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by martalus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Good old Cam! 9 years is a hell of a long fishing 'drought'! I remember taking him for one of his first wild trout expeditions in Teetertown back in the mid 2000s. Glad he got back on the water! After 10 years overseas, I am actually moving back to the USof A on Monday morning. I will be based in DC...
by martalus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1109

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

I have fished the Lamington by 523 in summer time. I did get mostly smaller smallies (7-10 inch) as well as some wild browns. I fished up from 523 towards where the Coldbrook comes in, so that would explain the wild browns. I imagine if you go from the Lamington down towards the NBR, it would be mos...
by martalus
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1455

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Hit the Big D in and below the water gap for smallies and the occasional walleye. Riffles/just adjacent to riffles by day and shallow water at magic hour with poppers.
by martalus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Musky morning
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: Musky morning

Thats a beast of a rainbow. I have never seen coloration like that!! What spawning cycle is he on?
by martalus
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1986

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

I believe that sediment will help provide nutrients to new vegetation that will help further secure the banks.
by martalus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: BooFest 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: BooFest 2019

Looks like a great time-I am hungry and thirsty just looking at the beer and the pig on a spit. Its amazing that brook trout live in that pond-is it deep and spring fed?
by martalus
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1986

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

It will also be better for spawning purposes, assuming that trout spawn in the SBR. Do we know if trout make redds in the SBR itself, or in tribs that feed in?
by martalus
Thu May 16, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Acadia NP
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Acadia NP

My brother and I fished Acadia in August about 15 years ago. We didn't really have a plan, but stopped at several likely looking brooks and found lots of willing but small trout. I am told you can find sea run brookies in the fall as well-we were fishing very close the ocean. We tried several ponds,...
by martalus
Tue May 14, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trifecta of my life
Replies: 12
Views: 1529

Re: First trifecta of my life

There is not much you can't catch with a Mepps spinner! Especially effective in slightly high/off color water.
by martalus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Spruce Run Creek

Fished it last fall from reservoir upstream to the powerlines...nada...not even a follow. However way, way upstream in the headwaters on some cty land caught a few wild browns. Was it on a day with good conditions? Could it have been spawning time and fish were elsewhere? Sometimes streams like tha...
by martalus
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Spruce Run Creek

Fished it last fall from reservoir upstream to the powerlines...nada...not even a follow. However way, way upstream in the headwaters on some cty land caught a few wild browns. That's sad-10 years ago, you could always find wild browns, some up to 18-20 inches as well as a smattering of holdover bo...
by martalus
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 2018 record year for rainfall in NJ
Replies: 3
Views: 639

2018 record year for rainfall in NJ

https://www.northjersey.com/story/weather/2019/01/02/2018-wettest-record-new-jersey-climate-change-global-warming/2465222002/ Looks like 2018 was the wettest year for NJ since they started to keeping records in 1895! Hopefully the trout streams start to rebound. It has been depressing to hear about ...
by martalus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

I caught a few nice brook trout on the fly several years ago in that lake, but you need to watch your back cast with all the people on the jogging path-The best spot was in a little channel by the island.
by martalus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Well I live in Hoboken.
It's not a river, but you can catch trout up at that lake in West New York by 85th street. Also, you can get some decent stripers in April/May off the Hoboken pier, not to mention some interesting conversations with the motley crew of fisherman there.
by martalus
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stocking
Replies: 31
Views: 2300

Re: Stocking

What is the retail price differential these days for wild salmon versus farm raised? Am moving back to the states this summer and have to prepare myself for the prices! Farm raised trout is really cheap here in Kosovo. My wife once had a work trip to the Albanian mountains near the Kosovo border and...
by martalus
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Round Valley Trout Association meeting 2/21/19:
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

Re: Round Valley Trout Association meeting 2/21/19:

How are the land locked doing in the other NJ water ways? Are they able to breed in lakes, or do they need streams to run up?
by martalus
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

My brother got a fat 35 inch Pike on Budd Lake before the deep freeze. Unfortunately no pictures to prove it!
by martalus
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 2500

Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Long range forecasts into mid February look favorable for ice fishing.
by martalus
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rian
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: Rian

https://www.weather.gov/marfc/NJPrecipitation365Day The NW part of the state is averaging around 70 inches of rain over the past 365 days, which is about 20 inches (40 percent) above average. I know there had been a multi-year deficit in the years leading up to this year, but certainly things are lo...
by martalus
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...
Replies: 23
Views: 2573

Re: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...

Rusty, do you know what other streams they are going to try the brookie restoration on? As of this summer when I reached out, it was not yet certain.