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by barkeater
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: West Canada Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 80

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: 80

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: 984

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: 1212

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: 7291

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: 4109

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: 6704

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: 6704

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: 8776

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: 6352

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: 24809

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: 9148

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

They're here. Fished lbs nymph today for the first time this year. Trout were taking them with aggressive hits.
by barkeater
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 9148

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

In 2018 my first catch on a lbs nymph was 1/22 and 2019 it was 1/27 so they should be starting any time if they have not already.
by barkeater
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 9148

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

The adult scitters along the surface as they lay their eggs. I suspect this is when the adults are fed on. I have seen them do this on the South Branch.
by barkeater
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 9148

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I should have mentioned that you fish the lbs as a nymph as they crawl out on the bank instead of emerging through the water column. I do carry a few dries same size 18 and they work to rising trout fairly well. Most rises this time of year will be for midges.
by barkeater
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 9148

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I tie all my Little Black Stones in a size 18 and do well every year.
by barkeater
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 6215

Re: Who Uses a Net?

Ive been using the same orange kayak net ive found on the banks of the raritan for more than a year now.
Hey, I want my net back. :lol:
by barkeater
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 6215

Re: Who Uses a Net?

I use a net fly fishing all the time unless I catch a wild trout which is to small for the net. I catch and release 100% of my trout and the net allows me to keep the fish in the water with as little trauma as possible.
by barkeater
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Happy Holidays too all!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2980

Re: Happy Holidays too all!!!

Yes, Happy Holidays to all and tight lines.
by barkeater
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 2866

Re: Fly storage

I use the multicompartment Plano boxes or equivalent which besides the stores noted are also carried by Dicks in their tackle section. I'm not a fan of Dicks but they do carry them. Some have uniform size compartments and some don't. I find that if I keep dry flies in my dry fly box the hackle gets ...