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by Rusty Spinner
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches

nice pic and fantastic news. now, only need to actually get UP there this year. what's the fav fly? Surf candy for rainfish bait and Deceivers and Crease Fly for peanuts. They will key on silversides/rainfish until those are largely gone and then turn to peanuts most years. First light seems to alw...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Wader recomendations

I get or average 3 years out of a pair of waders and that's about it. I patch any and all pinholes that are typically caused by multi flora rose thorns while walking to or from the river. My guess is 90% of all wader leaks are directly associated with pinhole leaks and those are NEVER a reason to se...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches

Not a regular run yet, but I had two buddies down this week and both got brief shots at Albies at Sea Bright and Sandy Hook. It's early, but it looks like another decent year for our pelagics
Brian w Albie in surf - fall 2018.JPG
Brian w Albie in surf - fall 2018.JPG (956.77 KiB) Viewed 31 times
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

I got lucky because all of our stream restoration work and dam removal work is falling to August - November, and so far flows are nice and low which is important to our work. But it sure has been very dry for a long time. Flows remain above average at least, and that's due to a year and a half of he...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 12
Views: 2115

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

NJDEP SHPO strikes again. SHPO is state historic preservation office, and their reviewer did the old red tape dump and run, sending off an email at 4:45 pm on a Friday telling our client he needs a phase one archeological study. And he (SHPO guy) is gone on vacation for two weeks and we can't do any...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Stream Assessments

I saw a few government employees this morning standing in Spruce Run Creek with a line over it and a line hanging in the water by the flood gauge...anything to do with this or is this the USGS monitoring their gauges? That is how they calibrate their gauges. When you see a red "star" on a readout, ...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Stream Assessments

I saw a few government employees this morning standing in Spruce Run Creek with a line over it and a line hanging in the water by the flood gauge...anything to do with this or is this the USGS monitoring their gauges? That is how they calibrate their gauges. When you see a red "star" on a readout, ...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Stream Assessments

Somewhat off topic - The Division just hired a great new fisheries biologist, Garret Kratina. He was a seasonal employee here in NJ this summer for TU. They have added a few new biologists the last few years as retirements have cropped up.
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again

joe_panella wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:27 pm
I am going to try and hit the wts section of the pequannock either tomorrow or sat. Plan to explore it a bit as well now that it is low.
Fish behind River of Beer in Riverdale and you can have a cold adult beverage and a good meal while you fish. :)
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Stream Assessments

Anyone know how often the state assesses/surveys, and publishes findings on the health of wild trout streams? I believe the last one was in 2015? They are updating right now, but I don't know when they plan to release their data. I think after this year is over, but don't hold me to that. I do know...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 8
Views: 377

Re: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again

Cooler Temps looks like the rivers are within range at least part of the day . Interesting time of year to hit our trout waters , ISO's are about , terrestrial's and fall Olives not far behind . And someone had to post something . Too funny because you beat me to it! I glanced here this morning aft...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: Fly storage

Forum has been quiet - so figured I'd post a question to get some conversation going. For those that tie their own flies - how do you store them? I have found it difficult to find cheap flambeau like boxes where each storage compartment is the same size. It drives the OCD in me nuts. Welcome to the...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

I have fished the Lamington by 523 in summer time. I did get mostly smaller smallies (7-10 inch) as well as some wild browns. I fished up from 523 towards where the Coldbrook comes in, so that would explain the wild browns. I imagine if you go from the Lamington down towards the NBR, it would be mo...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

Stopped by the Lamington at the one lane bridge around Burnt Mills for half hour or so this afternoon. Little guys smacking some bugs on top all around me but all I had were woolly buggers. Managed one smallie and bright orange breasted sunfish. That remnant dam will be removed later this year and ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

I have fished the Lamington by 523 in summer time. I did get mostly smaller smallies (7-10 inch) as well as some wild browns. I fished up from 523 towards where the Coldbrook comes in, so that would explain the wild browns. I imagine if you go from the Lamington down towards the NBR, it would be mo...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

troutfishing4life wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:18 am
Still connect with him on social media from time to time. Great guy
Me too. Then again, I used to connect with you on Facebook. Used to............

:lol: :lol: :lol:


call me later - Sparta stuff
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 1016

Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Derek (Cam from here and back in the old NJ Trout days) just reached out to me on Facebook. He just got back into fly fishing and was surprised to catch nothing but rainbow after rainbow in the Toms River TCA. All he could remember is how the state stocked 90% brook trout and only a few rainbows bac...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 18
Views: 1381

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

Late to the party, as usual. My experience is different. I have had TSA make me check carried on rods. I have had this happen in Newark, and overseas (Ireland). After it the second time it happened, we purchased fishing travel luggage. TSA lists rod holders as approved for carry on. I would print t...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trout to Smallmouth transition
Replies: 13
Views: 1343

Re: Trout to Smallmouth transition

On the musky, the lower you get the colder it gets. Fishing above Saxton falls would be your best bet. Don't know about the sbbr, never fished below the gorge. Agreed for the Musky. Fish above Point Mountain which is where we start seeing year round trout holding water on that river. For the SBR, a...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Summer Time Fishing
Replies: 23
Views: 1739

Re: Summer Time Fishing

Well done Brian. I have rusty spinners imprinted on my brain for next trip when Iso's are out, wish I knew to tie one on when I was up there, myself and everyone around me were fixated on sulphers. Like we talked about, that switch over from duns to spinners often happens just as you are questionin...