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by lightenup
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: lamington river old damn removal
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: lamington river old damn removal

Is this upstream or down stream from Fiddler's Elbow? I have an invite to fish there this weekend and wonder of it will be all silty. Yes, I am going with a blueblood;)
by lightenup
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Musky report 10/14
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Musky report 10/14

I was on the middle Musky yesterday, saw plenty of fish stuck to the bottom and not moving, it was early afternoon. There were a few tan caddis flying around, but nothing hatching, except leaves, and nothing rising, water is extremely low...I won;t be returning until there is some rain.
by lightenup
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

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

coaltrout wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:05 am
BUMP, Let the games begin.

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looks good, but we need more of that wet stuff that's coming on Monday.
by lightenup
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

Won't be 95° F where I'll be next week ....🥶 Montana? If there's a blizzard approaching it must be that someone from NJ is going to Montana Yes, memories of the last time I was there in September...we had to leave the rainbow valley early as 20 inches were coming and they don't plow the road we wer...
by lightenup
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

The weather is gross , the streams are probably at theyer lowest point of the year , but all in all I think the NJ trout streams made it through the summer ok , not as good as last year but ok . Now we are expecting 95 degee weather next week..Thanks Jay!! :lol: ;) Won't be 95° F where I'll be next...
by lightenup
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

Jaybird wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:05 am
The weather is gross , the streams are probably at theyer lowest point of the year , but all in all I think the NJ trout streams made it through the summer ok , not as good as last year but ok .
Now we are expecting 95 degee weather next week..Thanks Jay!! :lol: ;)
by lightenup
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Ok I jinxed it the weather is gross

I can't believe how low the Black?Lamington and the SBRR and my little WTS have gotten the past month. I had really thought all the rain we had the past year would have given the aquifers a charge to handle a dry end of summer. Right? I thought the same...too bad for us, and this last week of bone ...
by lightenup
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Flying Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Flying Ants

Yep, I put on the old black ant with the turn of hackle, everything refused it, they seemed to key on the fat body and the wing...The x-caddis had the black thin body and the wing, it got the most attention. The trout would rise quickly and turn after close inspection, the smallies and sunnies inhal...
by lightenup
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Flying Ants
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Flying Ants

Yuge flying ant hatch on the SBR on Monday..water temp peaked at 65...I caught a few smallies and a sunny as I didn't have a good flying ant pattern. I used a black x-caddis, the trout refused it, the small mouth and sunnies loved it...anyone have a good flying ant pattern?
by lightenup
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

I have tried several waders...cheap to expensive. Most last me a year, for $150.00 bucks, then start to leak. I broke down and bought a pair of Simms G4 wading pants, I'm a year in with no problems yet, and the fit is remarkable..if they don't last 5 more years and I get one warranty repair at leas...
by lightenup
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader recomendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1067

Re: Wader recomendations

I have tried several waders...cheap to expensive. Most last me a year, for $150.00 bucks, then start to leak. I broke down and bought a pair of Simms G4 wading pants, I'm a year in with no problems yet, and the fit is remarkable..if they don't last 5 more years and I get one warranty repair at least...
by lightenup
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

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 lightenup
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Stream Assessments
Replies: 13
Views: 1184

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?
by lightenup
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Ok it's cool enough , we can officially talk about trout again
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

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

Fished the KLG Monday..63 degree water temp at 11 AM, caught 1, spotted one large fish....not much happening down there.
by lightenup
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 992

Re: Fly storage

I used to tie more flies than I needed, then give them away, now I just tie when I need, no storage problems... :D
by lightenup
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1956

Re: Algae bloom

Rusty Spinner wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm
lightenup wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Is it killing the fish?
No, but they don't want you to eat them right now out of that lake. Same for Spruce Run.
Like I would eat anything out of either one of those "ponds".. ;)
by lightenup
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

It got tossed in Newark, by a Russian TSA agent...he said, and I quote..."dis could be veapon in hands of person"....I thought my friend, and yours was going to punch him, but cooler heads prevailed... Did they give you the chance to leave the line with the item to mail it back to your home? I know...
by lightenup
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

It got tossed in Newark, by a Russian TSA agent...he said, and I quote..."dis could be veapon in hands of person"....I thought my friend, and yours was going to punch him, but cooler heads prevailed...
by lightenup
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear
Replies: 19
Views: 2068

Re: Traveling with Fly Fishing Gear

I carry my rods, reels get checked in my suitcase and packed between clothing..DO NOT carry a vise on with you as it will be seized and thrown out.I watched it happen to a good friend. It was just the head too, not the base. The only thing I have ever had broken was a net that was in my suitcase...p...
by lightenup
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Algae bloom
Replies: 14
Views: 1956

Re: Algae bloom

Is it killing the fish?