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by martalus
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 19
Views: 6331

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: 1230

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: 33
Views: 2941

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: 33
Views: 2941

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: 33
Views: 2941

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: 959

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?
by martalus
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: purty brookie

Well as Rut Daniels says, 'a carp in the boat means one more bass in the bay'

On the brookie theme, looks like a some more good rain coming this week which should be helpful for spawning purposes.
by martalus
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: purty brookie

That really is a nice brookie-I got in one good wild brookie expedition in the beginning of October down in VA (I think I posted about in out of state section) and I am satisfied till late winter/early spring. Its a long drive to get to them and I will let them spawn. I might hit one wild brown stre...
by martalus
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: purty brookie

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:40 pm
It's almost spawning time, so they look amazing right now! Nice picture. I've been a deer hunting fool this fall. No fishing for me for a long time now. Too many big bucks in the woods this year.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8tY1VdHB0Q

Did you ever bow hunt like this?
by martalus
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ landlocked salmon
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: NJ landlocked salmon

Apparently Merril creek now has both
by martalus
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ landlocked salmon
Replies: 6
Views: 913

NJ landlocked salmon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzfg-RABzUs

Anyone ever target these in NJ? These guys needed a net by the way.
by martalus
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: so angry at myself- wild brown
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: so angry at myself- wild brown

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I almost never keep fish, ever since this day, my kid asks everytime if we are going to bring a fish home to eat...
by martalus
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: so angry at myself- wild brown
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: so angry at myself- wild brown

Well, on the plus side, the wild browns are there! I know the feeling-it sucks to hurt/kill a fish when you did not intend to. This happened to me last summer-I literally got off a plan after living overseas for ten years and went straight to my parents house in Tewksbury. I always like to fish as s...
by martalus
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 2582

Re: Very large native brookies-video

Well that brings up another question-could they just be brookies that were privately stocked?
by martalus
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 2582

Re: Very large native brookies-video

I was just joking on the Toms-the only similarity is the tannic water.
Was the rainbow in the video wild or stocked?
by martalus
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 2582

Re: Very large native brookies-video

Looks like the Toms to me!
by martalus
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 2582

Re: Very large native brookies-video

I am puzzled by it as I have never seen a stream like that or brookies like that. Also the browns looked different that I am used to. Also was that a stocked rainbow or a wild one? The kid said that was his first time fly fishing-looks like he is hooked now after a 90 minutes of fishing like that!
by martalus
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 2582

Very large native brookies-video

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JevfSd6TvLY&t=312s

Apparently this video is from NJ. I have never seen a stream that looks like this with 14 inch plus wide bodied native brookies and browns side by side. Does this tannic stream look familiar to anyone??
by martalus
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River, Shenandoah National Park
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Rapidan River, Shenandoah National Park

Some more stream shots.
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by martalus
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River, Shenandoah National Park
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Rapidan River, Shenandoah National Park

I made my annual fall pilgrimage to Shenandoah National Park to fish for wild brook trout. I decided to fish the Rapidan river as it has five plus miles of absolutely perfect and public wild brook trout habitat. Last year I fished the upper stretch which required a five mile drive on a non maintaine...