Search found 223 matches

by martalus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: oriental bittersweet
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: oriental bittersweet

I often wondered if that stream along 523 had any fish in it. Chub and sunfishwater? Any smallies?
by martalus
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 788

Re: Cooler temps

It was down right chilly this evening. I had a few beers on the balcony and it was 53 degree here in the far NW portion of DC at 8pm. It will likely go in the 40s tonight and mid 40s over the weekend, with average lows in the low 60s. The sun looked more like the moon this morning as a result of the...
by martalus
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Banner day on Big D
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Banner day on Big D

Really happy to hear about a banner smallie day on the Big D! What did you get them on? With the cooling water, but still over 55 degrees, the smallies are supposed to really go on the feedbag this time of year in preparation for winter. 4 pounds is a tremendous smallie-a ten incher will put a bend ...
by martalus
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?

Speaking of smallies, my brother took his canoe up to the Spruce run dam from Clinton this past weekend with a bucket of herring as bait and absolutely crushed the smallies at magic hour. He said he landed 9+ fish and lost many many more. Smallies, up to 18 inches were literally jumping out of the w...
by martalus
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

Thanks Rusty, that sounds fun! How are flows up in NJ now? I tried to fish the headwater section of a stream in the Catoctin mountains of Maryland on Sunday, but there was very little water so I decided not to bother the native brook trout there. I did fish another stream further down towards to the...
by martalus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1166

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

This year for me became a year of fishing "firsts" for me. I made the decision early on in the pandemic to pursue species I normally don't. The upper Delaware was "closed" by request of folks I know and respect, so I stayed away from my beloved West Branch for most of the spring. Instead, I targete...
by martalus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: invasive species
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: invasive species

Well, just make sure to harvest any you catch. From what I can gather, Vietnamese folks here in the DC area do love to catch and eat them and consider them a delicacy. It seems that some of our native born anglers prefer to return them to the water as a game fish. The same thing happens with the fl...
by martalus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: invasive species
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: invasive species

Well, just make sure to harvest any you catch. From what I can gather, Vietnamese folks here in the DC area do love to catch and eat them and consider them a delicacy. It seems that some of our native born anglers prefer to return them to the water as a game fish.
by martalus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: invasive species
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: invasive species

For better or worse, I see that lots of people like to catch these as a sport fish now and don't kill them like they are supposed to. People in the DC to Philly corridor and beyond specifically target these fish for recreation purposes and seem pleased that they are established.
by martalus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: What Bluegill Can Tell Us About the Future
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: What Bluegill Can Tell Us About the Future

That 's weird that they would make the effort to get equipment, get worms, and ride their bikes there and give up so quickly. Maybe they got a text from a friend for a better spot nearby? We have a 4 and half your old and she expresses no interest in phones-she even tells us to get off them which I ...
by martalus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?
Replies: 11
Views: 805

Re: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?

Well, I would prefer steady action of smaller fish to minimal action with one off big fish. I am facing the latter in the Potomac right now and its no fun. Bigger fish will not be fast water and will be in the deepest holes. Big smallmouth can be old, like 10-15 years old, so that also means they ar...
by martalus
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Water Gap Grass
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Water Gap Grass

I think grass is also good for YOY bass to hide in and find food. Floods here on the potomac destroyed that grass the last few years which really hurts survivability for the little ones. 18 inches is a heck of a fish-even a 9-10 inch fish will put a bend on a 7 weight rod.
by martalus
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Water Gap Grass
Replies: 5
Views: 419

Re: Water Gap Grass

Floated the Worthington area yesterday. Odd amounts of long thin grass at all levels of the water column. Sort of grass you might find along the bank? but odd that its so abundant at this low water time of the year. Don't think T Storm related - Dam releases somewhere upriver? Odd to see in otherwi...
by martalus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: survival fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: survival fishing

https://buildingstablesomalia.wordpress ... mogadishu/


Along those same lines in Mogadishu.
by martalus
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?

I would have taken some pics other the LMB and the bass pond, but my phone somehow rebooted and stopped working. Honestly, I have become much more of a SMB fan compared to LMB as the smallies fight harder and I prefer river fishing to stillwater, but last night restored some of my affinity for LMB. ...
by martalus
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?

I was able catch a few nice ones just outside of Flemington. Nothing photoworthy, but some hard fighting 12-13 inch river fish in fast water. I also fished a small rustic LMB pond in a Hunterdon county state park and caught several of the hardest fighting and acrobatic largies-again not huge, in the...
by martalus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBR USGS gauge gets temp data
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

Re: SBR USGS gauge gets temp data

lightenup wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:08 am
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:03 am
BiggerThomas wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:53 pm


You will see this concept applies to many natural things, people included.
I see you haven't met my wife.
Lol.that rule applies to all wives my friend.

Don't I know it....10 seconds to get in the doghouse, days to get out of it...
by martalus
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBR USGS gauge gets temp data
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

Re: SBR USGS gauge gets temp data

Water temp now down to about 68.
by martalus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?

I will scout out some of the access points near Packer island to see what would be best for my dad and then take him.
by martalus
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?
Replies: 7
Views: 1005

Re: Smallie spots on NBR/SBR?

http://mail.hclibrary.info/depts/parks/ParkAreas/SouthBranchReservation/GuideandMap.pdf Wow, there is so much more public land than I remember in the Clinton-Flemington stretch of the river and I think I remember the area around Packers island holding some decent smallies. Any other tips for parking...