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by barkeater
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: *THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag
Replies: 10
Views: 488

Re: *THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag

Did the reel zing when he made a run? :lol:
by barkeater
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gearing Up for Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: Gearing Up for Fishing

I use the time it takes to rig up at my truck in winter to see if I'm dressed warm enough or need to add another layer.
by barkeater
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

I fished yesterday and managed to net 2 which for me is about right for winter fishing. No sun and it felt cold. Next week is going to be cold but I hope to get out again before I have to renew my license.
I was using egg and midge combo.
by barkeater
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1065

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

In winter fish slow and keep your nymph just off the bottom. You have to hit them in the nose with your fly sometimes to get a strike. I enjoy winter fishing. There are few anglers and sometimes you have the stream to yourself. As has been said, dress warm. I bring a phone and extra set of clothes j...
by barkeater
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Idea What This Is?
Replies: 6
Views: 1979

Re: Any Idea What This Is?

It's obviously a piece of art and very valuable. :lol:
by barkeater
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Crappies
Replies: 2
Views: 3232

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: 5692

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: 12648

Re: Water Temps

Thanks.
by barkeater
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 12648

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: 12648

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: 12746

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: 12746

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: 12648

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: 2820

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: 2820

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: 3146

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: 2016

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: 13930

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: 11426

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: 10750

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.