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by Twism86
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Shad season
Replies: 23
Views: 1348

Re: Shad season

I have still never caught a shad! The eagles at Duke Farms have a shad in the nest this morning so they are in the Raritan, too bad you cant fish for them though.
by Twism86
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Eagles Don't Need No Stinkin' License!
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Eagles Don't Need No Stinkin' License!

While trout have been stocked and waters are closed, the Bald Eagles over at Duke Farms dont care! For those that dont know, there has been an active eagle nest at Duke Farms for a while and they have a live feed webcam that you can watch! Its cool to check in on them during the spring as they raise...
by Twism86
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1857

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

How'd you do?
by Twism86
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Crappies
Replies: 2
Views: 4274

Re: Crappies

Once you hook into one there are usually more! Big slabs, 12"+ will crush bass lures too!
by Twism86
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 4474

Re: Cooler temps

Got down to 45 last night where I live!! Ive been beating up the bass all summer in the Poconos so hopefully I can break out the fly rod soon!
by Twism86
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 39
Views: 20785

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

Having lived in High Bridge for five years, I am surprised Lake Solitude would be an attractive destination. As I recall, it was shallow, muddy bottomed, and rather stagnant. Were people in the water or collecting in the pool below the dam? I have a comment, but I will bit my tongue. People hung ou...
by Twism86
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 39
Views: 20785

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

I drove by Lake Solitude on Sunday the 19th, packed. Thankfully High Bridge PD were there to direct traffic and hopefully keep people semi-behaved.
by Twism86
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 10597

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

I have cat fished for many years in Spruce Run reservoir. Worms work fine. Also go at night after a rain and fish the peninsula by Mueller Toyota. Cast, let it sink and wait. They will also eat spinners, rattletraps, pretty much anything but a stinky bait works best. be ready though as I have lande...
by Twism86
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cut-off temp for summer trout?
Replies: 19
Views: 9923

Re: Cut-off temp for summer trout?

Welcome to the forum. 68F is the most accepted temperature to stop fishing at because once the temps starting climbing and hit 68, 70 isnt far behind.

The weather for the next 10 days is not looking good for trout.
by Twism86
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer trout are green !
Replies: 4
Views: 3056

Re: Summer trout are green !

Nice smallie!! Although I would go with bronze ;)
by Twism86
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 19
Views: 13870

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Nice trip! I fished it two days and enjoyed it very much.
by Twism86
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 10597

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

Hi, Fish Greenwood Lake. Rent or take your boat or whatever and bottom fish with a piece of hotdog on your hook. We did it this way back in the fifties. Either fish Jersey side or New York side doesn’t matter they are through out the lake and quite large. Vance Hotdogs are my bait of choice! I don’...
by Twism86
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 10597

Catfishing from the Bank

I’m looking to get into some catfish. No preference but half decent channels of a few pounds would be nice. Looking to bottom fish somewhere near Somerset county. Any recommendations?
by Twism86
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 19
Views: 13870

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

I fished it once. I fished the 2 miles of river below the dam, very nice water, great for nymphing! There is parking on Falls Rd and on a road lower downstreeam, Masemore Rd. Im pretty sure I fished from Masemore rd upstream to Prettyboy Dam. Fished was better close to the dam, more rocky and KLG li...
by Twism86
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Bushkill fish kill...
Replies: 12
Views: 7849

Re: Bushkill fish kill...

How can the flow of the river be dependent on pumps from a concrete factory?? How is that allowed?
by Twism86
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 11
Views: 7619

Re: Is Facebook Killing Trout?

Interesting read but its the same one I have read dozens of times over from different authors and researchers. People have been taking pictures of their fish and boasting about it long before Facebook had an impact. Forums like this used to be flooded with topics and pictures during prime trout sea...
by Twism86
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Upstate NY
Replies: 23
Views: 16941

Re: Upstate NY

My club lodge is near tomennex. Fun place to fish. I stumbled on some shady dudes and their camp site there once. Calling Shannon's tomorrow to get my line sorted and hope for an evening next week. Is Shannons open? I drove by the other day and the door was cracked open and someone waiting outside....
by Twism86
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 19
Views: 8979

Re: fishing nets

The reason I didnt have a net for the longest is as long as I seen what Im releasing Im good with that. Im even happier when its a gentleman's release. They unhook themselves afterwards :lol: I always prefer the "short distance release" when fishing for pickerel.... Nothing Gentlemanly about those ...
by Twism86
Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sipping Rusty Spinners
Replies: 12
Views: 4153

Re: Sipping Rusty Spinners

people look at me like a crazy guy for fishing without waders with the water is still in the 50s. you get used to it in a few minutes. nothing a warm car and a glass of scotch cant fix later. Many of you know Agust Gudmundsson from TU. He wet wades all of the time regardless of water or air temps. ...
by Twism86
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How Many Others
Replies: 5
Views: 2505

Re: How Many Others

If Im wearing my vest I have almost all of my flies on me at all times. Sometimes I travel light with a waist pack or small backpack and only take a small selection with me. Worse than forgetting the fly you need is donating the only one you had to the tree gods right when it started working!!