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by njcatchrelease
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout
Replies: 7
Views: 418

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: 418

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: 418

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: 266

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: 765

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: 1743

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: 1722

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: 2489

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: 2489

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: 2224

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: 2489

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: 2489

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: 2472

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: 2322

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: 2322

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: 2322

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: 2322

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: 1544

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: 1066

Re: Finally used my 2019 License

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

Great looking brown!