Search found 83 matches

by joe_panella
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Nice trip! I fished it two days and enjoyed it very much. Did you fish Savage river in far Western Maryland or Little Gunpowder Falls in Baltimore county? Both look like great tailwater fisheries but Savage river has on average, larger trout and more brookies and even cutties. The cutties in the sa...
by joe_panella
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 15
Views: 614

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

I know more about western Maryland as that is where I learned to flyfish. I still go back to the savage but it has been tough with two kids these last couple years. My friend who I went to school with and fish with says the river you are speaking of is ok with small fish. I think it gets pub because...
by joe_panella
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 697

Re: Warren Glen Musky

When is the big dam skated to come down. Seems like it has been talked about for years now.
by joe_panella
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Passaic River
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Passaic River

But it's a nice net, that I won't have a heart attack if it's lost. Back to basics and a simpler form of fishing. Received mine yesterday, should have ordered two, just in case. Thanks again. That's a bear crossing area right there BTW. One was hit on the south bounds side a few years ago, and a tr...
by joe_panella
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Pequannock river

We went through 9 years where we teetered on drought each of those years and now we have had three consecutive decent spawning years. Too soon to see any results of last November's wild brown trout spawn because their YOY are still far too small to hook up. So those of you noticing a rebound of wil...
by joe_panella
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Pequannock river

We went through 9 years where we teetered on drought each of those years and now we have had three consecutive decent spawning years. Too soon to see any results of last November's wild brown trout spawn because their YOY are still far too small to hook up. So those of you noticing a rebound of wil...
by joe_panella
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Re: Pequannock river

I fished it between 7-830 with 14 and 18 sulphurs assorted Caddis and giant, what I assume we're March browns in the 10ish size. Only rise I saw was the rainbow I caught. I know the electroshocking a few years ago was not good, but was hoping it would recover.
by joe_panella
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 16
Views: 1026

Pequannock river

The numbers of wild browns has really taken a hit in the last 10 years. I have fished at the smoke rise gate a few evenings in the last couples weeks. My best catch was a holdover rainbow that made his way up there. I guess the low water years did a number number on the wild trout numbers. Some exce...
by joe_panella
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sipping Rusty Spinners
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: Sipping Rusty Spinners

There is nothing I hate more than Putting on some form of waders.
by joe_panella
Thu May 28, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Tippet rings - thoughts?
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Jaybird wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 11:13 am
Great for nymphing , blasphemous for dry flies . ( Can it be done yes , but real dryfly guys will talk about you behind your back )
Most furled leaders have tippet rings on them.
by joe_panella
Thu May 07, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Tippet Expiration Dates
Replies: 5
Views: 1267

Re: Tippet Expiration Dates

Your knots will break alot more when your tippet is bad.
by joe_panella
Wed May 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sulphurs!
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: Sulphurs!

Even when family life keeps me from fishing o try and hit the sulphur hatch a few times.
by joe_panella
Mon May 04, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 5/3/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 4196

Re: WTS 5/3/2020

BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:34 am
Twism86 wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:04 am
No bamboo??
Ha no, maybe tomorrow.
You caught the bamboo bug as well.
by joe_panella
Mon May 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 5/3/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 4196

Re: WTS 5/3/2020

My dad was wearing neoprenes yesterday, also originally had a sweater on. But took that off soon. Even with leaky boots, he sweat a bunch. Was pretty warm with my breathables too. When water is chilly but air is hot, i like to wear a sweater so that while i have cold legs, my core doesnt Ditto Actu...
by joe_panella
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBR on Shannons stretch
Replies: 34
Views: 4359

Re: SBR on Shannons stretch

Both the KLG and the parts from Hoffman up are beautiful stretches, however, I agree with everyone else about how busy it gets. I'll still fish them a couple times a year, but generally avoid them. The KLG gets quickly unbearable with the amount of people that show up there. I have not fished the g...
by joe_panella
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBR on Shannons stretch
Replies: 34
Views: 4359

Re: SBR on Shannons stretch

Cant see the picture either... So were you fishing on their water or? No. I fished from the the no kill zone @ the KLG up to Shannons fly shop. I call that shannons water also because he donates plenty of trout in that stretch besides his own private club water I always liked that whole stretch. It...
by joe_panella
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 3298

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

If I go out opening day it is usually for brookies. If it is warm I may hit a non stocked section of the pequannok. Either way I don't plan on seeing anyone.
by joe_panella
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 4618

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

Tom, you need a 6' bamboo rod. Perfect for that kind of stream.
by joe_panella
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 6770

Re: Access question

Technically the property underneath the water is still their property. If you float thru on a vessel without anchoring. You are not trespassing. I've always found this to be an interesting topic. I heard the law changes depending on what part of the country you're in (?). I remember reading years a...
by joe_panella
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

That is a wild browns. It's small enough to be one and has some decent parrs/color plus good-looking fins. It also swam for shelter under some river detritus once hooked; I wonder what that says about its survival instincts vs those of a stocked fish? their fitness levels are higher. That is why fo...