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by joe_panella
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

As long as we get some fall rain they should be fine.
by joe_panella
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 8
Views: 416

Re: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again

I am going to try and hit the wts section of the pequannock either tomorrow or sat. Plan to explore it a bit as well now that it is low.
by joe_panella
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Derek (Cam from here and back in the old NJ Trout days) just reached out to me on Facebook. He just got back into fly fishing and was surprised to catch nothing but rainbow after rainbow in the Toms River TCA. All he could remember is how the state stocked 90% brook trout and only a few rainbows ba...
by joe_panella
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

On the musky, the lower you get the colder it gets. Fishing above Saxton falls would be your best bet. Don't know about the sbbr, never fished below the gorge.
by joe_panella
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bugs.
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: Bugs.

What does the musky lack in regards to in stream spawning. How can it be increased and have you documented any in the areas you restored.
by joe_panella
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bugs.
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: Bugs.

Those look wild, are they out of pt mountain. Those are the same wild brown, and I was asking myself that same question. We do have some from a couple nearby tribs that contribute a few wild browns to Point Mountain. How are the summer temps at pt mountain? If i remember isn't there some limestone ...
by joe_panella
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: BooFest 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Re: BooFest 2019

I have to try and make it to one of these this year. I just had a couple rods delivered that were ordered over 4 years ago. Dennis Menscer actually has some rods i am interested in as he builds some true medium action rods.
by joe_panella
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bugs.
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: Bugs.

Those look wild, are they out of pt mountain.
by joe_panella
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 2685

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: 936

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: 687

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: 2964

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: 2799

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: 4323

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: 4323

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: 4323

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: 3910

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: 1945

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: 4110

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: 2457

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...