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by martalus
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 1081

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

This got creepy fast!
by martalus
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

That sounds reasonable. Virginia is doing a similar thing for spring trout stocking-they are not announcing specific days when stocking will happen to avoid crowds. Maryland on the other hand has said they are 'cancelling' trout stock this spring, which begs the question-what the heck are they going...
by martalus
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice large brookie...
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Nice large brookie...

That's a nice plump looking brookie! He looks well fed-possibly from a fertile spring fed creek and not a mountain freestone?
by martalus
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Brookie fishing with my four year old
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Wild Brookie fishing with my four year old

Thanks to the current pandemic, my wife and I have been working from home and school is closed for the foreseeable future. I have taken a few days off to take my four year old daughter brook trout fishing in the Catoctin mountains of Maryland (about an hour north of DC, near Camp David and near the ...
by martalus
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Pa Brookie day
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Pa Brookie day

Wow, amazing looking brookies! Am glad you found some solitude and had a great day!
by martalus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

So you are saying it was a big old brown trout?
by martalus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Holdovers from what/when? I thought the state hasn't stocked browns for years.
by martalus
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2229

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Nice-what kind of fish?
by martalus
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6392

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Sounds like they had lots of hair brained ideas in the 70s and 80s! My good friend's dad worked for the department with Bob S back at that time. There was a plan to introduce lake run/steelhead trout into the Mulhockaway so that there would be a run of fish out of the reservoir. My friend's dad said...
by martalus
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Forest Fire on Mount Tamany/Delaware Water Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Forest Fire on Mount Tamany/Delaware Water Gap

https://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc- ... story.html


Has anyone heard anything about this? This is right near one of our favorite WTS.
by martalus
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: bows
Replies: 36
Views: 5569

Re: bows

I know the stream in question and mum's the word on the name! The second bow (the largest one) does look more like a stocked one. If so, its amazing that it found its wild brethren way up there. I also caught a 12-14 inch brown right where one of those pics was taken about 14 years ago. Good to see ...
by martalus
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: bows
Replies: 36
Views: 5569

Re: bows

Nice looking bows and decent size for presumably wild rainbows.
by martalus
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: da brookies and da browns
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: da brookies and da browns

I have seen several suspect bridge jobs over TP water in Tewksbury, including the stream that NJA referenced. That was a go to pool that always had a whole mess of browns and the occasional brookie. At the extreme headwaters of the Coldbrook, they have done work on the bridge at the intersection of ...
by martalus
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9928

Re: WTS 1/30

Birds could do real number on a stream, but I don't see how they could lead to a wholesale collapse like the one you mentioned in NE NJ (the Q?)
by martalus
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Tiger Trout
Replies: 13
Views: 2474

Re: Tiger Trout

Nice fish! Is it a wild fish?
by martalus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9928

Re: WTS 1/30

Used to be a great stream. Now its mediocre at best like a lot of our trout production streams.
What do you attribute this general decline to? Multiyear drought, increased development, generally warming temps?
by martalus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: da brookies and da browns
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: da brookies and da browns

I haven't fished there in a few years and tended to stay above the county road. Is the dam area newly posted? Who physically owns the dam? Is there any thought of reinforcing it so that browns don't make it upstream and take over the brookies? I don't know of any other stream in township that have w...
by martalus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: da brookies and da browns
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: da brookies and da browns

There is minimal public water down stream-not really worth the effort. I do hope that dam holds and so do the brookies. The brookies in that stream could be used to repopulate all the other nearby streams in the same watershed that now have browns, should a project like that be envisaged in the futu...
by martalus
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: da brookies and da browns
Replies: 17
Views: 3542

Re: da brookies and da browns

I know that area well-its less than two miles from my parents house. I haven't fished it in a few years and was wondering how the brookies were doing. By the looks of that one, they are doing just fine! I have caught a handful of brookies below that dam, but the vast majority brownies and I have nev...
by martalus
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Some wild browns
Replies: 8
Views: 1668

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.