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by Johnw
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Anyone Been Up to the Catskills?
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: Anyone Been Up to the Catskills?

Had to cancel a trip for Mon--Wed of this week, sounds like I missed some good action.
by Johnw
Thu May 30, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: Report: Clairmont Stretch 25 May, 2019

I too have always called that pool by the bridge as Gronskys. I guess that makes me an old timer which I am regardless of what the pool is called.
by Johnw
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lost fishing licenses
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: List fishing licenses

One of the benefits of being old, maybe the only one, is I don't need a license anymore. Once you reach 70, no license required in NJ. In PA seniors can purchase a lifetime license for $65 unless that has changed in the last few years.
by Johnw
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1608

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I did have a wicker creel at one point along with a metal worm container that strapped on my belt. I I even had a metal telescoping fly rod.
by Johnw
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1608

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I wear a vest that contains just about everything related to fly fishing that I've accumulated over the past 60 plus years and it ways a ton but I'm not about to change at this point.
by Johnw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project
Replies: 11
Views: 961

Re: TU's Lopatcong Creek restoration project

That sure is a mess and amazing to me that it holds a strong wild brown trout population. Looking forward to seeing the final results.
by Johnw
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Keystone Select
Replies: 4
Views: 582

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: 555

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: 2052

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: 2052

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: 1327

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: 1327

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: 931

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: 2588

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: 1818

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: 1818

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: 1818

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: 1818

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: 624

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: 2052

Re: Little Lehigh Fly Shop

Agreed