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by Pete
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Places to fish in NJ
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: Places to fish in NJ

Found a mistake already. Crystal Lake in Oakland is not owned by the municipality. It's owned by a predatory (members only) lake club that's suing everybody who owns property that was developed by the same developer that created the club. Having said that ... The Borough just bought a few flood pron...
by Pete
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: wild trout streams
Replies: 6
Views: 2051

Re: wild trout streams

I found this on another site. Looks pretty cool. http://maps.wildtroutstreams.com/NJ.html yeah, these ratings are quite generous. The "stream" in my back woods is shown as a FW2-TCP1. It is literally a drainage ditch. Does it drain into a legit TP stream? I just noticed one that only has water afte...
by Pete
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 12743

Re: Water Temps

It's a component of algae.
by Pete
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cut-off temp for summer trout?
Replies: 19
Views: 8765

Re: Cut-off temp for summer trout?

Traditionally, since stream-side thermometers weren't very precise, they suggested nice round easy to read, and easy to remember, numbers depending on which scale your thermometer used. 70 F or 20 C The 68 F figure happens to be what retentive types get if they convert 20 C to Fahrenheit. Since "the...
by Pete
Thu May 28, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 11473

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

IMHO: They can't legislate virtue.
Hook control is as useless as gun control.
Good people will act responsibly, and bad people will find a way to do damage.

It might make gullible people feel better, and vote for pandering politicians, but it won't make any real difference.
by Pete
Fri May 22, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 11473

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

Twism86 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 12:38 pm
Yes, angler skill will always be a greater factor than the hook type used.
Exactly... The unskilled angler is more likely to do a "long distance release" with a barbless hook, minimizing the opportunity for improper handling. :evil:
by Pete
Sun May 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: truck chasers disappointment
Replies: 11
Views: 3458

Re: truck chasers disappointment

If after the current restrictions are lifted, they wish to resume utilizing volunteers to "bucket stock" up and downstream from the easy vehicle access points, they'll have to notify someone. My local TU chapter normally solicits volunteers, via their website, their newsletter, and email. You don't ...
by Pete
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Opening Day with Joe Brooks
Replies: 10
Views: 4077

Re: Opening Day with Joe Brooks

I don't recall him although you seem to be a few years older than I am (born '65). .... He died when you were about 7 years old. In his prime, he was a popular outdoor writer, who wrote for the Baltimore Sun, and the big name outdoor magazines. He was one of the early pioneers popularizing fly fish...
by Pete
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 49
Views: 13946

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

Johnw wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:06 pm
Don’t see anything on the F+W website yet.
That's why I asked.
Their Facebook page is still talking about bats.

BTW: It's occurred to me that they may be waiting to announce until after the 1st, so they don't inadvertently create a new "opening day".
by Pete
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced
Replies: 49
Views: 13946

Re: Changes to NJ trout season about to be announced

Are they going to announce it?
It's not going to do much good if the general apathetic public, still thinks there's going to be a traditional opener on 4/11.
by Pete
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing Catskills
Replies: 6
Views: 6209

Re: Flyfishing Catskills

I used to fish Charlotte Creek in the 1970s. Just about any fly worked so well that I had to relearn fishing if I went elsewhere. I kept count once, 20 brookies in an hour while standing in the same spot. Has it changed? Thanks for all responses guys. I appreciate the help. And Pete, that's great t...
by Pete
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Flyfishing Catskills
Replies: 6
Views: 6209

Re: Flyfishing Catskills

I used to fish Charlotte Creek in the 1970s.
Just about any fly worked so well that I had to relearn fishing if I went elsewhere.
I kept count once, 20 brookies in an hour while standing in the same spot.

Has it changed?
by Pete
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 13358

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

Nothing to do with security but...
After transporting fishing tackle on an aircraft, check all the screws on the reel(s).
There's something about the vibrations on a plane that aren't good for keeping little screws tight.
by Pete
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch Advise
Replies: 42
Views: 15514

Re: South Branch Advise

young75 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:00 am
Probably the only benefit of being 75 years old: no license required.
I don't consider it a benefit.
It's not only an insult, it's age discrimination.
by Pete
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Andy B
Replies: 12
Views: 4573

Re: Andy B

Andy Brasco (screen name Andy B) was a wet fly specialist.
Especially good at Bergman style flies.

He stopped posting at NEFF in 2013 when Beetle was posting a lot of nonsense.
I haven't heard anything since.
by Pete
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Idiot Governor Ignores Science, Bans Bear Hunting on State Land
Replies: 25
Views: 22333

Re: Idiot Governor Ignores Science, Bans Bear Hunting on State Land

Have you ever read any of the anti-hunting Facebook pages (especially the ones about bears)? That isn't politics, it has all the trappings of especially intolerant religion. If they could get their way, there would be an inquisition, burning at the stake, torture, stoning, beheadings, and especially...