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by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

It looks like the retaining wall is finished, and from what I can see from the road, it has a funny curve to it and the pool is now shallow and filled with sediment. Someone who knows more about this stuff should drive down and take another look. They may have ruined one of the best fishing holes o...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: New york, trout fishing after Oct 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: New york, trout fishing after Oct 15th

I see NY closes trout fishing (even CnR) after October 15th, for at least most of the streams im looking into. (I see exceptions for border waters and great lakes tribs) I wonder why they did this, in comparison to PA and NJ which just has closures for stocked trout. I reckon the October-November p...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: RIP Tom Gilmore
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: RIP Tom Gilmore

I got the call the day news broke and felt like I took a stomach punch. I was working with him on his new book and we were making plans to meet on the river one day soon. Tom was a giant here in NJ in the conservation world and is the father of the Highlands Drinking Water Protection and Planning Ac...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bent hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 790

Re: Bent hooks

I bend them back for trout. Just be certain to sharpen the hook point as that often gets bent when pulling off a snag in the stream (or in the trees for you erant casters :lol: ).
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: How has the KLG been recently?
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Re: How has the KLG been recently?

While I am not sure about the KLG, many anglers have been shocked to learn that due to Covid, uber popular spots like Point Mountain TCA were not stocked this year. But only because it is typically stocked with TU volunteers working with Hunterdon Parks employees to haul them through the woods in a ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

lightenup wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:13 pm
lightenup wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:44 pm
It went over the Dam but it looks like all is well. BTW it snowed this morning by me as well.
Update, the berm sank a bit in the middle and the area of construction is filled with sediment now...
Just what you want in the channel during this week's spawn. :roll:
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: wild trout streams
Replies: 6
Views: 952

Re: wild trout streams

Lots of private-land issues. Be careful. A friend, who is a mapping genius, has put a series of map's together, several showing property ownership boundaries. Alas, it just covers the Pinelands area right now. I have included a link to his map page, the various maps are in the upper right dropdown....
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

Haven't seen a wild trout down that far since early last year. I fish there a lot and those little wild brownies and brookies in there are stupid and easy to catch. Upstream sure. I also haven't seen any of those large breeders that show up in the fall for 5 years....stream is on a heavy decline. R...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

So what's the over.under on the current solution prematurely failing? Shouldn't erosion ,when related to a bridge be treated with very long term solutions? I would need to stop by once work is completed in late November and see what they did to be able to offer an answer from a professional standpo...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

Yes, I guess its been awhile. I remember fishing Spruce Run Creek by that since closed down restaurant on route 31 on March 7th of 2009 and caught two 16-18 inch wild browns on in the same pool on a trout magnet. I think I even posted a pic on the last iteration of this site. It was always a bit we...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

It is a long Rte. 31 By Hunt Place. The trailer parked there says RFC? I believe on it. They are building a retaining wall. Take a drive by and a look. I was correct in that it was for the quarry's SEP project, and I swung by yesterday. It's a disaster and the engineer is the same one that screwed ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

OK, so no one on the other board responded, maybe here. Some work is happening to the Creek in Glen Gardner. Who is doing it and I hope it looks better than the start when they are done. Those large abutments are hideous. i doubt I'll hear from Rusty after the thrashing he got on NEFF :shock: , don...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: purty brookie

It's almost spawning time, so they look amazing right now! Nice picture. I've been a deer hunting fool this fall. No fishing for me for a long time now. Too many big bucks in the woods this year. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8tY1VdHB0Q Did you ever bow hunt like this? I've bow fished before, bu...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

OK, so no one on the other board responded, maybe here. Some work is happening to the Creek in Glen Gardner. Who is doing it and I hope it looks better than the start when they are done. Those large abutments are hideous. i doubt I'll hear from Rusty after the thrashing he got on NEFF :shock: , don...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ landlocked salmon
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: NJ landlocked salmon

martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Apparently Merril creek now has both
That's the one. I forgot as I never fish there.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ landlocked salmon
Replies: 6
Views: 1109

Re: NJ landlocked salmon

coaltrout wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:48 pm
we hooked a few looking for lakers, they basically roam top of the water column and seek small lures like spoons. This is at least my experience with them, better advice can be given from someone more experienced
I didn't think NJ had lakers and Atlantics in the same waterbodies(?).
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Spruce Run
Replies: 33
Views: 3462

Re: Spruce Run

The project you refer to I believe is a SEP forced on the quarry that polluted Spruce Run Creek. I know one of the projects that the quarry was considering was in Glen Gardner. The quarry decided to spend $100,000 on a SEP (secondary environmental project) to lower the fines they had to pay DEP for ...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: purty brookie

It's almost spawning time, so they look amazing right now! Nice picture. I've been a deer hunting fool this fall. No fishing for me for a long time now. Too many big bucks in the woods this year.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Bushkill fish kill...
Replies: 12
Views: 4644

Re: Bushkill fish kill...

Johnw wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Apparently the Bushkill went bone dry again!!
Yes it did, and still no outrage by PA DEP. It's amazing to me how little PA cares about its trout waters.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area
Replies: 9
Views: 1440

Re: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area

Nice. I was on the Musky yesterday, could not find a fish. Remember that sections like Point Mountain TCA were not stocked this year except from the upper Penwell bridge due to Covid. Same for all the transfer truck stocking locations on that river that we stock each Friday in spring and again in f...