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by joe_panella
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 799

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: 1169

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: 1505

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: 610

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...
by joe_panella
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Dry Fly Fishing 3_14_2020

That is a wild browns.
by joe_panella
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

How about the delaware, if any river has sea runs in NJ why not that river? Good question, CT. I'm not an expert, but I'd think it impossible to know the exact osteichthyes inventory of an entire aquatic ecosystem so perhaps it's possible to have sea runs in the Delaware. But speaking of fish swimm...
by joe_panella
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

I think it's safe to say trout migrate into tribs from the Delaware , and not just the tail water part . I don't fish the muskie but if the lower river is as cold as everyone says I'm sure it's a thermal refuge for trout in that area . Maybe not big numbers but in sure there are probably a few . I ...
by joe_panella
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Connecticut has a interesting program that was in Trout magazine awhile back where they harvested adult wild trout , fertilized the eggs with wild trout sperm , incubated them At the state hatchery and raised them until they were I believe fingerling , then released them . So they shared the dna of...
by joe_panella
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

To answer Johnw questions on returning Brook Trout. Here a few photos of Brook Trout caught from the Raritan river (save the mishandling comments please) when the State was stocking Brook Trout upriver. These trout were caught near the fish ladder in Bound Brook, not far from the tideline in New Br...
by joe_panella
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

My hunch would be since fingerling stocked fish act more like wild trout, reproduction would have a better chance. The musky has some reproduction, but is mainly a out and take fishery and managed as one.
by joe_panella
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Don't know either the little J nor really the Musky all that well, but every river has a carrying capacity that limits how many fish it can sustain. The advantage of fingerlings is just that you can stock so many, however, the river conditions still have to support their ability to survive to adult...
by joe_panella
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

As far as trout stocking goes, i have said for years I would like to see more fingerling/advanced fingerling stockings in the rivers where they could grow. I believe the little juniata in pa has wild browns as a result of the fingerling stockings. not sure if something similar could be done on the ...
by joe_panella
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 6502

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

As far as trout stocking goes, i have said for years I would like to see more fingerling/advanced fingerling stockings in the rivers where they could grow. I believe the little juniata in pa has wild browns as a result of the fingerling stockings. not sure if something similar could be done on the l...
by joe_panella
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fishing impacts vs climatic impacts...
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Fishing impacts vs climatic impacts...

When I was at WVU I remember they had lime in the rivers to fix the pH. I believe it worked very well. I think most of us would do things differently if we could.
by joe_panella
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9993

Re: WTS 1/30

One of the old members of this board, Bill H, used to buy the crappiest equipment he could find. He wanted none of the advantages new or cutting-edge equipment could offer an angler; if he caught trout (and he usually did), it was all him. Is there a big difference between cutting edge vs crap? I f...
by joe_panella
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS 1/30
Replies: 65
Views: 9993

Re: WTS 1/30

Fly fishing is about much more than catching fish, and bragging about the size of them.
by joe_panella
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 4457

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I would assume that if the weather is correct and we have mid 50's Mon and Tues the LBS's will be coming off. If all goes as plan i will be hitting the Pequannock in some old and new spots.
by joe_panella
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Black Stoneflies
Replies: 27
Views: 4457

Re: Little Black Stoneflies

I forgot where i saw the local recipe but i think it was a 16-18 3x hook. I tied a bunch of lbs soft hackles.
by joe_panella
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 60s Tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

Re: 60s Tomorrow

If i can shake my kids this weekend i will fish wts for a few hours.