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by NJAngler
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 766

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: 825

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: 766

Re: Van Campens 11/3

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by NJAngler
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 766

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: 825

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: 402

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: 825

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: 402

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: 1282

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: 2186

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: 1282

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: 2186

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: 1942

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: 2167

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

I'd rank it about 40th in NJ. lol
by NJAngler
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

Its tough to improve for a number of reasons. Its fairly low gradient which makes narrowing the channel difficult. The stream bottom is more clay/sand/pebble rather than rocks or boulders. I think even if you placed large boulders here and there, it would just erode the banks and not deepen the chan...
by NJAngler
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 1926

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

This past summer some kids got it in their heads to dam up one pool. I took care of it. Its not a bad stretch but there is braiding going on which sends the stream off into multiple directions. There are also still some wide, featureless areas that could use some improvement. Mile-a-minute plant has...
by NJAngler
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

Re: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...

I also find it confusing how a state can have a Wild Brown Trout Enhancement Program designed to increase #'s and sizes of wild brown trout yet be destroying them in other streams. Either they are a valuable resource to be protected and promoted or they are not. They can't be both. WILD BROWN TROUT ...
by NJAngler
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Black River Road
Replies: 7
Views: 1501

Re: Black River Road

There are signs on the eastern side too. I know someone who walked in from the east and fished that stretch. It actually had a fair amount of wild browns in there and even a few native brookies. Browns were up to 17" as I recall.
by NJAngler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of the year...
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: First trout of the year...

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by NJAngler
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of the year...
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

First trout of the year...

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