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by Rusty Spinner
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: oriental bittersweet
Replies: 6
Views: 338

Re: oriental bittersweet

Many landowners attempt to control Celastrus or oriental bittersweet all over the state. It's a problem not just along rivers, and it is killing native trees left and right when left unchecked. Yet another of hundreds of invasive plants and animals that now call our area home. I just left a small fa...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: quick trip to Hancock NY today
Replies: 5
Views: 338

Re: quick trip to Hancock NY today

Nice bow. McCloud refers to the strain of rainbow as they are from the McCloud River in California originally and are more pure than the rainbows in the McCloud River today after CA stocked over their strains. The green you saw is the last of the bottom release water after a long, hot summer coming ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Cooler temps

I climbed in my deer stand at 3pm yesterday and it was in the upper 60s. By the time I climbed down at dark, it was 51. By the time I reached my truck it was down to 49. Fall is here!
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Cooler temps

It was 42 here this morning in the Budd Lake SBR headwaters area. Upper 30s coming later this week at night. River temps are all fine, but we have low water still. Not good as we get closer to spawning season, but we still have time for rain. I've been saying to anyone that will listen that the KLG ...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 722

Re: Cooler temps

I may be able to fish Sunday or Monday. Are there any fish left alive in the Califon area of the SBR? Haven't been out since early June. It was a brutal summer. Temps look good for the next week though. Good times!!! I know Solitude Club saw 78 degrees several times and had some dead trout. My gues...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

Thanks Rusty, that sounds fun! How are flows up in NJ now? I tried to fish the headwater section of a stream in the Catoctin mountains of Maryland on Sunday, but there was very little water so I decided not to bother the native brook trout there. I did fish another stream further down towards to th...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?

Unfortunately, the Lamington suffers mightily from man's interference, leaving it both a poor trout and smallie fishery. The Kay Dam that Morris County Parks owns is a large contributor to the problem, at least for trout. Further down the Black when it becomes the Lamington, it suffers from current...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

This year for me became a year of fishing "firsts" for me. I made the decision early on in the pandemic to pursue species I normally don't. The upper Delaware was "closed" by request of folks I know and respect, so I stayed away from my beloved West Branch for most of the spring. Instead, I targete...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

This year for me became a year of fishing "firsts" for me. I made the decision early on in the pandemic to pursue species I normally don't. The upper Delaware was "closed" by request of folks I know and respect, so I stayed away from my beloved West Branch for most of the spring. Instead, I targeted...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: invasive species
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: invasive species

I've got news for that guide on the upper D, snakeheads have been in the big D for well over a decade and are here to stay like all of our invasive species over time. I know guys that bowfish for flatheads and snakeheads in the Delaware above where the Musky dumps in and they shoot many each night o...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

With October on the way, my mind is getting trouty :geek: We saw changes to this year's spring stocking, I wonder if there will be any similar changes, or if any at all. Anyone have any intel on the trout stocking this fall? I havent heard anything yet myself. No changes. Fall stocking is simple co...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?
Replies: 11
Views: 748

Re: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?

Unfortunately, the Lamington suffers mightily from man's interference, leaving it both a poor trout and smallie fishery. The Kay Dam that Morris County Parks owns is a large contributor to the problem, at least for trout. Further down the Black when it becomes the Lamington, it suffers from current ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Water Gap Grass
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Water Gap Grass

Its definitely grass. Fished bass bugs on top the entire day with bright sun and the fish came up 9 - 11 AM. 18 inches or so. Swinging flies was not possible with all that grass. It was there two days before also. I guess it is the long wavy strands you see coming off the bottom an waving in the cu...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Water Gap Grass
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Water Gap Grass

Floated the Worthington area yesterday. Odd amounts of long thin grass at all levels of the water column. Sort of grass you might find along the bank? but odd that its so abundant at this low water time of the year. Don't think T Storm related - Dam releases somewhere upriver? Odd to see in otherwi...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: survival fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 514

Re: survival fishing

Necessity is the mother of all invention as the saying goes. Every one of us would be out on those inner tubes doing the same for our families if forced to do so as these people are.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: has anyone heard about this ?
Replies: 3
Views: 927

Re: has anyone heard about this ?

I've seen them on many rivers over the last few years. Seems to be a growing trend.
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine
Replies: 24
Views: 1709

Re: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine

The more I think about it. Where can you go that man has not left its mark :?: You can get pretty close in some of the places out west. The Thorofare section of Yellowstone has been called the remotest area in the lower 48, the only foot steps have been from Native Americans, early explorers and ba...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 4168

Re: Water Temps

Looking at the long term forecast and daytime highs are dropping this week and nighttime temps to hit 60s and even down to upper 50s later this week into next. That seems to be the new norm - Summer starts by June 1 but ends or starts to by mid August. We still need rain, though.... SBR got down to...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine
Replies: 24
Views: 1709

Re: CBS video on fly fishing's growing popularity during Q-tine

So when you leave this "dirty river state" to fish the West Branch please be advised that Deposit NY on the banks of the West branch was founded by the logging industry which is not exactly environmentally friendly. :lol: I referring to chemicals when I state dirty ;) . The Musky in the past was li...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: NJ announces grants for Pequest and P-kill restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

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

all those outdated dams that serve no purpose needs to come down in the state of NJ :!: :!: :!: Agreed. Now all we need is several hundred million dollars and some time. :D The best news about this grant is it is the first time in memory the state offered up funds taken from illegal polluters as a ...