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by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: purty brookie
Replies: 13
Views: 2649

Re: purty brookie

It's almost spawning time, so they look amazing right now! Nice picture. I've been a deer hunting fool this fall. No fishing for me for a long time now. Too many big bucks in the woods this year.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Bushkill fish kill...
Replies: 12
Views: 6588

Re: Bushkill fish kill...

Johnw wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:03 pm
Apparently the Bushkill went bone dry again!!
Yes it did, and still no outrage by PA DEP. It's amazing to me how little PA cares about its trout waters.
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area
Replies: 9
Views: 2470

Re: Fished the Musky in Hackettstown area

Nice. I was on the Musky yesterday, could not find a fish. Remember that sections like Point Mountain TCA were not stocked this year except from the upper Penwell bridge due to Covid. Same for all the transfer truck stocking locations on that river that we stock each Friday in spring and again in f...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: TMC 518 size 32 hooks wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 1964

Re: TMC 518 size 32 hooks wanted

dbarr15 wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:48 am
Does anyone an old package of these laying around that they want to sell?
thanks
Doug
How would we be able to see them to know? :lol:

JK, hope you find what you are looking for. Midges, I assume?
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: so angry at myself- wild brown
Replies: 9
Views: 2953

Re: so angry at myself- wild brown

as I have mentioned, I live on the Lamington Rvr in Pottersville, and since being here, have lamented over the poor fishing I have found from the down to almost I-78. I have caught a few, but they were always obviously club fish, and this was after the restoration project of last year. Being it is ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 5277

Re: Very large native brookies-video

martalus wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Looks like the Toms to me!
Nobody knows your sense of humor by now? :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 5277

Re: Very large native brookies-video

I'll throw out a guess and mention a stream only because its mostly public and very well known. Sorta looks like the Black River to me but I've never caught browns or brookies that looked like that in there so perhaps it was filmed below Hacklebarney on the private club section. That is much smalle...
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Gear Swap
Topic: FS Mitchell 308 France
Replies: 10
Views: 3321

Re: FS Mitchell 308 France

lightenup wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:40 pm
Not even 1 offer????
Chris, we're just waiting for you to sell yours before 50+ of us dump ours on the market as well. :lol:
by Rusty Spinner
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Very large native brookies-video
Replies: 21
Views: 5277

Re: Very large native brookies-video

I am puzzled by it as I have never seen a stream like that or brookies like that. Also the browns looked different that I am used to. Also was that a stocked rainbow or a wild one? The kid said that was his first time fly fishing-looks like he is hooked now after a 90 minutes of fishing like that! ...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: Shenandoah River
Replies: 10
Views: 3404

Re: Shenandoah River

I’ll be heading down to the south fork of the Shenandoah for the first week of October. Wondering if the smallies will still be active enough for poppers, or should I be thinking clousers and crayfish patterns? Has anybody fish down there this time of year? Give Bryan at the fly shop a call and ask...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Paulins Kill - Are There Fish in This Section?
Replies: 9
Views: 3889

Re: Paulins Kill - Are There Fish in This Section?

Are the tax maps available online for free? Link please Here you go: https://newjersey.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=bae6f833507745d287a15497d233fbbc What you are looking for is public ownership versus private ownership. That said, the Paulinskill is a put and take trout fishery d...
by Rusty Spinner
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: oriental bittersweet
Replies: 6
Views: 2806

Re: oriental bittersweet

Many landowners attempt to control Celastrus or oriental bittersweet all over the state. It's a problem not just along rivers, and it is killing native trees left and right when left unchecked. Yet another of hundreds of invasive plants and animals that now call our area home. I just left a small fa...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Out of State Trout Fishing
Topic: quick trip to Hancock NY today
Replies: 5
Views: 2782

Re: quick trip to Hancock NY today

Nice bow. McCloud refers to the strain of rainbow as they are from the McCloud River in California originally and are more pure than the rainbows in the McCloud River today after CA stocked over their strains. The green you saw is the last of the bottom release water after a long, hot summer coming ...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 3764

Re: Cooler temps

I climbed in my deer stand at 3pm yesterday and it was in the upper 60s. By the time I climbed down at dark, it was 51. By the time I reached my truck it was down to 49. Fall is here!
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 3764

Re: Cooler temps

It was 42 here this morning in the Budd Lake SBR headwaters area. Upper 30s coming later this week at night. River temps are all fine, but we have low water still. Not good as we get closer to spawning season, but we still have time for rain. I've been saying to anyone that will listen that the KLG ...
by Rusty Spinner
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Cooler temps
Replies: 13
Views: 3764

Re: Cooler temps

I may be able to fish Sunday or Monday. Are there any fish left alive in the Califon area of the SBR? Haven't been out since early June. It was a brutal summer. Temps look good for the next week though. Good times!!! I know Solitude Club saw 78 degrees several times and had some dead trout. My gues...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 7103

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

Thanks Rusty, that sounds fun! How are flows up in NJ now? I tried to fish the headwater section of a stream in the Catoctin mountains of Maryland on Sunday, but there was very little water so I decided not to bother the native brook trout there. I did fish another stream further down towards to th...
by Rusty Spinner
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Fishing
Topic: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?
Replies: 11
Views: 4481

Re: Lamington/NBRR Smallies - biggest seen?

Unfortunately, the Lamington suffers mightily from man's interference, leaving it both a poor trout and smallie fishery. The Kay Dam that Morris County Parks owns is a large contributor to the problem, at least for trout. Further down the Black when it becomes the Lamington, it suffers from current...
by Rusty Spinner
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 7103

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

This year for me became a year of fishing "firsts" for me. I made the decision early on in the pandemic to pursue species I normally don't. The upper Delaware was "closed" by request of folks I know and respect, so I stayed away from my beloved West Branch for most of the spring. Instead, I targete...
by Rusty Spinner
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: New Jersey Trout Fishing
Topic: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?
Replies: 16
Views: 7103

Re: Fall 2020 trout Stocking?

This year for me became a year of fishing "firsts" for me. I made the decision early on in the pandemic to pursue species I normally don't. The upper Delaware was "closed" by request of folks I know and respect, so I stayed away from my beloved West Branch for most of the spring. Instead, I targeted...