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by njcatchrelease
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Algae bloom

lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
I've been out on my boat a few times and have not noticed any dead fish.
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Algae bloom

Click on this link to read the latest report from the DEP.

https://www.nj.gov/dep/hab/
by njcatchrelease
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: HEAT
Replies: 12
Views: 1084

Re: HEAT

I hit a different section of the Musky on Saturday morning. Got there just as the sun was rising, checked the water temp and it was 68. I fished until about 9:00am and check ed the water temp when I was leaving and it was up 1 degree to 69. I think it is time to leave the trout alone until cooler te...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Algae bloom

Does anyone has info on why this bloom is harmful to people and they say stay out of the water? The NJ DEP posted this... Exposure can cause a range of health effects, including rashes, allergy-like reactions, flu-like symptoms, gastroenteritis, respiratory irritation, skin rashes and eye irritation.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1212

Re: Algae bloom

I had asked the NJ DEP that exact question and here is a response I got from them. At this time there is no impact on the Musconetcong River, and it is likely there won’t be as the algae doesn’t thrive in cold running water. Also, it would show up in Lake Musconetcong first. You might want to follow...
by njcatchrelease
Fri May 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trifecta of my life
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: First trifecta of my life

Congrats man!
by njcatchrelease
Thu May 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: NJ Stockies

Fish an articulated streamer like a Sex Dungeon or Drunk & Disorderly which have stinger hooks on the back and your short strike issue nearly disappears for good. I find a lot of NJ anglers fish nothing larger than a size 10 woolly bugger, but don't be afraid to toss a much larger streamer here loc...
by njcatchrelease
Wed May 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: NJ Stockies

Fish an articulated streamer like a Sex Dungeon or Drunk & Disorderly which have stinger hooks on the back and your short strike issue nearly disappears for good. I find a lot of NJ anglers fish nothing larger than a size 10 woolly bugger, but don't be afraid to toss a much larger streamer here loc...
by njcatchrelease
Mon May 06, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

Re: NJ Stockies

With streamers I like to run the hook through the sharpener 4 or 5 times before I start fishing a new fly. Then again later if I'm nicking the bottom periodically. Sharp hooks increase hook ups and holds with the larger streamer hooks. I thought it was a hook issue so I even swapped out to new stre...
by njcatchrelease
Mon May 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 1694

NJ Stockies

I got out on the river the other day and was lucky enough to find a bunch of NJ Stockies that were all happy to hit just about anything I threw. Started off catching them on nymphs, then I saw some risers taking caddis flies so I tied on a elk hair caddis and took a few. The most fun came when I dec...
by njcatchrelease
Fri May 03, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Shannon's One Fly
Replies: 10
Views: 1079

Re: Shannon's One Fly

It sounds like flies have to be tied on site before the start. I have a travel bag for my tying stuff. I'll just bring it. The next question is: do I use a mop'n'glo? Or a less effective, but socially acceptable, hare's ear? I fished Wednesday and the trout were going crazy over an olive woolly bug...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Finally used my 2019 License
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Finally used my 2019 License

Looks like your world turned upside down when you finally got out to fish!!!

Great looking brown!
by njcatchrelease
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

Nice fish. I fished the FB Saturday morning. Water was brown and moving, wasn't expecting it to be so high, must of received more rain then projected. Managed six, a couple were nice size. When the sun came out late morning I saw a few Hendrickson coming off. Not enough surface activity to switch f...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

I seed that fish on instagram....how are the frog's toggs working out? :D I'm really liking the Frogg Toggs. They seem real durable but yet light weight. The neoprene boots seem to be a little smaller in terms of width/height not length than other waders I have had which means less bunched up mater...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season
Replies: 5
Views: 908

1st River Trip of the 2019 Trout Season

I finally got a chance to hit a river since trout season opened. Water flow was excellent and the river was very clear. Only saw one other guy fishing downstream of me. There was a hatch of what looked to me like small stone flies coming off the river right before dark. I'm not 100% sure if that is ...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: I Need Some New Waders

I have used the Redington Sonic Pro for 4 years. No complaints, had gotten them back then from Shannon's. Great zip-up waders, and a good value. Highly Recommended. They come in a good selection of sizes. Pocket's are good as well. Those look pretty nice, I also noticed they have an HD version that...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: First Brook trout

Congrats on your 1st brookie!

Fishing those WTS are a ton of fun.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Waders
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Waders

As you may have read in an earlier post of mine I am probably going to have to purchase some new waders. Does anyone have any experience with DRYFT waders? https://dryftfishing.com/shop/s14-adrenaline-wader/ This look nice, have great reviews. I like the fact that the are made with 5 layer lowers wh...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: I Need Some New Waders
Replies: 15
Views: 1181

Re: I Need Some New Waders

I was impressed with the high end Chota waders I saw at the show in Edison, and they won't break the bank. The Hodgeman H4 and H5 waders were also nice with reasonable prices, especially if you shop online and know the size you need. The new Orvis lightweight waders were also nice, higher price but...