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by joe_panella
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: BooFest 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Re: BooFest 2018

You can get some pretty good rods on ebay for very reasonable prices. Dennis Stone and Bill Critchfield all have new rods on there regularly. You can get them for around 500 usually.
by joe_panella
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: BooFest 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3451

Re: BooFest 2018

Be careful with those rods. It can get very expensive. :D
by joe_panella
Tue May 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Late spring - summer fly fishing
Replies: 19
Views: 3367

Re: Late spring - summer fly fishing

Don't let the time of year stop you. I have fished WTS in August. Some probably never get above 70. Adequate water is another story.
by joe_panella
Fri May 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: NY State Hatchery Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Re: NY State Hatchery Issue

I work with automatic transfer switches, I can only imagine the age and shape of the device and how frequently a gov agency serviced and tested the thing. What a shame.
by joe_panella
Mon May 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Finally Nice Weather and Nice Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 3381

Re: Finally Nice Weather and Nice Trout

That is actually a nice looking fish. Rusty or anyone else that may know, hare the rainbows holding over in the new catch and reelease area on the flatbrook. One of the fisheries biologists is using PIT tags to monitor stocked rainbow survival and distribution in the Flat Brook. Next time I see him...
by joe_panella
Mon May 14, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: My First Land Locked Salmon?
Replies: 12
Views: 4067

Re: My First Land Locked Salmon?

The eye is too far forward for a landlock,tail is to square and the telltale red spots therefore I believe it is a Brown Trout. I looked at a 100 pics this morning and eye head are the only things i could say didn't look quite right. Hatchery fish have been known to be mutants though from time to t...
by joe_panella
Mon May 14, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Finally Nice Weather and Nice Trout
Replies: 21
Views: 3381

Re: Finally Nice Weather and Nice Trout

That is actually a nice looking fish. Rusty or anyone else that may know, hare the rainbows holding over in the new catch and reelease area on the flatbrook.
by joe_panella
Sat May 12, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Vest or waist-pack? (And what about the net?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3609

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

I have a vest, waist pack, and tiny chest pack. Depends on where i am fishing and what waders i am wearing.
by joe_panella
Thu May 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Conservation Issues, Groups and Projects
Topic: Lopatcong Creek stream cleanup Saturday, May 12th
Replies: 3
Views: 1687

Re: Lopatcong Creek stream cleanup Saturday, May 12th

I would love to make it but am moving next Friday. Good luck with the cleanup.
by joe_panella
Thu May 10, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: What color buggers do you like
Replies: 20
Views: 2570

Re: What color buggers do you like

Olive, black, brown and some combination of the two of them. I also use small white ones for wild brookies from time to tiem.
by joe_panella
Thu May 10, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: South Branch
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: South Branch

I can't answer the question about what they stocked, although i don't think this is the time of year they stock them that small. I can say the SBR has stream bred rainbows come from tribs and almost definately from in stream spawning. There just seem to be too many of them now to only be coming from...
by joe_panella
Mon May 07, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster
Replies: 25
Views: 4390

Re: Lamington River Pottersville-Bedminster

Scout some areas during a hatch. Might be easier to see what is in it. Probably the best way to target trout if there are any. Sulphurs will be here soon.
by joe_panella
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Penn's Creek questions and tips.
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: Penn's Creek questions and tips.

Hello, It’s funny but Eastern Fly Fishing magazine has a great article about Penns Creek. I just got it in the mail today. I like this magazine because it’s about eastern fishing and I think it’s better then the Fly Fisherman’s magazine. The article gives the fly hatches and access points.along the...
by joe_panella
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Penn's Creek questions and tips.
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: Penn's Creek questions and tips.

Twism86 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:48 pm
If you want a partner I have some days to burn ;)

If i ever saw you nymph through a hatch there, i might drown you. :D
by joe_panella
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Penn's Creek questions and tips.
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: Penn's Creek questions and tips.

I like the area around Weikert. **snip** I never thought it was all that difficult to fish, but like most streams with a high bright sun, it is going to be tough. Cool deal, Joe. From what I've read, most folks like the Weikert area more than Coburn. It may be tough, but the rewards there look awes...
by joe_panella
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Penn's Creek questions and tips.
Replies: 15
Views: 5336

Re: Penn's Creek questions and tips.

I like the area around Weikert. I was supposed to be up this last weekend but had some work things keep me home. My friends were up there, water was high and it was tough. It is a bug factory. Tips, match the hatch and dont blind cast dries, fish to rising fish. They are not as hard to catch as say ...
by joe_panella
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Up and Runnin
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Up and Runnin

I hope we can all do our best and keep the site active. I know the old one lost a lot of activity at the end. I always thought this site was really positive towards NJ trout fishing as well as conversation.
by joe_panella
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Fly Tying and Entomology
Topic: Hot Spring 2018 Flies
Replies: 11
Views: 4846

Re: Hot Spring 2018 Flies

Admitidly spring flies, particularly dry flies are not my strong point. So what are the hot flies everyone likes to tie for the spring season that should see some action? I still nymph early season with your standard pheasant tail and hares ear flies but I know many others will get fish on the line...
by joe_panella
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Introductions!
Replies: 63
Views: 8858

Re: Introductions!

I don't have a very creative handle so you all have always known my name. I am 41 and have a 4 and 1 year old so my fishing has declined quite a bit in recent years. I also manage the biggest internet peering facility in NJ so i work alot as well. I am moving to Smoke Rise in Kinnelon on May 16 so i...
by joe_panella
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Watch for Shad in the Musky please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Re: Watch for Shad in the Musky please!

I am very curious to hear the numbers reported this yeear.