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by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana brown
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Montana brown

That thing is ridiculous. But I am surprised it weighs only 32 lbs.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It won't be long now!
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: It won't be long now!

I heard spring will be early and warmer than normal this year. Time will tell. But yesterday (53 F and sunny) felt like heaven.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

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

joe_panella wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 am
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.
My data is a bit old as well, but if I were you I would go elsewhere. I think you know better spots.
by BiggerThomas
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

Great thoughts here from the GST Brotherhood to the BT--much appreciated. Reading this thread, noticing the grey along my temples, and receiving news this week that one of my immediate family members is falling ill has driven home how short life is, but in particular, how short a healthy life can be...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

Those are certainly important things to consider--thanks, guys. I won't be in my 40s forever!
by BiggerThomas
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Montana or Northern New Mexico?

I am about 8 years away from moving to one of these states and I want fly fishing to be high on the list of activities I can enjoy. While I've fished a bit in both states, I probably don't have the experience many other guys on this forum have. I've emailed some guides in both states to hear their a...
by BiggerThomas
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

martalus wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:33 am
Did anyone get out on the ice this weekend?
Yep sure did--my driveway is full of it!
by BiggerThomas
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill

I would argue that if you want to spend several hundred to a thousand on a rod to catch panfish, then you are more interested in having 'nice gear' than purely catching fish. Certainly that is your prerogative to have nice gear, but the sunnies won't mind if you use an $89 3 weight from Cabelas. Ph...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill

Per the title... Started lake fishing last year, and I’m all set as far as bass setups. I started catching a lot of bluegill along the banks, and I really enjoyed it. But the lightest rod/line I have is a 5wt - I’d like to move to a 3wt dedicated to bluegill, these fish are not big by any stretch. ...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

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

Sheisty wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:10 pm
P.S. I'm wearing a PFD in ankle deep water :lol: :lol: :lol: One day I'll tell the story of how I almost slid down a waterfall as I tried to fish a Pool. :lol: :lol:
Yeah that stream has some huge rapids...never know when the pfd will come in handy... :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

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

I had a half-day scheduled at work on Friday so I decided to hit the Black for some winter nymphing in the afternoon hours.

While I managed to hook only one fat rainbow on a rainbow warrior #16 (didn't land it--got caught in submerged debris & broke off), I did manage some cool photos of the area.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Perhaps the ice fishing season got a late start in mid-late January, I predict you will be able to ice fish till at least early/middle march based on the 15 day forecast. My brother has gotten out on Budd Lake the last two weekends and the ice is thickening up nicely with very cold weather to last ...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

Nice, broski. Did you hook into the trout at the end of the drift or on the swing? Big hit came just as I was lifting to recast. Made me jump. Short, slow strips across the end of a pool brought another up. Its the color scheme!!! Oldy but a goodie...under used and almost forgotten...nice work!!! [...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

Sheisty wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:35 pm
Take me fishing DAD!
G Damn that didn't take you long! :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

PortMurrayAng wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:29 pm
I had a sudden inspiration to tie up a few Micky Finns. Threw them the other day and has some luck! Go streamers for a change from the little stuff.
Nice, broski. Did you hook into the trout at the end of the drift or on the swing?
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Predator and Prey
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Predator and Prey

Good Lord, that poor thing looks like it got clipped by a propeller.
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

For all of January and much of February, stick with scuds and midges because that is what is available every day for them to feed on. As February progresses, the little black and little brown stones become more important on warmer days during midday hours. Pheasant tails are something trout know th...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

I've gotten back into fly tying and I'm looking at some easy late winter/early spring flies to tie. I tied a zebra midge yesterday which, on a good day, might tempt an inebriated trout that could barely swim straight. This week, I plan on moving onto LBS, little black stoneflies (#16-#18), which usu...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Places to fish in NJ
Replies: 12
Views: 1608

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Pete wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:04 pm
The rest of Bergen County appears to be in order.
I think that's the first time I've ever heard that.
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Setting The Hook While Nymphing
Replies: 10
Views: 2094

Re: Setting The Hook While Nymphing

Ya'll think too much!!!;) Why am I not surprised a guy who goes by "lightenup" wrote that? :lol: There are several ways to take my screen name..lightenup, or lightenup...or perhaps, lightenup I find I catch more fish when I lightenup Boy, my fish catching is lightenup like a pinball machine today.....