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by Rusty Spinner
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 2021 Regulations and Stocking Information?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: 2021 Regulations and Stocking Information?

cappy wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:48 am
Thank you Brian.

The Gorge and FB No-Kill stretches; do they remain open to fishing year round or closed from 3/15 thru 4/1 ?
Yes, of course. No changes at all to TCAs or No-Kills.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: 2021 Regulations and Stocking Information?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: 2021 Regulations and Stocking Information?

Anyone know the stocking dates, protocol for this coming season and associated rules? I assume the C&R only stretches remain open regardless. Here is what we learned last week that I posted on another hunting forum..... Looks like I even beat the Division's press release this time. Hot off the pres...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Browns?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Wild Browns?

Yes, 100% wild browns.
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It won't be long now!
Replies: 13
Views: 558

Re: It won't be long now!

Jaybird wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:27 am
I just hope this winter killed alot of ticks
Winter has zero effect on tick populations. They are all crawling around in the leaves beneath the snow, waiting for a hapless critter to walk past. Wish it weren't so, but winter does not kill ticks one bit.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It won't be long now!
Replies: 13
Views: 558

It won't be long now!

So we got a real winter once again. Like most of you, I'm ready for spring. But a nice day like today (I was stuck inside) makes you want to grab the fly rod and walk through some snow to drop a line with an LBS nymph dangling down in the depths. As nice as it is on days like this, the rivers are fl...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Looks like the dinner plate sized sunfish, jumbo perch, and monster pickerel finally cooperated! How thick is the ice now? As you predicted, has the insulating snow slowed down the thickening of the ice? The other side of that coin is that even as it gets warmer, the snow will slow down melting, ri...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

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by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

Did you see it was -20 in Montana with added wind chill? It's a nice place to visit in the summer and fall, but live there? Hmmmm. Arizona is nice I hear. True, but that is the exception to the rule. An average day for Bozeman in winter is in the 30s or low 40s in daytime and below freezing at nigh...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Montana or Northern New Mexico?
Replies: 12
Views: 684

Re: Montana or Northern New Mexico?

New Mexico has some beautiful areas as does Montana, but NM is largely a welfare state. If I ever were to live in NM, it would be the Chama area, and it would have little by way of hospitals and doctors if that is a concern. Sante Fe is an artists' colony and has a lot to offer, but it's not close t...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Did anyone get out on the ice this weekend? I fished twice so far through the hard water. Once on the private lake community where I grew up two weekends back and on Saturday this past weekend on Swartswood Lake. Both outings were tough fishing for a few pickerel and yellow perch. But both fun time...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill

Thanks for the responses so far. I know next to nothing about fiberglass, but the Redington Butter Stick II did seem like something that would interest me for this particular need. The price tag on that is pretty appealing also (again, not knowing much about the fiberglass market and what is high e...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

I saw a ton of people out last year, when I was fishing for early spring white perch, yellow perch, and crappie spawn runs. Welcome back! I was thinking of the day Twism planned for a then new GST site meetup at Stephens SP and meeting you in person for the first time (I think). Good to see you bac...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Recommend a 3wt for Bluegill

Luke, once again, my apologies for dumping your first thread instead of moving it to this forum as I had intended. :oops: Don't worry about rod length so much with a lighter weight fly rod like a 3 weight. An 8 footer or even shorter like 7'6" is just fine for terrestrials and small poppers that wil...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

Perhaps the ice fishing season got a late start in mid-late January, I predict you will be able to ice fish till at least early/middle march based on the 15 day forecast. My brother has gotten out on Budd Lake the last two weekends and the ice is thickening up nicely with very cold weather to last ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid
Replies: 8
Views: 947

Re: Pre Season Catch and Release Peroid

Sounds like that will be the case again this year for the same reasoning, Covid pandemic. Too soon to say if they will consider making this a permanent change.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

We had a blast, but very slow fishing day. Same for the other two crews out on the same lake that day (last Saturday). The ice where we wanted to set up in the deeper parts of the lake was marginal, so we stayed closer to a cove which meant shallower water and fewer fish. In the end, I think we land...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: Ice fishing this weekend!

lightenup wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:11 pm
I prefer catching trout as opposed to ice. :D :D :D :D :D :D ;)
After a few Irish car bombs, I won't care if ice is all we catch. :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Ice fishing this weekend!
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Ice fishing this weekend!

I'm all set. My five tipups are all set as are my two jigging rods and all the associated gear sitting in my Jet Sled awaiting a nice cold morning tomorrow. I'll be out on a private lake in West Milford where I grew up with my life long buddies drinking Irish car bombs and catching largemouth, picke...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Native Fish Coalition looking to add a NJ chapter
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Native Fish Coalition looking to add a NJ chapter

I'll pass this on to a few fellow TU members that maybe interested!! Thx Thanks.. I've gotten some good PMs and we will see where this all goes in time. The idea is not a direct competitor to TU, but rather an organization focusing on ALL wild fish wherever they may live and not just coldwater spec...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:23 am
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

For all of January and much of February, stick with scuds and midges because that is what is available every day for them to feed on. As February progresses, the little black and little brown stones become more important on warmer days during midday hours. Pheasant tails are something trout know thr...