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by Rusty Spinner
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

The slow roll of info on this change is working well. Fisheries biologists from the Division are on state stocked waters making sure they aren't crowded. I observed no more than three vehicles and often only one if any at popular spots along many of the northern NJ rivers yesterday. I hit a spot on ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Is Facebook Killing Trout?

If a full 1/3 of trout photographed died, private water clubs like Shannon's would see all their fish lost in a week's time. The members are required strictly C&R, but many members stop briefly to take a photo. And all the fish are caught multiple times, so this study doesn't in any way demonstrate ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

The Governor announced this change yesterday for those that don't believe it or are awaiting formal word. I was posting the Shannon's private waters along Vernoy Road yesterday when the CO pulled up to make sure I knew about the changes and that he was driving the length of the river to let anglers ...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

Fishybig wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:25 pm
BillSmith wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:37 pm
Wow, thanks for the info.
Isn't covid green? That looks like the h1n1 pattern :mrgreen:
No, it is red. What you have been seeing is an Iphone emoji that looks like a virus and that is green. Everyone is using that emoji suddenly.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

And they are..........starting 4/1 (Wednesday), trout stocked waters will be open on a C&R basis only until 4/11 which is to be the normal opener. Also, the Division will suspend in-season stocking day closures. Rivers will still be stocked, but randomly and not, for example, only on Fridays for the...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

We are about to hear that the Division and the F&G Council have opened waters to trout fishing as soon as they make the announcement. The idea is to reduce the opening day crowds. Sounds like Catch & Release only until 4/11 which was the original "opener" and then up to six trout per regulations aft...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Dry fly floatant
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Dry fly floatant

Loon's Payette Floatant for all but CDC and then Frog's Fanny for CDC flies.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies
Replies: 25
Views: 1081

Re: Nature Open for Business - Wild Brookies

I should be hitting a WTS instead of the SBR right now, but I'm obsessed with trying to be on the water on the best dry fly days, and our mayflies are just starting to trickle off around my area. But will all the rain coming, a smaller WTS will flash off quickly and let me fish for a while in peace.
by Rusty Spinner
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Another Access Question
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Another Access Question

Anybody know? Is there still public fishing access to the Musky behind the former Cassia Grill Restaurant (now Willie's Wieners) on US 57? A friend headed over there yesterday and called to ask the same question. I told him to go in the restaurant and ask and the friend said he would let me know th...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

There are a sh*t ton of fresh, finless stockies in the rivers already since they had to start early. Nobody is out targeting them. All are bridge dumps because the Division cancelled volunteer stocking for now. All waters open through this Sunday. Then only special regs waters on a C&R basis only. ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: social distancing on opening day ?
Replies: 18
Views: 739

Re: social distancing on opening day ?

There are a sh*t ton of fresh, finless stockies in the rivers already since they had to start early. Nobody is out targeting them. All are bridge dumps because the Division cancelled volunteer stocking for now. All waters open through this Sunday. Then only special regs waters on a C&R basis only.
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Thanks Rusty. Thanks for the new vocab word: thalweg. Sounds old or middle English - or middle earth. I'll look it up in the ol' OED. It's a German work loosely translated to "river valley". It is a key word in my work, but a completely unknown word outside of river restoration. All of our designs ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Huey Lewis is a doosh as is the owner of Cox Cable . 2 guys who buy prime land in Montana because of the beautiful land on a trout stream , knowing Montana has the high water mark wading law . Then lobby to change the law DOOSH ! His other partner in crime was Earnest Schwab of the brokerage house ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Technically the property underneath the water is still their property. If you float thru on a vessel without anchoring. You are not trespassing. I've always found this to be an interesting topic. I heard the law changes depending on what part of the country you're in (?). I remember reading years a...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Technically the property underneath the water is still their property. If you float thru on a vessel without anchoring. You are not trespassing. I've always found this to be an interesting topic. I heard the law changes depending on what part of the country you're in (?). I remember reading years a...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Technically the property underneath the water is still their property. If you float thru on a vessel without anchoring. You are not trespassing. I've always found this to be an interesting topic. I heard the law changes depending on what part of the country you're in (?). I remember reading years a...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Access question
Replies: 29
Views: 1450

Re: Access question

Thanks all but I mean the river. Wading from one stocked bridge down through and to, without stepping on dry ground, the the bridge below. The musky is what I'm thinking of. Below Pt mnt TCA are several bridges with stretches that go through private property. Conceivably one could wade down to Narn...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2228

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

Serious question, if there are no holdover browns, how did a wild brown appear in a river. It must have parents somewhere. Browns do reproduce in our streams and previously stocked Browns from years past are the origin of the current "wild Browns". What Rusty meant was that currently caught Browns ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2228

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

100% wild browns. We have no state holdover browns still alive at this point.
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020
Replies: 27
Views: 2228

Re: Peapack Brook 3/9/2020

100% wild browns. We have no state holdover browns still alive at this point.