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by NJAngler
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of 2020...
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: First trout of 2020...

A few more pics
by NJAngler
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of 2020...
Replies: 5
Views: 250

First trout of 2020...

Crossed the river to Pa for my first 2020 trout. Air temp was 50F; water temp 38F. Action was slow but did manage a dozen or so wild browns in 2 hrs.
by NJAngler
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

cappy wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:49 am
Well done. All from the same stream?

No as usual I was stream hopping...4 streams in about 5 hrs.
by NJAngler
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

Last one.I remember arguing years ago over whether a brown was wild or not. Not anymore since they dont stock them. Lol.
by NJAngler
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

More pics...
by NJAngler
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Wild trout 12/10....

I couldnt pass up fishing on a 55F December day so took the day off. Did fairly good size wise but still disappointing #'s for where I fished and what I used to get under similar circumstances. Most interesting catch was a 16" wild brown with a leopard frog still in its mouth. I guess trout do eat f...
by NJAngler
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Van Campens 11/3

I didn't fish the glen. Part of the area is still closed of from the storms of March 2018. People park by the closed gate and walk in which they shouldn't be doing. The steep side of the ravine has been compromised by fallen hemlocks and erosion. It really is quite dangerous walking back there. The ...
by NJAngler
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Nice wild brown...

I once watched a GBH tussle with a 17" wild brown on VCB. I kept trying to get it to drop it but it wouldn't. It would fly a few feet, stop and try to turn the fish to swallow it. It eventually did drop it. I grabbed the brown and released it but not sure survived.
by NJAngler
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Re: Van Campens 11/3

More pics
by NJAngler
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 1322

Van Campens 11/3

Hit the upper 1/3 from Watergate on up about 3 miles.
Did ok but not great. About 3:1 ratio of brook to bow. Bows up to 11"; Brook up to 8". I guess the good news is I saw a lot of yoy fish....especially bows.
by NJAngler
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Nice wild brown...

Nice catch for Jersey waters, well done. I'm staying off the WTS's until mid-Nov. Let the fish do their thing in peace. I'd be more worried about herons & mergansers making easy pickings of trout in shallow water than anglers fishing. One flock of 6-10 mergansers can kill more fish in a day than an...
by NJAngler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Nice chainsider....
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Nice chainsider....

Sussex cty pond.
by NJAngler
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Nice wild brown...

Quick stop after work. Caught this 15"+wild brown.
by NJAngler
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Nice chainsider....
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Nice chainsider....

24" solid fish. Good fight on 6lb test. Topwater.
by NJAngler
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

The hemlock needles fall to ground and acidify the soil which i turns limits plant growth. If you ever notice that in hemlock ravines, the understory is quite open with few plants. As trees fall, openings form which is where invasive plants like japanese barberry and stiltgrass can take root. This i...
by NJAngler
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 3166

Re: India Brook mischeif

I thought destroying wild browns was their priority/policy? I am being a bit facetious of course but I still can't get past the fact they were actually euthanizing them with the Rhinehart situation. They are a valuable fishing resource native or not. Just seems to go against everything they fight to...
by NJAngler
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

Most of the tribs are no longer the fisheries they once were. Stony. Tuttles, Parker, Criss, Forked Brooks and a few unamed ones barely support trout now. Too many dry summers, loss of hemlocks and floods have hurt them. Cant blame wild browns in this watershed as very few can be found. Mergansers a...
by NJAngler
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 3166

Re: India Brook mischeif

The NJDFGW doesn't care if the trout population dwindles. I mean good riddance to all those invasive brown trout right? :roll:
by NJAngler
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 2091

Re: Spruce Run Creek

Fished it last fall from reservoir upstream to the powerlines...nada...not even a follow. However way, way upstream in the headwaters on some cty land caught a few wild browns.
by NJAngler
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 2386

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

I'd rank it about 40th in NJ. lol