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by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Lots of friends on forums and Facebook are gearing up for some ice time. Several areas up north here have safe ice (4" - 6").
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 1471

Re: South Branch Advise

Tried the Vanoy Rd area Tuesday. Water is clear and the flow is diminished. However, no luck. I did catch a couple of small rainbows last week off River Rd below Shannons. For the most part, the Vernoy stretch lacks deep pools, so not a great place to focus for winter trout. Remember, low and slow ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

Brian heard people were out on budd lake the other day yup, looks like it. I was just looking at Monday's forecast when I bring my daughter back to college and it's supposed to be a high of 12 F with a low that night of 5F. If lakes are already frozen over now, nights and days like that will help. ...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Guides icing up

lightenup wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:40 pm

Yes, I know about your issues..It must suck, but it doesn't mean I can't poke you....
I'd be concerned if you stopped! :D
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Guides icing up

Does vaseline hurt the line? I could see Burts working as well, any waterproof product..chap stick, carmex? :D Vaseline is petroleum based and so are fly lines. So I doubt it would do any harm and might just work. My solution to icing guides is a 100% fix. I leave the fly rod home and go hunting th...
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Will we get any ice fishing in this year?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Will we get any ice fishing in this year?

What does everyone think? I know I saw a few intrepid anglers out on Budd Lake in early December for about a day or two, but most of that lake remained open at the time. We really haven't had a sharp cold snap since, but right now it's calm with a high here of 25 and the sun isn't too bright. We may...
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Guides icing up
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Guides icing up

Get a stick of Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm and use that on the guides. Works great and doesn't hurt the fly line. Does vaseline hurt the line? I could see Burts working as well, any waterproof product..chap stick, carmex? :D Vaseline is petroleum based and so are fly lines. So I doubt it would do ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: RAHWAY RIVER TU OPEN TYING NIGHT
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: RAHWAY RIVER TU OPEN TYING NIGHT

It was good to present to RRTU last night on river restoration and see some familiar faces along with some new faces!
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 1471

Re: South Branch Advise

Help me out here..The Rte. 31 bridge in Clinton is above the Clinton falls? By that new Hotel, or did you launch under the rte 78 Bridge, or the old rte. 22 bridge below the falls? It was the 2nd bridge after the falls. I thought that was RT31 :?: . You mite be rite about being the old RT 22 bridge...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

Its tough to improve for a number of reasons. Its fairly low gradient which makes narrowing the channel difficult. The stream bottom is more clay/sand/pebble rather than rocks or boulders. I think even if you placed large boulders here and there, it would just erode the banks and not deepen the cha...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

Its tough to improve for a number of reasons. Its fairly low gradient which makes narrowing the channel difficult. The stream bottom is more clay/sand/pebble rather than rocks or boulders. I think even if you placed large boulders here and there, it would just erode the banks and not deepen the cha...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 1471

Re: South Branch Advise

Plenty of great water well below the KLG and Clinton. I don't for the life of me understand the hard one people have for KLG. It's pretty but not remote, its most often crowded, the fish are pounded into submission. There's more than a handful of jerks whether they are sporting fly tackle or spin g...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

The Hacklebarney TU chapter has begun to discuss restoration there. Funding will be tough as it is public lands and not eligible for Farm Bill funds. But I agree it still needs a lot of work, even with some recent Mother Nature made improvements. You guys fund it and I'll fix it! :)
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Black River Road
Replies: 7
Views: 471

Re: Black River Road

Black River Fish & Game Club owns that stretch. They own immediately below Hacklebarney SP for a distance over a mile. That is just their river frontage. Not as familiar with their game lands.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 1471

Re: South Branch Advise

The access spots will be fairly obvious on this river. Those private landowners or clubs will have their properties well marked against trespassing. There is 20 miles or so above the KLG that holds trout, and some of those places fish better than the overly popular (IMO) KLG no-kill water. Exploring...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rian
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Rian

Keep it coming!!! We so desperately need a good trout spawning year and this is the first we're having in a decade.
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...
Replies: 23
Views: 1076

Re: Rhinehart Brook brown trout removal...

A few things to add. This is not the only stream the Division is electro fishing non-native browns out of to restore native brook trout populations. This stream has 5 minor waterfalls, the upper 2 or 3 of which seem to be fairly although not fully effective fish passage barriers to upstream migratio...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pretty brook trout...
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: Pretty brook trout...

The lower part of his tail is warn partially off by making his redd this fall. Great photo. I bet that male is 4 years old.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Andy B
Replies: 12
Views: 529

Re: Andy B

Andy is alive and well on Facebook which is where most of the fishing talk has migrated to over the recent years. He's not fishing as much these days. Brian, if you can shoot his FB screenname over to me PM or email (both should be good here), I'd appreciate it. He goes by his name, Andrew Brasko. ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South branch fishable flows?
Replies: 7
Views: 520

Re: South branch fishable flows?

I prefer under 300 cfs for the KLG myself. The higher it gets, the tougher the wading and access to some of the spots.