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by MickyFinn
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Predator and Prey
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Predator and Prey

Caught this fish yesterday on SBR. If you look closely, you'll see some additional talon-scratches, beside the obvious wound--hopefully, healing. Osprey or bald eagle? Co-incidentally, a couple of months ago, I watched a bald eagle flying low over the SBR before it swooped up to land on a thick bran...
by MickyFinn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Setting The Hook While Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 2000

Re: Setting The Hook While Nymphing

I had to admit it, but I may have lost some fish lately by playing them with a too-flat (horizontal) arched rod. Or the small fly's hook pulled out? :?:
by MickyFinn
Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Yes, on New Year's Eve!
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Re: Yes, on New Year's Eve!

How can it be identified as a "Kamloops" rainbow?

Thanks to Shannon's for their winter stocking, anyway--but that fish came from downstream of Clinton. :)
by MickyFinn
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Re: Winter Stockings

Don't have more to say about the winter stockings--but I had heard that the KLGorge had NOT been included during the FALL stocking. So, I recently asked someone from Fish and Wildlife. That person said simply that the number of fish allocated for SBR during the fall stocking DID include "the Gorge".
by MickyFinn
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Yes, on New Year's Eve!
Replies: 6
Views: 1179

Yes, on New Year's Eve!

Hey, I'm more impressed with SBRtool's three wild browns--but this was my catch on 12/31/20--one of those fall-stocking 15-inchers. I'd seen this fish holding in a certain hole--and had fished for it on several different outings--without success--a tricky lie: undercut bank and submerged roots to co...
by MickyFinn
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trip of new year
Replies: 6
Views: 1026

Re: First trip of new year

Yeah, isn't exploring what it's all about? Fishing, gambling, or prospecting for gold--hoping to find that mother-lode. Nice photos! Keep at it! :D
by MickyFinn
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1776

Winter Stockings

So, I've seen the videos and have heard of the Christmas stockings of the Point Mtn. TCA and Califon stretch of the SBR. But I ran into a fisherman the other day who said the State had recently stocked some fish in Ken Lockwood Gorge. Maybe this was a misunderstanding on his part--or on mine. Anyone...
by MickyFinn
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gearing Up for Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Gearing Up for Fishing

Am I making things hard on myself? I seem to be the only fisherman that I see assembling his fly rod and stringing it where he parks by the river. Especially in winter conditions, it seems that anything you can do to speed-up getting into the water and at-it fishing is a good thing. Yeah, I've seen ...
by MickyFinn
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2308

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

Again, thanks for the input! Got out on Saturday--the coldest day for me so far this season--and got a lot of practice at dealing with ice in the guides. (Every time out is a learning experience.) Saw some fish, but none of them wanted to take the flies I offered. Went back out on Monday, same venue...
by MickyFinn
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "Free-riders"
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: "Free-riders"

FYI, from page 16 of NJ Freshwater Fishing Digest, under License Information: "License must be visibly displayed on outer clothing. So, it's the law--but no biggie? :roll:
by MickyFinn
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "Free-riders"
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

Re: "Free-riders"

I thought I read somewhere that your license is to be displayed while fishing. Seems reasonable. I guess it falls in the category of things like tinted glass in car windows (something I always believed to be illegal, that cops didn't want it, yet you see it) and needing a front license plate in NJ (...
by MickyFinn
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "Free-riders"
Replies: 13
Views: 1586

"Free-riders"

Is it just me--or have I actually been seeing an increase in unlicensed fishermen (not a fisher-woman--yet) during this last year? Has anyone observed something similar? Seems to have been more people fishing through the pandemic--but more unlicensed folk as well. :?:
by MickyFinn
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fresh trout stocking
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Fresh trout stocking

Awesome!! Thanks to all the volunteers!
by MickyFinn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2308

Winter Trout, Anyone?

Mid-teens here this morning and I'm looking forward to it warming a bit before heading out. The 'bows have been biting lately. Anyone else going to be wading through the snow to fish this weekend? I saw that the SBR water temp. flat-lined at 32 degrees the other day. Does it ever get too cold and ad...
by MickyFinn
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "State Open Waters"
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: "State Open Waters"

Okay, I thank you all--and feel enlightened. I will watch my step! :roll:
by MickyFinn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "State Open Waters"
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

"State Open Waters"

This might have already been discussed on here--but I wonder if anyone can clarify this. I'm walking along my local stream--part of which is posted with NJ DEP Fish and Wildlife tags on the trees--and then I see "No Trespassing" signs along another reach of the same stream, saying that that land (an...
by MickyFinn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nice stocker brown
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: nice stocker brown

I'll just comment that coaltrout's photo that began this thread shows something very different than the trout in the following three photos--that fish in the first photo is crowded with black spots--definitely seems like a different variety.
by MickyFinn
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nice stocker brown
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: nice stocker brown

I'll just comment that coaltrout's photo that began this thread shows something very different than the trout in the following three photos--that fish in the first photo is crowded with black spots--definitely seems like a different variety.
by MickyFinn
Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nice stocker brown
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: nice stocker brown

Yeah, nice fish! How do you tell whether it's a stocked brown or wild?

See attached photo. It's the biggest brown to come my way yet--about 15 inches. Can anyone say whether it's wild or stocked?
by MickyFinn
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: New fly tiers
Replies: 6
Views: 7867

Re: New fly tiers

How about Sucker Spawn pattern?