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by BiggerThomas
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 20
Views: 962

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

The best way to get trout in the passaic is to cast a large copper spinnerbait, the next step is to take the pike you catch and have them barf up the trout :o :mrgreen: Jk lol, Ive never fished for stocked trout in the passaic river, but i hear they really do stack up around the bridges. I have onl...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: Is Facebook Killing Trout?

Is there a saying that "Sensationalism is the mother of Activism"? If not, there should be.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Dry fly floatant

Rusty Spinner wrote: โ†‘
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Loon's Payette Floatant for all but CDC and then Frog's Fanny for CDC flies.
I just bought some Loon's top ride floatant the other day. I'll let you know how it performs.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Brookie fishing with my four year old
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Wild Brookie fishing with my four year old

Nice catch, even nicer that you took her. Beautiful colors on that brookie.
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice large brookie...
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Nice large brookie...

Nice Fish!!!!! You carry a measuring stick? I'm sorry to coin a phrase from NEFF, but thta is kind of booby...๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Lightenup, I think you have it the other way around: NJAngler carries that Brookie wherever he goes; he likely just found the measuring stick there in the stream. But Mark, that is o...
by BiggerThomas
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Dubois, Wyoming
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Dubois, Wyoming

Has anyone ever fished in Dubois, WY? I've been binge watching fly fishing Youtube videos and this place was featured quite a bit. Looks lovely. Then I hopped on Zillow and started looking at retirement homes there :lol:

Stay safe brothers.

BT
by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Dry fly floatant

Fish nymphs........ :lol: :lol: Do any of you guys know William G. Tapply? Here's a great and funny vignette he wrote on the "dry-fly snob." You can read it here if you want. Fittingly, it's posted on Orvis' website :) : https://news.orvis.com/fly-fishing/the-truth-about-fly-fishermen-by-william-g-...
by BiggerThomas
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Dry fly floatant

My Mom bought me a dry fly powder floatant for Christmas so I feel obligated to use it. However, I find it difficult to work with and not terribly effective. I think I prefer the silicone floatants. What's your preference?
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little wild browns
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Little wild browns

Nice fish broski. Did you catch them on a pheasant tail nymph?
by BiggerThomas
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 1081

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

Twism86 wrote: โ†‘
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:20 pm
Ive yet to find any fish of any size that a white 1/64th oz trout magnet wont catch :D
Trout magnets are one step above electroshocking as a means for catching trout :lol: ...
by BiggerThomas
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Another Access Question
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Another Access Question

Just curious: why do you want access to that particular spot on the Musky?

ps I've always been torn between Willie's and Hot Rod's Hot Dogs.
by BiggerThomas
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/15-16/20
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Raritan river 3/15-16/20

Bill, I used to live at the southern end of Milltown Road in Bridgewater. I fished Jaycee Grove in Duke Island Park often as it was a stone's throw away. Those cliffs are a beautiful sight--thanks for the walk down memory lane.
by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 74 degrees and Wild Brown Trout in March
Replies: 3
Views: 246

74 degrees and Wild Brown Trout in March

After "school" today, I took my sons to a wild trout stream that I'd never been to before. There is a park nearby so we loaded the baseball bat into the trunk along with my bamboo rod and some dry flies. After hitting the ball a bit, it was time to explore the stream. We walked along the meandering ...
by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Another brookie fest
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Another brookie fest

Some great looking water. Nice day to be out!
by BiggerThomas
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 1081

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

Nothing like hooking into our State Fish! Nice job, Moderator SIR!
by BiggerThomas
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 3/15-16/20
Replies: 14
Views: 757

Re: Raritan river 3/15-16/20

Decent girth on that jack. Nice job.
by BiggerThomas
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: A Quote from Brett, Rangeley Sport Shop - March 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: A Quote from Brett, Rangeley Sport Shop - March 2020

Refreshing thoughts on what's to come: "On my walk in the woods today I stopped for a moment and rested from the concerns of the week. The trees swayed in the moist breeze as the late season snow fell to the ground. It occurred that the CoViD 19 and travel bans and fears around us had absolutely no...
by BiggerThomas
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

That's too funny. I still cringe looking at that gill grab!
by BiggerThomas
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 274

BiggerThomas Jr. #1--Wild Brown Trout

After "school" today I took BiggerThomas Jr. #1 to a wts near our house. We rigged up the bamboo (Bernie Elsner 7 footer) with an EHC #14. We didn't have waders so we "rock waded" out to a pool that looked promising. After a few casts, we landed this beauty. The little brown is almost smaller than t...
by BiggerThomas
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

I have fished on many posted private property rivers & lakes without issue. Just be courteous & ask. I usually just go to the house & knock. Ask for permission. I tell them I'm a C&R angler. I just wanted to see if I can get your permission. 90% of the time they say no problem. Dont litter & destro...