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by robtf
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 19985

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

If I remember correctly the State stocked some fingerling rainbows in the lower end of Hockhocson Brook in an effort to create a steelhead run in the Navesink River, and as far as I know it met the same fate as the Toms and Manasquan experiments. You are correct. There was an older attempt at this,...
by robtf
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 19985

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

To answer Johnw questions on returning Brook Trout. Here a few photos of Brook Trout caught from the Raritan river (save the mishandling comments please) when the State was stocking Brook Trout upriver. These trout were caught near the fish ladder in Bound Brook, not far from the tideline in New Br...
by robtf
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29
Replies: 47
Views: 19985

Re: Public Meeting on Trout Stocking Program February 29

Don't know either the little J nor really the Musky all that well, but every river has a carrying capacity that limits how many fish it can sustain. The advantage of fingerlings is just that you can stock so many, however, the river conditions still have to support their ability to survive to adulth...
by robtf
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Re: R.I.P. Rick Ege (stonefly)

Very sorry to hear. Thanks for sharing the great memories.

Condolences for the loss to all that knew him!
by robtf
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Still stripers in the surf
Replies: 5
Views: 5376

Re: Still stripers in the surf

down in dixie, the big stripers made a very brief appearance in the surf, as is their habit the last 10 years or so. then it's been shorts both by surf and boat, think the surf shorts finally slowed to a near halt recently. for me, I finished the year throwing some live minnows at a local lake and p...
by robtf
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild trout 12/10....
Replies: 12
Views: 4051

Re: Wild trout 12/10....

Great pics... especially that brown with the frog! :D
by robtf
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequest local
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

Re: Pequest local

Hard for me to see... that an eagle?
by robtf
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Big Catfish in the Potomac
Replies: 2
Views: 3890

Re: Big Catfish in the Potomac

awesome catch!
by robtf
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 7575

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

All, thanks for the comments, conspiracy theories and all :D Brian, with respect to "solar panels"... Am I understanding it's not solar panels per se, but covering the raceways, that is blocking rearing brooks or browns? or is there something else regarding the "solar panels" that is the issue? How ...
by robtf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 28
Views: 7575

nj brookies... ever again?

ok, this was posted on another board: "You will never EVER see Brook Trout stocked in New Jersey again, and I heard that from the top ! Which is a damn shame considering what I saw come out of the Raritan river." what say ye? do you think NJ will ever go back to stocking our native trout again? (no ...
by robtf
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Rapidan River
Replies: 5
Views: 4636

Re: Rapidan River

Nice report and agree beautiful pics!
by robtf
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 3075

Re: Nice wild brown...

nice Brown, njangler!
by robtf
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stalking Sandpiper
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Stalking Sandpiper

how big are the sandpipers in your neck of the wood!? :lol:
by robtf
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Acadia NP
Replies: 7
Views: 6273

Re: Acadia NP

My brother and I fished Acadia in August about 15 years ago. We didn't really have a plan, but stopped at several likely looking brooks and found lots of willing but small trout. I am told you can find sea run brookies in the fall as well-we were fishing very close the ocean. We tried several ponds...
by robtf
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 4
Views: 4788

Re: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches

this is my annual "anyone see more of the albies" post, before responding "work has kicked up again"! :geek: so what is it? did they disappear or still around or expected to show? we've got a ton of blues around our islands, and a couple of weeks ago I netted some baby pompano, while trying for (and...
by robtf
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5264

Re: Wader recomendations

My last pair got cracks in the rubber boots. No matter what I did with shoe glue / shoe gloo it wouldn't stop leaks. What I did, because they were small leaks, was were heavy duty trash bags over my pants, then slipped my legs into the waders. The cold water would never get to my wool socks/sweat p...
by robtf
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5264

Re: Wader recomendations

Hey Robtf, Alcohol applied over the inside. Pinholes will show up as a darkened, or wet looking spot. Apply a slight smear of aquel or aquaseal or whatever wader repair stuff you use to the spot on the inside(no need to wait for the alcohol to dry). Let it dry and cure, and voila! Our friends who f...
by robtf
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 5264

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 s...
by robtf
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Albies starting to show on northern NJ beaches
Replies: 4
Views: 4788

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?
by robtf
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who remembers Cam? Funny story
Replies: 10
Views: 3631

Re: Who remembers Cam? Funny story

Johnw wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:38 am
Yes I'm working for the 2020 Census
John, have fun with that !

I hope there is a question on the census (though I'm not sure I know the latest Supreme Court ruling on it)
asking:

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...... fly fisherman? :D