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by martalus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It won't be long now!
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: It won't be long now!

and mosquitos!
by martalus
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It won't be long now!
Replies: 13
Views: 299

Re: It won't be long now!

I love winter and skiing but I too am looking forward to spring after all the snow and ice storms down in DC. I have never seen ice like I did this year in DC-I was living in Montreal during the ice storm of 98 and DC may have been worse this year as there were so many consecutive snow and ice storm...
by martalus
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Looks like the dinner plate sized sunfish, jumbo perch, and monster pickerel finally cooperated! How thick is the ice now? As you predicted, has the insulating snow slowed down the thickening of the ice? The other side of that coin is that even as it gets warmer, the snow will slow down melting, rig...
by martalus
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

I haven't gotten on the ice since about New Years day 2011, but it is definitely a lot of fun. I fish it like I fish for trout or smallies, i.e. actively as opposed to just sitting around and waiting. I used to drill a dozen plus jigging holes in a tight grid in likely areas like drop offs/where the...
by martalus
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill

Hi, As for sunfish they do not care if you are 30 feet away or 6 feet away from them. They probably do not care if you are using a six foot rod or a nine foot rod. And I am sure that they do not care if the rod costs $20.00 or $200.00. Go to eBay to see what they have in a 3 weight or even a 4 weig...
by martalus
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill

I would argue that if you want to spend several hundred to a thousand on a rod to catch panfish, then you are more interested in having 'nice gear' than purely catching fish. Certainly that is your prerogative to have nice gear, but the sunnies won't mind if you use an $89 3 weight from Cabelas.
by martalus
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Did anyone get out on the ice this weekend?
by martalus
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Sheisty-its great to see you back on the board-it seems like its been a decade or so! I was never much into white perch until I moved down to DC-last season I got keyed into this massive white perch run up the potomac through DC in April/May-they seem to have been following the shad, eating their eg...
by martalus
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

I love skiing and ice fishing in MArch with-temps in the 40s/50s, sunshine, light winds
by martalus
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 787

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Perhaps the ice fishing season got a late start in mid-late January, I predict you will be able to ice fish till at least early/middle march based on the 15 day forecast. My brother has gotten out on Budd Lake the last two weekends and the ice is thickening up nicely with very cold weather to last a...
by martalus
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Behemoth wild brookie
Replies: 10
Views: 1157

Re: Behemoth wild brookie

At least you know that they have been spawning recently!
by martalus
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Muddy Water
Replies: 13
Views: 2483

Re: Muddy Water

Thats a real pretty bow. Looks like he may have on his fall spawning colors, as perhaps you were alluding to for the pequest stockers.
by martalus
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone Been Fishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1958

Re: Anyone Been Fishing?

Sorry, i see my sentence wasn't clear! I meant that usually, despite the winter doldrums, one can find solace in the company of others for some holiday cheer. This year, its a bit more complicated.
by martalus
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone Been Fishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1958

Re: Anyone Been Fishing?

On the day after Thanksgiving, I went to my parents for a nice feast/bonfire. The weather was as good as you could expect in late November. I snuck away down to the brook between supper and dessert and took literally one cast and got this nice 14 + inch wild brown on a Mepps spinner. I have always f...
by martalus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 19
Views: 12929

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Glad you found the post! I only fished it once on Fathers day-it got crowded by mid morning but there is lots of beautiful water and lots of wild trout. Vance-I will buy that book-I have a similar one for Virginia for all species, but I find myself more often in Maryland as I live 2 minutes from the...
by martalus
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How has the KLG been recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 3106

Re: How has the KLG been recently?

These 2-3 inches of steady soaking rain should be helpful for spawning purposes.
by martalus
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 38
Views: 10513

Re: Spruce Run

Too bad that a good stream is getting messed up. I am not sure what the density was, but whenever I fished that stream from the reservoir up to that restaurant I would get both small and large wild browns along with stocked rainbows. Rainbows would holdover quite well. Back in the early mid 2000s wh...
by martalus
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 38
Views: 10513

Re: Spruce Run

Yes, I guess its been awhile. I remember fishing Spruce Run Creek by that since closed down restaurant on route 31 on March 7th of 2009 and caught two 16-18 inch wild browns on in the same pool on a trout magnet. I think I even posted a pic on the last iteration of this site. It was always a bit wei...
by martalus
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 38
Views: 10513

Re: Spruce Run

There used to be big wild brownies below the Glen Gardner but above the reservoir. Is that no longer the case?
by martalus
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 3101

Re: purty brookie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTp6561Py-M

15 minutes worth of sucker gigging in Califon. Those boys were pretty darn close to all taking a cold swim when that ice started to sink. Are throwing some kind of bait in those holes or are the suckers naturally drawn to the light of the open water?