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by BillSmith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

I'm all for tree planting. The Raritan river either has huge 200 year old trees or nothing it seems.
by BillSmith
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be holding its annual trout stocking meeting at the Pequest Trout Hatchery on Saturday, February 29, at 10:00 a.m. This important meeting provides an excellent opportunity for anglers to ask questions, voice their opinions, and give suggestions regarding ...
by BillSmith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

Perspective, I floated the ENTIRE South Holston in one day, 7 hours. I made 12 trips to the UDR area before I did the same float twice, all 8 hr trips. Best time of year Nov and Dec when the large trout come up to spawn. Public access is nil. When they stop generating power you can walk across the r...
by BillSmith
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

Did a trip, areas were off limits when we floated, (the rocky bottoms sections for spawning), looked down and saw trout all over the place. 7 different types of bottoms, the lower section was garbage and tires in the river and on the bottom, should have gotten of photo of the cliff behind one reside...
by BillSmith
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

When will Fish and Wildlife restore stocking of Brown (and/or Brook) Trout? This may be the most frequently asked question in recent years. Brown trout will be reintroduced to the Pequest Hatchery once the raceways are covered. Although there are select strains of brown trout that are resistant to f...
by BillSmith
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

If you went to ANY of the meetings offered by the State you would know that 60% of trout fishermen practice e C&R while only 40% actually catch and keep. I think those numbers came out in all the surveys.
by BillSmith
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

So they order take out for LasndLocked, so 3 lakes can benefit. Why not order Brown trout instead so the WHOLE STATE can benefit, oh yeah, that make too much sense.
by BillSmith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

Re: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

Hey guys, just get on I81 and head north. Take exit 69 and turn right onto Hwy 394 this is a 4 lane that will go approx. 12-15 miles and run into Hwy 421. At the intersection turn right onto 421, this is another 4 lane. Follow for about 2-3 miles, turn right on what I believe is Emmett Rd. right bes...
by BillSmith
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

Takes a long time to get Federal $$$ Not sure how solar panels stop bird poop, but whatever. Those are some CHOICE 15 inch Land Locked Salmon reared and stocked by the Division though !
by BillSmith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: The Green Brook:
Replies: 2
Views: 731

The Green Brook:

The Green brook in Middlesex Borough.
by BillSmith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers
Replies: 14
Views: 1850

South Holston/Tuckasegee Rivers

ANY INFORMATION would be very very very helpful, thanks !!!
by BillSmith
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 3155

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

This is all correct to a point. It is true, you will never ever see Brook Trout stocked in New Jersey, the only exceptions would be a chemical spill of such that would wipe out a streams entire population of wild-native Brook Trout (then imported Brook Trout would be stocked) All of this has NOTHING...
by BillSmith
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 4010

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Put-and-Take Management Strategy: Catchable-size rainbow trout are stocked for immediate harvest to provide a short-term, seasonal fishery. Survival of stocked trout through the summer period is not expected (or poor) because suitable summer trout habitat (temperature < 21°C and dissolved oxygen > 4...
by BillSmith
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 4010

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

I was being sarcastic. Most urban duck ponds will be stocked good in the coming weeks, the Raritan river will get a few but none near Manville.
by BillSmith
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 4010

Re: Raritan river 3/9/19:

Save the trout for the urban duck ponds. Had quite a few bugs coming off the river today in Manville. No fish caught though.
by BillSmith
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/9/19:
Replies: 22
Views: 4010

Raritan river 3/9/19:

DO NOT stock trout in Manville, bad idea.
by BillSmith
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek stocking:
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Re: Spruce Run Creek stocking:

The TCA KLG NO KILL gets 2,750, then they cram more trout in there in the fall
NO KILL = NO TROUT

The Musconetcong river gets a mere 51,880 trout !!!
by BillSmith
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek stocking:
Replies: 11
Views: 2436

Spruce Run Creek stocking:

This spring the Spruce Run Creek will get 3,210 trout while the main stem of the Raritan river will get 3,390 trout stocked.
Sorry, I don't get it.
by BillSmith
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Round Valley Trout Association meeting 2/21/19:
Replies: 13
Views: 2420

Re: Round Valley Trout Association meeting 2/21/19:

But hatchery fish are so yummy to eat !!!