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by barkeater
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Crappies
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Crappies

And they'll readilly take a dry fly.
by barkeater
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine
Replies: 24
Views: 1759

Re: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine

have honed most of my skill of stock trout fishing in NJ. But not to many places offer large wild trout clean waters as other states. Yes while there is a few rivers in NNJ that are semi clean. lets face it NJ is pretty much dirty river's state from the past of massive pollution still effecting it ...
by barkeater
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 4316

Re: Water Temps

Thanks.
by barkeater
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 4316

Re: Water Temps

In addition to temps the SB now has assessment of chlorophyll and phycocyanin florescence and relative florescence. Does anybody know their usage? Chlorophyll I assume could be used to assess algae in the water however the phycocyanin I am unfamiliar with.















i am not familiar with.
by barkeater
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 4316

Re: Water Temps

Just checked the USGS site for the SBR and there is a temperature graph! Is this new?
Yippee!
by barkeater
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA closings
Replies: 34
Views: 4718

Re: WMA closings

The State sent out an e-mail today that WMA's will start reopening today although they cautioned that it may take several days as there needs to be inspections and removal of barriers. We can now go trout fishing again in WMA's except the temps. are in the 90's and the trout streams unfishable. :lol:
by barkeater
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA closings
Replies: 34
Views: 4718

Re: WMA closings

I agree. I stop before the end of June. I was expressing my exasperation at seeing cars and fishermen this time of year in the musky. Saw several today at the pt. Mnt. TCA. Since the TCA's are C&R with exception of some allowing one over 15" I wonder if there is a way to close them when temps indic...
by barkeater
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 4316

Re: Water Temps

A few years ago I remember there was at least one temperature monitor for a NJ river but the one I'm thinking about was discontinued due to lack of funding.
by barkeater
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: West Canada Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Re: West Canada Creek

It flows into the Mohawk River at Herkimer NY in Herkimer County quite close to Utica. There are about 20 miles of trout river below the Hinkley Reservoir and Trenton Falls. The TCA is from the falls downstream for about 4 miles. It is heavily stocked with brown trout all the way down to Newport. Ab...
by barkeater
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: West Canada Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

West Canada Creek

I just came back from visiting my old home town in the Mohawk Valley upstate NY. I fished West Canada twice and had dry fly action both times. Water levels were low with fish in the deeper pools. These fish (browns) became active in the evening even though no significant hatch was going on. There ar...
by barkeater
Thu May 21, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Help
Replies: 13
Views: 1943

Re: Help

Good for you. I have also given flies to people who need help but I've never seen them catch a fish on one which may be a comment on my fly tying skills.
by barkeater
Wed May 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sulphurs!
Replies: 3
Views: 1567

Re: Sulphurs!

Yippee. Thanks for the update Rusty.
by barkeater
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: All state and county parks closed!
Replies: 49
Views: 10334

Re: All state and county parks closed!

I just checked out the Manasquan out of curiosity and the parking areas are closed. There are cars and bikes along the road but the numbers are definitely down from previous years.
by barkeater
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 8941

Re: Dry fly floatant

Both powder and gel work. I prefer gel but my buddy prefers powder. All good. When I apply gel I do so to the top of the fly only. I feel it gives me a better presentation. By the way this has been a great year for dry fly fishing with little black stones. I have netted several fish using a lbs dry ...
by barkeater
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 8594

Re: Access question

One of the main reasons that land becomes posted is that land owners become tired of all the trash. If you are fishing on private land which is not posted, don't leave garbage. You might want to pick up trash you find as well after covid 19 goes away.
by barkeater
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 8594

Re: Access question

If property is posted you can't go on it even if you are wading in the water. If only one side is posted you can go along the non posted side as long as you don't cross over the middle. I know "how do you know where the middle is?" About your question on the 2 bridges, it sounds like the property in...
by barkeater
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 10536

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Serious question, if there are no holdover browns, how did a wild brown appear in a river. It must have parents somewhere. Browns do reproduce in our streams and previously stocked Browns from years past are the origin of the current "wild Browns". What Rusty meant was that currently caught Browns ...
by barkeater
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: NJTU State Council March Flytying Madness Mar 7 @ Cranford community center
Replies: 3
Views: 7213

Re: NJTU State Council March Flytying Madness Mar 7 @ Cranford community center

I attended and the room was full with just a few unoccupied seats. This is one of the best NJ fly fishing events of the year and RRTU did another outstanding job in hosting it. Thank you to all the sponsors for donating prizes as well. A great day for some really worthwhile causes. If you have not p...
by barkeater
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 28791

Re: WTS 1/30

Agree with Rusty. I've caught many a 20+ inch trout including both rainbows and browns on flies including tiny ones.
by barkeater
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 10969

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

They're here. Fished lbs nymph today for the first time this year. Trout were taking them with aggressive hits.