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by Bob J
Tue May 05, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 5/3/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 4146

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: 2009

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: 1911

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: 6218

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: 5068

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: 3958

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: 5637

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: 7323

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: 5068

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: 5462

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: 7711

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: 9441

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: 9441

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: 8070

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: 9441

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...
by Bob J
Wed May 15, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

Thanks - I used to fish with shooting heads, but I never liked the hinge, and the running line has formed one too many grooves in my fingers. The last 20 feet of this line was engineered to be thicker so you could feel how much line you have out at night (I guess). I think it also glows in the dark....
by Bob J
Fri May 10, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

Re: Best fly line for striped bass

Thanks guys. I went with a Rio Intouch striper line. Will put ir hrough its paces shortly.
by Bob J
Tue May 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Best fly line for striped bass
Replies: 17
Views: 9441

Best fly line for striped bass

Which brand intermediate fly lines do you all like for striper fishing? I have an orvis line that I hate. The last 20 ft or so is like double the thickness. It's supposed to be good for something but it sucks. It never lays flat in the striping basket.
by Bob J
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Finally used my 2019 License
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

Re: Finally used my 2019 License

Very nice fish! I also got out for the first time yesterday, and only managed one stockie on a streamer on the SB. I was blind casting a caddis fly most of the day, which wasn't too smart since I didn't see any fish rising. Sporadic caddis we're on the water, and I did see some decent size mayflies ...
by Bob J
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: leaders - buy or diy
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: leaders - buy or diy

Buy tapered knot less for trout, use straight shot of 8-14 lb test for LM bass, build simple 3 piece leaders for salt.