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by martalus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

That's great to hear, Pat a gives some good long term perspective along with some hope. In the short term, after a dry September and first week of October, steady rains seem to have returned to NJ down to VA just in time for spawning. And at least the month long dry spell was on the back of a very w...
by martalus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

How are the brookies doing in in VCB? I used to catch brookies all the way down to the glen. Now its mostly browns there and mostly rainbows in the upper portion.
by martalus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Still stripers in the surf
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: Still stripers in the surf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8Z-4RX2uXQ

Did someone say stripers in the surf? Check out this epic video on bunker chunking the surf.
by martalus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big Catfish in the Potomac
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Big Catfish in the Potomac

As I mentioned in another thread, I recently moved down to DC after close to a decade abroad. While for me pursuing wild trout in the small streams is my favorite kind of fishing, I have decided to give other types of fishing a try due to their proximity and as an easier way to introduce my three ye...
by martalus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

That's sad to hear that those tribs are hurting. Have the last few years of decent rain helped? Unfortunately it seems that increasing dry spells along with stronger storms seems to be getting more common in lots of places.
by martalus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland

I will definitely check out some of the streams again in spring if not before. After a 2 month dry spell, rains have come back just in time for the spawn. Its amazing that the brookies have been able to hold out in so many watersheds, at elevations as low as 800-1000 feet (as opposed to just the far...
by martalus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: UK wild browns
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: UK wild browns

Sounds fun-its always great to find trout in exotic locations! Was it one of the 'chalk/limestone streams? I have it difficult to figure out the rules/permits required in Europe for fishing. Often each section of water will require a different permit and it is rarely clear where to get one. Also Sal...
by martalus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Shenandoah mountains of Virginia/Catoctin mountains of Maryland

After 10 years overseas, I recently moved back to the States for work and am now based in DC. In the search for trout places in the area, last month I tried the Catoctin mountains near Thurmont Marlyand (about an hour north of DC, south of Gettysburg PA). The Little Hunting creek was supposed to hav...
by martalus
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

These people think they can do whatever they want. I was in Tewksbury last month and the section above where the guy dammed and diverted the water is silty and shallow. Luckily it just messes up a small section, but it is still annoying. Futher upstream, a couple good years of rain has helped out an...
by martalus
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

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: 1851

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: 2251

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: 1467

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: 2878

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: 797

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: 2878

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: 1046

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: 2179

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: 1716

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: 1716

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...