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by NJpatbee
Sun May 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice to these guys looking so fat and healthy.
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Nice to these guys looking so fat and healthy.

A beautiful wild brown trout! Let's hope the good water flows continue for the next 10 years.
by NJpatbee
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Brookies
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Re: Brookies

During the very few times I've been out since the new year I have to agree with you Pat. It seems the return of good water for some time now has definitely had its expected positive impact on the wild pops. BTW, I didn't know you had moved down my way. How far south have you come? I am down in Barn...
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: leaders - buy or diy
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: leaders - buy or diy

I tied my own for the first seven or eight years of fly fishing. But afterwords I did cave-in to the ease of buying already tapered readers. If I want a really short leader for a nymphimg I will tie my own still. I still have tons of formulas online somewhere.
by NJpatbee
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Brookies
Replies: 5
Views: 512

Brookies

After moving to South Jersey I finally got up to my favorite wild trout streams. Wow, after good flows for over a year, brookies were plentiful and many larger fish compared to recent years. Still plenty of juveniles but I couldn't get over some of the brookies that I was catching. Anyone else notic...
by NJpatbee
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Who Wears A Vest?
Replies: 33
Views: 1244

Re: Who Wears A Vest?

I have a 35+ year old Leonard Shortie vest that I always use. Some of the pockets are held together on the inside with duct tape but when I am fly fishing it is part of my skin. I carry many hundreds of flies but they are light and not bulky at all. I know where everything is, including types of fli...
by NJpatbee
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: SBRR the premier trout stream?
Replies: 14
Views: 1043

Re: SBRR the premier trout stream?

I would say that the SBRR is the most productive wild trout mid-sized stream in NJ and hopefully additional land around the watershed will be protected.
by NJpatbee
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Red Ants
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Red Ants

Why not, they may just work. I make mine out of balsa wood and tippet material. Let us know how the trout like them!
by NJpatbee
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: First Brook trout
Replies: 10
Views: 807

Re: First Brook trout

Congratulations! I caught my first wild brookie over 50 years ago and I now spend the majority of my fishing time chasing them.
by NJpatbee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Old Claremont TCA facelift
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Old Claremont TCA facelift

That is a great stretch of water and I have been fishing there since we (TU) were in talks with Claremont Paint to keep a safe distance from the river when they were ready to build townhouses on the lands adjoining the river - fortunately the project was canceled but they did grant access to the wat...
by NJpatbee
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Pretty brook trout...
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Pretty brook trout...

Great looking Brookie! Glad to see you getting out.
by NJpatbee
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Trees, trees and moe trees....
Replies: 14
Views: 1181

Re: Trees, trees and moe trees....

BiggerThomas wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:23 pm
cappy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Not sure if it's me. Your pics are not visible, this post and your other.
Ditto. And I love Mark's picture, so.....
I have the same problem.
by NJpatbee
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

Those are impressive fish! How far up the Raritan did they run?
by NJpatbee
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

I could not find any documented report of salters in NJ but I suspect that if you went back 500 years or so there may have been some with a large number of waters having wild brook trout. As far as establishing a salter run in the Toms it would most likely have to be supported by stocking of brook t...
by NJpatbee
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Re: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

Thanks for the update.
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River
Replies: 15
Views: 1626

Connetquot Brook Trout and Toms River

So now that I live just over a half hour from the special reg section of the Toms River I will bring up a past topic. I understand that it may be years before the NJF&W breed and stock brook trout but in the past there has been discussion about stocking brook trout from the Connetquot Hatchery in th...
by NJpatbee
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

BiggerThomas wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm
NJpatbee wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:28 am
OK, no problem.
Have you considered emailing Dr. Hitt to ask for the paper?
Good idea!
by NJpatbee
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

OK, no problem.
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

Rusty - Do you know if the Flatbrook ever had a native brook trout population, or any and all trout were introduced? The Flatbrook still has native brookies, more north of route 206 than in the No-Kill. There has been extensive studies done of the native brook trout in that river/watershed by Natha...
by NJpatbee
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook 11/1
Replies: 34
Views: 3163

Re: Big Flatbrook 11/1

I can understand that numbers of wild fish may be down with the prior couple of years with drought and low water making the trout easy pickings for predators along with questionable spawning success. And even though wild brookies may not be particular about what to eat, they are still difficult to g...
by NJpatbee
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flat Brook
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: Big Flat Brook

Even though I am much farther away I still check the USGS water flows on the Flat Brook daily and WOW! I cannot believe the flow is over 1100 CFS in Flatbrookville. The last couple of years we have prayed for rain during the spawning season and subsequent winter periods for the fry to hatch and surv...