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by coaltrout
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

Remember to dig a hole for a nice spot for the fish :mrgreen: lol im jk.

Nice to see this get done. You can really see how much it ate up the bank from those drone shots
by coaltrout
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again

AFTER I do the Burnt Mills dam removal project, of course :D :D Are you talking about the old dam that has been just sitting around and letting water run around it and eating the bank? I havent been to that part of the lamington since spring. How is the progress on it? Or Should I just take a look ...
by coaltrout
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

Thanks, rusty, for the updates.
by coaltrout
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

What you are seeing are multiple violations. I know the town of Mendham (Twp., not Borough) is on it this morning. So is Raritan Headwaters and TU. But I have yet to hear from DEP Enforcement which has me concerned as they have not seen any photos and I have no idea if they've been on site yet. Thi...
by coaltrout
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

India Brook mischeif

Taken from a thread from NJF, https://www.njfishing.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110481 "B.C. got a call from one of our members that was hiking along India Brook in Mendham Twp. earlier today. He came across what is clearly an illegal diversion in a C-1 wild trout stream. I took these photos and oth...
by coaltrout
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

I'm not sure any company manufactures a decent bootfoot wader. They are all 100% crap IMO. There is a reason that they are cheap and nobody except the most casual angler buys them in the last 20 + years. Go stocking foot with wading boots and all that uncomfortableness will be gone and the rubber b...
by coaltrout
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

My last pair got cracks in the rubber boots. No matter what I did with shoe glue / shoe gloo it wouldn't stop leaks. What I did, because they were small leaks, was were heavy duty trash bags over my pants, then slipped my legs into the waders. The cold water would never get to my wool socks/sweat pa...
by coaltrout
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

Are we nearing drought conditions? Kind of stinks. Makes you wish for a hurricane to pass through :mrgreen: ...maybe just the remnants of one
by coaltrout
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Stream Assessments

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:19 pm

My great uncle, Orland Bartholomew, worked as a stream gauger for USGS in California his entire career. His son, still alive today, is a retired CA fisheries biologist. I learned a lot from them when I was a younger man.
Interesting, Nice, glad to have the knowledge shared.
by coaltrout
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Stream Assessments

I saw a few government employees this morning standing in Spruce Run Creek with a line over it and a line hanging in the water by the flood gauge...anything to do with this or is this the USGS monitoring their gauges? That is how they calibrate their gauges. When you see a red "star" on a readout, ...
by coaltrout
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

Re: Stream Assessments

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:39 am
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.
Welcome, Garret :mrgreen: (if your reading)
by coaltrout
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 14
Views: 1491

Re: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again

Ill commit once the smb stop biting :mrgreen: I think after the October stocking ill try for trout once or twice, then nothing but trout once the smb bite gets cold
by coaltrout
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1062

Re: Natirar smallmouth fishing

I go there sometimes. Ive seen trout in there just last month, probably not worth the effort to target them with the nice smb population to target instead. TOo bad the ravine lake dam spillway is private property too. I bet there's some nice fish there. I like to fish the other parts of the upper no...
by coaltrout
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gorge stocking
Replies: 30
Views: 2997

Re: Gorge stocking

I forget is trout fishing there open despite closures? If so i imagine the place is packed on any fair weather weekend these next few weeks. Please don't stock trout in Manville... I want that stretch of river still open for the closures :mrgreen: :mrgreen: No kidding i caught sone good holdovers th...
by coaltrout
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 5 major N.J. rivers among 749 miles of waterway given strict new protections by state
Replies: 9
Views: 1539

Re: 5 major N.J. rivers among 749 miles of waterway given strict new protections by state

Only a proposal so far, ill be supporting this by sending electronic response which is on the bottom of that page.
by coaltrout
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: First Brook trout

Thanks all.
theBWproject wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:16 am
Nice fish! Please don't forget to pinch your barbs in the WTS.
Yes I did.
by coaltrout
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

First Brook trout

A friend and I were able to hook and land out first wild brook trout. With some simple research, we found a stream that exclusively supports brook trout. While we had some hit and nibble at the jigs with 1 inch grubs, the few brookies we hooked came on very tiny 1/80th oz jigs with some black marabo...
by coaltrout
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lower South Branch Raritan river 2/15/19:
Replies: 9
Views: 1687

Re: Lower South Branch Raritan river 2/15/19:

stocked rainbows and wild browns cant get enough of the lil bit twister tail on a jig :mrgreen:
by coaltrout
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: Raritan main stem tributary trout. holdovers?

Troutman wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Stockie. Pectoral fin is ground down from concrete raceway imo
agree myself, just amazing how far these things swim! Stocked trout not so dumb after all! :mrgreen: