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by Dave B.
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WMA closings
Replies: 34
Views: 7357

Re: WMA closings

That's a shame that the division was against it because it's really not closing down that much water. I could understand that the CO's would have a lot more to do though. You have to realize that only Montana has these temperature related river closures and that is the only state that also does not...
by Dave B.
Fri May 29, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Re: Pa brown coughs up its last meal...

Not at all surprising. A few years ago I watched a big brown in the big pool at the bottom of the upper glen nab an approx 8-9 inch rainbow and casually swim around with it in his mouth until it was dead and then turn it to swallow it head first. Took about 15-20 minutes for the whole process, very ...
by Dave B.
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Re: Is Facebook Killing Trout?

First off let me clear up that I had nothing to do with the article, just thought it and some of the other pieces on the included website would be interesting. That aside, I agree that most members on here would cause far less post angling mortality than this piece would indicate, based mainly on ho...
by Dave B.
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Shad Fishing
Replies: 28
Views: 14961

Re: Shad Fishing

Fishybig wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:21 pm
Will have to take ur word for it....never ate one and only caught a few by accident in Hancock...
Love it !!! Eat the plank
That's the oldest shad recipe around! Works great for carp too! :)
by Dave B.
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Is Facebook Killing Trout?

Here's an article written by a young woman named Shannon White. She's a grad student at Penn State majoring in freshwater biology and specifically focusing on wild/native brook trout. She has led and/or participated in some major studies on Pa's native brookie waters with a strong focus on the Loyal...
by Dave B.
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout Stocking
Replies: 1
Views: 1675

Re: Trout Stocking

Seriously? No idea where in Gods name you heard such nonsense but no, that is the furthest from the truth. The Div website has all the detailed info. Stocking is and has been going on, and at present there are no plans to alter in-season stocking either.
by Dave B.
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 11526

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

That little stream has had natural reproducing browns for way over 50 years, FYI. This guy knows whats up. NJ has only 30-ish officially designated Wild Trout Streams but nearly 200 Trout Production streams. I wonder what makes them "official" I figure some of it has to do with public access. Altho...
by Dave B.
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 23689

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Sounds like they had lots of hair brained ideas in the 70s and 80s! My good friend's dad worked for the department with Bob S back at that time. There was a plan to introduce lake run/steelhead trout into the Mulhockaway so that there would be a run of fish out of the reservoir. My friend's dad sai...
by Dave B.
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 23689

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. I think in those areas the soil is more easily eroded way. More red shale. or whatever that rock is called. The trees get more easily uprooted. I think farming practices in that art of the state con...
by Dave B.
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 9722

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. The reason NJ gets landlocked salmon from Massachusetts is because we used to supply them with brown trout eggs. Although we no longer...
by Dave B.
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River
Replies: 5
Views: 5978

Re: Rapidan River

Beautiful pics! Thanks for sharing
by Dave B.
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 4869

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

Curious, were any of the rainbows still attempting to spawn? When they were stocked a week ago Thu many of them immediately paired up and began clear spawning activity in the gravel shallows. This behavior lasted at least through last weekend, I was just curious if they had finally settled down.
by Dave B.
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone fish pa recently? The brodhead is super low.
Replies: 2
Views: 4853

Re: Anyone fish pa recently? The brodhead is super low.

Anything with a limestone influence would be your best bet right now. The Bushkill around Allentown, the mid to lower Musky, etc.
by Dave B.
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Re: Stream Assessments

Somewhat off topic - The Division just hired a great new fisheries biologist, Garret Kratina. He was a seasonal employee here in NJ this summer for TU. They have added a few new biologists the last few years as retirements have cropped up. That's great news! We certainly need some new blood and mor...
by Dave B.
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 4405

Re: Stream Assessments

The biologists covering the trout streams spent large portions of 2015, '16, and '17 surveying all of the listed and other known WTS's. That work is what prompted the changes to the list in the 2018 regs. As Brian mentioned the Freshwater Fisheries Bureau is currently revising the entire Freshwater ...
by Dave B.
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 4318

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Derek always was and still is a very good guy! He definitely connected well with many of the old regulars on NJTrout, myself included. Denis F. gave him his first ever 'boo rod. I still tell stories of the time I took Derek for his first time ever fishing the lake O tribs with me for spring steelies...
by Dave B.
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 11
Views: 10944

Re: Natirar smallmouth fishing

Bob, sounds about right for that water. We electro shocked it one summer and found no trout and mostly smaller sized smallies and various chubs, dace, sunfish, etc. It lacks decent holding water and there was some talk at one time about river restoration and enhancement project with the county, but...
by Dave B.
Tue May 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 10056

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Permit applications go in later this week.....
Good to hear! It's a shame the wheels of progress turn so agonizingly slow at times! Hopefully there'll be no glitches in permitting and the project can continue to move forward at a decent pace.
by Dave B.
Fri May 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 5252

Re: NJ Stockies

When I happen to be in the mood to swing streamers I like to toss black or grey weighted zonkers in sizes 6 and 4. Some guys think these are far too big for Jersey trout. I generally find I don't encounter much under 14 inches or so with these sizes and the strikes tend to be generally pretty vicio...
by Dave B.
Wed May 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Stockies
Replies: 13
Views: 5252

Re: NJ Stockies

Fish an articulated streamer like a Sex Dungeon or Drunk & Disorderly which have stinger hooks on the back and your short strike issue nearly disappears for good. I find a lot of NJ anglers fish nothing larger than a size 10 woolly bugger, but don't be afraid to toss a much larger streamer here loc...