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by lightenup
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 20
Views: 506

Re: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:

I saw this in Worthington State Park years ago. In the glen by Van Campen's. Dirty diapers, styrofoam all sorts of shit. I complained to TU and the park service. the park service was very helpful. TU not at all. I tried to organize a clean-up. Park rangers said they would help..TU said no thanks, we...
by lightenup
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

I have cat fished for many years in Spruce Run reservoir. Worms work fine. Also go at night after a rain and fish the peninsula by Mueller Toyota. Cast, let it sink and wait. They will also eat spinners, rattletraps, pretty much anything but a stinky bait works best. be ready though as I have lande...
by lightenup
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Catfishing from the Bank
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Catfishing from the Bank

I have cat fished for many years in Spruce Run reservoir. Worms work fine. Also go at night after a rain and fish the peninsula by Mueller Toyota. Cast, let it sink and wait. They will also eat spinners, rattletraps, pretty much anything but a stinky bait works best. be ready though as I have landed...
by lightenup
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymph and Streamer Leader
Replies: 4
Views: 416

Re: Nymph and Streamer Leader

I dont get too caught up in it. I use a leader tapered to 4x usually 8.5 to 9 feet. I tie tippet on accordingly. River conditions dictate the tippet size usually, fly selection and distance dictate the length. Usually I just use what's on there. I'm a lazy fisherman. If I fish a streamer, I'll just ...
by lightenup
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wader question ?
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: Wader question ?

Stop peeing yourself dude... :D I have used Simms, some name I forget after a fly shop out west, Orvis silver something, the Wal Mart brand, Simms foriegn brand and recently since my Simms G3 zipper broke, my friend let me borrow some Orvis waders which were pretty awesome, but... They all last abou...
by lightenup
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Spruce Run Creek dam removal for native brook trout
Replies: 36
Views: 18901

Re: Spruce Run Creek dam removal for native brook trout

martalus wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:50 am
How is this place looking 18 months+ after restoration? Are the brookies making use of the area to spawn?
Though I fish the lower parts in G.G. I haven't seen a wild fish in there since last year.
by lightenup
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Is Facebook Killing Trout?
Replies: 11
Views: 2252

Re: Is Facebook Killing Trout?

Interesting read but its the same one I have read dozens of times over from different authors and researchers. People have been taking pictures of their fish and boasting about it long before Facebook had an impact. Forums like this used to be flooded with topics and pictures during prime trout sea...
by lightenup
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: C&R
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: C&R

Haha - I hear you. It's not malicious by any means, it's just that people do not know any better. Agreed, but I have also seen jerks start yelling at those anglers which is not helpful. Just have a polite conversation and inform them of the consequences of their actions and most will stop fishing o...
by lightenup
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: C&R
Replies: 18
Views: 932

C&R

I fished the KLG tonight. I arrived at 6:45 PM, the water temp was 68 degrees exactly. It's 85 tomorrow. Stay home until it cools off.
by lightenup
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Pequannock river

While I'm not familiar woth the P. I fish a wild trout stream in NJ that seems to have mirrored that. The decline started 5 years ago though. But..this year it seems to be improving greatly. Lots of 5 to 6 inch little trout and few in the 10 to 12 inch. Hopefully both are ciclical or low water issue...
by lightenup
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: fishing nets
Replies: 19
Views: 976

Re: fishing nets

The reason I didnt have a net for the longest is as long as I seen what Im releasing Im good with that. Im even happier when its a gentleman's release. They unhook themselves afterwards :lol: I always prefer the "short distance release" when fishing for pickerel.... Nothing Gentlemanly about those ...
by lightenup
Sun May 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Extra large trout
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Extra large trout

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:57 am
Incredible!
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Another angle. I have one more picture of this monster..damn fine catch
by lightenup
Sun May 31, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sipping Rusty Spinners
Replies: 12
Views: 1047

Re: Sipping Rusty Spinners

I’m still confused by all the people I see in waders? I dont wet wade anymore. Read a few people that contracted possible infections parasite from a possible open wound from wet wading If you don’t have any open wounds then you are not at risk. Until you get one of them barbed hooks in your bare le...
by lightenup
Sun May 31, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Extra large trout
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Extra large trout

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Jaybird wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 8:07 am
. I talked to the guide who helped net it , and that beast ate a #20 olive .
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by lightenup
Sat May 30, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Extra large trout
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: Extra large trout

My friend Captain Jack sent me pictures of that fish..He said his friend Mike caught it. NICE FISH for anywhere...
by lightenup
Sat May 30, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Is this your car on the WTS?
Replies: 15
Views: 1262

Re: Is this your car on the WTS?

People with nice expensive cars carry the plate inside so as not to ruin the beauty of the vehicle. The law hasn't changed. My boss drives a 911 and keeps the plate in the car rather than drilling holes in the front bumper to mount it. He has been stopped once and the cop let him go saying many peop...
by lightenup
Fri May 29, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 2825

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

you have have met me, many have, i talk with few.... This guy sounds like Jesus :D But I think I've met you before as well...perhaps on the Pequest. nah man, don’t look at me for enlightenment. the fog I come walking out of is just my cigar. i make it to the quest from time to time when the weather...
by lightenup
Fri May 29, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 2825

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

Exactly. Most anglers and hunters have no idea when their licenses were last checked because our COs use binoculars to watch from afar. If they approach you, it's either because you aren't displaying your license or they are watching you do something illegally. I keep mine in my hip pack. I've lost...
by lightenup
Fri May 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 2825

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

finally reregistered for the forum and fish the klg a lot based on being so close. the day i see a game warden there i will let you know. they would have to find a place to park there first! im not concerned about people following the barbless rules as much as i am about the worm containers i still...
by lightenup
Fri May 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 2825

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

finally reregistered for the forum and fish the klg a lot based on being so close. the day i see a game warden there i will let you know. they would have to find a place to park there first! im not concerned about people following the barbless rules as much as i am about the worm containers i still...