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by BiggerThomas
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Guides icing up

I'm surprised and proud that you guys kept this thread out of the gutter :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 1470

Re: South Branch Advise

Speaking of the Raritan and kayaks, I have been thinking about launching from Donaldson Park in Highland Park and kayaking (or, yakking, perhaps? It is the latter half of the Raritan after all :lol: ) down to Perth Amboy where the river enters the Bay. Anyone ever do this section of it?
by BiggerThomas
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Skunk Cabbage
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Skunk Cabbage

We took a family hike the other day to find the headwaters of the North Branch of the Raritan. Along the walk, I started noticing skunk cabbage--tightly wound still, not opened yet, but it was there. I've known skunk cabbage as a harbinger of spring; but in early January? Does anyone know if skunk c...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Day On The River With My Son
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Day On The River With My Son

Great shots. The best ones are with family imo.

I am looking forward to taking my sons this spring. They are 8 and 10.
by BiggerThomas
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First trout of the year...
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: First trout of the year...

Always happy to see your pictures, Mark.
by BiggerThomas
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 1470

Re: South Branch Advise

I'm relatively new to fly fishing and the only section of the South Branch I have fished is the Ken Lockwood Gorge. Would someone share with me other sections of the river that can be fished successfully during the winter months? Thank you. Look for deep water or pools, as trout hang out there more...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Lehigh Fly Shop
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Little Lehigh Fly Shop

Going back many years, I remember a guy named Rod who used to own the shop. If I recall, he was an investment banker or something like that? He would often be in there with the wood stove going. I guess he sold it to this other fellow Dave? I'm out of the loop :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South branch fishable flows?
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: South branch fishable flows?

What do you guys think the maximum cfs is to be able to fish the gorge? When the rivers are high and swollen, I fish with a wading stick (usually any sturdy branch I can find stream-side). I rest the branch on a nearby rock or hang it from a tree limb while I'm casting. It gives me some peace of mi...
by BiggerThomas
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trees, trees and moe trees....
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: Trees, trees and moe trees....

cappy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Not sure if it's me. Your pics are not visible, this post and your other.
Ditto. And I love Mark's picture, so.....
by BiggerThomas
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter nymphing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Winter nymphing advice

CheeseburgerFly wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:07 am
All good advice given.

Any recos on winter dries to use?
I've had luck with small (#18-#24) midges and BWOs. And I make it a lunch-time outing between 11-3 so I can hit the warmest part of the day....

Plus it never hurts if a crumb or two from my sandwich lands in a feeding lane :D
by BiggerThomas
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter nymphing advice
Replies: 9
Views: 495

Re: Winter nymphing advice

I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I enjoy dry fly fishing in the winter. That means I don't fish too often in the winter, but if I'm going out this time of year and standing in very cold water, I want the added excitement of catching a trout on a dry fly. I try to find days when it's sunny and...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Green Brook 12/5/18:
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: The Green Brook 12/5/18:

Great job on the cleanup. What many don't understand is how all that garbage got into the river in the first place. This is NOT people tossing trash into the river or very, very little of it is that. This is when your recycling can gets blown over by the wind and your plastics get blown into local ...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Raritan Headwaters meeting 12/1/18:
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Raritan Headwaters meeting 12/1/18:

This RHS conference sounds interesting and now I'm thinking I'd like to attend others (or do you need a membership?). Non-profits like RHA, TU, etc. must allow the general public to attend any open meetings, so the answer is no, you don't need to be a member. But please consider joining as my firm ...
by BiggerThomas
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Raritan Headwaters meeting 12/1/18:
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Raritan Headwaters meeting 12/1/18:

This RHS conference sounds interesting and now I'm thinking I'd like to attend others (or do you need a membership?).
by BiggerThomas
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Green Brook 12/5/18:
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: The Green Brook 12/5/18:

Early season during the trout stocking I have a lot of fun catching trout on the fly in the upper section and throw them all back and the people look at you funny when you throw them. People look at you funny when you throw the fish back? How hard are you throwing them, Mike? :lol: But I hear you; ...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Green Brook 12/5/18:
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: The Green Brook 12/5/18:

Here is the website for Central Jersey Stream Team: http://www.cjstreamteam.org/ Nice job by these people; I didn't even know such a great (and local) team existed. And here's an article about the clean-up with some interesting quotes from the team's members: https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/ne...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Green Brook 12/5/18:
Replies: 29
Views: 1277

Re: The Green Brook 12/5/18:

When I see places like this, I know I am home :lol:
by BiggerThomas
Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Van Campen 11/7/19
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: Van Campen 11/7/19

njcatchrelease wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:56 am
dbarr15 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:56 am
Mostly rainbows.
That fly is great, I used it under a FBPT but all fish were caught with the midge.
What's a FBPT? I guessing some pheasant tail variant.
Flashback Pheasant Tail: http://www.flyfishsd.com/flashback-pheasant-tail-nymph/
by BiggerThomas
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter trout stocking:
Replies: 10
Views: 1099

Re: Winter trout stocking:

coaltrout wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:55 am
I understand stocking ponds in southern Jersey.

But don't get why northern ponds do when there's prime trout streams just next door.
Might be a matter of access for handicapped/older anglers. Just a guess.
by BiggerThomas
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold Temp Fishing
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: Cold Temp Fishing

Troutman wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:17 pm
Gotta love the escaping private stocked fish into public waters :D
See? Trickle-down stocking DOES work :lol: