guessing (hoping) that with little fishing pressure on these streams this year, the wild trout populations would only increase.
I will be fishing where the crowds aren't, as they will likely be crammed into the fewer number of stocked locations.
For a real challenge, try ice fishing with dry flies.