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by Bob J
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Shenandoah River

Reached out to Murray’s fly shop. Tried to set up a guided trip but we couldn’t get our schedules aligned. When Harry saw this he sent me a detailed email of spots to fish and what flies to throw. Class act. Will be stopping in for flies and to have a book signed.
by Bob J
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Shenandoah River

Thanks - I will definitely stop in there and purchase an autographed copy of one of his books. The report seems fishy (in a good way), thanks!
by Bob J
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Shenandoah River

Thanks - will do!
by Bob J
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Re: Shenandoah River

Great idea - I usually don’t think of that for smallies. Maybe a hellgrammite pattern under there would look good.
by Bob J
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 835

Shenandoah River

I’ll be heading down to the south fork of the Shenandoah for the first week of October. Wondering if the smallies will still be active enough for poppers, or should I be thinking clousers and crayfish patterns? Has anybody fish down there this time of year?
by Bob J
Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 5/3/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 7149

Re: WTS 5/3/2020

Each method has their challenges, but nothing beats the pure joy of casting a dry fly - a single fly with no dropper. It’s often not the best way to catch fish, but it will always be the most enjoyable for me. If I’m throwing that fly at wild fish, well, that’s gold.
by Bob J
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: pot belly rainbow
Replies: 10
Views: 2894

Re: pot belly rainbow

The eyeball on that fish is huge!
by Bob J
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequest River April 23
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: Pequest River April 23

Agree there are more people out or at least crammed into less fishing space. Was off on Wednesday so I poked around the SB and found cars at all the pullouts. Same thing the day before at the Muddesquan down by me.
by Bob J
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 8114

Re: Who Uses a Net?

Yes - always bring a net. If you are catching and releasing it is a must. (Rubber mesh only)
by Bob J
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Still stripers in the surf
Replies: 5
Views: 6848

Re: Still stripers in the surf

Adult bunker were heavy yesterday in southern Monmouth county. Fished at sunrise but no luck. Bait is a few hundred yards off the beach. Not sure if they came in later on the incoming. Now is the time to dust off that 10-wgt...
by Bob J
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 5192

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

This is a great question - and I think difficult to answer. The Musky definitely has better trout holding water the further downstream you go, so I'm not sure there truly is a 'safe' spot. For the SB I've used Clinton (starting below the falls) as my breakpoint, though last year I was still seeing t...
by Bob J
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 7760

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Definitely smallmouth fishing on the Raritan (all branches) and the Delaware. Largemouth fishing in the yak, too, at most of the local lakes.
by Bob J
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 11
Views: 10944

Natirar smallmouth fishing

Fished this spot on the north branch Sunday looking for some smallies. Got a few little guys and a bigger one further downstream. Expected more action but the water was pretty shallow. Great flows and clarity though. Fish caught on a tan clouser.
by Bob J
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Still stripers in the surf
Replies: 5
Views: 6848

Still stripers in the surf

Watched a guy fishing with light tackle ( probably fluking) catch a decent sized striper right out of the wash on Saturday. It was mid morning so no need to get up early. Ocean Temp is 64°. Perfect fly rod scenario.
by Bob J
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 7521

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

After fishing the SB for years this was my first time on this stretch of the river. Fished from the small concrete bridge up to the rope swing. Beautiful water, though no bugs while I was there. Blind casted a caddis and caught one small brookie. Saw a crayfish the size of a lobster.
by Bob J
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone Been Up to the Catskills?
Replies: 11
Views: 9026

Re: Anyone Been Up to the Catskills?

Fished Thur/Fri/Sat. East Branch had the best water levels, though by Saturday the Willow and BK were in good shape. Lots of caddis, some March Browns and sulphurs, plus Olives. Saw sporadic to no rises most of the time, though there was a good patch with the olives on Friday where we caught some ni...
by Bob J
Tue May 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12060

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

No cuts or blues! The day I was out I heard a lot about blues in the wash but none for me.
by Bob J
Fri May 17, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12060

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

Threw the new line out front last night. It performed perfectly and I was also treated to some pods of dolphins moving through.
by Bob J
Fri May 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 10056

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

Looks like an awesome project. Kudos to your firm - must be great going to work each day knowing that you're making a difference in something so important and something we all appreciate so much.
by Bob J
Thu May 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 12060

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

Thanks - it was definitely the poly. I came back from a Montauk Albie trip swearing I would never throw it again. Of course I did, the next week on a boat off the tip of the hook, and watched it sink 70 feet to the bottom shipping channel, along with my rod and reel because I forgot to pull the line...