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by martalus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Some wild browns
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Some wild browns

Winter is also good as big browns will feed in the middle of the day as opposed to at night time during warmer months.
by martalus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 885

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

Even if the numbers were not great, those some good quality fish!
by martalus
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 11
Views: 1192

Re: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

Sounds like an interesting tailwater! Let us know how it turns out.
by martalus
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout
Replies: 7
Views: 789

Re: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout

nice trout-wild or clubfish?
by martalus
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Rapidan River

It was really nice to have a whole day adventure out there-That makes four whole day fishing adventures in the past 2 months! one to Maryland, two to Hughes river in the Shenandoah, and one to Rapidan in Shenandoah. This past monday a buddy from work asked to go fishing. He had done some fishing as ...
by martalus
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Van Campens 11/3

Sounds like a great day. Looks like flows were perfect, especially for a spinner. Those 10-12 inch wild bows will certainly put a bend on a rod and are acrobatic usually. To be clear, you caught 3 times as many brooks as bows? VCB is always a treat as you never know what species you will catch. You ...
by martalus
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Rapidan River

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by martalus
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Rapidan River

Since my wife and kid are away for a few weeks, I took the opportunity to go way up in the Shenandoah mountains to stream I have been reading about. It's a little over 2 hours from DC, but the last five miles are a non maintained fire road which was a lot of fun to drive. I could have fished lower w...
by martalus
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: rain
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: rain

I have only tried by Thurmont in the Catactin mountains in the Big Hunting Creek. Its only about an hour away from my house in far NW DC, so its easy to get to and there are several miles of public access for wild browns and brook trout. I know there is also very good fishing in Garrett County in We...
by martalus
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: rain
Replies: 2
Views: 587

rain

Looks like there was a huge swath of 1-2 inch rain all across NW NJ as well as down the mid Atlantic including trout country of MD and VA. My wife and kid are out of town for next weeks so I am going to venture into the hills of MD and VA for some hiking and fishing this weekend and may come to up t...
by martalus
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Nice wild brown...

I have caught my biggest wild browns in the November -March time frame-when the water is colder, the big browns feed in the day time whereas in the spring/summer they tend to feed at night or close to it.
by martalus
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 1425

Re: Nice wild brown...

Awesome! Flows must be good and will stay good with all the rain coming!!
by martalus
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Nice chainsider....
Replies: 4
Views: 617

Re: Nice chainsider....

Nick looking pickerel-from a northern NJ lake? South Jersey rivers are supposed to have some big pickerel too. They are a great fish as they bite in all kinds of conditions-I have gotten them in March in fridgid open water as well through the ice, both on a jig as well as on shiners/tip ups.
by martalus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Spruce Run Creek dam removal for native brook trout
Replies: 34
Views: 9226

Re: Spruce Run Creek dam removal for native brook trout

How is this place looking 18 months+ after restoration? Are the brookies making use of the area to spawn?
by martalus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

That's great to hear, Pat a gives some good long term perspective along with some hope. In the short term, after a dry September and first week of October, steady rains seem to have returned to NJ down to VA just in time for spawning. And at least the month long dry spell was on the back of a very w...
by martalus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

How are the brookies doing in in VCB? I used to catch brookies all the way down to the glen. Now its mostly browns there and mostly rainbows in the upper portion.
by martalus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Still stripers in the surf
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Still stripers in the surf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Z-4RX2uXQ

Did someone say stripers in the surf? Check out this epic video on bunker chunking the surf.
by martalus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big Catfish in the Potomac
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Big Catfish in the Potomac

As I mentioned in another thread, I recently moved down to DC after close to a decade abroad. While for me pursuing wild trout in the small streams is my favorite kind of fishing, I have decided to give other types of fishing a try due to their proximity and as an easier way to introduce my three ye...
by martalus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 1878

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

That's sad to hear that those tribs are hurting. Have the last few years of decent rain helped? Unfortunately it seems that increasing dry spells along with stronger storms seems to be getting more common in lots of places.
by martalus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland

I will definitely check out some of the streams again in spring if not before. After a 2 month dry spell, rains have come back just in time for the spawn. Its amazing that the brookies have been able to hold out in so many watersheds, at elevations as low as 800-1000 feet (as opposed to just the far...