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by njcatchrelease
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Black River 10/28
Replies: 2
Views: 788

Re: Black River 10/28

I haven't fished there but it is on my list. A neighbor of mine says he fishes it in the winter and gets trout in the plunge pools beneath the waterfalls.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall Colors
Replies: 1
Views: 558

Fall Colors

I got out the other morning on what is turning out to be my favorite fall trout river determined to land a nice trout on a streamer. After about 5 casts I was rewarded with this nice brown that slammed a size 10 Beadhead Thin Mint streamer that I was fishing dead drift and let it swing across the cu...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall Trout
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Fall Trout

cappy wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:15 pm
martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:57 am
the brown must be wild.
Looks like a Musky Hatchery Brown. Thinking it came from the SBR.
Didn't fish the SBR, these were all caught on a different river.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall Trout
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Re: Fall Trout

martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:57 am
Great fish! Some of the rainbows don't look like recent stockers and the brown must be wild. What did you get them on?
The brown took a black woolly bugger fly fished on a dead drift, the bows hot either a Rapala count down lure in rainbow trout color or a TroutA-Control Ranger lure.
by njcatchrelease
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall Trout
Replies: 5
Views: 1329

Fall Trout

I was lucky enough to have Thursday & Friday off from work so I hit the river to search for some of the fall stocked trout. I found great weather, great water flows river temps hovering around 50 degrees and very few other fishermen. Managed to land a total of 9 trout (8 rainbows from 13" to 16" and...
by njcatchrelease
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: WTS surprise tenant
Replies: 26
Views: 4502

Re: WTS surprise tenant

Eel is one of my favorite fish to eat. Cut into 4" sections, split down the length of the belly, add a little kosher salt and grill it slow until the skin gets crispy and the flesh tender. Skin is the best part, but it MUST be crispy all the way through. Serve with a classic Italian tomato salad an...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: anyone getting out?
Replies: 23
Views: 4283

Re: anyone getting out?

I'm not sure which stream you are referencing but on the small wild trout streams I have been fishing I have noticed a lot of blue herons, more than in the past. Those guys must be affecting the trout populations.
by njcatchrelease
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild Trout Hike
Replies: 5
Views: 1875

Re: Wild Trout Hike

That's awesome! Nothing like hiking those small streams, enjoying the beauty, catching a bunch of trout then doing it all over again.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Wild Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Re: NJ Wild Trout

Razorbacker wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:09 pm
Always cool to see some wild rainbows, and that brookie is awesome...
That brookie is the largest I have caught in NJ. It came out form an undercut bank grabbed the fly and headed right bank under the bank. I wasn't sure if I was going to get it out with the 6x tippet I was using.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: NJ Wild Trout
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

NJ Wild Trout

Went out again on Sunday looking for some NJ wild trout. Water temp was a cool 62, crystal clear and a great flow. Managed to land 7 rainbows and only 1 nice size brookie. Can't believe I didn't get into any browns since according to the state the section of the river I was fishing is listed as a "W...
by njcatchrelease
Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Good fishing after (another) round of rain...
Replies: 7
Views: 1724

Re: Good fishing after (another) round of rain...

Nice fish, I was hoping to get out today but just couldn't get free time. I'm thinking of going early tomorrow morning, hopefully the rivers will still be in good shape.
by njcatchrelease
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Return to a favorite...Van Campens 8/5
Replies: 10
Views: 2411

Re: Return to a favorite...Van Campens 8/5

Great post, I went through a lot with my parents 2 years ago and you are never prepared for it. I took a ride up by Van Campens on Saturday just to scout out the river. I knew that with all the rain the river would be unfishable but I was just looking for places to try once the water gets back to no...
by njcatchrelease
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Flat Brook
Replies: 2
Views: 848

Re: Flat Brook

I fished Flat Brook last week and the water temp reached 68 but no higher. All this rain should keep the temp ok. I took a ride there on Saturday to see how bad the rain had blown out the river and it was bad. It looked like a chocolate milk river. The river was over its banks in a few spots. I also...
by njcatchrelease
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flat Brook Water Temp
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Big Flat Brook Water Temp

I was actually below the confluence of LFB. I was planning on heading further upstream but never made it.
by njcatchrelease
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flat Brook Water Temp
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Big Flat Brook Water Temp

Since it has been cool the past few nights I decided to drive up to Big Flat Brook this morning to see if the temp was ok to fish. I hit there around 7:00am and the water was a cool 64 degrees. Since it stay overcast the highest the water temp got to was 66 degrees. I managed to land 8 rainbows in t...
by njcatchrelease
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Cold PA Stream
Replies: 2
Views: 1857

Re: Cold PA Stream

Twism86 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:51 pm
I finally have my PA license again this year and will have to put it too use soon!
I'm thinking about getting my PA license so I can keep trout fishing. I have never fished any of the PA rivers. Message me if you would be interested in having some company on one if your trips.
by njcatchrelease
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild NJ Browns
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Wild NJ Browns

cappy wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:20 am
I've caught plenty of wild brookies and browns in NJ. Last week caught my first wild rainbow, in a stream where they are not supposed to be. Surprised is an understatement.
Message me if you ever want to fish together
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 3846

Re: Water Temps

Do you think the smaller streams like DFC or VCB would be OK to fish? I was hoping to get out early Saturday morning before it gets real hot.
by njcatchrelease
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 3846

Re: Water Temps

I haven't seen temps either, so I just drive to the river and check...it was too warm Monday..the SBR and The Pequest..I am assuming it is still too warm except in the AM, and after today, probably all the time...a heat wave is coming!! I was thinking that trout fishing the main rivers is close to ...
by njcatchrelease
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 3846

Water Temps

Does anyone know if there is a website like the USGS WaterWatch https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?r=nj&id=ww_current&__ncforminfo=Iltm_TQnXZdTGUp6npiBwl3ukQ2i53VZL1de2GW90cJYhD_-oWCSttkv9P6O78Ki444uQFFCkFKb_19cHxK902yzmlguX_Je site or the Water.Weather.gov https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.p...