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by martalus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Twism86 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 am
Nice trip! I fished it two days and enjoyed it very much.
Did you fish Savage river in far Western Maryland or Little Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore county? Both look like great tailwater fisheries but Savage river has on average, larger trout and more brookies and even cutties.
by martalus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer trout are green !
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Summer trout are green !

Definitely bronze, not green! Maybe its the way he is holding it, but that looks like a really long smallie. How big is that thing??
by martalus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

Looks like fun! I have seen people drag grills 1 mile plus down here on the Potomac.
by martalus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

Troutman wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:16 pm
police need to set up DUI check points @ these pop up parties. This will deter this :!: :!: :!: . I have to follow the rules. So can everyone else ......
Thats probably a good play that avoids a direct confrontation but is an effective deterrent.
by martalus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 509

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

I completely understand the desire to go outside and a have a party on the river, particularly after several months of shutdown after several months of winter. But why do people leave all the trash?? Are they afraid to bring it out with them as they don't want to be caught with 'evidence'? If the li...
by martalus
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Summer Trout

I got to the hills north of Oldwick last night and as is my custom, I took a few casts in the big pool. Fortunately my first cast of a sulphur dry to the head of the pool had a nice 10 inch wild brown leap out of the water for the for the fly. I brought the colorful trout to hand much to my four yea...
by martalus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big D spot burning
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Big D spot burning

Speaking of spot burning for smallies, anyone have any general recommendations for smallies spots either on the NBR or SBR within about 20 minutes from Oldwick? I am coming up with my family tomorrow and would like to go out with my kid, brother and his kids for some fishing/swimming. Along 31 north...
by martalus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big D spot burning
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Big D spot burning

I dont know about the Delaware, but often time Carp are active on surface (either eating, or mating or who knows what) when I am fishing slower water on the Potomac. They often come clear out of the water which can startle the heck out of you. Were you in a canoe/kayak or were you wading. The key is...
by martalus
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Trout consumption

I will be in Tewksbury from Thu till Sunday to visit fam. I may consider harvesting a wild brown trout from one of the pools on the property. I do this every couple of years and they are always delicious and the trout always are there in good numbers/sizes over the decades. Even though they are comp...
by martalus
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Savage river

https://dnr.maryland.gov/fisheries/Pages/hotspots/savage.aspx I think Joe Panella or others once talked about the Savage river. It seems to be the best trout fishing in MD and one of the better rivers in the mid Atlantic for wild trout fishing. It averages 1000-1500 wild trout per mile and has a sig...
by martalus
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Summer Trout

I was wondering what was up with the Toms these days it was always a coldwater refuge, despite being in southern Jersey. I remember seeing pictures of colorful stream adapted holdover brook trout. There had been fingerling stockings of brookies as well which seemed to lead to some nice quasi native ...
by martalus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big D spot burning
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Big D spot burning

I always used to target them from columbia to the water gap. I remember using a variety of dodgy cut outs to park along route 46 on the NJ side as well as from the PA side near arrow head island. Either way, you pretty much have to go through some prickers or a faint little trail down to the river. ...
by martalus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: Summer Trout

Are there any rivers in NJ that remain cold enough to trout fish throughout the summer months? Catching bass is fun, but I def do not enjoy it as much as trout fishing. Also do not have the time to head to NY, PA, or MD all the time. While not what you want to hear, when trout stream flows go down ...
by martalus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

It really was nice water. From reading some reports from the State of Maryland/Fish and Game, vast majority of fish are under 12 inches, although there are some larger fish. It is not small water, but their size seems to be limited by lack of baitfish in the stream. Also the water is somewhat not fe...
by martalus
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

I woke up at 4 am yesterday and left the house pre-dawn and arrived at the steam just before 6 am. I ended up parking at the Falls drive entrance and walked up the trail following the river. I had seen on Youtube that tiny nymphs were the ticket and there were lots of tiny midges or something on the...
by martalus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Thanks-I will check out youtube. I have found some awesome fishing spots by literally tracing people's steps as they walk from the car to their spot.
Looks like Potomac is on the rise so I will likely hit the Gundpowder for trout!
by martalus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Trout consumption

Oh, I am lazy. I never filet trout-just unzip them, pull the guts out and cook. I even leave the head on for flavor.
by martalus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout consumption
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Trout consumption

I love fishing, cooking, and eating, and eating fish. But for some reason I don't like dragging fish carcasses around with me all day when I am out on a fishing adventure. The handful of times that I eat a trout is when I am close to home/my parents home and I make point of going to pool X and harve...
by martalus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???

I have never fished that section, and perhaps those are just unflattering photos, but that looks like some Grade A chub water to me.
by martalus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Thanks Vance-I am about an hour away and will check it out this Fathers day if the rains bring up the smallie rivers too much. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/uv?site_no=01581920 Water temps seem uniformly cold on the Gunpowder thanks to the deep tailwater-despite the 90 degree weather last week,...