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by Rusty Spinner
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

I stopped by yesterday. Looked like you guys were in a meeting or I would have asked for a private tour. :D Looks great! I wondered about that area on the right and read your description above which explained it. Much easier access now. Fell down the old slope a few times in the past. :roll: Many t...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

I thought destroying wild browns was their priority/policy? I am being a bit facetious of course but I still can't get past the fact they were actually euthanizing them with the Rhinehart situation. They are a valuable fishing resource native or not. Just seems to go against everything they fight t...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

The amount of Hemlock loss is astonishing in some areas , it will take years for the canopy to heal and protect those small streams in that area from direct sun again . Centuries, not just years. The hemlock wooly adelgid did a number on our healthy trees and add wind events and it's been tough on ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

NJAngler wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:12 pm
The NJDFGW doesn't care if the trout population dwindles. I mean good riddance to all those invasive brown trout right? :roll:
They have been very concerned about this illegal activity and directly involved. I know because I involved them.....
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

NJAngler wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:12 pm
The NJDFGW doesn't care if the trout population dwindles. I mean good riddance to all those invasive brown trout right? :roll:
They have been very concerned about this illegal activity and directly involved. I know because I involved them.....
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

Is this upstream or down stream from Fiddler's Elbow? I have an invite to fish there this weekend and wonder of it will be all silty. Yes, I am going with a blueblood;) Downstream. But it's close enough to collect a bag of golf balls any time you fish this area. :lol: Right now I have a pin on the ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

The Flatbrook's biggest issue is the warm lakes that spill into its better trout waters from lakes built during the Depression just to keep people working back then. If those dams were removed, coldwater habitat could be greatly improved and the stream sections that remain cold will be reconnected.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

That was my first thought when I saw the picture that must be Brian. I see from te article that you are going to be building ruffles. Lol We were thinking of pink ruffles. What does everyone here think?? :lol: I need to start a collection of silly things reporters say or print when we have them out...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

And yes, the drone caught me pointing :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

Tomorrow we will know if Troutman's title is correct or not ("damn" vs "dam") :D :D We begin with the 15,000 lb hammer around 10 am tomorrow. We don't anticipate much of a fight, but you never do know..... Here are some drone shots from the last few days as we prepare for tomorrow's breach. attachme...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

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

AFTER I do the Burnt Mills dam removal project, of course :D :D Are you talking about the old dam that has been just sitting around and letting water run around it and eating the bank? I havent been to that part of the lamington since spring. How is the progress on it? Or Should I just take a look ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

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

lightenup wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:03 pm
coaltrout wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:05 am
BUMP, Let the games begin.

Image
looks good, but we need more of that wet stuff that's coming on Monday.
AFTER I do the Burnt Mills dam removal project, of course :D :D
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

Curious as I fish that stream occasionally and don't recall ever seeing the old bridge abutments. Where is this in relation to the falls. Downstream if by the "falls" you mean Buttermilk Falls which is on the upper end of the same park. The bridge was once intact over the stream and the road was ca...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

Curious as I fish that stream occasionally and don't recall ever seeing the old bridge abutments. Where is this in relation to the falls. Downstream if by the "falls" you mean Buttermilk Falls which is on the upper end of the same park. The bridge was once intact over the stream and the road was ca...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

DEP Enforcement called me finally, and they are headed out there today. Mendham Twp. has cited this landowner with several violations, and those may or may not be involved in the pictures I put up here. Apparently he is also working on the house and the overall property, and likely without the prope...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

DEP Enforcement called me finally, and they are headed out there today. Mendham Twp. has cited this landowner with several violations, and those may or may not be involved in the pictures I put up here. Apparently he is also working on the house and the overall property, and likely without the prope...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

Thanks Rusty. I cannot stress enough how important it is to report this stuff. Please insert a string of insults and curses to the person(s) who did this and another string of curses hoping that they pay for it. We are talking about signs that organizations like Trout Unlimited, watershed organizat...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

I was informed this morning that the town has been out with their building inspector and they will be issuing notices of town violations today. The DEP complaint I called in is being followed up by both NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife and Raritan Headwaters Association. Those violations found by DEP ...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

This is the bridge abutment from the historic Steep Hill Road which was decommissioned back in 1910 per the sign. He destabilized the structure significantly as you can see. He dug a pool on his side with boulders stacked up on the town side. Destabilized historic bridge abutment .JPG Old bridge and...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: India Brook mischeif
Replies: 26
Views: 1168

Re: India Brook mischeif

This is the bridge abutment from the historic Steep Hill Road which was decommissioned back in 1910 per the sign. He destabilized the structure significantly as you can see. He dug a pool on his side with boulders stacked up on the town side. Destabilized historic bridge abutment .JPG Old bridge and...