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by coaltrout
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Questions about Wild Brookie Streams (Dunnfield, Trout Brook, etc.)
Replies: 8
Views: 677

Re: Questions about Wild Brookie Streams (Dunnfield, Trout Brook, etc.)

>them being pretty unfishable due to angling pressure. That being said, would it be worth my time to check them out? Or should I look elsewhere? you can still catch them in the "popular" / well known brookie streams. Going in the middle of a cold day in winter was a better chance at hitting it with...
by coaltrout
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

martalus, well said. "you need enforcement of the rules so that all can enjoy the public space" exactly.
by coaltrout
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

correct i wasnt around for that, I imagine it was a hidden gem of NJ. I do wish the project helps the fishery, and more importantly hope we see parks in NJ solve some of those issues. My gripe is that Im too tired of parks getting closed down and inaccessible just because they dont have any action-p...
by coaltrout
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

As a guy who likes peace and quiet too, i just dont choose to fish waters in actual tourist attractions, lol. yes i find it annoying too but it's the price your gonna pay for having access to a national recreation area. Liter too, id advocate the park admins to figure out how to reduce liter without...
by coaltrout
Tue Mar 16, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campens restoration project.
Replies: 36
Views: 2339

Re: Van Campens restoration project.

lol if it's a national recreation area expect out-of-towners, it's actually a tourist attraction and you're complaining there's too many people. It's like deciding to go bird watching at the Leaning Tower of Pisa and being upset that there's too many people. :mrgreen:
by coaltrout
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It won't be long now!
Replies: 14
Views: 1430

Re: It won't be long now!

i almost forgot what stream fishing is when ive been ice fishing this last month lol.
by coaltrout
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 2021 Freshwater Fisheries Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 391

2021 Freshwater Fisheries Forum

The 2021 Freshwater Fisheries Forum will be Saturday, February 27 at 10am. Due to the pandemic only one forum will be held this year, and it will be held virtually. This year's topics include: Freshwater Fisheries Updates Warmwater Fish Production Activities Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Fr...
by coaltrout
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1861

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Im experiencing ice fishing for the first time this season, what fun :mrgreen: !
by coaltrout
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1667

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

What is the wild trout situation like in Hacklebarny on the Black. My time is valuable at this state of my life, i try not waste it in put and take fisheries. last time i fished it like two years ago there was a few of small brownies most likely because they were pushed out of the tributaries. Go t...
by coaltrout
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Behemoth wild brookie
Replies: 10
Views: 1765

Re: Behemoth wild brookie

damn was expecting a 12+ inch brookie :evil:
by coaltrout
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Get a job
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Get a job

by coaltrout
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trip of new year
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Re: First trip of new year

nice looking browns and stretch of water 8-)
by coaltrout
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of 2021...
Replies: 3
Views: 1057

Re: First trout of 2021...

pretty browns,
I fish WTSs with a friend sometimes, usually it's a turn-taking thing where one guy takes point, swap every time a fish is caught. But with 5 guys, idk how that'll be fun on a WTS :mrgreen:
by coaltrout
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: *THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag
Replies: 10
Views: 1791

Re: *THIS* is why you need a big-a** sealed drag

always nice to have a stream not FILLED with thorns on the banks :mrgreen: looks like a great stream to fish.
by coaltrout
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 2568

Re: Winter Stockings

I thought it's the fly shops that do it. Supplement stockings funded by them and other orgs.
by coaltrout
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Gearing Up for Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 1543

Re: Gearing Up for Fishing

cant you just break it down half way if it's too long for the car? Normally at home I like to sort out tackle and gear, then dump it in car. sometimes will even drive with my waders on. My vest will already have all Im gonna need for the day. Pull out a snack from the trunk (nature valley bars or po...
by coaltrout
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "Free-riders"
Replies: 13
Views: 2153

Re: "Free-riders"

i hardly see people to begin with :mrgreen: I think more people are keeping them off-display tho, none of my friends display it. It's no doubt there's a good % of anglers who just dont buy licenses. It seems easy to pull off; just dont fish anywhere popular. I think of the state actually cared and f...
by coaltrout
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fresh trout stocking
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Re: Fresh trout stocking

you guys every wish you could lay flat on the ground and have someone pour a bucket of trout ontop of you. 8-)
by coaltrout
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "State Open Waters"
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: "State Open Waters"

In NJ, the landowner owns the bed of the stream and the banks, but the state owns the actual water and fish in it. So you can paddle through without touching bottom unless you find a tree across the river or a dam, and then you can exit your vessel for "reasonable portage" around said obstacle. But...
by coaltrout
Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 3090

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

oddly some of my worst and best days are during mid of winter, usually always quality over quantity. Ive had some days tho where nothing seems to be alive nor biting in WTS that normally do good for quantity.