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by joe_panella
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

It was always borderline water meaning a few wild browns were caught from time to time. I imagine that dam upriver does not help the situation.
by joe_panella
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021
Replies: 9
Views: 1086

Re: Exploring an Afternoon on the Black River 2/5/2021

What is the wild trout situation like in Hacklebarny on the Black. My time is valuable at this state of my life, i try not waste it in put and take fisheries.
by joe_panella
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 13
Views: 1213

Re: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

You can swing soft hackles when they are active. Try something on a small 3x long hook. Black hen for hackle, moose for the tail. You can use just about anything black for the body.
by joe_panella
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Online fly store
Replies: 9
Views: 1536

Re: Online fly store

Depends what you want. I don't really have a local place. I do try and buy stuff from tighlines when I am in the area. Blue ribbon is awesome for hackle and skins and things. Tactical fly fishing and tco has good supply of euronymphing. Hook and hackle had the best discount fly lines in the business...
by joe_panella
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ landlocked salmon
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: NJ landlocked salmon

I assume the neversink is the closest river landlocks around?
by joe_panella
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 38
Views: 10621

Re: Spruce Run

Where is Brian with his update.
by joe_panella
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 9932

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

I may have caught one other turtle in my life, that night my dad and I caught a half dozen. Huge turtles. They Are kind of freaky when they emerge out of the water when it is dark.
by joe_panella
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 16
Views: 9932

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

I just read all this, I have catfshed spruce run 25 years ago and caught nothing but a half dozen of the biggest snappping turtles I have seen. As far as reproduction, when they drained Verona pond when I was a kid we found one about an inch long in a puddle and my buddy had it for years in his fish...
by joe_panella
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 13743

Re: Water Temps

Next week's overnight lows look like they'll be in the mid to low 60s while daytime highs will be lower 80s...I'd love to get out for a week in August if possible. Temps will tell! for quite a few years now August has been really fishable. My childhood memories, especially fb double sessions in hs,...
by joe_panella
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Tippet rings - thoughts?
Replies: 12
Views: 5052

Re: Tippet rings - thoughts?

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:45 pm
At the risk of alienating some, furled leaders are for those that can't cast. There, I said it. :lol: :lol:
Your not alienating me. With the limited time I get on the river with little kids it is a surprise I can still catch a few fish.
by joe_panella
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 19
Views: 13109

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: 19
Views: 13109

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: 18
Views: 8120

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: 3274

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: 17
Views: 9472

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: 17
Views: 9472

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: 17
Views: 9472

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: 17
Views: 9472

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: 3816

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: 12
Views: 5052

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.