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by Johnw
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Keystone Select
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Keystone Select

I've stocked trout in NJ, Pa and NY. I find little or no difference between rainbows between NJ and Pa but My experience is that the brown trout stocked in NY to be far superior to any in the other States. It seems to me that those Browns fight harder, are more colorful, and show almost immediate in...
by Johnw
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sink Tip Fly Line
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Sink Tip Fly Line

I use sometimes a sinking leader which is like lead core line about 6 feet long and find it very effective fishing streamers in high water conditions. You can only use a short tippet with it, about 18-24 inches. Eliminates the need to purchase a sink tip fly line
by Johnw
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Lehigh Fly Shop
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Little Lehigh Fly Shop

He moved out to Colorado after he sold the shop to Dave if I remember correctly. Lately I've been getting emails from him offering fly tying classes but I don't know from where.
by Johnw
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Lehigh Fly Shop
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Little Lehigh Fly Shop

Not worth the trip anymore in my opinion.
by Johnw
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trees, trees and moe trees....
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Trees, trees and moe trees....

Now I can't see them.
by Johnw
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trees, trees and moe trees....
Replies: 14
Views: 948

Re: Trees, trees and moe trees....

I don't have a problem for some reason. Worth viewing for sure.
by Johnw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild browns - 12/15/18
Replies: 7
Views: 684

Re: Wild browns - 12/15/18

Very nice, Mark. Glad to see you back.
by Johnw
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: The Green Brook 12/5/18:
Replies: 29
Views: 1782

Re: The Green Brook 12/5/18:

Wonderful job. It's disgraceful that it had to be done though.
by Johnw
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

I'm part of the misremembering thing also, it comes with age. It was salters for sure. By the way the striper fishing has been excellent the last few days in Monmouth County in a very rough surf. No keepers but seems several year classes are here with fish ranging from barely 12 inches up to about 24.
by Johnw
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

To give an idea of the holdover potential of the Toms we electro fished about 100 yards of the TCA on Sept 5,2007 which was prior to the Fall stocking and 4 months after the last Spring stocking. We got 39 brookies, 18 Browns and 1 rainbow. Also a catfish, 3 pickerel, 1 lm bass, darters, sunfish and...
by Johnw
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

I might add that for at least several years, this goes back probably 12 -14 years, there were 10 's of thousands of surplus brookies 4-5 inches stocked in the Toms well below the TCA. Some of those fish made it back to the TCA and above shortly after stocking but I never heard of any kind of recaptu...
by Johnw
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1283

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

I'm not aware of any plans to revive that program but you are correct that it was in the works and if I remember correctly all necessary approvals had been obtained before the disease problem at the Connequot hatchery ended it.
by Johnw
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Raritan river 11/12/18:
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Raritan river 11/12/18:

Great job
by Johnw
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Lehigh Fly Shop
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Re: Little Lehigh Fly Shop

Agreed
by Johnw
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Little Lehigh Fly Shop
Replies: 10
Views: 1684

Little Lehigh Fly Shop

The LL Fly Shop has closed. Apparently being flooded several times this year plus less than robust business was why Dave decided to give it up. Nice man, I wish him well.
by Johnw
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 10/23/18:
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Re: Raritan river 10/23/18:

Hatchery rainbows spawn in the Fall Thank you, one more question. So why are they stocking only rainbows in the SBR, downstream of the WTS section? They said it's so they won't compete with the native brook trout for spawning grounds. If they both spawn in the fall, then it seems pointless, and I l...
by Johnw
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river 10/23/18:
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Re: Raritan river 10/23/18:

Hatchery rainbows spawn in the Fall
by Johnw
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Raritan river 10/20/18:
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Raritan river 10/20/18:

Great work Bill. You and you helpers are to be congratulated and appreciated.
by Johnw
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly fishing etiquette rant
Replies: 22
Views: 2289

Re: Fly fishing etiquette rant

I would think or ,at least hope, that the guides would lose their licenses for allowing that kind of behavior.
by Johnw
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Toms River
Replies: 12
Views: 2718

Re: Toms River

Rob, sorry to hear you are still working but at least there is light at the end of the tunnel. I'll try to let you know when the next Toms stocking occurs. I usually get the info from the F and W website.