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by SBRtool
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 1241

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

Beautiful fish and some really cool looking water.
by SBRtool
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 10112

Re: WTS 1/30

was caught on a black wooly bugger with a split shot about 3 inches above fly. Figured best shot was fishing it slow in some of the deeper water with the weather but only bite and fish came from dead drifting it through some faster pocket water
by SBRtool
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 10112

WTS 1/30

My plan this year is to really start exploring some new water..especially the WTS. Last couple weeks been sorta making a mental list of places I want to explore this season. It was only like 30 degrees yesterday but I've been dying to get out and had a chance so figured what the heck. Hit a spot I'v...
by SBRtool
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 2998

Re: Who Uses a Net?

Always have the net with me and almost always use it cause I feel like its easier on the fish to net it and leave it submerged while I remove the hook even if its small. I feel like its critical to use on much bigger trout because I use light tackle and feel like the quicker I can get it in the net ...
by SBRtool
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hit the upper SBR today
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Hit the upper SBR today

Got out for the first time this fall and hit the upper SBR on my day off and wow do we need rain. This section of the river fished well in the Spring...was finding fish in the Spring really spread out and in all sorts of nooks and crannies with all the rain we had than but now its just a trickle. So...
by SBRtool
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

All the rain we've gotten in the last 9 months or so has really helped that stretch out.
by SBRtool
Wed May 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

Gonna assume...probably incorrectly that Gronsky's is where the small bridge crosses the river but either way, why is it called Gronsky's?
by SBRtool
Mon May 20, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Claremont Bows
Replies: 6
Views: 2526

Re: Claremont Bows

I'm by no means an expert on whether a rainbow is a club or a state fish but my guess would be that that rainbow was stocked by the Anglers Anonymous club that is directly upstream of the Claremont. The upstream border of the Claremont is where the club ends.
by SBRtool
Tue May 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trifecta of my life
Replies: 12
Views: 3207

Re: First trifecta of my life

Mepps joke are funny...hurtful but funny. Here's a pic of the rainbow. I'm assuming it got stocked by state so it traveled a decent ways upstream from the first stocking point in Long Valley.
by SBRtool
Fri May 10, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trifecta of my life
Replies: 12
Views: 3207

First trifecta of my life

Hit the upper SBR today caught my first wild brook trout. Than I followed it up with a rainbow. Stated getting nervously excited that I might have a shot at the trifecta which I've never done and I eventually got a wild brown. I than ended the day by landing a really nice brown. I ditched the fly ro...
by SBRtool
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Black River Road
Replies: 7
Views: 1847

Re: Black River Road

That is a really pretty stretch of river for sure. I know there's No Trespassing signs along the road for the entire stretch so I would think you cannot access the river from the road side bank and understand there's club water right below Hacklebarney for a bit but it also looks like the state owns...
by SBRtool
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Black River 10/28
Replies: 2
Views: 1116

Black River 10/28

Hit the Black River up yesterday. Started at the Mill than drove down to Hacklebarney and fished some in there and walked Rhinehart Brook for a decent stretch just to check it out cause I've never done that before. Got one 14 inch rainbow on a red zebra midge. Some really nice looking water in the B...
by SBRtool
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch strikeout
Replies: 12
Views: 3658

South Branch strikeout

Finally got out for the first time in forever. Started at old Claremont TCA and than hit a bunch of spots from Long Valley down to the KLG. Avoided an old go to where one side of the river is public but new owner on the other side likes to give me a hard time and didn't feel like the headache. Proba...
by SBRtool
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The KLG
Replies: 14
Views: 3467

Re: The KLG

There are always trout there although they don't always cooperate. Not 100% sure but think you can keep 1 fish if its over 15 inch at certain times of the year. There are natives there and the state puts a lot of fish in there. Birds take some fish out but I think biggest prob is this time of year i...
by SBRtool
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NBRR concrete walls
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: NBRR concrete walls

If we're talking about same spot...about 100 yards or so downstream of where the rivers meet than those walls used to be a bridge. I used to fish that section all the time when I was a kid and we'd swim under the bridge and jump off it when we weren't fishing but that was 25 years ago. I wanna say t...
by SBRtool
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Upper SBR
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Re: Upper SBR

Gave this place a shot yesterday after work. Made the hike from the fishing access parking lot off Bartley Rd. and walked upstream as far as I could till I ran into a small damn. Was fun to check out a new spot but this place was tough to fish and kinda disappointing...super tight with overhanging t...
by SBRtool
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Upper SBR
Replies: 6
Views: 1960

Upper SBR

Looking to explore some new water. I've fished most stretches of the South Branch but one spot I've always wanted to try was the upper stretch in the WMA off of Bartley Rd. Not looking to spot burn and the area is pretty big so not looking for any specifics. If I park around where the Columbia Trail...
by SBRtool
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river, Clairmont TCA
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Raritan river, Clairmont TCA

I live nearby that stretch so I fish it pretty frequently since its convenient and I also almost never see another person there. There are fish there but you really have to work to get them. Lotta really tight spaces in parts, especially the middle section with a ton of low lying trees and undercut ...
by SBRtool
Mon May 14, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster
Replies: 25
Views: 6175

Re: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster

that is awesome
by SBRtool
Tue May 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA state maps different than Tax Maps
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: WMA state maps different than Tax Maps

MR.MCR...funny this is after this happened I searched the internet for a long time trying to figure things out and I actually did come across your post and thought to myself...geez, this sounds exactly like what happened to me at the same spot so yeah, we're definitely talking about same place.