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by Drossi
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: It's 18 degrees outside...time to start thinking about hatches

cappy wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:04 pm
Size 16 or 18 black pheasant tail works just fine, as does an all black size 16 soft hackle. Very prolific hatch in NJ, I can't think of one trout stream in northern NJ that does not have good hatch.
Lbs are one of my favorite hatches.
by Drossi
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "Free-riders"
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: "Free-riders"

I stopped dislaying mine years ago. I kept losing it. I've been checked twice since.. I should display it but the CO said no one really cares if you are cooperative. I display mine cause I don't need the annoyance of being checked. Fishing to me includes solitude and avoiding people, why would I wa...
by Drossi
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Winter Trout, Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1383

Re: Winter Trout, Anyone?

Troutman wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 6:22 pm
BiggerThomas wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:30 pm
lightenup wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:59 pm

It's a rod...;)
:lol: If a worm's on the end, it's a pole; if a fly, it's a rod.
well I use a rod & pole ;) . Since I do both :lol:
And if its bamboo its a stick!
by Drossi
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "Free-riders"
Replies: 13
Views: 992

Re: "Free-riders"

Is it just me--or have I actually been seeing an increase in unlicensed fishermen (not a fisher-woman--yet) during this last year? Has anyone observed something similar? Seems to have been more people fishing through the pandemic--but more unlicensed folk as well. :?: I stopped dislaying mine years...
by Drossi
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: "State Open Waters"
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Re: "State Open Waters"

In NJ, the landowner owns the bed of the stream and the banks, but the state owns the actual water and fish in it. So you can paddle through without touching bottom unless you find a tree across the river or a dam, and then you can exit your vessel for "reasonable portage" around said obstacle. But...
by Drossi
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Any Idea What This Is?
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

Re: Any Idea What This Is?

Witches hammock..


It is approaching Halloween you know.
by Drossi
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 12895

Re: Water Temps

At least where I live, next week's temps look like they're inching back up into the 87-88 range during the day. But some of these cool mornings with low dew points (50s) have been delightful. I also looked at NJ's drought map which says the state is in a green "normal' range. Do normal water levels...
by Drossi
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 33
Views: 12895

Re: Water Temps

At least where I live, next week's temps look like they're inching back up into the 87-88 range during the day. But some of these cool mornings with low dew points (50s) have been delightful. I also looked at NJ's drought map which says the state is in a green "normal' range. Do normal water levels...
by Drossi
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 39
Views: 18515

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

Given the current climate towards law enforcement I'm not doubting that officers are more than hesitant to get into any sort of disagreement with partying drunkards. Those situations can go south quickly and at this point will always reflect bad on the officers even if they are doing the right thing...
by Drossi
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Access Points Map
Replies: 16
Views: 7596

Re: Water Access Points Map

Cool. Thanks!
by Drossi
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cut-off temp for summer trout?
Replies: 19
Views: 8848

Re: Cut-off temp for summer trout?

Welcome to the forum. 68F is the most accepted temperature to stop fishing at because once the temps starting climbing and hit 68, 70 isnt far behind. The weather for the next 10 days is not looking good for trout. nope. i wonder if these downpours and scattered storms are helping too. I imagine th...
by Drossi
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river- rough week ! 6/30/20:
Replies: 39
Views: 18515

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

I mean who drags a gas grill down to the river ! Not condoning the garbage but a gas grill makes that party that much sweeter!!!.....like I said before , garbage is the only problem I see....if the folks involved were capable of leaving it the way they found it, than I would be willing to bet that ...
by Drossi
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Warren Glen Musky
Replies: 18
Views: 7556

Re: Warren Glen Musky

Troutman wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Rusty Spinner wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:49 pm
we would have raised the $30+ million it will take to do all the work we had planned at the time,
30 MILLION DOLLARS :o :o :o :o :o :!: :!: :!: :!: . Eeeek....
That could be cheap if the sediment turns out to have "nasty" stuff in it.
by Drossi
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery
Replies: 19
Views: 11945

Re: Gunpowder River Maryland-tailwater fishery

Try PAFLYFISH, they have a fair amount of Maryland members on that board. They discuss the Gunpowder from time to time.
by Drossi
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: A new honey hole for me on the Musky
Replies: 25
Views: 14904

Re: A new honey hole for me on the Musky

Where was the smallie float?? Sometimes I angle for them on the east branch of the delaware if the flows are to high on the west branch. definitely strong pulling fish for sure. I usually go for them @ split rock if I stay local for them. I have caught some nice 20" inchers in there. I had a few th...
by Drossi
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: A new honey hole for me on the Musky
Replies: 25
Views: 14904

Re: A new honey hole for me on the Musky

Always did well in that stretch along the road. Also got my biggest Musky smallie right around that bend.
by Drossi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 17
Views: 8896

Re: Pequannock river

Probably heading there Thursday evening, will report back results. Didn't get there cause of water temp concerns, fished the cold water outflow at Pequest TCA instead. Had it all to myself :D, except the water was the color of yoohoo from the afternoon storms. Managed 1 on a black streamer. :D Bett...
by Drossi
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pequannock river
Replies: 17
Views: 8896

Re: Pequannock river

I've noticed up ticks in fish numbers on two other wild brown streams I fish, size isn't there yet but like RS said that will come if we have another favorable water year or 2. Last time I fished the Pequannock about mid-May I moved a few wild browns in the 8-9 inch range as well. Probably heading t...
by Drossi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Sipping Rusty Spinners
Replies: 12
Views: 3478

Re: Sipping Rusty Spinners

The next time I find a trout stream that doesn't have any picker bushes between me and the stream will be when I start wet wading....
by Drossi
Fri May 22, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness
Replies: 57
Views: 11792

Re: Barbless Regulations and Their Pointlessness

Lies, damn lies, and statistics. You can make numbers say what you want them to say. I have 40 years of experience going back to when I (gasp.....) fished BAIT! Here goes: 1) I lost plenty of fish during the fight when I used barbed bait hooks and barbed flies. 2) IMHO it takes more force on a hooks...