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by joe_panella
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1244

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I'd depends on how deep I am wading and where I may be fishing. I wear a vest a waist pack or just carry a few things with neither.
by joe_panella
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Keystone Select
Replies: 4
Views: 485

Re: Keystone Select

I agree, I have caught very few hatchery fish in PA, but on average their avg stockies seems bigger and healthier than in NJ. Maybe it is because I am usually fishing known waterways, not sure.
by joe_panella
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 2018 record year for rainfall in NJ
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: 2018 record year for rainfall in NJ

Let's hope it was the first year of a sustained cycle of greater than avg precipitation. Our streams are extremely fragile when it comes to multiple years in a row of poor conditions.
by joe_panella
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Next on your purchase list
Replies: 29
Views: 1833

Re: Next on your purchase list

Robert Bolt 8.5' 3/2 5wt being shipped Monday.

James Reid 8'5 2/2 4wt spliced joint currently being made, should have it in a couple months.
by joe_panella
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...
Replies: 23
Views: 1876

Re: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...

They are moving the brown trout out of a trip to a stream that has brown trout reproduction. Is there a natural barrier to the black river on the stream. Are the brookies that are left heritage strain?
by joe_panella
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

Poaching occurs by spin & fly fisherman. Its absurd to think 1 is better then the other. Just as fishing etiquette for both. Its the fisherman. Not the method he uses to fish Come on now, the majority of poaching comes from the spin guys. Amusing part is I have fished in the same river as fly fishe...
by joe_panella
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

Poaching occurs by spin & fly fisherman. Its absurd to think 1 is better then the other. Just as fishing etiquette for both. Its the fisherman. Not the method he uses to fish Come on now, the majority of poaching comes from the spin guys. That being said one is not better than the other. As far as ...
by joe_panella
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

I would be interested in that as well. I have not fished much in the last 5 or 6 years because of kids/career but that river used to hold fish over decently before the no kill.
by joe_panella
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly fishing etiquette rant
Replies: 22
Views: 2771

Re: Fly fishing etiquette rant

Big Horn river Montana, 5 of us were fishing a large seam and doing well. Two drift boats with guides and clients float down the seam and land, they decide to wade into the seam and start yelling at us about how it was their river and spot. One of our party proceeded to catch a BIG rainbow at their...
by joe_panella
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout Hike
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Re: Wild Trout Hike

NIce pics, i preferred it before it was changed by the storms 7 or so years ago.
by joe_panella
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 3018

Re: Water Temps

That's one of the trips o want to do in future. I expect some pics. What size rods will you be fishing. Pix in a couple of weeks when I get back. I'm taking my T&T No Sanctuary 9 foot for 5 weight with a Hatch reel. I'm also taking my new Douglas SKY 7 weight which is also a 9 footer and matched to...
by joe_panella
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Low water/flow tactics
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: Low water/flow tactics

I usually just look for moving water like water in the klg you never see people fish. You can go dry dropper or soft hackles or relatively small nymphs. I don't use any split this time of year. I never fished the gorge this time of year, I never thought temps would be any good from the large bathtub...
by joe_panella
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 3018

Re: Water Temps

That's one of the trips o want to do in future. I expect some pics. What size rods will you be fishing.
by joe_panella
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 3018

Re: Water Temps

I have fished some of those in blistering heat and temps were cold. I like adequate water to fish those though, not sure if you have that now.
by joe_panella
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: BooFest 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: BooFest 2018

You can get some pretty good rods on ebay for very reasonable prices. Dennis Stone and Bill Critchfield all have new rods on there regularly. You can get them for around 500 usually.
by joe_panella
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: BooFest 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2949

Re: BooFest 2018

Be careful with those rods. It can get very expensive. :D
by joe_panella
Tue May 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Late spring - summer fly fishing
Replies: 19
Views: 2893

Re: Late spring - summer fly fishing

Don't let the time of year stop you. I have fished WTS in August. Some probably never get above 70. Adequate water is another story.
by joe_panella
Fri May 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: NY State Hatchery Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Re: NY State Hatchery Issue

I work with automatic transfer switches, I can only imagine the age and shape of the device and how frequently a gov agency serviced and tested the thing. What a shame.
by joe_panella
Mon May 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Finally Nice Weather and Nice Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 2796

Re: Finally Nice Weather and Nice Trout

That is actually a nice looking fish. Rusty or anyone else that may know, hare the rainbows holding over in the new catch and reelease area on the flatbrook. One of the fisheries biologists is using PIT tags to monitor stocked rainbow survival and distribution in the Flat Brook. Next time I see him...
by joe_panella
Mon May 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: My First Land Locked Salmon?
Replies: 12
Views: 3502

Re: My First Land Locked Salmon?

The eye is too far forward for a landlock,tail is to square and the telltale red spots therefore I believe it is a Brown Trout. I looked at a 100 pics this morning and eye head are the only things i could say didn't look quite right. Hatchery fish have been known to be mutants though from time to t...