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by NJpatbee
Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1530

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

I believe that the Pequest hatchery needs to have covers installed over their concrete runways to prevent the disease that infected the browns and brook trout caused by bird droppings. The rainbows seem to have resistance to the disease. At this point my understanding is it is a matter of funding. R...
by NJpatbee
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: nj brookies... ever again?
Replies: 29
Views: 1530

Re: nj brookies... ever again?

I believe we should never stock a brook trout where wild populations of brook trout exist. However, I would like to see brook trout stocked in a stream like the Toms River where they appear to thrive year round but there is no known spawning.
by NJpatbee
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice wild brown...
Replies: 10
Views: 844

Re: Nice wild brown...

Beautiful wild brown!
by NJpatbee
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flatbrook No Kill section
Replies: 15
Views: 1306

Re: Big Flatbrook No Kill section

I have been fishing that section of the Big Flatbrook for over 50 years and the wild brookies have been persistent about keeping a presence, even through drought years. The NJDFW has also electro fished portions of the Flatbrook and some wild brown trout were found in the past, a couple in the 18 in...
by NJpatbee
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hit the upper SBR today
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Hit the upper SBR today

Hopefully some good rain coming on Wednesday.
by NJpatbee
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fly storage
Replies: 10
Views: 1458

Re: Fly storage

I also store them in my fly boxes of which I have five that are jam packed early Spring.
by NJpatbee
Sun May 26, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Bugs.
Replies: 13
Views: 2661

Re: Bugs.

I fished a couple days on the Flatbrook last week and only saw a few sulphurs.
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: 1207

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: 1394

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: 1135

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: 1394

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: 3600

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: 2172

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: 1770

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: 1555

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: 1938

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: 1660

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: 2142

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: 2836

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: 2836

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...