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by cappy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flat Brook Water Temp
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: Big Flat Brook Water Temp

njcatchrelease wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:16 pm
I was actually below the confluence of LFB. I was planning on heading further upstream but never made it.
The Flatbrook. Thanks for the report.
by cappy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Big Flat Brook Water Temp
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

Re: Big Flat Brook Water Temp

Nice! How far above the confluence of the LFB were you and how were the water levels? I've been staying away assuming temps a bit to high and water really low.
by cappy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Epic fight with lake trout in a squall
Replies: 9
Views: 2726

Re: Epic fight with lake trout in a squall

Epic for sure. Great pics!
by cappy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: McKenzie River Lodge - Labrador trip
Replies: 19
Views: 6211

Re: McKenzie River Lodge - Labrador trip

Outstanding! Trip of a lifetime for sure. Thank you for the pictures and illustration.
by cappy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Carp on a fly-rod popper
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Carp on a fly-rod popper

Carp are bulldogs, dam strong fighters. They can be caught with fly gear using egg patterns. Y2K from Lively Legz works great.
by cappy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Wild NJ Browns
Replies: 8
Views: 2698

Re: Wild NJ Browns

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.
by cappy
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 4325

Re: Water Temps

Safe trip and best of luck. Trip of a lifetime for me.
by cappy
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Water Temps
Replies: 22
Views: 4325

Re: Water Temps

Time to leave the wild ones alone, also recommend holding off fishing streams that holdover well. Try for bass in the Big-D or lower SBR or do what I do, spend time at the range slinging lead down range. If you must fish for trout consider the Pennsy limestone streams, always cold with good flows, a...
by cappy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Musky "A Frame restoration" project starting soon
Replies: 33
Views: 7484

Re: Musky "A Frame restoration" project starting soon

Very cool. Seems like a lot of work for a few days to complete. It's eye opening to find out how much that river has been changed by man. I assume the building of hand made dams is no longer legal? What about maintaining them, is that legal? Question...Is a featureless (straight and slow) stretch in...
by cappy
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Musky "A Frame restoration" project starting soon
Replies: 33
Views: 7484

Re: Musky "A Frame restoration" project starting soon

Doesn't look like much of a dam, guess it doesn't take much. So you are removing the dam(s) and building up the banks?

How does the river fish in that area?
by cappy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster
Replies: 25
Views: 4871

Re: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster

Congrats and nice picture. River Smallies are loads of fun, great bonus. I like your rod's reel seat, what rod is that, and what fly were you using?
by cappy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: New Stretch of River (at least for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

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

Should be OK for this month, especially with the cool temps and rain we have been getting this Spring. Wish more people practiced C&R there, lots of limits taken out. Never fished above the lake, not stocked and not a WTS, to many impoundments. If they can't survive summer temps, then that is the p...
by cappy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: New Stretch of River (at least for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

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

Should be OK for this month, especially with the cool temps and rain we have been getting this Spring. Wish more people practiced C&R there, lots of limits taken out. Never fished above the lake, not stocked and not a WTS, to many impoundments.
by cappy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: New Stretch of River (at least for me)
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

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.
by cappy
Tue May 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3920

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

I was a diehard vest guy for trout fishing until maybe 2 years ago. I went through 3 vests in my life, the cheap cotton one my dad bought me in the 70s, a Columbia, and finally a Patagonia (Pataguchi). I wore them all out and finally went with a William Joseph chest pack. Best decision of my fishin...
by cappy
Sun May 20, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Flatbrook was Ripping
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Flatbrook was Ripping

Against my better judgement decided to fish today. Was not safe to wade but flowing fairly clear, couldn't get across to the opposite bank of where I usually fish, and definitely not conditions for exploring, so did the best I could. Opted for the Tenkara rod and managed two trout on a squirmy varia...
by cappy
Sat May 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3920

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

Bob J wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Spent some time up at Tightlines today and went with a sling pack. It seems to fit everything and the net hooks nicely at the top. Psyched to put some hours on it.
Cool...Which pack did you get?
by cappy
Tue May 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Recommend some flies
Replies: 15
Views: 2176

Re: Recommend some flies

Below is a list of standards for the north east. Sinking flies: Wooly Bugger – Size 8 in dark olive and black. Fish anytime / anywhere – drift and/or strip. Hares Ear Nymph – size 10 – 16 w/ and w/o beads. Natural, but a few in olive or black would round it out. Fish anytime / anywhere – dead drift ...
by cappy
Sat May 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3920

Re: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)

Secure the net to a belt and slip the net handle between the belt while fishing.
by cappy
Sat May 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Hacklebarney WTS
Replies: 14
Views: 2794

Re: Hacklebarney WTS

1000 brown trout from that short small brook as it drops thru HB seems a little far fetched. Curious at to the time period myself.