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by njcatchrelease
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Access Points Map
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Water Access Points Map

Very nice, thanks for sharing
by njcatchrelease
Fri May 22, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 4598

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

I've seen way too many fishermen on the river (both fly and spin guys) struggle to get the hook out of the fish they just landed. I feel that the faster the hook can be removed the better, especially with everyone taking longer to release each fish because they need their grip and grin photo.
by njcatchrelease
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: guess where Im @ on the Musky
Replies: 24
Views: 4566

Re: guess where Im @ on the Musky

I have dropped three phones in the drink in the past 8 months.... one more and my wife won’t let me go fishing anymore! I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ smartphone and I use it underwater all the time. Felt real strange purposely sticking it underwater the first few times but now it comes natural. I get...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 9790

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I was hiking near a small WTS on Sunday and I noticed some trout rising. I went over to investigate and saw some crawling up on the rocks.
by njcatchrelease
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 26274

Re: WTS 1/30

I know that it seems like there are more and more herons around. You used to see an occasionally one while fishing the WTS now it seems like you see a few on every stream. These guys must also be contributing to the decline in trout.
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 26274

Re: WTS 1/30

Nothing like exploring and finding new water that holds trout.

Nice job!
by njcatchrelease
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 50 Degrees Saturday
Replies: 4
Views: 2263

Re: 50 Degrees Saturday

Nice thick bow right there!
by njcatchrelease
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 4058

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

Great job, those are some nice looking trout. I have never seen a trout eat a frog but I guess it happens.
by njcatchrelease
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout

cappy wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:54 pm
martalus wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:45 pm
nice trout-wild or clubfish?
Nice trout regardless. The first pic looks to be wild. Last pic looks for sure wild. Second pic and Rainbow stocked fish. I assume somewhere on the SBR.
Not sure if the browns are wild or not, but all I know is they were fun to catch!
by njcatchrelease
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Re: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout

Jaybird wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:05 am
Those are nice browns , they look wild !
Hard to tell, the second photo you will notice that the pelvic fins look a little worn down. Strange thing is that usually whenever I catch browns the aggressively strike even in the cold but this time the browns were much more subtle strikes.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout
Replies: 7
Views: 2337

Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout

I got out Sunday morning and went to one of my favorite rivers. Air temp was only 26 when I hit the water (forgot my thermometer so not sure what the water temp was) and the guides on my rod iced up for the first few hours. River flow was good but I was surprised to still see so many leaves in the w...
by njcatchrelease
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Backing
Replies: 1
Views: 3486

Backing

I am going to pick up a new fly line for Pike fishing. I am going with the RIO INTOUCH PIKE/MUSKY in a 9wt. I also need to pick up some backing and can't believe the cost of backing. What do you guys use for backing? Any recommendations? I was thinking of either 20lb or 30lb at around 250 to 300 yar...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 2609

Re: Van Campens 11/3

Looks like a great day to me. Anytime you can get out on the river and catch some wild trout is a great day in my book.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5281

Re: Wader recomendations

I picked up a pair of Frogg Toggs (Pilot II) waders from Sierra Trading post and really like them. I used them for about a year and have no complaints. They list for $229 on the Frogg Toggs website. Sierra Trading Post sells them for $119 and I was lucky enough to buy them when they had them on clea...
by njcatchrelease
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 3503

Re: Stream Assessments

cappy wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:52 am
Anyone know how often the state assesses/surveys, and publishes findings on the health of wild trout streams? I believe the last one was in 2015?
I believe I read something that stated they do it every 5 years.
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 4322

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: 4322

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: 3714

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: 4322

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: 4322

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...