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by coaltrout
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Flint Hill Club members here?
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Any Flint Hill Club members here?

I love how downstream is that cliff where the water digs into it like a cave. Not that ive fished it since its the private section. But i can only imagine id catch a nice 17 inch rainbow from it if i did fish it back when i checked the public area out.
by coaltrout
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Flint Hill Club members here?
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Any Flint Hill Club members here?

Im glad the restoration is over, i might check it out and compare what i saw last year. I wonder what sort of features were added
by coaltrout
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 60s Tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: 60s Tomorrow

it was good
by coaltrout
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Natirar smallmouth fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

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 n...
by coaltrout
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Coorelation of temps and bite in winter
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Coorelation of temps and bite in winter

Good insight, Rusty. I went fishing out on Sunday when it was 37 degrees, cloudy, and very windy. I did not get a single bite the entire day. I definitely agree with you coaltrout; I see much more success with temps around >40 and sunshine Same, but my friend and I got two hits / 1 landed fish in th...
by coaltrout
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Coorelation of temps and bite in winter
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Coorelation of temps and bite in winter

Recent trips showed success with temps around >40 and sunshine, and failures where it would be warm the previous day then a drop in temperature, along with full clouds.
I noticed this too last year.

What are all of your observations on these conditions around winter time?
by coaltrout
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Who Uses a Net?

barkeater wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Ive been using the same orange kayak net ive found on the banks of the raritan for more than a year now.
Hey, I want my net back. :lol:
finders keepers!
by coaltrout
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Uses a Net?
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Who Uses a Net?

I bring one whenever I can. Keep mine in my car. Ive been using the same orange kayak net ive found on the banks of the raritan for more than a year now. It's big, floats, use it sometimes to deflect thorns from my waders while walking through the bush. My friends often commend me for my spectacular...
by coaltrout
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)
Replies: 13
Views: 568

Re: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)

Thanks for sharing, rusty, very sorry to hear the loss of a great friend.
by coaltrout
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

I had a smallmouth barf out some snake before, pretty much dropped it in the water as soon as i realized, before checking out if it was alive or not lol.

Great looking trout.
by coaltrout
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Some wild browns
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Some wild browns

I find covering the body and neoprene waders (no leaks, use trash bags if u cant find that pinhole) to be good. Gloves and a balaclava; the more skin you have exposed the colder youre gonna get, especially with strong wind. What are the trash bags for? Few uses. The bags go over my legs like an out...
by coaltrout
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Some wild browns
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Some wild browns

Colder months are when i tend to trout fish the most. Occasionally in spring ill go after stockies and a few attempts in earlier fall. I especially find the wild trout creeks to be best fished when foliage and bug life is dead, makes navigating the creeks ez. (Spider webs , plants to walk through, e...
by coaltrout
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Some wild browns
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Some wild browns

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Nice takes on small jigs with tiny plastics

Might try for brookies tomorrow morning despite the freezing temps
by coaltrout
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

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. there must be some bias with those surveys. Maybe the anglers volunteering to do a survey are ...
by coaltrout
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

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 ! Not sure what federal money you are referring to? The solar panels have nothing to do with federal funding. Also,...
by coaltrout
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

Pequest remains in a holding pattern until it can get the solar panels over the tops of the raceways, and until that happens, the Division will not attempt to raise browns or brookies. Absolutely nothing has changed in that regard. It's just that the lack of support from Trenton in getting this don...
by coaltrout
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Cold Morning, Icy Guides, Hungry Trout

As I posted in the njf thread, nice trout :mrgreen:
by coaltrout
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

I kinda like the idea we only stock rainbows , I'd love it if the clubs would only stock rainbows . Then flat out we would only have browns and brookies come from natural reproduction. I think the section of the south branch from bud lake down to long valley that's no longer being stocked except fo...
by coaltrout
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 2459

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

I believe we should never stock a brook trout where wild populations of brook trout exist. However, I would like to see brook trout stocked in a stream like the Toms River where they appear to thrive year round but there is no known spawning. This idea Im fond of, bring back stocking of brookies (a...
by coaltrout
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens 11/3
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Re: Van Campens 11/3

I mostly stay between interstate 80 + 78 for my wild trout fishing, haven't gone much further, but one day ill try van campens, flatbrook, dunfield, etc, when I get the feeling to travel somewhere new. So I appreciate the reports. :mrgreen: