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by BillSmith
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/15-16/20
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Raritan river 3/15-16/20

Few more photos.
by BillSmith
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/15-16/20
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Raritan river 3/15-16/20

Tiny bugs, like gnats, lots and lots of them.
by BillSmith
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/15-16/20
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Raritan river 3/15-16/20

The bug hatch was insane at Duke Island Park on the Raritan river. Heard they were stocking already, maybe that's what these are, fun nonetheless.
by BillSmith
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: F&G Council meeting highlights Feb:
Replies: 1
Views: 244

F&G Council meeting highlights Feb:

THE MINUTES OF THE NJ FISH AND GAME COUNCIL ROBBINSVILLE, NJ FEBRUARY 11, 2020 Chief Barno reported that we are moving into trout season. She reviewed with the Council members changes for the upcoming 2020 Spring Trout Stocking season. Hooks Creek Lake, which has been a part of the trout stocking pr...
by BillSmith
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Make the call:
Replies: 7
Views: 414

Make the call:

New Jersey Conservation Officers Association On Sunday, February 9th, 2020, CPO Holmes received a call of illegal fishing in the Pequest Trout Conservation Area (TCA). The caller reported two individuals fishing with bait and at least one fish on a stringer. CPO Holmes conducted a foot patrol and fo...
by BillSmith
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6392

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

To answer Johnw questions on returning Brook Trout. Here a few photos of Brook Trout caught from the Raritan river (save the mishandling comments please) when the State was stocking Brook Trout upriver. These trout were caught near the fish ladder in Bound Brook, not far from the tideline in New Bru...
by BillSmith
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Forest Fire on Mount Tamany/Delaware Water Gap
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Re: Forest Fire on Mount Tamany/Delaware Water Gap

Guys who fish the Bushkill near Easton see meth camps in the woods.
by BillSmith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6392

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: 47
Views: 6392

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: 3959

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: 3959

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: 4497

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: 4497

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: 4497

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: 3959

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: 4497

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: 1546

The Green Brook:

The Green brook in Middlesex Borough.