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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: 2892

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: 1059

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: 2264

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: 2264

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: 2429

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: 2949

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: 5089

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: 5089

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: 5089

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...
by njcatchrelease
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Upper SBR
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Upper SBR

I fished that area about 2 weeks ago and caught a few wild browns (6" - 7"). Very tight fishing quarters but I had a lot of fun catching those browns. Just need to look for the deep pockets to fish. I caught the browns on bead head hares ear nymph fished without a strike indicator.
by njcatchrelease
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nymphing - going to the dark side
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

Re: Nymphing - going to the dark side

My last few outings have involved me suckily thrashing the water in vain with dries (using attractor patterns and terrestrials given no visible rises or hatch activity) and being spurned by almost every fish. I have decided to try to become a better nymph fisherman. I have done well in the past wit...
by njcatchrelease
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Catskills the first week of June
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Catskills the first week of June

Sounds like an awesome trip!
by njcatchrelease
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild NJ Browns
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: Wild NJ Browns

Hatch_Magic wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:28 pm
Did you catch them on a small stream or main river, like the Musky or N Branch?
Upper sections of the South Branch Raritan River.
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice statewide summary of stream conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Nice statewide summary of stream conditions

Twism86 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:16 pm
The last "Forum" on the main GST index page is actually a link that will take you to a very similar page!
I hate to admit this but I never noticed it there.
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild NJ Browns
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Re: Wild NJ Browns

One of my goals for 2018 was to catch a NJ wild brown trout. I can cross that off my list as I managed to land 3 nice little wild browns today. All were between 6" to 7" but jumped like they were twice that size. Now I need to go after the brookies!!! https://i.imgur.com/YeWNRHmm.jpg https://i.imgu...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild NJ Browns
Replies: 8
Views: 2949

Wild NJ Browns

One of my goals for 2018 was to catch a NJ wild brown trout. I can cross that off my list as I managed to land 3 nice little wild browns today. All were between 6" to 7" but jumped like they were twice that size. Now I need to go after the brookies!!! https://i.imgur.com/YeWNRHmm.jpg https://i.imgur...
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Nice statewide summary of stream conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 1550

Re: Nice statewide summary of stream conditions

Madeinuk wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:58 am
Clicking on the coloured dots shows current conditions at that station too!

https://waterwatch.usgs.gov/index.php?r ... ww_current
Saving this as a favorite!!!
by njcatchrelease
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Raritan river, Clairmont TCA
Replies: 5
Views: 1811

Re: Raritan river, Clairmont TCA

I was lucky enough to have off from work today and fished that area. I managed to land 3 wild browns, all around 6" and caught about twice as many trees!!!

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by njcatchrelease
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: New Stretch of River (at least for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

Re: New Stretch of River (at least for me)

Nice pics. I fish that stretch occasionally, nice looking water but has severe thermal issues during the Summer and few to none holdovers, exception would be the deepest pools. The pools weren't that deep except for the run just after the dam. Hopefully it will stay cool enough to fish for a while ...
by njcatchrelease
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: New Stretch of River (at least for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 1955

New Stretch of River (at least for me)

I got out for a few hours early on Saturday to try a section of the Rockaway River that I have never fished before. Spent about 2.5 hours on the river and managed to land 3 rainbows and lost a few others. Here are a few photos. https://i.imgur.com/OVJKMZZl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/J0V1IH7l.jpg https:...