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by coaltrout
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1500

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. Getting a bit snippy are we?? Might want to check who you are replying too friend! Not sure wh...
by coaltrout
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Some wild browns
Replies: 2
Views: 103

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: 29
Views: 1500

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: 29
Views: 1500

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: 29
Views: 1500

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: 443

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: 29
Views: 1500

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: 29
Views: 1500

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: 773

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:
by coaltrout
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

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: 2080

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: 2222

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: 2222

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: 2222

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: 1772

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: 1772

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: 1389

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: 1732

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: 1732

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, ...