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by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

I fished the Paulins Kill once with a group of Scouts at Columbia WMA. Do not have fond memories of it :lol: I imagine the dam would be a good target for removal if it is still there. That dam was removed and we now have American shad, striped bass, river herring, and American eels moving freely up...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

Kind of shame that everyone else gets punished, but happy to hear the party is over. My guess is this will be temporary. But I did watch the state permanently close the old, dead end road at Penwell along the Musky over a similar situation a few years ago. But anglers still find enough room to park...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 66

NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration

Just in fresh off the news desk.....

https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2020/20_0034.htm

It is great to see NJ using these funds via a competitive grant process to restore the Pequest and the Paulinskill!
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

martalus wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Looks like fun! I have seen people drag grills 1 mile plus down here on the Potomac.
I may/may not be the guy that carried a half barrel of beer at least a half mile in the woods to party on senior ditch day. :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

They are breaking lots of laws from drinking (signs clearly state town owned lands and no alcohol), littering, and obviously more than 50 people congregated in a small space, even if it is outdoors. Add public urination and defecation to that list. I'm sure there are several more. Thanks Rusty. Sho...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

Troutman wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:16 pm
police need to set up DUI check points @ these pop up parties. This will deter this :!: :!: :!: . I have to follow the rules. So can everyone else ......
Love that idea! You clearly see beer bongs being used and bottles of Johnny Walker red and blue even!
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

I have been reading more about this current situation of late. Don't care who it is, but I prefer the small town I live in to not have "pop-up" parties of large numbers of people just showing up and partying and drinking. My question is - besides littering (which is shameful), are they breaking any...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 508

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

These are "pop up parties" spread by sites on the internet, and they will overrun a given location until booted out. We've seen this many times before and all over NJ rivers including the Musky just a few years ago now.
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

we would have raised the $30+ million it will take to do all the work we had planned at the time, 30 MILLION DOLLARS :o :o :o :o :o :!: :!: :!: :!: . Eeeek.... That could be cheap if the sediment turns out to have "nasty" stuff in it. It's good. And even if it happened not to be, it could have been...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

30 MILLION DOLLARS :o :o :o :o :o :!: :!: :!: :!: . Eeeek.... Just for the record, that would be the full removal of two dams, the restoration of roughly 4 miles of river, the removal of both paper mills and ALL associated infrastructure, taking the sediment from the Warren Glen dam out with a gold...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

we would have raised the $30+ million it will take to do all the work we had planned at the time, 30 MILLION DOLLARS :o :o :o :o :o :!: :!: :!: :!: . Eeeek.... Just for the record, that would be the full removal of two dams, the restoration of roughly 4 miles of river, the removal of both paper mil...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

My bad in mis information. I thought the state was directly involved since it was regarding public waters :( Dam ownership is not always well understood. On a river like the Musky which is a border water between towns and counties its entire 42 mile length, dams often have two owners. The Hughesvil...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

yes. state blew the spill way down a few years ago. re did the stretch from the bridge down to the old spill way. The state had nothing to do with removal other than permitting oversight. The Hughesville Mill dam used to be a couple hundreds yards below the Warren Glen Mill, and that dam was remove...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

I’m looking to get into some catfish. No preference but half decent channels of a few pounds would be nice. Looking to bottom fish somewhere near Somerset county. Any recommendations? I know there are spots on the Delaware you can chase big cats, but I've never done it myself and can't steer you in...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

When is the big dam skated to come down. Seems like it has been talked about for years now. Imo it will be many years from now to come down. A big study will need to be made about the effects & the silt that will be disbursed form it. Joe, not sure these days. The two owners, the Division of Fish &...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 17
Views: 589

Re: Warren Glen Musky

yes. state blew the spill way down a few years ago. re did the stretch from the bridge down to the old spill way. The state had nothing to do with removal other than permitting oversight. The Hughesville Mill dam used to be a couple hundreds yards below the Warren Glen Mill, and that dam was remove...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Is this your car on the WTS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1263

Re: Is this your car on the WTS?

LOL... I saw him parked right there the last time I was there a couple three weeks ago. I caught a 20" brown in that hole under the now-gone deadfall tree a few years ago. Maybe 20 years ago or more there was another one similar upstream a ways that always held the biggest, baddest brown in the riv...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Summer Trout

The Toms River stays cool year round. I have fished it for years and never seen the temperature above 68 degrees. Fished it about 10 days ago and temp was 64 degrees. That being said the fishing there hasn’t been the same since the State stopped stocking Brookies and browns. The rainbows don’t do w...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 13 June 2020. No Trespassing???

martalus wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:04 am
I have never fished that section, and perhaps those are just unflattering photos, but that looks like some Grade A chub water to me.
I see a deep pool habitat and nothing but wild trout 8-)
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: Summer Trout

I was wondering what was up with the Toms these days it was always a coldwater refuge, despite being in southern Jersey. I remember seeing pictures of colorful stream adapted holdover brook trout. There had been fingerling stockings of brookies as well which seemed to lead to some nice quasi native...